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This Week's Top Earnings on Deck (CCL, DG, JEF, WAG, ADBE, JBL, SONC, GIS, PAYX, RHT, BBY, CAG, GME, DRI, ORCL, RIMM)

Earnings season is supposed to be over, but we have a packed week full of earnings due from off-calendar quarterly earnings reports.  We have compiled Thomson Reuters estimates and added color where applicable on the following earnings on the books: Carnival Corporation (NYSE: CCL); Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG); Jefferies Group Inc. (NYSE: JEF); Walgreen Co. (NYSE: WAG); Adobe Systems Inc. (NASDAQ: ADBE); Jabil Circuit Inc. (NYSE: JBL); Sonic Corporation (NASDAQ: SONC); General Mills, Inc. (NYSE: GIS); Paychex Inc. (NASDAQ: PAYX); Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT); Best Buy Co. Inc. (NYSE: BBY); ConAgra Foods, Inc. (NYSE: CAG); GameStop Corporation (NYSE: GME); Darden Restaurants, Inc. (NYSE: DRI); Oracle Corporation (NASDAQ: ORCL); and Research-in-Motion Ltd. (NASDAQ: RIMM)

Tuesday morning brings Carnival Corporation (NYSE: CCL). Thomson Reuters has estimates of $0.19 EPS and $3.31 billion in revenues; next quarter estimates are $0.33 EPS and $3.51 billion in revenues.  With shares around $40.75, its 52-week range is $29.68 to $48.14.

Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) also reports Tuesday morning.  Thomson Reuters has estimates for the dollar-store giant of $0.59 EPS and $3.52 billion in revenues; next quarter estimates are $0.50 EPS and $3.40 billion in revenues.  At $30.30, its 52-week range is $24.29 to $33.73.

Jefferies Group Inc. (NYSE: JEF) is due to report on Tuesday morning and it is one investors look at more closely now that it avoided much of the market malaise during the meltdown. Thomson Reuters has estimates of $0.36 EPS and $636.79 million in revenues; next quarter estimates are $0.41 EPS and $671.1 million in revenues.  At $24.40, its 52-week range is $20.15 to $28.44.

Walgreen Co. (NYSE: WAG) is due with its drug store earnings Tuesday morning. Thomson Reuters has estimates of $0.80 EPS and $18.39 billion in revenues; next quarter estimates are $0.63 EPS and $18.25 billion in revenues.  At $41.84, its 52-week range is $26.26 to $47.11.

On Tuesday afternoon comes a report from Adobe Systems Inc. (NASDAQ: ADBE). Thomson Reuters has estimates for the Flash and Acrobat maker of $0.57 EPS and $1.03 billion in revenues; next quarter estimates are $0.57 EPS and $1.04 billion in revenues.  At $32.39, the 52-week trading range is $25.45 to $37.30.

Jabil Circuit Inc. (NYSE: JBL) also reports on Tuesday after the close.  Thomson Reuters has estimates of $0.51 EPS and $3.91 billion in revenues; next quarter estimates are $0.54 EPS and $4.04 billion in revenues.  AT $19.52. its 52-week range is $10.17 to $23.09.

Sonic Corporation (NASDAQ: SONC) reports earnings on Tuesday after the close and while it is not a sector-mover, it can be very volatile around earnings reports.  Thomson Reuters has estimates of $0.03 EPS and $114.6 million in revenues; next quarter estimates are $0.17 EPS and $143.19 million in revenues. At $9.18, its 52-week trading range is $7.28 to $13.11.

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