Preview: 15 Companies Reporting Earnings Wednesday

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 |  Includes: ABT, BIDU, BLK, EBAY, ECA, EMC, FCX, KMP, KO, MO, MS, QCOM, USB, UTX, WFC
by: Kapitall

Here is a list of 15 companies releasing earning statements on July 21. We've sorted the companies by market cap, and have briefly discussed their earnings performance over the past 3 years.

The charts show past earning performances against analyst estimates. The green markers represent the company beating estimates, while the red markers represent the company falling short of analyst expectations. All data is sourced from Zacks Investment Research.
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1. Wells Fargo & Co. (NYSE:WFC):
Wells Fargo beat analyst estimates 8 out of the last 11 earning releases.
October 2007: 0.68 v 0.69e
January 2008: 0.41 v 0.50e
April 2008: 0.60 v 0.57e
July 2008: 0.53 v 0.43e
October 2008: 0.49 v 0.34e
January 2009: -0.79 v 0.33e
April 2009: 0.59 v 0.34e
July 2009: 0.60 v 0.36e
October 2009: 0.56 v 0.27e
January 2010: 0.08 v 0.06e
April 2010: 0.50 v 0.40e
2. The Coca-Cola Co. (NYSE:KO):
Coca-Cola beat analyst estimates every time out of the last 11 earning releases.
October 2007: 0.71 v 0.69e
February 2008: 0.58 v 0.53e
April 2008: 0.67 v 0.64e
July 2008: 1.01 v 0.95e
October 2008: 0.83 v 0.78e
February 2009: 0.64 v 0.61e
April 2009: 0.65 v 0.65e
July 2009: 0.92 v 0.90e
October 2009: 0.82 v 0.81e
February 2010: 0.66 v 0.66e
April 2010: 0.80 v 0.72e
3. Abbott Laboratories (NYSE:ABT):
Abbott Labs beat analyst estimates 10 out of the last 11 earning releases.
October 2007: 0.67 v 0.67e
January 2008: 0.93 v 0.90e
April 2008: 0.63 v 0.64e
July 2008: 0.84 v 0.78e
October 2008: 0.79 v 0.77e
January 2009: 1.06 v 1.06e
April 2009: 0.73 v 0.71e
July 2009: 0.90 v 0.89e
October 2009: 0.92 v 0.90e
January 2010: 1.18 v 1.17e
April 2010: 0.81 v 0.80e
4. United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX):
United Technologies beat analyst estimates 9 out of the last 11 earning releases.
October 2007: 1.17 v 1.16e
January 2008: 1.08 v 1.06e
April 2008: 1.05 v 0.99e
July 2008: 1.38 v 1.31e
October 2008: 1.36 v 1.32e
January 2009: 1.23 v 1.25e
April 2009: 0.87 v 0.88e
July 2009: 1.21 v 1.01e
October 2009: 1.27 v 1.11e
January 2010: 1.23 v 1.14e
April 2010: 0.98 v 0.91e
5. QUALCOMM Inc. (NASDAQ:QCOM):
QUALCOMM beat analyst estimates 9 out of the last 11 earning releases.
November 2007: 0.47 v 0.46e
February 2008: 0.47 v 0.47e
April 2008: 0.47 v 0.46e
July 2008: 0.50 v 0.47e
November 2008: 0.57 v 0.51e
February 2009: 0.31 v 0.38e
April 2009: 0.31 v 0.28e
July 2009: 0.46 v 0.45e
November 2009: 0.44 v 0.46e
February 2010: 0.50 v 0.50e
April 2010: 0.53 v 0.49e
6. Altria Group Inc. (NYSE:MO):
Altria beat analyst estimates 8 out of the last 11 earning releases.
October 2007: 1.21 v 1.14e
January 2008: 1.00 v 0.98e
April 2008: 0.37 v 0.36e
July 2008: 0.46 v 0.46e
October 2008: 0.46 v 0.46e
January 2009: 0.37 v 0.38e
April 2009: 0.39 v 0.40e
July 2009: 0.50 v 0.46e
October 2009: 0.48 v 0.47e
January 2010: 0.39 v 0.40e
April 2010: 0.42 v 0.41e
7. US Bancorp (NYSE:USB):
US Bancorp beat analyst estimates 7 out of the last 11 earning releases.
October 2007: 0.67 v 0.67e
January 2008: 0.66 v 0.57e
April 2008: 0.64 v 0.54e
July 2008: 0.53 v 0.56e
October 2008: 0.32 v 0.51e
January 2009: 0.15 v 0.33e
April 2009: 0.24 v 0.19e
