Value Line, Inc. Fourth Quarter Earnings Sneak Peek

Value Line, Inc. (NASDAQ:VALU) will unveil its latest earnings on Monday, July 11, 2011. The company’s main businesses are producing investment related periodical publications and making available copyrighted data, and providing investment management services to the Value Line Funds and other managed accounts.

Value Line, Inc. Earnings Preview Cheat Sheet

The average estimate of analysts is for profit of 24 cents per share. The average estimate is the same as three months ago. Between one and three months ago, the average estimate was unchanged and it has not changed during the last month. For the year, analysts are projecting profit of 90 cents per share, a swing from a loss of $2.25 last year.

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Key Stats:

Revenue has fallen in the past four quarters. Revenue declined 17.4% to $12 million in third quarter. The figure fell 9.2% in the second quarter from the year earlier, dropped 8% in first quarter from the year-ago quarter and 6.3% in the fourth quarter of the last fiscal year.

Competitors to Watch: The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. (NYSE:MHP), Morningstar, Inc. (NASDAQ:MORN), Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Inc. (NYSE:MSO), Meredith Corporation (NYSE:MDP), Thomson Reuters Corp. (NYSE:TRI), Lee Enterprises, Inc. (NYSE:LEE), News Corporation (NASDAQ:NWSA), PRIMEDIA Inc. (NYSE:PRM), and Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE:GCI).

Stock Price Performance: During April 6, 2011 to July 1, 2011, the stock price has fallen $1.07 (-7.4%) from $14.55 on April 6, 2011 to $13.48 on July 1, 2011. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between January 31, 2011, and February 8, 2011, when shares rose for seven-straight days, rising 9.2% (+$1.20) over that span. It saw one of its worst periods between January 13, 2011, and January 25, 2011, when shares fell for eight-straight days, falling 6% (-83 cents) over that span. Shares are down 56 cents (-4%) year to date.

(Source: Xignite Financials)

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