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Top 6 Earnings for the Week Ahead

24/7 Wall St. has put together a preview of some of the major companies reporting their quarterly results this week. We have included 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 reporting dates as well.

Duke Energy

On Tuesday, Duke Energy Corp. (NYSE: DUK) will share its most recent quarterly results. The consensus estimates call for earnings per share (EPS) of $1.14 and $6.05 billion in revenue. Duke has solid fundamentals. The company’s rate base growth over the next four to five years is expected to be above the peer-group average, which should drive long-term earnings and cash flow growth. Other positives include the company’s improving balance sheet, generally positive relationship with state regulators, operating efficiencies and well-managed nuclear-generating assets.

Shares were trading at $78.78 on Friday’s close, in a 52-week trading range of $65.50 to $81.39. The stock has a consensus analyst price target of $79.53.

Pfizer

Look for Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE) to report its first-quarter results on Tuesday as well. The consensus analyst estimates call for $0.55 in EPS and revenue of $12.00 billion...


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