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Here is a list of 15 companies releasing earning statements on August 4. 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. Time Warner Inc. (NYSE:TWX):

Time Warner beat analyst estimates 10 out of the last 11 earning releases.

November 2007: 0.69 v 0.24e

February 2008: 0.87 v 0.30e

April 2008: 0.66 v 0.23e

August 2008: 0.72 v 0.22e

November 2008: 0.93 v 0.28e

February 2009: 0.69 v 0.26e

April 2009: 0.45 v 0.53e

August 2009: 0.45 v 0.38e

November 2009: 0.61 v 0.52e

February 2010: 0.55 v 0.51e

April 2010: 0.61 v 0.51e

2. Devon Energy Corp. (NYSE:DVN):

Devon Energy beat analyst estimates 8 out of the last 11 earning releases.

November 2007: 1.43 v 1.64e

February 2008: 2.16 v 1.76e

April 2008: 2.74 v 2.26e

August 2008: 3.39 v 2.89e

November 2008: 3.09 v 3.27e

February 2009: 0.67 v 1.04e

April 2009: 0.48 v 0.33e

August 2009: 0.85 v 0.49e

November 2009: 1.10 v 0.97e

February 2010: 1.60 v 1.15e

April 2010: 1.85 v 1.42e

3. Prudential Financial Inc. (NYSE:PRU):

Prudential Finance beat analyst estimates 6 out of the last 11 earning releases.

November 2007: 1.94 v 1.73e

February 2008: 1.83 v 1.88e

May 2008: 1.65 v 1.83e

August 2008: 2.02 v 1.84e

November 2008: 0.74 v 1.43e

February 2009: -2.04 v -1.24e

May 2009: 1.05 v 0.70e

August 2009: 1.88 v 1.25e

November 2009: 1.59 v 1.43e

February 2010: 1.07 v 1.14e

May 2010: 1.49 v 1.33e

4. Tenaris SA (NYSE:TS):

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

November 2007: 0.68 v 0.89e

February 2008: 0.91 v 0.81e

May 2008: 0.77 v 0.83e

August 2008: 1.67 v 1.20

November 2008: 0.97 v 0.86e

February 2009: 1.01 v 1.04e

May 2009: 0.62 v 0.71e

November 2009: 0.39 v 0.35e

February 2010: 0.41 v 0.38e

May 2010: 0.38 v 0.37e

5. PG&E Corp. (NYSE:PCG):

PG&E beat analyst estimates only 6 out of the last 11 earning releases.

November 2007: 0.77 v 0.88e

February 2008: 0.56 v 0.54e

May 2008: 0.62 v 0.70e

August 2008: 0.80 v 0.73e

November 2008: 0.83 v 0.91e

February 2009: 0.70 v 0.65e

May 2009: 0.66 v 0.72e

August 2009: 0.83 v 0.83e

November 2009: 0.93 v 0.92e

February 2010: 0.80 v 0.68e

May 2010: 0.79 v 0.74e

6. Transocean Corp. (NYSE:RIG):

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

October 2007: 3.03 v 3.22e

February 2008: 3.40 v 2.83e

May 2008: 3.80 v 3.21e

August 2008: 3.45 v 3.43e

October 2008: 3.44 v 3.56e

February 2009: 3.69 v 3.63e

May 2009: 3.75 v 3.40e

August 2009: 2.79 v 2.88e

October 2009: 2.65 v 2.58e

February 2010: 2.21 v 2.57e

May 2010: 2.24 v 2.08e

7. Sun Life Financial Inc. (NYSE:SLF):

Sun Life Financial beat analyst estimates 4 out of the last 11 earning releases.

October 2007: 0.98 v 0.97e

February 2008: 1.00 v 1.03e

May 2008: 0.93 v 1.16e

August 2008: 1.00 v 0.91e

October 2008: 0.95 v 0.89e

February 2009: -1.25 v 0.80e

May 2009: -0.31 v -0.55e

August 2009: 0.98 v 0.86e

October 2009: -0.23 v -0.31e

February 2010: 0.49 v 0.52e

May 2010: 0.72 v 0.58e

8. Allstate Corp. (NYSE:ALL):

Allstate beat analyst estimates 2 out of the last 10 earning releases.

