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This is part IV of the most actively traded stocks offering the most liquid markets to profit from.

Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation (CTSH) is a $21.26 billion market cap company that trades an average of 2.12 million shares per day. Cognizant was founded in 1998 and is headquartered in Teaneck, New Jersey.
Industry: Software & Programming
Recent Price: $69.60
52 Week High: $83.48
52 Week Low: $53.16
Book Value: $12.37

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The company reported (basic) $0.69 per share in earnings for the quarter ending March 31, 2011. The stock trades at a Beta of 1.09. During earnings season, Beta generally will increase. A Beta of 1 moves up and down with the market at an equal pace (equal amount of "volatility" as the overall market). Companies with a Beta of less than 1 have a history of relative price stability. Companies with a Beta over 1 have a history of relatively larger price swings compared to the overall market. At $69.60, the price is currently below the 200 day moving average of 73.37, and below the 60 day moving average of 73.58. The Quick Ratio is 3.78 (generally the higher the better). The next reporting quarter estimated mean earnings are $0.66 per share. Analyst estimates range between $0.65 and $0.68 per share.

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The current trailing twelve months (ttm) P/E ratio is 27.36 and the forward P/E ratio is 20.95. The stock has a price to book ratio (ttm) of 6.32. The price to sales ratio is 4.93.
The last fiscal year had accounts receivable to sales percentage of 0.2209% compared to the same period a year earlier of 0.2163%.
The company has rising revenue year-over-year of $4.59 billion for 2010 vs. $3.28 billion for 2009. The bottom line has rising earnings year-over-year of $733.54 million for 2010 vs. $534.96 million for 2009. The company's earnings before income and taxes are rising with an EBIT year-over-year of $861.85 million for 2010 vs. $618.49 million for 2009.

The annual growth rate of revenue is 40.07%.

Here is a look at reported earnings (some one time items are often excluded in reported EPS) compared to the mean estimate. Dollar differences are rounded to the nearest penny and percentage differences are rounded based on rounded dollar differences.

Fiscal Quarter Ending Month-Year Estimate Actual Difference Difference %
Mar-11 0.63 0.67 0.04 5.74%
Dec-10 0.65 0.66 0.01 1.29%
Sep-10 0.60 0.66 0.06 9.84%
Jun-10 0.52 0.56 0.04 8.28%
Mar-10 0.48 0.49 0.01 1.22%

Vishay Intertechnology (VSH) is a $2.27 billion market cap company that trades an average of 1.85 million shares per day. Vishay was founded in 1962 and is based in Malvern, Pennsylvania. The recent gap down in price doesn't make me hopeful for a beat of the estimates. If I had an investment with VSH, I would be focused on risk management, or even going short.
Industry: Semiconductors
Recent Price: $13.74
52 Week High: $19.36
52 Week Low: $7.52
Book Value: $9.76

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The company reported (basic) $0.46 per share in earnings for the quarter ending April 2, 2011. The stock trades at a Beta of 2.19. At $13.74, the price is currently below the 200 day moving average of 15.62, and below the 60 day moving average of 15.35. The Quick Ratio is 2.59. The next reporting quarter estimated mean earnings are $0.5 per share. Analyst estimates range between $0.5 and $0.51 per share.

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The current trailing twelve months (ttm) P/E ratio is 6.61 and the forward P/E ratio is 6.97. The stock has a price to book ratio (ttm) of 1.87. The price to sales ratio is 1.02.
The last fiscal year had accounts receivable to sales percentage of 0.1213% compared to the same period a year earlier of 0.1392%.
The company has rising revenue year-over-year of $2.73 billion for 2010 vs. $2.04 billion for 2009. The bottom line has rising earnings year-over-year of $359.11 million for 2010 vs. $-57.19 million for 2009. The company's earnings before income and taxes are rising with an EBIT year-over-year of $417.94 million for 2010 vs. $-39.19 million for 2009.

The annual growth rate of revenue is 33.45%.

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Here is a look at reported earnings (some one time items are often excluded in reported EPS) compared to the mean estimate. Dollar differences are rounded to the nearest penny and percentage differences are rounded based on rounded dollar differences.

