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Here is a list of 10 companies releasing earning statements on July 16. We've sorted the companies by market cap, and have briefly discussed their earnings performance over the past 3 years.

The chart shows past earnings performance against analyst estimates. The green markers represent the company beating estimates, while the red makers represent the company falling short of analyst expectations. All data is sourced from Zacks Investment Research.

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1. General Electric Co. (NYSE:GE):

General Electric beat analyst estimates 9 out of the last 11 earning releases.

October 2007: 0.50 v 0.53e

January 2008: 0.68 v 0.68e

April 2008: 0.44 v 0.47e

July 2008: 0.54 v 0.54e

October 2008: 0.45 v 0.45e

January 2009: 0.37 v 0.37e

April 2009: 0.26 v 0.24e

July 2009: 0.31 v 0.24e

October 2009: 0.27 v 0.20e

January 2010: 0.31 v 0.27e

April 2010: 0.21 v 0.17e

2. Bank of America Corp. (NYSE:BAC):

Bank of America beat analyst estimates only 4 out of the last 11 earning releases.

October 2007: 0.82 v 1.05e

January 2008: 0.05 v 0.22e

April 2008: 0.26 v 0.43e

July 2008: 0.72 v 0.51e

October 2008: 0.12 v 0.61e

January 2009: -0.44 v -0.01e

April 2009: 0.52 v -0.01e

July 2009: 0.33 v 0.31e

October 2009: -0.26 v -0.13e

January 2010: -0.60 v e0.50e

April 2010: 0.28 v 0.10e

3. Citigroup Inc. (NYSE:C):

Citi beat analyst estimates only 4 out of the last 11 earning releases.

October 2007: 0.47 v 0.46e

January 2008: -1.99 v -0.80e

April 2008: -1.02 v -1.00e

July 2008: -0.49 v -0.61e

October 2008: -0.61 v -0.38e

January 2009: -2.33 v -1.29e

April 2009: -0.18 v -0.27e

July 2009: -0.60 v 0.00e

October 2009: -0.23 v -0.23e

January 2010: -0.34 v -0.33e

April 2010: 0.14 v -0.02e

4. Rockwell Collins Inc. (NYSE:COL):

Rockwell Collins beat analyst estimates 11 out of the last 11 earning releases!

October 2007: 0.93 v 0.89e

January 2008: 0.93 v 0.92e

April 2008: 1.03 v 1.00e

July 2008: 1.07 v 1.03e

October 2008: 1.13 v 1.08e

January 2009: 0.95 v 0.95e

April 2009: 1.03 v 0.98e

July 2009: 0.91 v 0.88e

October 2009: 0.93 v 0.89e

January 2010: 0.76 v 0.73e

April 2010: 0.93 v 0.91e

5. Mattel Inc. (NASDAQ:MAT):

Mattel beat analyst estimates 7 out of the last 11 earning releases.

October 2007: 0.61 v 0.67e

January 2008: 0.76 v 0.72e

April 2008: -0.13 v -0.02e

July 2008: 0.03 v 0.1e

October 2008: 0.66 v 0.69e

January 2009: 0.49 v 0.73e

April 2009: -0.14 v -0.14e

July 2009: 0.06 v 0.00e

October 2009: 0.63 v 0.63e

January 2010: 0.81 v 0.67e

April 2010: 0.07 v -0.04e

6. Genuine Parts Co. (NYSE:GPC):

Genuine Parts beat analyst estimates 7 out of the last 11 earning releases.

October 2007: 0.76 v 0.79e

February 2008: 0.75 v 0.76e

April 2008: 0.75 v 0.76e

July 2008: 0.81 v 0.79e

October 2008: 0.81 v 0.77e

February 2009: 0.55 v 0.64e

April 2009: 0.56 v 0.48e

July 2009: 0.65 v 0.61e

October 2009: 0.67 v 0.65e

February 2010: 0.62 v 0.51e

April 2010: 0.63 v 0.63e

7. Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE:GCI):

Genuine Parts beat analyst estimates 10 out of the last 11 earning releases.

October 2007: 1.01 v 0.97e

February 2008: 1.28 v 1.28e

April 2008: 0.77 v 0.77e

July 2008: 1.02 v 1.02e

October 2008: 0.76 v 0.77e

February 2009: 0.85 v 0.81e

April 2009: 0.25 v 0.23e

July 2009: 0.46 v 0.39e

October 2009: 0.44 v 0.35e

February 2010: 0.72 v 0.65e

April 2010: 0.50 v 0.41e

8. First Horizon National Corp. (NYSE:FHN):

First Horizon National beat analyst estimates only 3 out of the last 10 earning releases.

October 2007: 0.13 v 0.27e

January 2008: -1.86 v -0.77e

April 2008: 0.06 v 0.08e

July 2008: -0.08 v -0.10e

October 2008: -0.56 v -0.13e

January 2009: -0.26 v -0.31e

July 2009: -0.58 v -0.38e

October 2009: -0.24 v -0.37e

January 2010: -0.31 v -0.20e

April 2010: -0.09 v -0.16e

9. East West Bancorp Inc. (NASDAQ:EWBC):

East West Bancorp beat analyst estimates only 3 out of the last 11 earning releases.

October 2007: 0.67 v 0.61e

January 2008: 0.59 v 0.60e

April 2008: 0.48 v 0.48e

July 2008: -0.41 v 0.13e

October 2008: -0.46 v -0.14e

January 2009: -0.05 v -0.44e

April 2009: -0.50 v -0.24e

July 2009: -1.75 v -0.35

October 2009: -0.91 v -0.51e

January 2010: -0.32 v -0.22e

April 2010: 0.13 v 0.07e

10. Popular Inc. (NASDAQ:BPOP):

Popular beat analyst estimates 5 out of the last 10 earning releases.

October 2007: 0.12 v 0.21e

January 2008: -0.23 v -0.08e

April 2008: 0.18 v 0.12e

July 2008: 0.06 v 0.10e

October 2008: -0.79 v -1.03e

January 2009: -0.64 v -0.36e

April 2009: -0.24 v -0.38e

October 2009: -0.27 v -0.31e

January 2010: -0.33 v -0.24e

April 2010: -0.13 v -0.19e

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Source: Preview: 10 Companies Reporting Earnings Friday