Investors AWAIT Cisco Earnings and 4 Stocks Reporting NOW

Cisco Systems (NASDAQ:CSCO) will unveil its latest earnings on Wednesday, August 15, 2012. The average analyst estimate is for profit of 41 cents per share, a rise of 17.1% 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 16.4% compared to last year’s $1.63.

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 42 cents per share against a mean estimate of profit of 41 cents per share. On average, analysts predict $11.62 billion in revenue this quarter, a rise of 3.8% from the year-ago quarter. Analysts are forecasting total revenue of $45.98 billion for the year, a rise of 6.4% from last year’s revenue of $43.22 billion.

SINA Corporation (NASDAQ:SINA) will unveil its latest earnings on Wednesday, August 15, 2012. The average estimate of analysts is for net loss of 9 cents per share, a swing from net income of 15 cents in the year-earlier quarter. During the past three months, the average estimate has moved down from 2 cents. Between one and three months ago, the average estimate moved down. It has been unchanged at a loss of 9 cents during the last month. Analysts are projecting a loss of 13 cents per share versus profit of 69 cents last year.

Last quarter, the company saw net loss of 27 cents per share versus a mean estimate of a loss of 27 cents per share. This comes after two consecutive quarters of exceeding expectations. On average, analysts predict $127.3 million in revenue this quarter, a rise of 11.4% from the year-ago quarter. Analysts are forecasting total revenue of $533.2 million for the year, a rise of 14.9% from last year’s revenue of $464.1 million.

 Agilent Technologies (NYSE:A) will unveil its latest earnings on Wednesday, August 15, 2012. The average estimate of analysts is for profit of 83 cents per share, a rise of 7.8% 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 84 cents. Between one and three months ago, the average estimate moved down. It has been unchanged at 83 cents during the last month. Analysts are projecting profit to rise by 9.5% compared to last year’s $3.23.

Last quarter, the company topped estimates by 0 cents, coming in at net income of 78 cents per share against a mean estimate of profit of 73 cents. The company fell in line with estimates in the first quarter. Analysts predict a rise of 5.9% in revenue from the year-earlier quarter to $1.79 billion.

NetApp (NASDAQ:NTAP) will unveil its latest earnings on Wednesday, August 15, 2012. The average estimate of analysts is for net income of 25 cents per share, a decline of 43.2% 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 45 cents. Between one and three months ago, the average estimate moved down. It has been unchanged at 25 cents during the last month. Analysts are projecting profit to rise by 17.1% versus last year to $1.55.

The company topped estimates last quarter after missing forecasts the quarter prior. In the fourth quarter of the last fiscal year, it reported profit of 54 cents per share against a mean estimate of net income of 49 cents per share. In the third quarter of the last fiscal year, it missed forecasts by 5 cents. Analysts predict no change in revenue from the year-earlier quarter to $1.46 billion.

 Limited Brands (NYSE:LTD) will unveil its latest earnings on Wednesday, August 15, 2012. The average analyst estimate is for net income of 48 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 50 cents. Between one and three months ago, the average estimate moved down. It has risen from 47 cents during the last month. Analysts are projecting profit to rise by 9.2% versus last year to $2.84.

Last quarter, the company beat estimates by one cent, coming in at profit of 41 cents a share versus the estimate of net income of 40 cents a share. It marked the fourth straight quarter of beating estimates. Analysts are projecting a decline of 4.5% in revenue from the year-earlier quarter to $2.35 billion.

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