Tyco, Agilent Technologies and Jacobs Engineering Illuminate Trading Screens Ahead of Earnings

Tyco International Ltd. (NYSE:TYC) will unveil its latest earnings on Wednesday, November 16, 2011. The average estimate of analysts is for profit of 86 cents per share, a rise of 16.2% 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 87 cents. Between one and three months ago, the average estimate moved down. It has been unchanged at 86 cents during the last month. Analysts are projecting profit to rise by 18.7% versus last year to $3.18.

Last quarter, the company beat estimates by 13 cents, coming in at net income of 85 cents a share versus the estimate of profit of 72 cents a share. It marked the fourth straight quarter of beating estimates. On average, analysts predict $4.51 billion in revenue this quarter, a rise of 0.4% from the year ago quarter. Analysts are forecasting total revenue of $17.14 billion for the year, a rise of 0.7% from last year’s revenue of $17.02 billion.

Competitors to Watch: Honeywell Intl. Inc. (NYSE:HON), 3M Company (NYSE:MMM), General Electric Company (NYSE:GE), China Security & Surveillance Tech. Inc. (NYSE:CSR), Checkpoint Systems, Inc. (NYSE:CKP), Magal Security Systems Ltd. (NASDAQ:MAGS), Mace Security Intl., Inc. (MACE), Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT), and Napco Security Systems (NASDAQ:NSSC).

Agilent Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:A) will unveil its latest earnings on Tuesday, November 15, 2011. The average estimate of analysts is for net income of 81 cents per share, a rise of 24.6% 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. For the year, analysts are projecting profit of $2.91 per share, a rise of 45.5% from last year.

The company has beaten estimates the last four quarters and is coming off a quarter where it topped forecasts by 4 cents, reporting net income of 77 cents per share against a mean estimate of profit of 73 cents per share. Analysts are projecting a rise of 10.8% in revenue from the year-earlier quarter to $1.75 billion.

Competitors to Watch: LeCROY Corporation (NASDAQ:LCRY), Danaher Corporation (NYSE:DHR), Wireless Telecom Group, Inc. (AMEX:WTT), Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (NYSE:TMO), National Instruments Corp (NASDAQ:NATI), Life Technologies Corp. (NASDAQ:LIFE), JDS Uniphase Corporation (NASDAQ:JDSU), Spirent Communications Plc (SPMYY), PerkinElmer, Inc. (NYSE:PKI), and Aeroflex Holding Corp. (NYSE:ARX).

Jacobs Engineering Group, Inc. (NYSE:JEC) will unveil its latest earnings on Tuesday, November 15, 2011. The average estimate of analysts is for net income of 73 cents per share, a rise of 19.7% 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. For the year, analysts are projecting profit of $2.59 per share, a rise of 4.4% from last year.

The company topped forecasts last quarter after being in line with estimates the quarter prior. In the third quarter, it reported net income of 71 cents per share versus a mean estimate of 70 cents. Two quarters ago, it reported profit of 63 cents per share. Analysts are projecting a rise of 18.4% in revenue from the year-earlier quarter to $2.77 billion.

Competitors to Watch: Fluor Corporation (NYSE:FLR), URS Corporation (NYSE:URS), The Shaw Group Inc. (NYSE:SHAW), Tetra Tech, Inc. (NASDAQ:TTEK), KBR, Inc. (NYSE:KBR), Michael Baker Corporation (AMEX:BKR), AECOM Technology Corp. (NYSE:ACM), Granite Construction Inc. (NYSE:GVA), Willdan Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:WLDN), and Quanta Services, Inc. (NYSE:PWR).

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