Investors Await Earnings for 4 Big Consumer Stocks This Week

Comcast Corp (NASDAQ:CMCSA) will unveil its latest earnings on Wednesday, May 2, 2012. The average estimate of analysts is for net income of 43 cents per share, a rise of 19.4% from the company’s actual earnings for the same quarter a year ago. During the past three months, the average estimate has moved up from 42 cents. Between one and three months ago, the average estimate was unchanged. It has risen during the last month. For the year, analysts are projecting profit of $1.88 per share, a rise of 19% from last year.

The company topped estimates last quarter after missing forecasts the quarter prior. In the fourth quarter of the last fiscal year, it reported net income of 47 cents per share against a mean estimate of profit of 42 cents per share. In the third quarter of the last fiscal year, it missed forecasts by 7 cents. Analysts predict a rise of 19% in revenue from the year-earlier quarter to $14.44 billion.

Beazer Homes USA, Inc. (NYSE:BZH) will unveil its latest earnings on Wednesday, May 2, 2012. The average estimate of analysts is for a loss of 41 cents per share, a narrower loss from the year-earlier quarter net loss of 50 cents. During the past three months, the average estimate has moved up from a loss of 42 cents. Between one and three months ago, the average estimate was unchanged. It has risen during the last month.

Last quarter, the company fell short of estimates by one cent, coming in at net loss of 36 cents a share versus the estimate of a loss of 35 cents a share. It was the fourth straight quarter of missing estimates. Analysts predict a rise of 51% in revenue from the year-earlier quarter to $192.5 million.

Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. (NYSE:CTB) will unveil its latest earnings on Wednesday, May 2, 2012. The average analyst estimate is for net income of 30 cents per share, a rise of 20% from the company’s actual earnings for the year-ago quarter. During the past three months, the average estimate has moved down from 34 cents. Between one and three months ago, the average estimate moved down. It has been unchanged at 30 cents during the last month. Analysts are projecting profit to rise by 66.7% versus last year to $2.

Last quarter, the company topped expectations by 12 cents, coming in at profit of 51 cents per share versus a mean estimate of net income of 39 cents per share. This followed two straight quarters of missing estimates. On average, analysts predict $999 million in revenue this quarter, a rise of 10.3% from the year-ago quarter. Analysts are forecasting total revenue of $4.28 billion for the year, a rise of 8.9% from last year’s revenue of $3.93 billion.

DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. (NASDAQ:DWA) will unveil its latest earnings on Wednesday, May 2, 2012.The average estimate of analysts is for profit of 9 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 15 cents. Between one and three months ago, the average estimate moved down. It also has dropped from 10 cents during the last month. For the year, analysts are projecting net income of 94 cents per share, a decline of 7.8% from last year.

Last quarter, the company fell short of estimates by 3 cents, coming in at profit of 29 cents per share against a mean estimate of net income of 34 cents. The company topped expectations in the third quarter of the last fiscal year. Analysts predict a rise of 24.3% in revenue from the year-earlier quarter to $134.3 million.