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Top Earnings Previews For The Week Ahead (JCP, LOW, URBN, DELL, HD, SKS, TJX, TSL, WMT, ALKS, BJ, DE, DDS, HPQ, PAAS, SPLS, TGT, ADSK, DLTR, GME, MPEL, CRM, SHLD, YGE)

It may seem like corporate earnings season is just about over, but next week we have a flurry of reports with some tech and a monster amount of retail companies.  We have compiled earnings previews for more than twenty key companies.  Our detailed previews are for the following companies: J. C. Penney Company, Inc. (NYSE: JCP); Lowe’s Companies Inc. (NYSE: LOW); Urban Outfitters Inc. (NASDAQ: URBN); Dell Inc. (NASDAQ: DELL); The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE: HD); Saks Incorporated (NYSE: SKS); The TJX Companies, Inc. (NYSE: TJX); Trina Solar Ltd. (NYSE: TSL); Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (NYSE: WMT); Alkermes, Inc. (NASDAQ: ALKS); BJ’s Wholesale Club Inc. (NYSE: BJ); Deere & Company (NYSE: DE); Dillard’s Inc. (NYSE: DDS); Hewlett-Packard Company (NYSE: HPQ); Pan American Silver Corp. (NASDAQ: PAAS); Staples, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLS); Target Corporation (NYSE: TGT); Autodesk, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADSK); Dollar Tree, Inc. (NASDAQ: DLTR); GameStop Corporation (NYSE: GME); Melco Crown Entertainment Ltd. (NASDAQ: MPEL); Salesforce.com (NYSE: CRM); Sears Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: SHLD); and Yingli Green Energy Holding Co. Ltd. (NYSE: YGE).

We have compiled more detailed previews on each.  Included are the consensus estimates from Thomson Reuters, current price data and trends of late, and also color on each if appropriate.

J. C. Penney Company, Inc. (NYSE: JCP) is due Monday with earnings.  Thomson Reuters has estimates of $0.25 EPS and $3.95 billion in revenues; next quarter estimates are $0.21 EPS and $4.00 billion in revenues.  With shares around $38.301, its 52-week trading range is $19.42 to $39.73.

Lowe’s Companies Inc. (NYSE: LOW) is due to report on Monday and will act as the preview for Home Depot this week as well.  With all of the lagging home sales, investors are going to want to know if the prior guidance can be lived up to or not.  Thomson Reuters has estimates of $0.37 EPS and $12.56 billion in revenues; next quarter estimates are $0.68 EPS and $14.82 billion in revenues.  With shares around $25.65, its 52-week trading range is $19.35 to $27.45.

Urban Outfitters Inc. (NASDAQ: URBN) is due Monday afternoon. Thomson Reuters has estimates of $0.25 EPS and $522.05 million in revenues; next quarter estimates are $0.39 EPS and $613.67 million in revenues.  With shares around $33.10, its 52-week trading range is $29.03 to $39.26.

Dell Inc. (NASDAQ: DELL) is due Tuesday after the close and may act at least as a mini-preview for H-P later in the week. Thomson Reuters has estimates of $0.43 EPS and $15.4 billion in revenues; next quarter estimates are $0.44 EPS and $16.04 billion in revenues.  With shares around $16.50, its 52-week trading range is $11.34 to $16.80.  The big question is whether or not investors can convince themselves that even if Dell is slow that it is worth buying on a valuation perspective now that shares are close to a 52-week high.

The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE: HD) is due Tuesday morning and just like Lowe’s will be a sign of what the future of housing is for the secondary and repair market.  Thomson Reuters has estimates of $0.50 EPS and $17.03 billion in revenues; next quarter estimates are $0.83 EPS and $19.98 billion in revenues.  With shares around $36.90, its 52-week trading range is $26.62 to $39.38.

Saks Incorporated (NYSE: SKS) reports on Tuesday and the turnaround continues. Thomson Reuters has estimates of $0.16 EPS and $731.95 million in revenues; next quarter estimates are -$0.13 EPS and $617.21 million in revenues.  With shares around $11.50, its 52-week trading range is $6.60 to $12.97.

The TJX Companies, Inc. (NYSE: TJX) reports on Tuesday and its shares just hit a new high on Friday as it continues to fire on all cylinders. Thomson Reuters has estimates of $0.81 EPS and $5.17 billion in revenues; next quarter estimates are $0.84 EPS and $5.34 billion in revenues.  With shares around $54.50, its new 52-week trading range is $39.56 to $54.94.

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