TD AMERITRADE First Quarter Upcoming Earnings Release

TD AMERITRADE Holding Corp. (NASDAQ:AMTD) will unveil its latest earnings on Tuesday, January 17, 2012. TD Ameritrade Holding provides securities brokerage services, including trade execution, clearing services, and margin lending, through its broker-dealer subsidiaries.

TD AMERITRADE Holding Corp. Earnings Preview Cheat Sheet.

Wall St. Earnings Expectations: The average estimate of analysts is for net income of 26 cents per share, a rise of 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 28 cents. Between one and three months ago, the average estimate moved down. It has been unchanged at 26 cents during the last month. Analysts are projecting profit to rise by 4.5% versus last year to $1.16.

Past Earnings Performance: Last quarter, the company missed estimates by one cent, coming in at profit of 29 cents per share against an estimate of net income of. In the third quarter of the last fiscal year, the company also missed expectations.

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Wall St. Revenue Expectations: Analysts are projecting a rise of 2.3% in revenue from the year-earlier quarter to $671.5 million.

Analyst Ratings: Analysts are bullish on this stock with nine analysts rating it as a buy, none rating it as a sell and five rating it as a hold. Over the past 90 days, the average rating for the stock has moved up from hold to moderate buy.

A Look Back: In the fourth quarter of the last fiscal year, profit rose 43.6% to $163.7 million (29 cents a share) from $114 million (20 cents a share) the year earlier, but fell short analyst expectations. Revenue rose 15.5% to $704.7 million from $610.2 million.

Key Stats:.

Revenue rose in the fourth quarter of the last fiscal year after seeing a drop the quarter before. In the third quarter of the last fiscal year, revenue fell 1.1%.

Competitors to Watch: The Charles Schwab Corp. (NYSE:SCHW), E TRADE Financial Corp. (NASDAQ:ETFC), optionsXpress Hldgs., Inc. (NASDAQ:OXPS), TradeStation Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:TRAD), Raymond James Financial, Inc. (NYSE:RJF), Interactive Brokers Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:IBKR), Investors Capital Hldgs. Ltd (AMEX:ICH), Bank of America Corp. (NYSE:BAC), and Oppenheimer Hldgs. Inc. (NYSE:OPY).

Stock Price Performance: During October 14, 2011 to January 11, 2012, the stock price had risen $1.12 (7.2%) from $15.62 to $16.74. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between December 28, 2011 and January 6, 2012 when shares rose for seven-straight days, rising 9.5% (+$1.44) over that span. It saw one of its worst periods between June 2, 2011 and June 13, 2011 when shares fell for eight-straight days, falling 8.9% (-$1.81) over that span.

(Company fundamentals by Xignite Financials. Earnings estimates provided by Zacks).

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