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Manitowoc Company $MTW Earnings Preview For Upcoming Quarterly Earnings Release Date

Manitowoc Company, Inc. (MTW) is expected to report earnings for last fiscal quarter after the closing bell on January 31, 2012.  

The Manitowoc Company, Inc. engages in the manufacture and sale of cranes and related products, and foodservice equipment. The company operates through two segments, Cranes and Related Products, and Foodservice Equipment. The company was founded in 1853 and is based in Manitowoc, Wisconsin.

52 Week High: $23.23
52 Week Low:  $5.76
Book Value:    $3.65
Float Short:      8.05%

On average, 14 analysts are expecting a drop of $-0.05 in earnings per share compared to last quarter's results of $0.18. Investors will be looking to see a number north of $0.13 per share, based on the earnings estimates. Analyst estimates range between $0.08 and $0.2 per share.

The P/E ratio has been recently discounted, as the current trailing twelve months P/E ratio is 37, while the forward P/E ratio is now 14.39.
The stock has moved higher in price 36.85% in the last month, and moving in price -6.40% from one year ago.
It is clear to see the stock is performing much better than the overall market with a relative double digit gain. When comparing to the S&P 500, the year to date difference is 29.48%.

The company has falling revenue year-over-year of $3.14 billion for 2010 vs. $3.62 billion for 2009. The bottom line has rising earnings year-over-year of $-73.40 million for 2010 vs. $-704.20 million for 2009.The company's earnings before interest and taxes are rising with an EBIT year-over-year of $206.50 million for 2010 vs. $-512.40 million for 2009.

Here is a look at the fiscal year revenue.

Here is the last few quarters to get an idea how well they perform compared to estimates

Reported earnings per share compared to the mean estimate. Differences are rounded.

The total short interest number of shares for (MTW)

The number of days to cover short interest based on average daily trading volume for (MTW)

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