Dow 30 Stocks: Quarterly Earnings Sneak Peek

The bottom line is investors, shareholders and traders LOVE the bottom line, also known as profit. Profit, among other variables, is the key driver of stock prices. Here’s our Cheat Sheet to the upcoming earnings season set to begin Tuesday, October 11th, 2011:

Alcoa (NYSE:AA) kicks off earnings season as the first stock component of the Dow Jones Industrial Average to report earnings this week. The consensus analyst earnings estimate is for $.23 cents per share and $6.24 billion in revenue. AA has met or beaten earnings estimates the past 4 quarters in a row by an average of 0%-80%. Earnings will be released Tuesday, October 11th.

American Express (NYSE:AXP): The consensus analyst earnings estimate is for $.96 cents per share and $7.58 billion in revenue. AXP has beaten earnings estimates the past 3 out of 4 quarters in a row by an average of -9.3% to 8.1%. Earnings will be released October 19th.

Boeing (NYSE:BA): Analysts are expecting an average report of $1.06 per share in profit and $18.03 billion in revenue. BA has beaten earnings estimates the past 4 quarters in a row by an average of 5.7%-40.5%. Earnings will be released October 26th.

Bank of America (NYSE:BAC): Analysts are expecting an average report of a $.19 per share in profit and $25.67 billion in revenue. BAC has missed earnings estimates the past 2 quarters in a row by -37% and -71.4%. Earnings will be released October 18th.

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Caterpillar, Inc (NYSE:CAT): The consensus analyst earnings estimate is for $1.60 cents per share and $15 billion in revenue. CAT has beaten earnings estimates 3 out of the past 4 quarters in a row with a surprise average of -13.1% to 40.50%. Earnings will be released October 24th.

Cisco Systems (NASDAQ:CSCO): Analysts are expecting an average report of $.39 per share in profit and $11.02 billion in revenue. CSCO has beaten earnings estimates the past 4 quarters in a row by an average of 5%-13.50%. Earnings will be released November 9th.

Chevron (NYSE:CVX): Analysts are expecting an average report of $3.41 per share in profit and $70.43 billion in revenue. CVX has beaten earnings estimates 3 out of the past 4 quarters by an average of -13% to 7.8%. Earnings will be released October 28th.

E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company (NYSE:DD): The consensus analyst earnings estimate is for $.56 cents per share and $8.71 billion in revenue. DD has beaten earnings estimates the past 4 quarters in a row with a surprise average of 2.2% to 56.2%. Earnings will be released October 25th.

Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS): The consensus analyst earnings estimate is for $.55 cents per share and $10.39 billion in revenue. DIS has beaten earnings estimates 2 out of the past 4 quarters in a row with a surprise average of -14% to 21.4%. Earnings will be released November 10th.

General Electric (NYSE:GE): The consensus analyst earnings estimate is for $.32 cents per share and $34.84 billion in revenue. GE has beaten earnings estimates the past 4 quarters in a row with a surprise average of 3.7% to 17.90%. Earnings will be released October 21st.

Home Depot (NYSE:HD): Analysts are expecting an average report of $.58 per share in profit and $17.10 billion in revenue. HD has beaten earnings estimates the past 4 quarters by an average of 2% to 16.1%. Earnings will be released November 15th.

Hewlett-Packard (NYSE:HPQ): The consensus analyst earnings estimate is for $1.13 cents per share and $32.12 billion in revenue. HPQ has met or beaten earnings estimates the past 4 quarters in a row with a surprise average of 0.9% to 5.4%. Earnings will be released November 21st.

International Business Machines (NYSE:IBM): Analysts are expecting an average report of $3.21 per share in profit and $26.27 billion in revenue. IBM has beaten earnings estimates the past 4 quarters by an average of 2% to 4.8%. Earnings will be released October 17th.

Intel (NASDAQ:INTC): The consensus analyst earnings estimate is for $.61 cents per share and $13.90 billion in revenue. INTC has beaten earnings estimates the past 4 quarters in a row with a surprise average of 4% to 21.7%. Earnings will be released October 18th.

