JCI and COL Tickers Popular on Trading Terminals Before Earnings

Rockwell Collins, Inc. (NYSE:COL) will unveil its latest earnings on Thursday, January 19, 2012. The average estimate of analysts is for profit of 86 cents per share, a decline of 10.4% 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 95 cents. Between one and three months ago, the average estimate moved down. It also has dropped from 87 cents during the last month. For the year, analysts are projecting net income of $4.48 per share, a rise of 13.7% from last year.

Last quarter, the company missed estimates by 12 cents, coming in at profit of $1.02 per share against an estimate of net income of. In the third quarter of the last fiscal year, the company also missed expectations. Analysts are projecting a decline of 1.8% in revenue from the year-earlier quarter to $1.09 billion.

Competitors to Watch: The Boeing Company (NYSE:BA), Honeywell Intl. Inc. (NYSE:HON), BAE Systems PLC (BAESY), General Dynamics Corp. (NYSE:GD), Elbit Systems Ltd. (NASDAQ:ESLT), L-3 Communications Hldgs., Inc. (NYSE:LLL), Northrop Grumman Corp. (NYSE:NOC), Raytheon Company (NYSE:RTN), LMI Aerospace, Inc. (NASDAQ:LMIA), and Innovative Solutions & Support Inc (NASDAQ:ISSC).

Johnson Controls, Inc. (NYSE:JCI) will unveil its latest earnings on Thursday, January 19, 2012. The average estimate of analysts is for profit of 62 cents per share, a rise of 12.7% 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 68 cents. Between one and three months ago, the average estimate moved down. It has been unchanged at 62 cents during the last month. Analysts are projecting profit to rise by 23.2% versus last year to $2.97.

Last quarter, the company missed estimates by one cent, coming in at net income of 75 cents per share versus a mean estimate of profit of 76 cents per share. In the third quarter of the last fiscal year, the company beat estimates by 3 cents. On average, analysts predict $10.52 billion in revenue this quarter, a rise of 10.3% from the year ago quarter. Analysts are forecasting total revenue of $44.07 billion for the year, a rise of 7.9% from last year’s revenue of $40.83 billion.

Competitors to Watch: Lear Corporation (NYSE:LEA), Visteon Corporation (NYSE:VC), Gentex Corporation (NASDAQ:GNTX), Motorcar Parts of America, Inc. (NASDAQ:MPAA), United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX), Honeywell Intl. Inc. (NYSE:HON), Commercial Vehicle Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:CVGI), Modine Manufacturing Co. (NYSE:MOD), Stoneridge, Inc. (NYSE:SRI), and Strattec Security Corp. (NASDAQ:STRT).