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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)

Staples, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLS) is also due on Wednesday. Thomson Reuters has estimates of $0.32 EPS and $6.19 billion in revenues; next quarter estimates are $0.25 EPS and $5.75 billion in revenues.  With shares around $20.25, its 52-week trading range is $17.45 to $23.75.

Target Corporation (NYSE: TGT) is due Wednesday and traders will attempt to have read into Target via Wal-Mart the day before.  Thomson Reuters has estimates of $0.95 EPS and $16.02 billion in revenues; next quarter estimates are $0.99 EPS and $16.13 billion in revenues.  With shares around $51.50, its 52-week trading range is $48.23 to $60.97.

Autodesk, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADSK) reports on Thursday. Thomson Reuters has estimates of $0.37 EPS and $522.77 million in revenues; next quarter estimates are $0.40 EPS and $527.85 million in revenues.  With shares around $45.75, its 52-week trading range is $23.64 to $46.15.  That new high was actually just on Friday.

Dollar Tree, Inc. (NASDAQ: DLTR) is due to report on Thursday and will give more data for dollar store investors. Thomson Reuters has estimates of $0.74 EPS and $1.51 billion in revenues; next quarter estimates are $0.73 EPS and $1.53 billion in revenues.  With shares around $60.85, its 52-week trading range is $39.16 to $61.80 and that high was hit on Friday.

GameStop Corporation (NYSE: GME) is due Thursday and the game retailer has tried to get back on track. Thomson Reuters has estimates of $0.54 EPS and $2.23 billion in revenues; next quarter estimates are $0.28 EPS and $1.91 billion in revenues.  With shares around $26.70, its 52-week trading range is $17.70 to $27.69.  That high was hit Friday and the company has been a buyer of its own shares.

Melco Crown Entertainment Ltd. (NASDAQ: MPEL) is due Thursday but we have already seen other Macau gaming reports now.  This one is a pure-play on Macau. Thomson Reuters has estimates of $0.05 EPS and $807.57 million in revenues; next quarter estimates are -$0.01 EPS and $729.2 million in revenues.  With shares around $10.57, its 52-week trading range is $3.42 to $11.11.  As you can see, its shares have rallied a lot and it is now expected to keep running at profitability.

Salesforce.com (NYSE: CRM) is due Thursday afternoon and this high-flyer will be one to watch for volatility after earnings. Thomson Reuters has estimates of $0.27 EPS and $482.45 million in revenues; next quarter estimates are $0.26 EPS and $504.99 million in revenues.  With shares around $135.70, its 52-week trading range is $73.91 to $151.26.

Sears Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: SHLD) is due next Thursday and the recent warnings already set the bar low.  Sears has been stuck and Eddie Lampert .  Thomson Reuters has estimates of -$1.12 EPS and next quarter estimates are -$0.54 EPS. With shares around $77.30, its 52-week trading range is $59.21 to $117.04.

Yingli Green Energy Holding Co. Ltd. (NYSE: YGE) is due Friday.  We have seen enough solar earnings that it probably won’t run the sector. Thomson Reuters has estimates of $0.46 EPS and $613.86 million in revenues; next quarter estimates are $0.42 EPS and $622.31 million in revenues.  With shares around $10.70, its 52-week trading range is $8.31 to $14.29.

As with all earnings reports of this sort, the estimates and dates can change and they may have already changed.

JON C. OGG

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