The Edge: A Year-Over-Year Comparison of this Week’s Earnings Announcements

The Trading Edge with Derek HoffmanLast week, we got a dose of reality that the U.S. economy still has a rough, rocky road toward recovery. Alcoa (AA) and JP Morgan (JPM) disappointed investors and traders on Wall Street, while Intel (INTC) illustrated once again how innovation and technology will play a major role in a sustainable recovery.

I decided to dig up last year’s earnings results for a select group of companies reporting their earnings this week. This will give you a comparable to see whether companies are still worsening, muddling, or improving year-over-year.

Here are 18 companies to watch that will see active trading volume during the upcoming week:

Tuesday, January 19th:

Banking Giant: Citigroup (C) Earnings estimate is -$.33/share vs. Actual Earnings of -$2.44/share the same quarter a year ago.

Healthcare: Forest Laboratories (FRX) Earnings Estimate is $.86/share vs. Actual Earnings of $1.03/share the same quarter a year ago.

Online Pet Retailer: PetMed Express (PETS) Earnings Estimate is $.23/share vs. Actual Earnings of $.21/share the same quarter a year ago.

Financial Broker: TD Ameritrade (AMTD) Earnings Esimate is $.26/share vs. Actual Earnings of $.31/share the same quarter a year ago.

Wednesday, January 20th:

Banking Giant: Bank of American (BAC) Earnings Estimate is -$.52/share vs. Actual Earnings of -$.48/share the same quarter a year ago.

Retail Sector: Coach (COH) Earnings Estimate is $.72/share vs. Actual Earnings of $.67/share the same quarter a year ago.

Online Marketplace: eBay (EBAY) Earnings Estimate is $.40/share vs. Actual Earnings of $.41/share the same quarter a year ago.

Hudson City Bancorp (HCBK) Earnings Estimate is $.28/share vs. Actual Earnings of $.25/share the same quarter a year ago.

Bank: Morgan Stanley (MS) Earnings Estimate is $.36/share vs. Actual Earnings of -$2.34/share the same quarter a year ago.

Bank: Wells Fargo (WFC) Earnings Estimate is -$.02/share vs. Actual Earnings of -$.79/share the same quarter a year ago.

Thursday, January 21st:

Credit Cards: American Express (AXP) Earnings Estimate is $.55/share vs. Actual Earnings of $.21/share the same quarter a year ago.

Tech Giant: Google (GOOG) Earnings Estimate is $6.43/share vs. Actual Earnings of $5.10/share the same quarter a year ago.

Banking Giant: Goldman Sachs (GS) Earnings Estimate is $5.19/share vs. Actual Earnings of -$4.97/share the same quarter a year ago.

Healthcare: Intuitive Surgical (ISRG) Earnings Estimate is $1.71/share vs. Actual Earnings of $1.27/share the same quarter a year ago.

Business Supplier: Xerox (XRX) Earnings Estimate is $.22/share vs. Actual Earnings of $.30/share the same quarter a year ago.

Friday, January 22nd:

Industrial Conglomerate: General Electric (GE) Earnings Estimate is $.26/share vs. Actual Earnings of $.36/share the same quarter a year ago.

Restaurant Sector: McDonald’s (MCD) Earnings Estimate is $1.02/share vs. Actual Earnings of $.87/share the same quarter a year ago.

Consumer products: Kimberly-Clark (KMB) Earnings Estimate is $1.25/share vs. Actual Earnings of $1.01/share the same quarter a year ago.

Good luck trading this week!

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