Fiscal Quarter Ending Month-Year Estimate Actual Difference Difference %
Mar-11 0.49 0.49 0 0.00%
Dec-10 0.44 0.48 0.04 8.47%
Sep-10 0.41 0.47 0.06 15.25%
Jun-10 0.29 0.4 0.11 39.08%
Mar-10 0.22 0.24 0.02 10.45%

Allscripts Healthcare Solutions (MDRX) is a $3.37 billion market cap company that trades an average of 1.83 million shares per day. Allscripts is based in Chicago, Illinois.
Industry: Software & Programming
Recent Price: $17.74
52 Week High: $23.13
52 Week Low: $16.42
Book Value: $7.51

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The stock trades at a Beta of 1.67. At $17.74, the price is currently below the 200 day moving average of 19.88, and below the 60 day moving average of 19.49. The Quick Ratio is 1.91.

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The current trailing twelve months (ttm) P/E ratio is 42.24 and the forward P/E ratio is 24.99. The stock has a price to book ratio (ttm) of 3.49. The price to sales ratio is 4.
The last fiscal year had accounts receivable to sales percentage of 0.2582% compared to the same period a year earlier of 0.2828%.
The company has rising revenue year-over-year of $704.50 million for 2010 vs. $548.44 million for 2009. The bottom line has rising earnings year-over-year of $62.87 million for 2010 vs. $26.02 million for 2009. The company's earnings before income and taxes are falling with an EBIT year-over-year of $104.58 million for 2010 vs. $45.93 million for 2009.

The annual growth rate of revenue is 13.53%.

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Here is a look at reported earnings (some one time items are often excluded in reported EPS) compared to the mean estimate. Dollar differences are rounded to the nearest penny and percentage differences are rounded based on rounded dollar differences.

Fiscal Quarter Ending Month-Year Estimate Actual Difference Difference %
Mar-11 0.20 0.21 0.01 5.26%
Dec-10 0.18 0.2 0.02 9.77%
Sep-10 0.17 0.19 0.02 9.64%
May-10 0.17 0.18 0.01 3.63%
Feb-10 0.16 0.17 0.01 8.7%

Kulicke and Soffa Industries Inc. (KLIC) s a $687.59 million market cap company that trades an average of 1.81 million shares per day. The company was founded in 1951 and is headquartered in Singapore.
Industry: Semiconductors
Recent Price: $9.44
52 Week High: $12.72
52 Week Low: $5.27
Book Value: $5.40

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The company reported (basic) $0.55 per share in earnings for the quarter ending April 2, 2011. The stock trades at a Beta of 2.71. At $9.44, the price is currently above the 200 day moving average of 8.99, and below the 60 day moving average of 10.96. The Quick Ratio is 3.19. The next reporting quarter estimated mean earnings are $0.85 per share. Analyst estimates range between $0.83 and $0.86 per share.

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The current trailing twelve months (ttm) P/E ratio is 4.4 and the forward P/E ratio is 6.41. The stock has a price to book ratio (ttm) of 1.43. The price to sales ratio is 0.6.
The last fiscal year had accounts receivable to sales percentage of 0.257% compared to the same period a year earlier of 0.4252%.
The company has rising revenue year-over-year of $762.78 million for 2010 vs. $225.24 million for 2009. The bottom line has rising earnings year-over-year of $142.14 million for 2010 vs. $-41.60 million for 2009. The company's earnings before income and taxes are rising with an EBIT year-over-year of $148.04 million for 2010 vs. $-73.52 million for 2009.

The annual growth rate of revenue is 238.65%.

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Cephalon, Inc. (CEPH) is a $6.1 billion market cap company that trades an average of 1.64 million shares per day. The company was founded in 1987 and is headquartered in Frazer, Pennsylvania.
Industry: Biotechnology & Drugs
Recent Price: $80.04
52 Week High: $81.11
52 Week Low: $54.15
Book Value: $38.95

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The company reported (basic) $2.79 per share in earnings for the quarter ending March 31, 2011. The stock trades at a Beta of 0.39. At $80.04, the price is currently above the 200 day moving average of 68.84, and above the 60 day moving average of 79.87. The Quick Ratio is 1.53. The next reporting quarter estimated mean earnings are $2.08 per share. Analyst estimates range between $1.95 and $2.25 per share.

