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Here is a list of 15 companies releasing earning statements on August 2. 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 indicate 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. Allergan Inc. (AGN)



Allergan beat analyst estimates only 9 out of the last 11 earning releases.

October 2007: 0.58 v 0.59e
February 2008: 0.57 v 0.60e
May 2008: 0.53 v 0.52e
August 2008: 0.63 v 0.63e
October 2008: 0.65 v 0.65e
February 2009: 0.76 v 0.73e
May 2009: 0.55 v 0.59e
August 2009: 0.75 v 0.68e
October 2009: 0.70 v 0.70e
February 2010: 0.78 v 0.77e
May 2010: 0.65 v 0.62e

2. Loews Corp. (L)



Loews beat analyst estimates 3 out of the last 8 earning releases.

August 2008: 1.00 v 1.15e
October 2008: 0.53 v 0.83e
February 2009: 0.18 v 0.75e
May 2009: 0.74 v 0.72e
August 2009: 0.78 v 0.93e
October 2009: 1.08 v 0.91e
February 2010: 0.94 v 0.97e
May 2010: 0.96 v 0.95e

3. Activision Blizzard Inc. (ATVI)



Activision Blizzard beat analyst estimates 10 out of the last 11 earning releases.

November 2007: 0.00 v 0.00e
February 2008: 0.43 v 0.39e
May 2008: 0.07 v 0.02e
August 2008: 0.09 v 0.08e
November 2008: 0.06 v -0.11e
February 2009: 0.07 v 0.09e
May 2009: 0.07 v 0.06e
August 2009: 0.11 v 0.06e
November 2009: 0.02 v 0.02e
February 2010: 0.48 v 0.38e
May 2010: 0.07 v 0.03e

4. Marsh & McLennan Companies Inc. (MMC)



Marsh & McLennan beat analyst estimates 6 out of the last 11 earning releases.

November 2007: 0.19 v 0.30e
February 2008: 0.27 v 0.30e
May 2008: 0.41 v 0.43e
August 2008: 0.41 v 0.36e
November 2008: 0.21 v 0.30e
February 2009: 0.37 v 0.32e
May 2009: 0.40 v 0.38e
August 2009: 0.33 v 0.34e
November 2009: 0.48 v 0.27e
February 2010: 0.38 v 0.37e
May 2010: 0.51 v 0.51e

5. Magna International Inc. (MGA)



Magna International beat analyst estimates only 9 out of the last 11 earning releases.

November 2007: 1.38 v 1.38e
February 2008: 1.45 v 1.64e
May 2008: 1.78 v 1.63e
August 2008: 1.98 v 1.72e
November 2008: 0.17 v 1.04e
February 2009: -0.68 v -0.64e
May 2009: -1.79 v -1.31e
August 2009: -1.29 v -0.60e
November 2009: 0.45 v -0.23e
February 2010: -0.05 v 0.82e
May 2010: 1.85 v 0.87e

6. United Microelectronics Corp. (UMC)



United Microelectronics beat analyst estimates 9 out of the last 11 earning releases.

October 2007: 0.09 v 0.06e
February 2008: 0.03 v 0.05e
May 2008: 0.00 v 0.01e
August 2008: 0.03 v 0.02e
October 2008: 0.02 v 0.00e
February 2009: -0.05 v -0.09e
May 2009: -0.09 v -0.25e
August 2009: 0.02 v -0.02e
October 2009: 0.07 v 0.03e
February 2010: 0.06 v 0.03e
May 2010: 0.04 v 0.04e

7. AES Corp. (AES)



AES beat analyst estimates 4 out of the last 10 earning releases.

March 2008: 0.19 v 0.23e
May 2008: 0.39 v 0.27e
August 2008: 0.17 v 0.29e
November 2008: 0.25 v 0.26e
March 2009: 0.18 v 0.23e
May 2009: 0.37 v 0.20e
August 2009: 0.28 v 0.20e
November 2009: 0.27 v 0.26e
March 2010: 0.22 v 0.24e
May 2010: 0.26 v 0.26e

8. Humana Inc. (HUM)



Humana beat analyst estimates every time out of the last 11 earning releases.

