Dow 30 Quarterly Earnings Season Preview

The bottom line is investors, shareholders and traders LOVE the bottom line, otherwise known as profits. Corporate profits, among other variables, is the key driver of stock prices. Here’s our Cheat Sheet Preview to the current earnings season starting April 11th, 2011:

Alcoa (NYSE:AA) is the first Dow component to report earnings this week. The consensus analyst earnings estimate is for $.27 cents per share and $6.07 billion in revenue. AA has met or beaten earnings estimates the past 4 quarters in a row by an average of 0%-80%. Earnings will be released Monday, April 11th. Alcoa Earnings Preview: Your Cheat Sheet to 5 Metrics You Must Know>>

American Express (NYSE:AXP): The consensus analyst earnings estimate is for $.91 cents per share and $6.99 billion in revenue. AXP has beaten earnings estimates the past 3 out of 4 quarters in a row by an average of -3% to 14.1%. Earnings will be released April 20th.

Boeing (NYSE:BA): Analysts are expecting an average report of $.72 per share in profit and $15.36 billion in revenue. BA has beaten earnings estimates the past 4 quarters in a row by an average of 0%-11.1%. Earnings will be released April 18th.

Bank of America (NYSE:BAC): Analysts are expecting an average report of $.28 per share in profit and $27.08 billion in revenue. BAC has beaten earnings estimates the past 3 quarters in a row by an average of -71.4% to 211.1%. Earnings will be released April 15th.

Caterpillar, Inc (NYSE:CAT): The consensus analyst earnings estimate is for $1.27 cents per share and $11.53 billion in revenue. CAT has beaten earnings estimates 3 out of the past 4 quarters in a row with a surprise average of -7.7% to 28.2%. Earnings will be released April 29th.

Cisco Systems (NASDAQ:CSCO): Analysts are expecting an average report of $.37 per share in profit and $10.88 billion in revenue. CSCO has beaten earnings estimates the past 4 quarters in a row by an average of 2.4%-7.7%. Earnings will be released May 11th. Technology Investing: Cisco Begs Sellers to Stop, Wall St. Hypes Semiconductors>>

Chevron (NYSE:CVX): Analysts are expecting an average report of $2.83 per share in profit and $62.26 billion in revenue. CVX has beaten earnings estimates 3 out of the past 4 quarters by an average of -13% to 21.6%. Earnings will be released April 29th.

E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company (NYSE:DD): The consensus analyst earnings estimate is for $1.36 cents per share and $9.19 billion in revenue. DD has beaten earnings estimates the past 4 quarters in a row with a surprise average of 17% to 56.2%. Earnings will be released April 21st.

Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS): The consensus analyst earnings estimate is for $.57 cents per share and $9.15 billion in revenue. DIS has beaten earnings estimates 3 out of the past 4 quarters in a row with a surprise average of -2.2% to 21.40%. Earnings will be released May 10th.

General Electric (NYSE:GE): The consensus analyst earnings estimate is for $.28 cents per share and $34.76 billion in revenue. GE has beaten earnings estimates the past 4 quarters in a row with a surprise average of 7.4% to 31.20%. Earnings will be released April 21st. A Deep Analysis of Company Strategy>>

Home Depot (NYSE:HD): Analysts are expecting an average report of $.50 per share in profit and $17.06 billion in revenue. HD has beaten earnings estimates the past 4 quarters by an average of 1.4% to 16.1%. Earnings will be released May 17th.

Hewlett-Packard (NYSE:HPQ): The consensus analyst earnings estimate is for $1.21 cents per share and $31.54 billion in revenue. HPQ has met or beaten earnings estimates the past 4 quarters in a row with a surprise average of 0% to 5.4%. Earnings will be released May 18th.

International Business Machines (NYSE:IBM): Analysts are expecting an average report of $2.30 per share in profit and $24.01 billion in revenue. IBM has beaten earnings estimates the past 4 quarters by an average of 1.2% to 2.5%. Earnings will be released April 19th.

Intel (NASDAQ:INTC): The consensus analyst earnings estimate is for $.46 cents per share and $11.61 billion in revenue. INTC has beaten earnings estimates the past 4 quarters in a row with a surprise average of 4% to 18.6%. Earnings will be released April 19th.

Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ): The consensus analyst earnings estimate is for $1.26 cents per share and $15.85 billion in revenue. JNJ has met or beaten earnings estimates the past 4 quarters in a row with a surprise average of 0% to 7%. Earnings will be released April 19th.

