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Wed
22
Oct

Walter Energy Earnings For Thursday Preview

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Walter Energy, Inc.  (WLT) 

Background:Walter Energy, Inc. produces and exports metallurgical coal for the steel industry primarily in the United States. The company also produces thermal and industrial coal, anthracite, metallurgical coke, coal bed methane gas, and other related products. It principally serves electric utility and industrial customers.

Wall Street and investors are planning on more of the same in the upcoming third-quarter earnings report. It's expected before the market opens on October 30, 2014 The consensus opinion is presently -1.63 a share, a very small amount of 5 cents over a loss of $1.68 during the corresponding period last year.

Analysts' estimates this quarter range from a loss of -2.04 to a high of losing 74 cents per share.

Wed
22
Oct

Host Hotels & Resorts Earnings Preview For Thursday's Release

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Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc.  (HST) 

Background:  Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. is a lodging real estate company that currently owns or holds controlling interests in upper upscale and luxury hotel properties primarily operated under premium brands. Host Hotels & Resorts will be the premier lodging real estate company. Creating value through aggressive asset management and disciplined capital allocation to generate superior performance would maximize shareholders' returns through a combination of dividends, growth in funds from operations and increasing asset value.

Host Hotels & Resorts is anticipated to report good third-quarter earnings before the market opens on October 30, 2014. The consensus estimate is currently 31 cents a share, an improvement of 6 cents (24%) from 25 cents during the same period last year.

Wed
22
Oct

Williams Earnings Preview For Wednesday's Release

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Williams Companies Inc  (WMB) 

Background:Williams Companies moves, manages and markets a variety of energy products, including natural gas, liquid hydrocarbons, petroleum and electricity. Based in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Williams' operations span the energy value chain from wellhead to burner tip.

Williams is anticipated to give us a repeat performance of last year in this year's third-quarter earnings after the market closes on October 29, 2014.

The consensus estimate is currently 19 cents a share, the same as third-quarter last year.

Estimates begin at 6 cents, and climb to the most promising per share estimate of 28 cents. With that said, let's take a look at non-official analysts are thinking.

Wed
22
Oct

US Steel Earnings Preview

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United States Steel   (X) 

Background:United States Steel manufactures and sells a variety of steel mill products, coke and taconite pellets. Primary steel operations are the Gary (Indiana) Works, the Fairfield (Alabama) Works near Birmingham, the Mon Valley Works ( which includes the Edgar Thomson steelmaking and Irvin finishing operations) on the Monongahela River near Pittsburgh, and U. S. Steel Kosice in the Slovak Republic.

The upcoming third-quarter earnings is highly anticipated by hopeful investors expecting an earnings growth report after the market closes on October 28, 2014 . The Analyst's mean profit appraisal is presently $1.17 a share, rising $1.31 from a loss of 14 cents during the corresponding quarter last year.

Tue
21
Oct

Sprint Earnings Preview

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Sprint Corporation  (S) 

Background:Sprint Corporation provides wireless and wireline communications services to consumers, businesses, and government users in the United States, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. As of July 10, 2013, Sprint Corporation operates as a subsidiary of SoftBank Corp.

The next second-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 46 cents above the same period last year's a loss of 46 cents per share results. 

Tue
21
Oct

Arch Coal Earnings Preview For Tuesday's Release

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Arch Coal Inc.  (ACI) 

Background:Arch Coal, Inc. engages in the production and sale of steam and metallurgical coal from surface and underground mines located in the United States.

Investors aren't expecting an improvement in earnings. Analysts forecast per share results below last year in the same quarter. The earnings release is planned before the market opens on October 28, 2014.

The average estimate is currently 41 cents a share, backsliding 3 cents from -38 cents during the matching period in the previous year.

The lowest analyst estimate this report is losing 45 cents per share, and the highest is losing 34 cents per share.

Shareholders receive 1 cent annually in dividend payments. The yield based on a recent price is 0.5%.  

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