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21
Oct

Gilead Sciences Earnings Report Preview For Tuesday's Release

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Gilead Sciences Inc.  (GILD) 

Background:Gilead Sciences, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, discovers, develops, and commercializes human therapeutics for the treatment of life threatening diseases worldwide.

Strong third-quarter earnings growth is expected by Wall Street after the market closes on October 28, 2014. The consensus mean is $1.93 a share, a gain of $1.41 (271.2%) from 52 cents during the corresponding quarter last year.

I've read estimates from $1.53 to as high as $2.20 per share. So that tells you how much consensus there is.

Tue
21
Oct

Exxon Mobil Earnings For Friday Preview

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Exxon Mobil Corporation  (XOM) 

Background: Exxon Mobil Corporation engages in the exploration and production of crude oil and natural gas, and manufacture of petroleum products, as well as transportation and sale of crude oil, natural gas, and petroleum products.

Exxon Mobil is forecast to record lower third-quarter earnings before the market opens on October 31, 2014.

The consensus estimate is currently $1.73 a share, a drop of 6 cents (3.4%) from $1.79 during the equivalent quarter last year.

Estimates from analysts range from a low of $1.62 per share, up to the highest estimate of $1.96 per share.

Tue
21
Oct

Alpha Natural Earnings Preview For Thursday

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Alpha Natural Resources, Inc.  (ANR) 

Background:Alpha Natural Resources, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, engages in producing, processing, and selling steam and metallurgical coal in the United States. The company has mining operations in Virginia, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Kentucky, and Wyoming.

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 71 cents a share, a decline of 10 cents from -61 cents during the corresponding period last year.

Estimates from analysts range from a low of losing 91 cents per share, up to the highest estimate of losing 50 cents per share.

Tue
21
Oct

Cliffs Natural Resources Earnings Preview For Monday's Release

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Cliffs Natural Resources Inc.  (CLF) 

Background:Cliffs Natural Resources Inc., a mining and natural resources company, engages in the production of iron ore pellets, fines and lump ore, and metallurgical coal.

Cliffs Natural Resources is forecast to report WEAK third-quarter earnings after the market closes on October 27, 2014.

The consensus estimate is currently 2 cents a share, falling $1.1 (101.9%) from $1.08 during the same period last year.

Estimates begin at losing 49 cents, and climb to the most promising per share estimate of 21 cents. With that said, let's take a look at non-official analysts are thinking.

Cliffs Natural Resources pays 60 cents annually in dividend payments. The yield based on a recent price is 6.9%. In the last five years, the average yield was 2.40%.

Tue
21
Oct

Pfizer Earnings Preview

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Pfizer, Inc.  (PFE) 

Background:  Pfizer Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, engages in the discovery, development, manufacture, and sale of medicines for people and animals worldwide.

Pfizer is forecast to report WEAK third-quarter earnings before the market opens on October 28, 2014.

The consensus estimate is currently 55 cents a share, falling 3 cents (5.2%) from 58 cents during the same period last year.

Analysts are estimating as low as 53 cents per share, up to the most optimistic estimate of 58 cents per share.

Investors are receiving $1.04 in dividends for a yield of 3.7%. In the last five years, the average yield was 3.60%.

Tue
21
Oct

SIRIUS XM Radio Earnings Report Preview For Tuesday's Release

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SIRIUS XM Radio Inc.  (SIRI) 

Background:Sirius XM Radio Inc. provides satellite radio services in the United States and Canada. The company broadcasts music, sports, entertainment, comedy, talk, news, traffic, and weather channels on subscription fee basis through two satellite radio systems. SIRIUS XM Radio Inc. operates as a subsidiary of Liberty Media Corporation.

Strong third-quarter earnings growth is expected by Wall Street before the market opens on October 28, 2014. The consensus mean is 2 cents a share, a gain of 1 cent (100%) from 1 cent during the corresponding quarter last year.

Analysts are estimating as low as 2 cents per share, up to the most optimistic estimate of 2 cents per share.

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