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Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ): The consensus analyst earnings estimate is for $1.21 cents per share and $16.04 billion in revenue. JNJ has met or beaten earnings estimates the past 4 quarters in a row with a surprise average of 0% to 7.1%. Earnings will be released October 18th.

JP Morgan Chase (NYSE:JPM): Analysts are expecting an average report of $.98 per share in profit and $23.97 billion in revenue. JPM has beaten earnings estimates the past 4 quarters by an average of 5% to 12.2%. Earnings will be released October 13th.

Kraft (NYSE:KFT): Analysts are expecting an average report of $.55 per share in profit and $12.81 billion in revenue. KFT has met or beaten earnings estimates the past 4 quarters by an average of 0% to 10.6%. Earnings will be released October 31st.

Coca-Cola (NYSE:KO): The consensus analyst earnings estimate is for $1.02 cents per share and $12.06 billion in revenue. KO has beaten earnings estimates 3 out of the past 4 quarters in a row with a surprise average of -1.1% to 3.4%. Earnings will be released October 18th.

McDonald’s (NYSE:MCD): Analysts are expecting an average report of $1.42 per share in profit and $7.02 billion in revenue. MCD has met or beaten earnings estimates the past 4 quarters by an average of 0% to 5.5%. Earnings will be released October 21st.

3M Company (NYSE:MMM): The consensus analyst earnings estimate is for $1.61 cents per share and $7.78 billion in revenue. MMM has met or beaten earnings estimates the past 4 quarters in a row with a surprise average of 0% to 3.5%. Earnings will be released October 25th.

Merck (NYSE:MRK): Analysts are expecting an average report of $.90 per share in profit and $11.59 billion in revenue. MRK has beaten earnings estimates the past 4 quarters by an average of 0% to 9.5%. The upcoming earnings date has not been released yet.

Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT): The consensus analyst earnings estimate is for $.68 cents per share and $17.26 billion in revenue. MSFT has beaten earnings estimates the past 4 quarters in a row with a surprise average of 8.9% to 19%. Earnings will be released October 20th.

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Pfizer (NYSE:PFE): Analysts are expecting an average report of $.55 per share in profit and $16.43 billion in revenue. PFE has missed earnings estimates 3 out of the past 4 quarters by an average of -5.2% to 1.6%. Earnings will be released November 1st.

Proctor & Gamble (NYSE:PG): Analysts are expecting an average report of $1.03 per share in profit and $21.56 billion in revenue. PG has beaten earnings estimates 3 out of 4 quarters by an average of -1% to 2.7%. Earnings will be released October 27th.

AT&T (NYSE:T): Analysts are expecting an average report of $.61 per share in profit and $31.63 billion in revenue. T has met or beaten earnings estimates the past 4 quarters by an average of 0% to 1.9%. Earnings will be released October 20th.

The Traveler’s Companies (NYSE:TRV): The consensus analyst earnings estimate is for a $1.12  per share in profit and $5.58 billion in revenue. TRV has beaten earnings estimates 3 out of the past 4 quarters in a row with a surprise average of -42.2% to 25.2%. Earnings will be released October 19th.

United Technologies Corp (NYSE:UTX): The consensus analyst earnings estimate is for $1.45 cents per share and $14.55 billion in revenue. UTX has beaten earnings estimates the past 4 quarters in a row with a surprise average of 1.6% to 3.7%. Earnings will be released October 19th.

Verizon Communication, Inc (NYSE:VZ): Analysts are expecting an average report of $.57 per share in profit and $27.91 billion in revenue. VZ has beaten earnings estimates 3 out of the past 4 quarters by an average of -1.8% to 3.7%. Earnings will be released October 21st.

Wal-Mart (NYSE:WMT): The consensus analyst earnings estimate is for $.97 cents per share and $107.74 billion in revenue. WMT has met or beaten earnings estimates 3 out of the past 4 quarters in a row with a surprise average of 0% to 3.2%. Earnings will be released November 15th.

Exxon Mobil Corp (NYSE:XOM): Analysts are expecting an average report of $2.12 per share in profit and $122.47 billion in revenue. XOM has beaten earnings estimates the past 3 out of 4 quarters by an average of -6.4% to 13.50%. Earnings will be released October 27th.

Consensus analyst earnings estimates were polled by Thomson Reuters.

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