Investors Are Analyzing These 2 Companies Ahead of Earnings

Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc. (NYSE:BR) will unveil its latest earnings on Tuesday, February 7, 2012. The average estimate of analysts is for profit of 12 cents per share, a rise of 50% 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 $1.57 per share, a rise of 14.6% from last year.

Last quarter, the company reported profit of 15 cents per share versus a mean estimate of net income of. The company has beaten estimates for the past three quarters. On average, analysts predict $498.7 million in revenue this quarter, a rise of 12.7% from the year ago quarter. Analysts are forecasting total revenue of $2.38 billion for the year, a rise of 9.7% from last year’s revenue of $2.17 billion.


Competitors to Watch: ExlService Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:EXLS), Thomson Reuters Corp. (NYSE:TRI), DST Systems, Inc. (NYSE:DST), CoreLogic Inc. (NYSE:CLGX), WNS (Holdings) Ltd. (NYSE:WNS), Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS), Stream Global Services, Inc. (AMEX:SGS), Sykes Enterprises, Inc. (NASDAQ:SYKE), and Innotrac Corporation (NASDAQ:INOC).

Gartner, Inc. (NYSE:IT) will unveil its latest earnings on Tuesday, February 7, 2012. The average estimate of analysts is for net income of 47 cents per share, a rise of 20.5% 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 28.2% versus last year to $1.41.

Last quarter, the company beat estimates by 2 cents, coming in at profit of 31 cents a share versus the estimate of net income of 29 cents a share. It marked the fourth straight quarter of beating estimates. Analysts are projecting a rise of 12% in revenue from the year-earlier quarter to $428.2 million.

Competitors to Watch: Forrester Research, Inc. (NASDAQ:FORR), Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT), Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG), Intl. Business Machines Corp. (NYSE:IBM), Nielsen Hldg NV (NYSE:NLSN), Navigant Consulting, Inc. (NYSE:NCI), Information Services Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:III), Harris Interactive Inc. (NASDAQ:HPOL), and Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL).

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