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The current trailing twelve months (ttm) P/E ratio is 12.21 and the forward P/E ratio is 14.64. The stock has a price to book ratio (ttm) of 1.89. The price to sales ratio is 1.77.
The last fiscal year had accounts receivable to sales percentage of 0.1534% compared to the same period a year earlier of 0.1715%.
The company has rising revenue year-over-year of $2.81 billion for 2010 vs. $2.19 billion for 2009. The bottom line has rising earnings year-over-year of $425.75 million for 2010 vs. $342.63 million for 2009. The company's earnings before income and taxes are rising with an EBIT year-over-year of $717.56 million for 2010 vs. $333.97 million for 2009.

The annual growth rate of revenue is 28.22%.

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Here is a look at reported earnings (some one time items are often excluded in reported EPS) compared to the mean estimate. Dollar differences are rounded to the nearest penny and percentage differences are rounded based on rounded dollar differences.

Fiscal Quarter Ending Month-Year Estimate Actual Difference Difference %
Mar-11 2.05 1.98 -0.07 -3.39%
Dec-10 1.93 2.19 0.26 13.62%
Sep-10 1.79 2.14 0.35 19.63%
Jun-10 1.76 2.05 0.29 16.15%
Mar-10 1.56 1.76 0.2 13.16%

Entergy Corporation (ETR) is a $11.97 billion market cap company that trades an average of 1.61 million shares per day. Entergy was founded in 1989 and is based in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Industry: Electric Utilities
Recent Price: $66.62
52 Week High: $80.80
52 Week Low: $64.72
Book Value: $49.62

The company reported (basic) $1.39 per share in earnings for the quarter ending March 31, 2011. The stock trades at a Beta of 0.63. At $66.62, the price is currently below the 200 day moving average of 70.33, and below the 60 day moving average of 68.14. The Quick Ratio is 1.16. The next reporting quarter estimated mean earnings are $1.76 per share. Analyst estimates range between $1.75 and $1.76 per share.

The current trailing twelve months (ttm) P/E ratio is 9.72 and the forward P/E ratio is 10.99. The stock has a price to book ratio (ttm) of 1.44. The price to sales ratio is 1.1.
For the trailing twelve months, investors received $3.50 in dividends for a yield of 4.94%. The annual growth rate of revenue is 5.17%.

Here is a look at reported earnings (some one time items are often excluded in reported EPS) compared to the mean estimate. Dollar differences are rounded to the nearest penny and percentage differences are rounded based on rounded dollar differences.

Fiscal Quarter Ending Month-Year Estimate Actual Difference Difference %
Mar-11 1.34 1.38 0.04 2.85%
Dec-10 1.29 1.3 0.01 0.58%
Sep-10 2.75 2.76 0.01 0.25%
Jun-10 1.62 1.71 0.09 5.66%
Mar-10 1.32 1.33 0.01 0.78%

Foster Wheeler AG (FWLT) is a $3.26 billion market cap company that trades an average of 1.58 million shares per day. The company was founded in 1894 and is based in Geneva, Switzerland.
Industry: Construction Services
Recent Price: $26.66
52 Week High: $39.75
52 Week Low: $20.92
Book Value: $8.10

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The company reported (basic) $0.18 per share in earnings for the quarter ending March 31, 2011. The stock trades at a Beta of 1.95. At $26.66, the price is currently below the 200 day moving average of 32.51, and below the 60 day moving average of 30.75. The Quick Ratio is 1.64. The next reporting quarter estimated mean earnings are $0.35 per share. Analyst estimates range between $0.26 and $0.45 per share.

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The current trailing twelve months (ttm) P/E ratio is 20.49 and the forward P/E ratio is 11.86. The stock has a price to book ratio (ttm) of 4.52. The price to sales ratio is 1.08.
The last fiscal year had accounts receivable to sales percentage of 0.2064% compared to the same period a year earlier of 0.1709%.
The company has falling revenue year-over-year of $4.07 billion for 2010 vs. $5.06 billion for 2009. The bottom line has falling earnings year-over-year of $215.41 million for 2010 vs. $350.16 million for 2009. The company's earnings before income and taxes are falling with an EBIT year-over-year of $314.68 million for 2010 vs. $485.07 million for 2009.

