LinkedIn Leads These Tech Stock Earnings Reports on Deck

LinkedIn Corporation (NYSE:LNKD) will unveil its latest earnings on Thursday, May 3, 2012. The average estimate of analysts is for net income of 2 cents per share, no change 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 moved down. It has risen from one cent during the last month. For the year, analysts are projecting profit of 24 cents per share, a rise of 84.6% from last year.

Last quarter, the company reported net income of 6 cents per share versus a mean estimate of net loss of. The company has beaten estimates for the past three quarters. Analysts seem relatively indifferent about LinkedIn with 10 of 19 analysts surveyed maintaining a hold rating.

Limelight Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:LLNW) will unveil its latest earnings on Thursday, May 3, 2012.  The average estimate of analysts is for a loss of 9 cents per share, a wider loss from the year-earlier quarter net loss of 8 cents. During the past three months, the average estimate has moved down from a loss of 7 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.

The company is looking to make a streak of three quarters of beating estimates. Last quarter, it beat expectations by reporting net loss of 4 cents per share, and the previous quarter, it had a loss of 5 cents. Analysts predict a decline of 10.9% in revenue from the year-earlier quarter to $44.4 million.

Microchip Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:MCHP) will unveil its latest earnings on Thursday, May 3, 2012. he average estimate of analysts is for profit of 41 cents per share, a decline of 22.6% 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 22.5% compared to last year’s $1.72.

Last quarter, the company topped expectations by one cent, coming in at net income of 38 cents per share versus a mean estimate of profit of 37 cents per share. This followed two straight quarters of missing estimates. Analysts predict a decline of 10.3% in revenue from the year-earlier quarter to $340.8 million.

Rovi Corporation (NASDAQ:ROVI) will unveil its latest earnings on Thursday, May 3, 2012. The average estimate of analysts is for profit of 43 cents per share, a decline of 14% 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 44 cents. Between one and three months ago, the average estimate was unchanged. It has since dropped over the last month. Analysts are projecting profit to rise by 215.6% compared to last year’s $2.02.

The company showed net income of 36 cents per share versus a mean estimate of profit of last quarter. This marks the fourth month of falling short of estimates. Analysts predict a decline of 9.2% in revenue from the year-earlier quarter to $177.4 million.