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Top Earnings Previews for the Week Ahead (QIHU, TECD, AMAT, AZO, MDT, TIVO, NDN, CSC, COST, HRL, NTAP, TOL, HNZ, MRVL, NBG, OVTI, TIF)

Next week will still bring many key earnings.  The difference is that while some of these may have wild swings, this list is unlikely to bring about any major market moving reports even if some of these reports can move sectors.  Our top earnings next week will be from Qihoo 360 Technology Company Limited (NYSE: QIHU), Tech Data Corporation (NASDAQ: TECD), Applied Materials Inc. (NASDAQ: AMAT), Autozone Inc. (NYSE: AZO), Medtronic Inc. (NYSE: MDT), TiVo Inc. (NASDAQ: TIVO), 99 Cents Only Stores (NYSE: NDN), Computer Sciences Corp. (NYSE: CSC), Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ: COST), Hormel Foods Corporation (NYSE: HRL), NetApp Inc. (NASDAQ: NTAP), Toll Brothers Inc. (NYSE: TOL), H J Heinz Co. (NYSE: HNZ), Marvell Technology Group Ltd. (NASDAQ: MRVL), National Bank of Greece SA (NYSE: NBG), Omnivision Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: OVTI), and Tiffany & Co. (NYSE: TIF).

We have compiled detailed earnings reports, showing price activity, Thomson Reuters estimates, and added color if applicable on each.  We also included a Thomson Reuters consensus price target on each to show expected values.

Qihoo 360 Technology Company Limited (NYSE: QIHU) reports on Monday. Thomson Reuters has estimates of $0.04 EPS and $20.31 million revenues; next quarter estimates are $0.05 EPS and $24.12 million revenues.  Shares are trading around $29.50 and the 52-week trading range is $24.01 to $36.21.  This could influence how some of the post-IPO high-flying Chinese companies trade, but we’ll see.  The consensus price target is $35.00.

Tech Data Corporation (NASDAQ: TECD) reports on Monday. Thomson Reuters has estimates of $1.05 EPS and $6.4 billion revenues; next quarter estimates are $1.01 EPS and $6.23 billion revenues.  Shares are trading around $53.40 and the 52-week trading range is $34.82 to $54.25 and its average price target is $55.93.  Tech Data offers key insight into the number of unit items being shipped around the world and distributed in technology products and consumer electronics.

Applied Materials Inc. (NASDAQ: AMAT) reports on Tuesday after the close. Thomson Reuters has estimates of $0.37 EPS and $2.77 billion revenues; next quarter estimates are $0.39 EPS and $2.82 billion revenues.  Shares are trading around $14.10 with a consensus price target of $17.63 and the 52-week trading range is $10.27 to $16.93.  As the company is in a merger, we expect no nasty surprises from the top chip equipment maker.

Autozone Inc. (NYSE: AZO) reports on Tuesday. Thomson Reuters has estimates of $4.99 EPS and $1.92 billion revenues; next quarter estimates are $6.82 EPS and $2.58 billion revenues.  Shares are trading around $277.00, its consensus price target is $275.63 and the 52-week trading range is $177.66 to $288.50.

Medtronic Inc. (NYSE: MDT) reports on Tuesday. Thomson Reuters has estimates of $0.93 EPS and $4.29 billion revenues; next quarter estimates are $0.84 EPS and $4.00 billion revenues.  Shares are trading around $42.25. its consensus price target is $42.27, and the 52-week trading range is $30.80 to $43.33.

TiVo Inc. (NASDAQ: TIVO) reports on Tuesday and we expect the main focus to be around its patent and I.P. case that recently drove shares. Thomson Reuters has estimates of -$0.31 EPS and $41.98 million revenues; next quarter estimates are -$0.28 EPS and $47.71 million revenues.  Shares are trading around $9.50, it has a loose consensus price target is $14.82 (treat that as very loose), and the 52-week trading range is $6.92 to $12.65.

99 Cents Only Stores (NYSE: NDN) reports on Wednesday. Thomson Reuters has estimates of $0.26 EPS and $372.76 million revenues; next quarter estimates are $0.27 EPS and $362.19 million revenues.  Shares are trading around $20.20, its consensus analyst price target is $20.50, and the 52-week trading range is $13.12 to $20.59.

Computer Sciences Corp. (NYSE: CSC) reports on Wednesday. Thomson Reuters has estimates of $1.16 EPS and $4.23 billion revenues; next quarter estimates are $0.97 EPS and $4.02 billion revenues.  Shares are trading around $44.65, its consensus price target is $49.95 from analysts, and the 52-week trading range is $39.61 to $56.61.  CSC is one which has just remained a serial disappointment.

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