The annual growth rate of revenue is -19.55%.

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Here is a look at reported earnings (some one time items are often excluded in reported EPS) compared to the mean estimate. Dollar differences are rounded to the nearest penny and percentage differences are rounded based on rounded dollar differences.

Fiscal Quarter Ending Month-Year Estimate Actual Difference Difference %
Mar-11 0.38 0.19 -0.19 -50.5%
Dec-10 0.46 0.31 -0.15 -32.91%
Sep-10 0.51 0.4 -0.11 -21.15%
Jun-10 0.51 0.48 -0.03 -5.47%
Mar-10 0.55 0.56 0.01 1.43%

Parker-Hannifin Corporation (PH) is a $12.74 billion market cap company that trades an average of 1.49 million shares per day. The company was founded in 1918 and is headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio.
Industry: Misc. Fabricated Products
Recent Price: $77.86
52 Week High: $99.40
52 Week Low: $58.71
Book Value: $33.80

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The company reported (basic) $1.72 per share in earnings for the quarter ending March 31, 2011. The stock trades at a Beta of 1.40. At $77.86, the price is currently below the 200 day moving average of 86.88, and below the 60 day moving average of 86.90. The Quick Ratio is 1.10. The next reporting quarter estimated mean earnings are $1.8 per share. Analyst estimates range between $1.73 and $1.88 per share.

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The current trailing twelve months (ttm) P/E ratio is 13.04 and the forward P/E ratio is 10.37. The stock has a price to book ratio (ttm) of 2.07. The price to sales ratio is 0.9.
The last fiscal year had accounts receivable to sales percentage of 0.1601% compared to the same period a year earlier of 0.1375%. For the trailing twelve months, investors received $1 in dividends for a yield of 1.88%.
The company has falling revenue year-over-year of $9.99 billion for 2010 vs. $10.31 billion for 2009. The bottom line has rising earnings year-over-year of $554.07 million for 2010 vs. $508.52 million for 2009. The company's earnings before income and taxes are rising with an EBIT year-over-year of $869.02 million for 2010 vs. $837.29 million for 2009.

The annual growth rate of revenue is -3.06%.

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Here is a look at reported earnings (some one time items are often excluded in reported EPS) compared to the mean estimate. Dollar differences are rounded to the nearest penny and percentage differences are rounded based on rounded dollar differences.

Fiscal Quarter Ending Month-Year Estimate Actual Difference Difference %
Mar-11 1.55 1.68 0.13 8.62%
Dec-10 1.30 1.39 0.09 6.63%
Sep-10 1.07 1.51 0.44 41.1%
Jun-10 1.08 1.35 0.27 24.55%
Mar-10 0.76 0.94 0.18 23.73%

SuccessFactors, Inc. (SFSF) is a $2.14 billion market cap company that trades an average of 1.47 million shares per day. The company was founded in 2001 and is headquartered in San Mateo, California.
Industry: Software & Programming
Recent Price: $26.58
52 Week High: $40.44
52 Week Low: $19.12
Book Value: $3.70

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The company reported (basic) $0.04 per share in earnings for the quarter ending March 31, 2011. The stock trades at a Beta of 1.37. At $26.58, the price is currently below the 200 day moving average of 32.00, and below the 60 day moving average of 30.98. The Quick Ratio is 1.69.

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The stock has a price to book ratio (ttm) of 7.89. The price to sales ratio is 10.4.
The last fiscal year had accounts receivable to sales percentage of 0.3906% compared to the same period a year earlier of 0.3764%.
The company has rising revenue year-over-year of $205.93 million for 2010 vs. $153.05 million for 2009. The bottom line has rising earnings year-over-year of $-12.45 million for 2010 vs. $-12.63 million for 2009. The company's earnings before income and taxes are rising with an EBIT year-over-year of $-17.58 million for 2010 vs. $-12.12 million for 2009.

The annual growth rate of revenue is 34.54%.

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Here is a look at reported earnings (some one time items are often excluded in reported EPS) compared to the mean estimate. Dollar differences are rounded to the nearest penny and percentage differences are rounded based on rounded dollar differences.

