Investors are Watching These 2 Stocks Pre Earnings

Nordstrom, Inc. (NYSE:JWN) will unveil its latest earnings on Thursday, February 16, 2012. The average analyst estimate is for net income of $1.09 per share, a rise of 4.8% from the company’s actual earnings for the year-ago quarter. During the past three months, the average estimate has moved up from $1.07. Between one and three months ago, the average estimate moved up. It has dropped from $1.10 during the last month. For the year, analysts are projecting profit of $3.13 per share, a rise of 13.8% from last year.

The company has beaten estimates the last four quarters and is coming off a quarter where it topped forecasts by one cent, reporting net income of 59 cents per share against a mean estimate of profit of 58 cents per share. Analysts predict a rise of 12.8% in revenue from the year-earlier quarter to $3.18 billion.

Competitors to Watch: Macy’s, Inc. (NYSE:M), Saks Incorporated (NYSE:SKS), Stage Stores, Inc. (NYSE:SSI), Dillard’s, Inc. (NYSE:DDS), J.C. Penney Company, Inc. (NYSE:JCP), Stein Mart, Inc. (NASDAQ:SMRT), Kohl’s Corporation (NYSE:KSS), Syms Corp. (NASDAQ:SYMS), The Buckle, Inc. (NYSE:BKE), and Citi Trends, Inc. (NASDAQ:CTRN).

Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE:H) will unveil its latest earnings on Thursday, February 16, 2012. The average analyst estimate is for net income of 13 cents per share, a rise of 85.7% 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. Analysts are projecting profit to rise by 96.9% compared to last year’s 63 cents.

The company has beaten estimates the last four quarters and is coming off a quarter where it topped forecasts by 9 cents, reporting profit of 16 cents per share against a mean estimate of net income of 7 cents per share. Analysts predict a rise of 8.9% in revenue from the year-earlier quarter to $1 billion.

Competitors to Watch: Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc (NYSE:HOT), Marriott Intl., Inc. (NYSE:MAR), Silverleaf Resorts, Inc. (NASDAQ:SVLF), ILX Resorts Incorporated (ILXRQ), Morgans Hotel Group Co. (NASDAQ:MHGC), Bluegreen Corporation (NYSE:BXG), Red Lion Hotels Corp. (NYSE:RLH), Gaylord Entertainment Co. (NYSE:GET), InterContinental Hotels Group PLC (NYSE:IHG), and Sonesta Intl. Hotels Corp. (NASDAQ:SNSTA).

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