Ford Motor and P&G Shares Build Higher Demand Before Earnings

Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) will unveil its latest earnings on Friday, January 27, 2012. The average estimate of analysts is for profit of 27 cents per share, a decline of 10% from the company’s actual earnings for the same quarter a year ago. During the past three months, the average estimate has moved down from 33 cents. Between one and three months ago, the average estimate moved down. It has been unchanged at 27 cents during the last month. Analysts are projecting profit to rise by 6.1% versus last year to $1.84.

The company’s quarterly results have come in above estimates for the last three quarters. Last quarter, the company booked net income of 46 cents per share versus a mean estimate of profit of 44 cents per share. On average, analysts predict $32.35 billion in revenue this quarter, a rise of 6.8% from the year ago quarter. Analysts are forecasting total revenue of $128.2 billion for the year, a rise of 15.3% from last year’s revenue of $111.2 billion.

Competitors to Watch: General Motors Company (NYSE:GM), Toyota Motor Corp. (NYSE:TM), HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD. (NYSE:HMC), Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA), Navistar Intl. Corp. (NYSE:NAV) and Spartan Motors, Inc. (NASDAQ:SPAR).

The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG) will unveil its latest earnings on Friday, January 27, 2012. The average estimate of analysts is for profit of $1.08 per share, a decline of 4.4% from the company’s actual earnings for the same quarter a year ago. During the past three months, the average estimate has moved down from $1.16. Between one and three months ago, the average estimate moved down. It has been unchanged at $1.08 during the last month. For the year, analysts are projecting net income of $4.22 per share, a rise of 7.4% from last year.

Last quarter, the company met expectations by reporting profit of $1.03 per share last quarter. In the previous fourth quarter of the last fiscal year, the company beat estimates by 2 cents. On average, analysts predict $22.2 billion in revenue this quarter, a rise of 4% from the year ago quarter. Analysts are forecasting total revenue of $86.28 billion for the year, a rise of 4.5% from last year’s revenue of $82.56 billion.

Competitors to Watch: Church & Dwight Co., Inc. (NYSE:CHD), Colgate-Palmolive Company (NYSE:CL), The Clorox Company (NYSE:CLX), Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE:KMB), Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ), Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd (NASDAQ:TEVA), CCA Industries, Inc. (AMEX:CAW), and Zep, Inc. (NYSE:ZEP).

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