EMC and This Electronics Stock Attract Trader Analysis Before Earnings

EMC Corp (NYSE:EMC) will unveil its latest earnings on Tuesday, January 24, 2012. The average estimate of analysts is for profit of 40 cents per share, a rise of 11.1% from the company’s actual earnings for the same quarter a year ago. The average estimate is the same as three months ago. Between one and three months ago, the average estimate was unchanged. It also has not changed during the last month. For the year, analysts are projecting net income of $1.22 per share, a rise of 17.3% from last year.

Last quarter, the company beat estimates by one cent, coming in at profit of 31 cents per share against an estimate of net income of. The company also topped expectations in the second quarter. Analysts are projecting a rise of 12.3% in revenue from the year-earlier quarter to $5.49 billion.

Competitors to Watch: NetApp Inc. (NASDAQ:NTAP), Dot Hill Systems Corp. (NASDAQ:HILL), Western Digital Corp. (NYSE:WDC), Quantum Corporation (NYSE:QTM), Overland Storage, Inc. (NASDAQ:OVRL), Hewlett-Packard Company (NYSE:HPQ), Xyratex Ltd. (NASDAQ:XRTX), ADPT Corporation (ADPT), Intl. Business Machines Corp. (NYSE:IBM), and Brocade Communications Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:BRCD).

Electronics For Imaging, Inc. (NASDAQ:EFII) will unveil its latest earnings on Tuesday, January 24, 2012. The average estimate of analysts is for profit of 28 cents per share, a rise of 75% from the company’s actual earnings for the same quarter a year ago. The average estimate is the same as three months ago. Between one and three months ago, the average estimate was unchanged. It also has not changed during the last month. Analysts are projecting profit to rise by 72.7% versus last year to 76 cents.

The company met estimates last quarter after beating the forecasts in the prior two. In the third quarter, the company reported net income of 17 cents per share versus a mean estimate of profit of 17 cents per share. In the second quarter, the company beat estimates by one cent. Analysts are projecting a rise of 10.1% in revenue from the year-earlier quarter to $159.7 million.

Competitors to Watch: Gerber Scientific, Inc. (NYSE:GRB), Canon Inc. (NYSE:CAJ), Xerox Corporation (NYSE:XRX), Sony (NYSE:SNE), Presstek, Inc. (NASDAQ:PRST), Hewlett-Packard Company (NYSE:HPQ) and Duoyuan Printing, Inc. (NYSE:DYP).