7 of This Week’s Most-Anticipated Earnings Reports

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Now that the fourth-quarter earnings reporting season has kicked off, many major companies will be sharing their results in the coming weeks. Here, 24/7 Wall St. has put together a preview of the most prominent of the many earnings reports that are expected this week.

We have included the consensus earnings estimates from Thomson Reuters, as well as the stock price and trading history. Be advised that the earnings and revenue estimates may change ahead of the formal reports, and some companies may change reporting dates as well.

Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ) is set to report its most recent quarterly results on Tuesday before the open. Analysts are looking for $1.95 in earnings per share (EPS) and $20.17 billion in revenue. Shares ended trading last week at $130.69, with a consensus price target of $145.50 and a 52-week trading range of $118.62 to $148.99.

Later on Tuesday, International Business Machines Corp. (NASDAQ: IBM) is scheduled to reveal its fourth-quarter results. The consensus estimates are $4.84 in EPS and $21.75 billion in revenue. Shares closed trading most recently at $123.82, while the consensus price target is $143.84. The 52-week trading range is $105.94 to $168.72.

Comcast Corp. (NASDAQ: CMCSA) will share its latest quarterly earnings on Wednesday morning. The consensus estimates call for $0.62 in EPS and $27.57 billion in revenue. Shares ended last week at $36.21 apiece, in a 52-week range of $30.43 to $44.00. The consensus analyst target was last seen at $44.07.

Fiscal second-quarter results from Procter & Gamble Co. (NYSE: PG) are expected early Wednesday as well. The consensus analyst estimates are $1.21 in EPS and revenue of $17.14 billion. Shares traded at $91.42 on Friday’s close. The consensus price target is $92.98, and the 52-week trading range is $70.73 to $96.90.

Ford Motor Co. (NYSE: F) will share its latest quarterly earnings on Wednesday after the closing bell. The consensus estimates forecast is $0.32 in EPS and $37.01 billion in revenue. The shares closed last week trading at $8.58, in a 52-week range of $7.41 to $12.15. The consensus analyst target is $9.99.

Look for Intel Corp. (NASDAQ: INTC) to report its results on Thursday after the close. Analysts on average see EPS of $1.22 on $19.01 billion in revenue for the fourth quarter. Shares were changing hands at $49.19 as last week came to close. The consensus price target is $54.58, and the stock has traded between $42.04 and $57.60 in the past year.

And Starbucks Corp. (NASDAQ: SBUX) also is scheduled to post its fiscal first-quarter results late on Thursday. The consensus earnings estimate is $0.65 per share, on $6.49 billion in revenue. The stock closed trading at $64.70 a share, and the consensus price target is $68.44. The 52-week trading range is $47.37 to $68.98.

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