July 2009: 0.12 v 0.18e
October 2009: 0.30 v 0.25e
January 2010: 0.30 v 0.24e
April 2010: 0.34 v 0.33e
8. EMC Corp. (NYSE:EMC):
EMC beat analyst estimates only 8 out of the last 11 earning releases.
October 2007: 0.17 v 0.20e
January 2008: 0.24 v 0.21e
April 2008: 0.16 v 0.17e
July 2008: 0.18 v 0.18e
October 2008: 0.21 v 0.17e
January 2009: 0.24 v 0. 23e
April 2009: 0.10 v 0.09e
July 2009: 0.13 v 0.13e
October 2009: 0.17 v 0.16e
January 2010: 0.25 v 0.24e
April 2010: 0.20 v 0.17e
9. Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS):
Morgan Stanley beat analyst estimates only 4 out of the last 11 earning releases.
September 2007: 1.38 v 1.82e
December 2008: --3.61 v 0.49e
March 2008: 1.45 v 0.98e
June 2008: 0.71 v 0.96e
September 2008: 1.32 v 0.82e
December 2009: -2.24 v -0.32e
April 2009: -0.57 v -0.28e
July 2009: -1.37 v -0.21e
October 2009: 0.38 v 0.34e
January 2010: 0.14 v 0.35e
April 2010: 0.77 v 0.60e
10. Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc. (NYSE:FCX):
Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold beat analyst estimates 8 out of the last 11 earning releases.
October 2007: 2.52 v 2.29e
January 2008: 1.37 v 1.73e
April 2008: 2.64 v 2.19e
July 2008: 2.25 v 2.50e
October 2008: 1.31 v 1.96e
January 2009: -0.85 v -1.24e
April 2009: 0.11 v 0.10e
July 2009: 1.36 v 0.65e
October 2009: 2.07 v 1.07e
January 2010: 2.23 v 1.53e
April 2010: 2.04 v 1.92e
11. BlackRock Inc. (NYSE:BLK):
BlackRock beat analyst estimates 6 out of the last 11 earning releases.
October 2007: 2.29 v 1.92e
January 2008: 2.52 v 2.12e
April 2008: 1.90 v 2.04e
July 2008: 2.14 v 2.02e
October 2008: 1.71 v 2.05e
January 2009: 0.68 v 0.99e
April 2009: 0.81 v 0.82e
July 2009: 1.75 v 1.34e
October 2009: 2.10 v 1.85e
January 2010: 2.39 v 2.10e
April 2010: 2.40 v 2.44e
12. eBay Inc. (NASDAQ:EBAY):
eBay beat analyst estimates 9 out of the last 11 earning releases.
October 2007: 0.38 v 0.29e
January 2008: 0.42 v 0.36e
April 2008: 0.34 v 0.34e
July 2008: 0.38 v 0.36e
October 2008: 0.41 v 0.34e
January 2009: 0.36 v 0.33e
April 2009: 0.28 v 0.29e
July 2009: 0.31 v 0.30e
October 2009: 0.33 v 0.31e
January 2010: 0.37 v 0.36e
April 2010: 0.35 v 0.35e
13. Baidu Inc. (NASDAQ:BIDU):
Baidu beat analyst estimates 9 out of the last 11 earning releases.
October 2007: 0.70 v 0.64e
January 2008: 0.87 v 0.68e
April 2008: 0.60 v 0.59e
July 2008: 1.10 v 0.94e
October 2008: 1.46 v 1.23e
January 2009: 1.22 v 1.35e
April 2009: 0.76 v 0.83e
July 2009: 1.61 v 1.43e
October 2009: 2.07 v 1.71e
January 2010: 1.80 v 1.66e
April 2010: 2.02 v 1.54e
14. EnCana Corp. (NYSE:ECA):
EnCana beat analyst estimates 7 out of the last 11 earning releases.
October 2007: 1.27 v 1.09e
January 2008: 1.33 v 1.36e
April 2008: 1.39 v 1.29e
July 2008: 1.96 v 1.92e
October 2008: 1.92 v 1.75e
January 2009: 0.60 v 0.91e
April 2009: 1.26 v 0.61e
July 2009: 1.22 v 1.06e
October 2009: 1.03 v 1.05e
January 2010: 0.50 v 0.54e
April 2010: 0.56 v 0.33e
15. Kinder Morgan Energy Partners LP (NYSE:KMP):
Kinder Morgan beat analyst estimates only 5 out of the last 11 earning releases.
October 2007: 0.32 v 0.41e
January 2008: 0.53 v 0.45e
April 2008: 0.63 v 0.53e
July 2008: 0.64 v 0.56e
October 2008: 0.48 v 0.60e
January 2009: 0.24 v 0.46e
April 2009: 0.15 v 0.37e
July 2009: 0.33 v 0.28e
October 2009: 0.40 v 0.37e
January 2010: 0.42 v 0.47e
April 2010: 0.43 v 0.44e



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