Fiscal Quarter Ending Month-Year Estimate Actual Difference Difference %
Mar-11 0.00 0.01 0.01 NA%
Dec-10 0.00 0 0 NA%
Sep-10 0.00 0.01 0.01 NA%
Jun-10 0.00 0 0 NA%
Mar-10 0.00 0.01 0.01 NA%

Meritor Inc. (MTOR) is a $1.3 billion market cap company that trades an average of 1.46 million shares per day. Meritor, Inc. was founded in 1921 and is based in Troy, Michigan. It is not everyday we see a negative book value. I had to double check the number to make sure it was correct. I am looking further into this company as a short. I will be watching to see if they beat estimates or not. If they can't beat estimates, it may be looking at single digits soon.
Industry: Auto & Truck Parts
Recent Price: $13.69
52 Week High: $22.65
52 Week Low: $12.75
Book Value: $-11.08

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The company reported (basic) $0.18 per share in earnings for the quarter ending March 31, 2011. The stock trades at a Beta of 3.44. At $13.69, the price is currently below the 200 day moving average of 17.68, and below the 60 day moving average of 15.59. The Quick Ratio is 0.96. The next reporting quarter estimated mean earnings are $0.29 per share. Analyst estimates range between $0.25 and $0.37 per share.

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The forward P/E ratio is 5.97. The price to sales ratio is 0.37.
The last fiscal year had accounts receivable to sales percentage of 0.1613% compared to the same period a year earlier of 0.2257%.
The company has rising revenue year-over-year of $3.59 billion for 2010 vs. $3.08 billion for 2009. The bottom line has rising earnings year-over-year of $12.00 million for 2010 vs. $-1,188.00 million for 2009. The company's earnings before income and taxes are rising with an EBIT year-over-year of $116.00 million for 2010 vs. $10.00 million for 2009.

The annual growth rate of revenue is 16.75%.

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Here is a look at reported earnings (some one time items are often excluded in reported EPS) compared to the mean estimate. Dollar differences are rounded to the nearest penny and percentage differences are rounded based on rounded dollar differences.

Fiscal Quarter Ending Month-Year Estimate Actual Difference Difference %
Mar-11 0.09 0.14 0.05 53.68%
Dec-10 0.01 -0.07 -0.08 NA%
Sep-10 -0.02 0.01 0.03 NA%
Jun-10 0.06 0.02 -0.04 -64.41%
Mar-10 0.02 0.18 0.16 729.49%

Vulcan Materials Company (VMC) is a $4.37 billion market cap company that trades an average of 1.38 million shares per day. Vulcan was founded in 1909 and is headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama.
Industry: Construction - Raw Materials
Recent Price: $34.07
52 Week High: $48.26
52 Week Low: $34.36
Book Value: $30.25
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The company reported (basic) $0.42 per share in earnings for the quarter ending March 31, 2011. The stock trades at a Beta of 1.29. At $34.07, the price is currently below the 200 day moving average of 41.25, and below the 60 day moving average of 38.29. The Quick Ratio is 0.8.

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The stock has a price to book ratio (ttm) of 1.43. The price to sales ratio is 2.22.
The last fiscal year had accounts receivable to sales percentage of 0.1242% compared to the same period a year earlier of 0.0996%. For the trailing twelve months, investors received $1 in dividends for a yield of 2.96%.
The company has falling revenue year-over-year of $2.56 billion for 2010 vs. $2.69 billion for 2009. The bottom line has falling earnings year-over-year of $-96.49 million for 2010 vs. $30.31 million for 2009. The company's earnings before income and taxes are falling with an EBIT year-over-year of $-14.54 million for 2010 vs. $148.45 million for 2009.

The annual growth rate of revenue is -4.89%.

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Here is a look at reported earnings (some one time items are often excluded in reported EPS) compared to the mean estimate. Dollar differences are rounded to the nearest penny and percentage differences are rounded based on rounded dollar differences.

Fiscal Quarter Ending Month-Year Estimate Actual Difference Difference %
Mar-11-0.49-0.7-0.21NA%
Dec-10-0.18-0.36-0.18NA%
Sep-100.190.08-0.11-56.92%
Jun-100.240.05-0.19-79.2%
Mar-10-0.35-0.350NA%

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Source: Companies to Consider That Are Reporting Earnings on Tuesday Part IV