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Major Earnings Due Early Next Week (CHK, CIM, DNDN, HIG, JKS, RAX, USU, ADM, CMCSA, FSLR, LVS, MA, OPEN, PFE, SIRI, YOKU)

Next week will mark the third week of the full daily earnings onslaught in what is really the fourth week of earnings season.  There are many market-moving companies and sector-moving companies reporting earnings, but there are also some high-flying stocks to consider that could see significant earnings reactions. 

We have compiled previews and added in appropriate color for investors and traders alike in the following: Chesapeake Energy Corporation (NYSE: CHK); Chimera Investment Corporation (NYSE: CIM); Dendreon Corporation (NASDAQ: DNDN); Hartford Financial Services Group Inc. (NYSE: HIG); Jinkosolar Holding Co., Ltd. (NYSE: JKS); Rackspace Hosting Inc. (NYSE: RAX); USEC Inc. (NYSE: USU); Archer Daniels Midland Company (NYSE: ADM); Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ: CMCSA); First Solar Inc. (NASDAQ: FSLR); Las Vegas Sands Corporation (NYSE: LVS); Mastercard Inc. (NYSE: MA); OpenTable Inc. (NASDAQ: OPEN); Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE); Sirius XM Radio Inc. (NASDAQ: SIRI); and Youku.com Inc. (NASDAQ: YOKU).

This is actually just the first list and only the reports due early in the week on Monday and Tuesday.  The full detailed previews are below…

Chesapeake Energy Corporation (NYSE: CHK) is due to report earnings on Monday and will set the tone for how natural gas properties get treated. Thomson Reuters has estimates of $0.70 EPS and $2.68 billion in revenues; next quarter estimates are $0.71 EPS and $2.66 billion in revenues.  Shares are trading around $33.20 and the 52-week trading range is $19.62 to $35.95.

Chimera Investment Corporation (NYSE: CIM) is not a market mover nor a sector mover, but this real estate investment trust is a vulture bond investing fund and it has one of the highest dividends in Wall Street at about 14%.  Thomson Reuters has estimates of $0.15 EPS and $174.51 million in revenues; next quarter estimates are $0.16 EPS and $180.51 million in revenues.  Shares are trading around $4.03 and its 52-week range $3.50 to $4.36.

Dendreon Corporation (NASDAQ: DNDN) is due Monday and this is still a story around guidance for late-2011 and into 2012 than it is an earnings story.  Provenge sales are just getting going and Thomson Reuters has estimates of -$0.70 EPS and $28.86 million in revenues; next quarter estimates are -$0.69 EPS and $58.3 million in revenues. The 2011 estimates are -$2.24 EPS and $369.7 million in revenues, but the 2012 estimates are $0.30 EPS and about $860.5 million in revenues. Shares are trading around $42.50 and the 52-week trading range is $25.78 to $57.67.

Hartford Financial Services Group Inc. (NYSE: HIG) is due Monday for its insurance and financial services earnings.  Thomson Reuters has estimates of $0.95 EPS and $2.47 billion in revenues; next quarter estimates are $0.95 EPS and $2.45 billion in revenues.  Shares are trading around $28.50 and the 52-week range is $18.81 to $31.08, and keep in mind that this is trading at just under 8-times expected earnings for 2011.

Jinkosolar Holding Co., Ltd. (NYSE: JKS) is also due Monday and we have not seen much from solar earnings yet.  This one is also up from the Total-SunPower majority stake deal and it was one we gave a Vale Stock Alert in earlier this month when shares were around $26.50 or so. Thomson Reuters has estimates of $1.50 EPS and $289.78 million in revenues; next quarter estimates are $1.81 EPS and $346.29 million in revenues.  Shares are trading around $26.85 and the 52-week range is $8.23 to $41.75.

Rackspace Hosting Inc. (NYSE: RAX) is due Monday and we’ll get one more cloud related earnings story and it held up fine during the Akamai blowup this week.  Thomson Reuters has estimates of $0.12 EPS and $226.41 million in revenues; next quarter estimates are $0.13 EPS and $238.8 million in revenues.  Shares are trading around $46.23 and the 52-week range is $15.15 to $46.28.

USEC Inc. (NYSE: USU) is another one that is not a market mover.  It is, however a nuclear mover and this uranium enrichment outfit may offer more insight into what the REAl impact on  nuclear power will be for the next two years or so after the Japan incident. Thomson Reuters has estimates of -$0.12 EPS and $403.4 million in revenues; next quarter estimates are -$0.07 EPS and $399.5 million in revenues.  Shares are trading around $4.45 and the 52-week range is $3.90 to $6.35.

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