JP Morgan Chase (NYSE:JPM): Analysts are expecting an average report of $1.16 per share in profit and $25.48 billion in revenue. JPM has beaten earnings estimates the past 4 quarters by an average of 12% to 62.70%. Earnings will be released April 13th. Banks to Shareholders: Here’s Your Dividends Back>>

Kraft (NYSE:KFT): Analysts are expecting an average report of $.47 per share in profit and $12.32 billion in revenue. KFT has met or beaten earnings estimates the past 4 quarters by an average of 0% to 15.4%. Earnings will be released May 5th.

Coca-Cola (NYSE:KO): The consensus analyst earnings estimate is for $.87 cents per share and $10.54 billion in revenue. KO has met or beaten earnings estimates past 4 quarters in a row with a surprise average of 0% to 6.7%. Earnings will be released April 26th. Biggest Secret in Business History Revealed: Coca-Cola Home Brew?>>

McDonald’s (NYSE:MCD): Analysts are expecting an average report of $1.14 per share in profit and $5.99 billion in revenue. MCD has met or beaten earnings estimates the past 4 quarters by an average of 0% to 7.3%. Earnings will be released April 21st.

3M Company (NYSE:MMM): The consensus analyst earnings estimate is for $1.45 cents per share and $6.96 billion in revenue. MMM has beaten earnings estimates the past 4 quarters in a row with a surprise average of 0.8% to 15.7%. Earnings will be released April 26th.

Merck (NYSE:MRK): Analysts are expecting an average report of $.84 per share in profit and $11.33 billion in revenue. MRK has beaten earnings estimates the past 4 quarters by an average of 3.6% to 10.7%. Earnings will be released April 29th.

Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT): The consensus analyst earnings estimate is for $.56 cents per share and $16.27 billion in revenue. MSFT has beaten earnings estimates the past 4 quarters in a row with a surprise average of 7.1% to 13.2%. Earnings will be released April 28th. Here’s Why Microsoft MUST Rebrand as Bing Now>>

Pfizer (NYSE:PFE): Analysts are expecting an average report of $.58 per share in profit and $16.66 billion in revenue. PFE has beaten earnings estimates the 4 quarters by an average of 2.2% to 19.2%. Earnings will be released May 3rd.

Proctor & Gamble (NYSE:PG): Analysts are expecting an average report of $.97 per share in profit and $20.27 billion in revenue. PG has beaten earnings estimates the past 3 out of 4 quarters by an average of -2.7% to 2.7%. Earnings will be released April 25th.

AT&T (NYSE:T): Analysts are expecting an average report of $.58 per share in profit and $31.23 billion in revenue. T has met or beaten earnings estimates the past 4 quarters by an average of 0% to 7.3%. Earnings will be released April 20th.

The Traveler’s Companies (NYSE:TRV): The consensus analyst earnings estimate is for $1.55 cents per share and $5.47  billion in revenue. TRV has beaten earnings estimates 2 out of the past 4 quarters in a row with a surprise average of -10.9% to 19.9%. Earnings will be released April 21st.

United Technologies Corp (NYSE:UTX): The consensus analyst earnings estimate is for $1.07 cents per share and $$12.81 billion in revenue. UTX has beaten earnings estimates the past 4 quarters in a row with a surprise average of 1.6% to 3.4%. Earnings will be released April 20th.

Verizon Communication, Inc (NYSE:VZ): Analysts are expecting an average report of $.51 per share in profit and $26.91 billion in revenue. VZ has met or beaten earnings estimates the past 3 out of 4 quarters by an average of -1.8% to 3.7%. Earnings will be released April 21st.

Wal-Mart (NYSE:WMT): The consensus analyst earnings estimate is for $.95 cents per share and $103.01 billion in revenue. WMT has met or beaten earnings estimates 3 out of the past 4 quarters in a row with a surprise average of 0% to 2.4%. Earnings will be released May 17th. Are Walmart and McDonald’s Saving Capitalism?>>

Exxon Mobil Corp (NYSE:XOM): Analysts are expecting an average report of $1.92 per share in profit and $113.79 billion in revenue. XOM has beaten earnings estimates the past 3 out of 4 quarters by an average of -5.7% to 13.50%. Earnings will be released April 28th.

Consensus analyst earnings estimates were polled by Thomson Reuters.

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