October 2007: 1.54 v 1.70e

January 2008: 1.28 v 1.44e

April 2008: 1.33 v 1.60e

July 2008: 1.23 v 1.39e

February 2009: 0.97 v 1.36e

May 2009: 0.84 v 1.19e

August 2009: 0.55 v 1.08e

November 2009: 0.99 v 0.97e

February 2010: 1.09 v 0.97e

May 2010: 0.69 v 0.94e

9. Spectra Energy Corp. (NYSE:SE):

Spectra Energy beat analyst estimates 8 out of the last 11 earning releases.

November 2007: 0.38 v 0.28e

February 2008: 0.46 v 0.39e

May 2008: 0.58 v 0.47e

August 2008: 0.44 v 0.38e

November 2008: 0.49 v 0.42e

February 2009: 0.32 v 0.33e

May 2009: 0.33 v 0.34e

August 2009: 0.22 v 0.18e

November 2009: 0.30 v 0.29e

February 2010: 0.33 v 0.33e

May 2010: 0.53 v 0.45e

10. Kinross Gold Corp. (NYSE:KGC):

Kinross Gold beat analyst estimates 5 out of the last 11 earning releases.

November 2007: 0.07 v 0.07e

February 2008: 0.07 v 0.08e

May 2008: 0.11 v 0.11e

August 2008: 0.09 v 0.10e

November 2008: 0.14 v 0.17e

February 2009: 0.09 v 0.09e

May 2009: 0.11 v 0.13e

August 2009: 0.12 v 0.13e

November 2009: 0.00 v 0.11e

February 2010: 0.21 v 0.17e

May 2010: 0.14 v 0.13e

11. CenturyLink Inc. (NYSE:CTL):

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

November 2007: 0.93 v 0.81e

February 2008: 0.82 v 0.72e

May 2008: 0.81 v 0.73e

August 2008: 0.87 v 0.81e

November 2008: 0.82 v 0.83e

February 2009: 0.88 v 0.84e

May 2009: 0.82 v 0.80e

August 2009: 0.83 v 0.84e

November 2009: 0.90 v 0.80e

February 2010: 0.95 v 0.88e

May 2010: 0.93 v 0.86e

12. Murphy Oil Corp. (NYSE:MUR):

Murphy OIl beat analyst estimates only 8 out of the last 11 earning releases.

November 2007: 1.04 v 0.94e

January 2008: 1.28 v 1.15e

May 2008: 2.14 v 1.86e

August 2008: 2.92 v 2.17e

November 2008: 3.04 v 2.67e

January 2009: 0.83 v 0.86e

May 2009: 0.37 v 0.28e

August 2009: 0.77 v 0.65e

November 2009: 0.98 v 0.96e

January 2010: 0.85 v 0.83e

May 2010: 0.77 v 0.98e

13. Hartford Financial Services Group Inc. (NYSE:HIG):

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

October 2007: 2.68 v 2.49e

February 2008: 2.66 v 2.46e

April 2008: 2.51 v 2.47e

August 2008: 2.22 v 2.17e

October 2008: -1.40 v -1.37e

February 2009: -0.72 v 1.16e

April 2009: -3.66 v -1.56e

August 2009: 1.90 v 1.49e

October 2009: 1.56 v 1.14e

February 2010: 1.51 v 1.20e

April 2010: 0.14 v 0.38e

14. Agrium Inc. (NYSE:AGU):

Agrium beat analyst estimates only 8 out of the last 11 earning releases.

November 2007: 0.48 v 0.54e

February 2008: 1.24 v 0.86e

May 2008: 1.23 v 0.40e

August 2008: 4.00 v 3.13e

November 2008: 2.31 v 1.83e

February 2009: 0.79 v 0.71e

May 2009: 0.00 v 0.36e

August 2009: 2.44 v 1.84e

November 2009: 0.53 v 0.16e

February 2010: 0.36 v 0.29e

May 2010: 0.26 v 0.20e

15. Cameron International Corp. (NYSE:CAM):

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

November 2007: 0.57 v 0.55e

February 2008: 0.61 v 0.56e

May 2008: 0.55 v 0.50e

August 2008: 0.65 v 0.55e

November 2008: 0.73 v 0.72e

February 2009: 0.75 v 0.72e

May 2009: 0.59 v 0.57e

August 2009: 0.60 v 0.47e

November 2009: 0.58 v 0.49e

February 2010: 0.54 v 0.52e

May 2010: 0.51 v 0.51e

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