The World AWAITS Apple Earnings and 4 Stocks Reporting NOW

Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) will unveil its latest earnings on Tuesday, July 24, 2012. The average analyst estimate is for net income of $10.37 per share, a rise of 33.1% from the company’s actual earnings for the year-ago quarter. During the past three months, the average estimate has moved up from $9.95. Between one and three months ago, the average estimate moved up. It has risen from $10.33 during the last month. Analysts are projecting profit to rise by 69.3% versus last year to $46.85.

Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) is looking to top estimates for the third straight quarter. Last quarter, it reported profit of $12.30 per share against a mean estimate of net income of $10.03, and the quarter before, the company exceeded forecasts by $3.80 with profit of $13.87 versus a mean estimate of net income of $10.07. Analysts are projecting a rise of 30.7% in revenue from the year-earlier quarter to $37.34 billion.

Broadcom (NASDAQ:BRCM) will unveil its latest earnings on Tuesday, July 24, 2012. The average analyst estimate is for net income of 43 cents per share, a decline of 14% from the company’s actual earnings for the year-ago quarter. During the past three months, the average estimate has moved up from 40 cents. Between one and three months ago, the average estimate moved up. It has been unchanged at 43 cents during the last month. Analysts are projecting profit to rise by 7.1% compared to last year’s $1.97.

The company is looking to make a streak of three quarters of beating estimates. Last quarter, it beat expectations by reporting profit of 37 cents per share, and the previous quarter, it had net income of 45 cents. Analysts predict a rise of 8.3% in revenue from the year-earlier quarter to $1.95 billion.

Netflix (NASDAQ:NFLX) will unveil its latest earnings on Tuesday, July 24, 2012. The average analyst estimate is for profit of 4 cents per share, a decline of 96.8% from the company’s actual earnings for the year-ago quarter. During the past three months, the average estimate has moved up from a loss of 17 cents. Between one and three months ago, the average estimate moved up. It has been unchanged at 4 cents during the last month. Analysts are projecting profit to rise by 97.7% versus last year to 10 cents.

Last quarter, the company beat estimates by 20 cents, coming in at a loss of 8 cents a share versus the estimate of net loss of 28 cents a share. It marked the fourth straight quarter of beating estimates. Analysts predict a rise of 12.7% in revenue from the year-earlier quarter to $888.9 million.

Juniper Networks (NYSE:JNPR) will unveil its latest earnings on Tuesday, July 24, 2012. The average analyst estimate is for net income of 8 cents per share, a decline of 65.2% from the company’s actual earnings for the year-ago quarter. During the past three months, the average estimate has moved down from 14 cents. Between one and three months ago, the average estimate moved down. It has been unchanged at 8 cents during the last month. Analysts are projecting profit to rise by 43.7% compared to last year’s 49 cents.

Last quarter, the company fell short of estimates by 0 cents, coming in at profit of 6 cents per share against a mean estimate of net income of 7 cents. The company fell in line with expectations in the fourth quarter of the last fiscal year. Analysts are projecting a decline of 6.3% in revenue from the year-earlier quarter to $1.05 billion.

Aflac (NYSE:AFL) will unveil its latest earnings on Tuesday, July 24, 2012. The average estimate of analysts is for net income of $1.61 per share, a rise of 3.2% 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 $1.63. Between one and three months ago, the average estimate moved down. It has risen from $1.60 during the last month. For the year, analysts are projecting profit of $6.55 per share, a rise of 3.5% from last year.

Last quarter, the company came in at net income of $1.74 per share against a mean estimate of profit of $1.65 per share, beating estimates after missing them in the previous quarter. In the fourth quarter of the last fiscal year, it missed forecasts by 3 cents. Analysts predict a rise of 23.2% in revenue from the year-earlier quarter to $6.27 billion.

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