8 Key Earnings Previews for the Week Ahead

Another earnings season has come to a close, but a few companies are straggling behind the pack. 24/7 Wall St. has put together a preview of some of these companies reporting their quarterly results this week. We have reviewed the consensus earnings estimates from Thomson Reuters and the stock price and trading history, as well as added some additional color on each.

Be advised that the earnings and revenue estimates may change ahead of the formal reports, and some companies may change earnings dates as well. It is worth noting that none of these stocks are real market movers, but some of them may move handily based around various earnings.

H&R Block Inc. (NYSE: HRB) is scheduled to release its most recent quarterly results on Monday. This report is generally this company’s Christmas because it includes tax season. The consensus estimates are $2.69 in earnings per share (EPS) on $2.30 billion in revenue. This company provides tax preparation and related services to the general public across the United States, Canada and Australia. Shares were trading at $31.48 on Friday’s close. The consensus analyst price target is only $37.22, and the stock has a 52-week trading range of $27.42 to $35.80.

FuelCell Energy Inc. (NASDAQ: FCEL) is set to report its fiscal second-quarter results on Monday. The consensus estimates call for a net loss of $0.02 per share and $41.3 million in revenue. This company designs and manufactures stationary fuel cell power plants for distributed power generation. FuelCell shares were changing hands at $1.22 on Friday’s close. The consensus price target is $2.59, and the 52-week trading range is $1.05 to $2.84.

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Pep Boys – Manny, Moe & Jack (NYSE: PBY) is scheduled to report its fiscal first-quarter results on Monday. The consensus estimates call for EPS of $0.03 and $549.65 million in revenue. The company engages in the automotive aftermarket service and retail business in the United States. Shares of were at $10.74 as the week’s trading came to a close. The consensus price target is just $9.00. The 52-week trading range is $8.00 to $11.66.

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