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Oct

MetLife Earnings Preview For Wednesday

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MetLife, Inc.  (MET) 

Background:MetLife, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides insurance, annuities, and employee benefit programs in the United States, Japan, Latin America, Asia, Europe, and the Middle East. MetLife, Inc. was founded in 1863 and is based in New York, New York.

Wall Street and investors are planning on more of the same in the upcoming third-quarter earnings report. It's expected after the market closes on October 29, 2014. The consensus opinion is presently $1.38 a share, a very small amount of 4 cents (3%) over $1.34 during the corresponding period last year.

Analysts' estimates this quarter range from $1.30 to a high of $1.42 per share.

The company currently pays $1.4 per share in dividends for a yield of 2.9%. In the last five years, the average yield was 2.10%.

Wed
22
Oct

Anadarko Earnings Preview For Tuesday

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Anadarko Petroleum Corporation  (APC) 

Background:Anadarko Petroleum Corporation engages in the exploration, development, production, and marketing of natural gas, crude oil, condensate, and natural gas liquids(NGLs) in the United States, Algeria, and internationally. The company operates in three segments: Oil and Gas Exploration and Production; Midstream; and Marketing.

Anadarko is anticipated to report good third-quarter earnings after the market closes on October 28, 2014. The consensus estimate is currently $1.28 a share, an improvement of 15 cents (13.3%) from $1.13 during the same period last year.

$1.10 is the lowest analyst estimate I have examined, and they reach up to $1.63 per share. I will let you be the judge of who is right or wrong.

Wed
22
Oct

Altria Group Earnings Preview For Thursday

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Altria Group Inc.  (MO) 

Background: Maintaining business success for more than a century is not easy. But each of Altria Group's companies has proven its ability to adapt and prosper in ever-evolving industries and deliver long-term growth.

Strong third-quarter earnings growth is expected by Wall Street before the market opens on October 30, 2014. The consensus mean is 68 cents a share, a gain of 3 cents (4.6%) from 65 cents during the corresponding quarter last year.

Analysts' estimates this quarter range from 67 cents to a high of 69 cents per share.

Investors are receiving $2.08 in dividends for a yield of 4.6%. Examining the history of a company is a great way to help understand what to expect moving forward. In the last five years, the average dividend yield was 5.80%.

Wed
22
Oct

Chevron Earnings Preview

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Chevron Corporation  (CVX) 

Background:Chevron is the fifth-largest integrated energy company in the world. Headquartered in San Ramon, California, and conducting business in approximately 180 countries, this highly competitive corporation is engaged in every aspect of the oil and natural gas industry, including exploration and production; refining, marketing and transportation; chemicals manufacturing and sales; and power generation.

Chevron is forecast to report WEAK third-quarter earnings before the market opens on October 31, 2014.

The consensus estimate is currently $2.55 a share, falling 2 cents (0.8%) from $2.57 during the same period last year.

I've read estimates from $2.36 to as high as $3.00 per share. So that tells you how much consensus there is.

Wed
22
Oct

ConocoPhillips Earnings Preview For Thursday's Release

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ConocoPhillips   (COP) 

Background:ConocoPhillips explores for, produces, transports, and markets crude oil, natural gas, natural gas liquids, liquefied natural gas and bitumen on a worldwide basis. The company was founded in 1917 and is based in Houston, Texas.

Wall Street isn't expecting much this quarter. Earnings per share are expected to come in below last year for the same quarter. The earnings release is scheduled before the market opens on October 30, 2014.

The mean estimate is currently $1.21 a share, a decline of 26 cents (17.7%) from $1.47 during the corresponding period last year.

$1.13 is the lowest analyst estimate I have examined, and they reach up to $1.36 per share. I will let you be the judge of who is right or wrong.

Wed
22
Oct

ON Semiconductor Earnings For Thursday Preview

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ON Semiconductor Corporation  (ONNN) 

Background:ON Semiconductor Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, designs, manufactures, and markets semiconductor components for electronic systems and products worldwide.

The next third-quarter earnings promises to be a good one if the company meets or beats estimates. Shareholders and analysts alike are hoping for an improvement of 6 cents above the same period last year's 17 cents per share results. If the mean estimate proves correct, expect the company to report 23 cents a share.

I've read estimates from 22 cents to as high as 23 cents per share. So that tells you how much consensus there is.

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