November 2007: 1.53 v 1.49e
February 2008: 1.43 v 1.35e
May 2008: 0.47 v 0.45e
August 2008: 1.24 v 1.18e
November 2008: 1.48 v 1.32e
February 2009: 1.07 v 1.06e
May 2009: 1.22 v 1.14e
August 2009: 1.67 v 1.58e
November 2009: 1.78 v 1.78e
February 2010: 1.48 v 1.47e
May 2010: 1.20 v 1.16e

9. Principal Financial Group Inc. (PFG)



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

November 2007: 1.17 v 0.98e
February 2008: 0.86 v 1.01e
May 2008: 0.92 v 0.99e
August 2008: 0.97 v 0.96e
November 2008: 0.96 v 0.94e
February 2009: 0.69 v 0.65e
May 2009: 0.63 v 0.68e
August 2009: 0.69 v 0.63e
November 2009: 0.74 v 0.65e
February 2010: 0.62 v 0.65e
May 2010: 0.79 v 0.68e

10. CNA Financial Corp. (CNA)



CNA beat analyst estimates 4 out of the last 10 earning releases.

November 2007: 0.78 v 0.71e
February 2008: 0.82 v 1.05e
May 2008: 0.82 v 1.04e
August 2008: 0.93 v 0.97e
November 2008: 0.31 v 0.58e
February 2009: -0.15 v 0.30e
August 2009: 1.02 v 0.78e
November 2009: 1.11 v 0.93e
February 2010: 0.63 v 0.71e
May 2010: 0.74 v 0.66e

11. DaVita Inc. (DVA)



DaVita beat analyst estimates every time out of the last 11 earning releases.

November 2007: 0.88 v 0.82e
February 2008: 0.79 v 0.79e
May 2008: 0.80 v 0.78e
August 2008: 0.90 v 0.83e
November 2008: 0.89 v 0.88e
February 2009: 0.94 v 0.89e
May 2009: 0.92 v 0.90e
August 2009: 1.02 v 0.95e
November 2009: 1.06 v 0.98e
February 2010: 1.06 v 1.04e
May 2010: 1.04 v 1.04e

12. Vulcan Materials Co. (VMC)



Vulcan Materials beat analyst estimates only 2 out of the last 11 earning releases.

November 2007: 1.49 v 1.59e
February 2008: 1.12 v 1.10e
May 2008: 0.13 v 0.59e
August 2008: 1.31 v 0.93e
November 2008: 0.54 v 0.84e
February 2009: 0.14 v 0.30e
May 2009: -0.29 v -0.09e
August 2009: 0.14 v 0.22e
November 2009: 0.38 v 0.38e
February 2010: -0.10 v 0.02e
May 2010: -0.35 v -0.33e

13. Verisign Inc. (VRSN)



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

November 2007: 0.27 v 0.22e
February 2008: 0.24 v 0.23e
May 2008: 0.17 v 0.18e
August 2008: 0.16 v 0.15e
November 2008: 0.25 v 0.20e
February 2009: 0.25 v 0.23e
May 2009: 0.27 v 0.23e
August 2009: 0.26 v 0.27e
November 2009: 0.29 v 0.28e
February 2010: 0.31 v 0.29e
May 2010: 0.31 v 0.31e

14. Electronic Arts Inc. (ERTS)



Electronic Arts beat analyst estimates only 10 out of the last 11 earning releases.

November 2007: 0.16 v 0.15e
February 2008: 0.84 v 0.81e
May 2008: 0.00 v -0.10e
August 2008: -0.53 v -0.56e
November 2008: -0.23 v -0.23e
February 2009: 0.42 v 0.41e
May 2009: -0.37 v -0.61e
August 2009: -0.12 v -0.21e
November 2009: -0.08 v -0.03e
February 2010: 0.21 v 0.21e
May 2010: -0.06 v -0.07e

15. Northeast Utilities. (NU)



Northeast Utilities beat analyst estimates 9 out of the last 11 earning releases.

November 2007: 0.32 v 0.31e
February 2008: 0.47 v 0.44e
May 2008: 0.57 v 0.53e
August 2008: 0.37 v 0.36e
November 2008: 0.47 v 0.39e
February 2009: 0.46 v 0.48e
May 2009: 0.60 v 0.55e
August 2009: 0.47 v 0.34e
November 2009: 0.37 v 0.39e
February 2010: 0.48 v 0.39e
May 2010: 0.49 v 0.52e

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Source: Preview: 15 Companies Reporting Earnings on August 2