Tyco and These 2 Stocks on Investing Radars Pre Earnings

Tyco International Ltd. (NYSE:TYC) will unveil its latest earnings on Tuesday, January 31, 2012. The average estimate of analysts is for profit of 79 cents per share, a rise of 5.3% 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 82 cents. Between one and three months ago, the average estimate moved down. It has been unchanged at 79 cents during the last month. Analysts are projecting profit to rise by 11.7% versus last year to $3.62.

Last quarter, the company beat estimates by 6 cents, coming in at net income of 92 cents a share versus the estimate of profit of 86 cents a share. It marked the fourth straight quarter of beating estimates. Analysts are projecting a decline of 2.7% in revenue from the year-earlier quarter to $4.26 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).

Illinois Tool Works, Inc. (NYSE:ITW) will unveil its latest earnings on Tuesday, January 31, 2012. The average estimate of analysts is for net income of 88 cents per share, a rise of 11.4% 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 89 cents. Between one and three months ago, the average estimate was unchanged. It has since dropped over the last month. Analysts are projecting profit to rise by 23.1% versus last year to $3.73.

The company topped estimates last quarter after missing forecasts the quarter prior. In the third quarter, it reported profit of $1 per share against a mean estimate of net income of 98 cents per share. In the second quarter, it missed forecasts by 6 cents. Analysts are projecting a rise of 4.6% in revenue from the year-earlier quarter to $4.36 billion.

Competitors to Watch: Dover Corporation (NYSE:DOV), Nordson Corporation (NASDAQ:NDSN), Entegris, Inc. (NASDAQ:ENTG), Graco Inc. (NYSE:GGG), Flow International Corp. (NASDAQ:FLOW), 3M Company (NYSE:MMM), Myers Industries, Inc. (NYSE:MYE), Taylor Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ:TAYD), Core Molding Tech., Inc. (AMEX:CMT), and Pall Corporation (NYSE:PLL).

Headwaters, Inc. (NYSE:HW) will unveil its latest earnings on Tuesday, January 31, 2012. The average estimate of analysts is for a loss of 13 cents per share, a narrower loss from the year earlier quarter net loss of 34 cents. 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.

The company beat estimates last quarter after falling short in the prior two. In the fourth quarter of the last fiscal year, the company reported net income of 7 cents per share versus a mean estimate of profit of 6 cents per share. In the third quarter of the last fiscal year, the company missed estimates by 9 cents. On average, analysts predict $139.5 million in revenue this quarter, a decline of 9.8% from the year ago quarter. Analysts are forecasting total revenue of $599.9 million for the year, a rise of 1.3% from last year’s revenue of $592 million.

Competitors to Watch: PGT, Inc. (NASDAQ:PGTI), NCI Building Systems, Inc. (NYSE:NCS), Apogee Enterprises, Inc. (NASDAQ:APOG), Armstrong World Industries, Inc. (NYSE:AWI), Owens Corning (NYSE:OC), Griffon Corporation (NYSE:GFF), Patrick Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:PATK).