Traders Anxiously Await Earnings Direction From These 4 Consumer Stocks

McDonald’s Corp (NYSE:MCD) will unveil its latest earnings on Friday, April 20, 2012. The average analyst estimate is for profit of $1.23 per share, a rise of 7% from the company’s actual earnings for the year-ago quarter. 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. For the year, analysts are projecting net income of $5.71 per share, a rise of 8.3% from last year.

Last quarter, the company beat estimates by 3 cents, coming in at profit of $1.33 a share versus the estimate of net income of $1.30 a share. It marked the fourth straight quarter of beating estimates. Analysts are projecting a rise of 7% in revenue from the year-earlier quarter to $6.54 billion.

Under Armour, Inc. (NYSE:UA) will unveil its latest earnings on Friday, April 20, 2012. The average estimate of analysts is for profit of 24 cents per share, a rise of 4.3% 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 29 cents. Between one and three months ago, the average estimate moved down. It has been unchanged at 24 cents during the last month. Analysts are projecting profit to rise by 29.3% compared to last year’s $2.34.

Last quarter, the company beat estimates by 2 cents, coming in at net income of 62 cents a share versus the estimate of profit of 60 cents a share. It marked the fourth straight quarter of beating estimates. On average, analysts predict $380 million in revenue this quarter, a rise of 21.5% from the year-ago quarter. Analysts are forecasting total revenue of $1.8 billion for the year, a rise of 22.4% from last year’s revenue of $1.47 billion.

Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (NYSE:RCL) will unveil its latest earnings on Friday, April 20, 2012. The average analyst estimate is for profit of 15 cents per share, a decline of 51.6% from the company’s actual earnings for the year-ago quarter. During the past three months, the average estimate has moved down from 34 cents. Between one and three months ago, the average estimate moved down. It has been unchanged at 15 cents during the last month. For the year, analysts are projecting net income of $2.10 per share, a decline of 23.4% from last year.

Last quarter, the company beat estimates by 3 cents, coming in at profit of 17 cents per share against an estimate of net income of. The company also topped expectations in the third quarter of the last fiscal year. Analysts predict a rise of 6% in revenue from the year-earlier quarter to $1.77 billion.

Kimberly-Clark Corp (NYSE:KMB) will unveil its latest earnings on Friday, April 20, 2012. The average analyst estimate is for profit of $1.17 per share, a rise of 7.3% from the company’s actual earnings for the year-ago quarter. During the past three months, the average estimate has moved down from $1.20. Between one and three months ago, the average estimate moved down. It has been unchanged at $1.17 during the last month. For the year, analysts are projecting net income of $5.11 per share, a rise of 6.5% from last year.

The company fell short of estimates last quarter after being in line with forecasts the quarter prior. In the fourth quarter of the last fiscal year, it reported profit of $1.28 per share versus a mean estimate of $1.29. Two quarters ago, it reported net income of $1.26 per share. Analysts are projecting a rise of 0.2% in revenue from the year-earlier quarter to $5.04 billion.

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