Investors Anxiously Await 4 Financial Stock Earnings Releases Around the Corner

General Growth Properties (NYSE:GGP) will unveil its latest earnings on Tuesday, May 1, 2012. The average estimate of analysts is for net income of 21 cents per share, a decline of 4.5% 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 22 cents. Between one and three months ago, the average estimate moved down. It has been unchanged at 21 cents during the last month. Analysts are projecting profit to rise by 5.3% versus last year to 90 cents.

The company is looking to beat analyst estimates for the third quarter in a row. Last quarter, it beat estimates with profit of 29 cents per share against the mean estimate of 28 cents. In the prior quarter, the company reported net income of 23 cents. Analysts predict a decline of 5.9% in revenue from the year-earlier quarter to $648.8 million.

Genworth Financial Inc. (NYSE:GNW) will unveil its latest earnings on Tuesday, May 1, 2012. The average analyst estimate is for net income of 20 cents per share, no change from the company’s actual earnings for the year-ago quarter. During the past three months, the average estimate has moved down from 29 cents. Between one and three months ago, the average estimate moved down. It also has dropped from 25 cents during the last month. Analysts are projecting profit to rise by 151.2% compared to last year’s $1.08.

Last quarter, the company missed estimates by one cent, coming in at profit of 17 cents per share versus a mean estimate of net income of 18 cents per share. In the third quarter of the last fiscal year, the company beat estimates by one cent. Analysts predict a decline of 1.2% in revenue from the year-earlier quarter to $2.57 billion.

Legg Mason, Inc. (NYSE:LM) will unveil its latest earnings on Tuesday, May 1, 2012. The average analyst estimate is for net income of 48 cents per share, a rise of 6.7% from the company’s actual earnings for the year-ago quarter. During the past three months, the average estimate has moved up from 46 cents. Between one and three months ago, the average estimate moved down. It has risen from 45 cents during the last month. For the year, analysts are projecting profit of $1.47 per share, a decline of 6.4% from last year.

Last quarter, the company missed estimates by 7 cents, coming in at net income of 20 cents per share versus a mean estimate of profit of 27 cents per share. In the second quarter, the company beat estimates by one cent. On average, analysts predict $645.3 million in revenue this quarter, a decline of 9.6% from the year-ago quarter. Analysts are forecasting total revenue of $2.66 billion for the year, a decline of 4.3% from last year’s revenue of $2.78 billion.

Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. (NYSE:MMC) will unveil its latest earnings on Tuesday, May 1, 2012. The average analyst estimate is for profit of 61 cents per share, a rise of 8.9% from the company’s actual earnings for the year-ago quarter. 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 $2.14 per share, a rise of 21.6% from last year.

Last quarter, the company topped estimates by 0 cents, coming in at profit of 46 cents per share against a mean estimate of net income of 45 cents. The company fell in line with estimates in the third quarter of the last fiscal year. Analysts are projecting a rise of 5.6% in revenue from the year-earlier quarter to $3.04 billion.