Earnings Releases Set for October 18th: KO, LLTC, STT, UNH, YHOO

The DJIA closed up 183 points to 11,123 and the S&P 500 closed up 20 points to 1,164 today. Following is some information on upcoming earnings releases set for later this month:

  • Coca-Cola Co. (NYSE:KO) is planning to release its earnings on Oct 18. The consensus estimate is $1.02 per share, based on 13 analysts’ estimates. The company earned $0.92 in the year-ago period, and the consensus estimate represents a change of 11%. The shares recently traded at $64.84 and have traded in a 52-week range of $59.06 to $71.77.  About the company: The Coca-Cola Company manufactures, markets, and distributes soft drink concentrates and syrups.  The Company also distributes and markets juice and juice-drink products.  Coca-Cola distributes its products to retailers and wholesalers in the United States and internationally.
  • Linear Technology Corp. (NASDAQ:LLTC) is planning to release its earnings on Oct 18. The consensus estimate is $0.50 per share, based on 14 analysts’ estimates. The company earned $0.62 in the year-ago period, and the consensus estimate represents a change of -19%. The shares recently traded at $29.15, and have traded in a 52-week range of $25.41 to $36.14.  About the company: Linear Technology Corporation designs, manufactures, and markets a line of linear integrated circuits.  The Company’s products include high performance amplifiers, comparators, voltage references, monolithic filters, linear regulators, DC-DC converters, battery chargers, data
  • State Street Corp. (NYSE:STT) is planning to release its earnings on Oct 18. The consensus estimate is $0.89 per share, based on 20 analysts’ estimates. The company earned $0.86 in the year-ago period, and the consensus estimate represents a change of 3%. The shares recently traded at $32.10 and have traded in a 52-week range of $29.86 to $50.26. About the company: State Street Corporation services institutional investors and manages financial assets worldwide. The Company’s products and services include custody, accounting, administration, daily pricing, international exchange services, cash management, financial asset management, securities lending, and investment advisory services.
  • UnitedHealth Group, Inc. (NYSE:UNH) is planning to release its earnings on Oct 18. The consensus estimate is $1.11 per share, based on 20 analysts’ estimates. The company earned $1.14 in the year-ago period, and the consensus estimate represents a change of -3%. The shares recently traded at $44.54 and have traded in a 52-week range of $33.94 to $53.50.About the company: UnitedHealth Group Incorporated owns and manages organized health systems in the United States and internationally. The Company provides employers products and resources to plan and administer employee benefit programs. UnitedHealth also serves the health needs of older Americans, provides specialized care services, and provides health care information and research to providers and payers.
  • Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ:YHOO) is planning to release its earnings on Oct 18. The consensus estimate is $0.17 per share, based on 24 analysts’ estimates. The company earned $0.29 in the year-ago period, and the consensus estimate represents a change of -41%. The shares recently traded at $15.52 and have traded in a 52-week range of $11.09 to $18.84. About the company: Yahoo! Inc. is a global Internet media company that offers an online guide to Web navigation, aggregated information content, communication services, and commerce. The Company’s site includes a hierarchical, subject-based directory of Web sites, which enables users to locate and access information and services through hypertext links included in the directory.

(Note: Selected financial data are sourced from Google Finance. Data about earnings releases are sourced via Reuters. All data are assumed to be accurate.)

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