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Altera Corporation (ALTR) is due to report earnings after the closing bell on Tuesday, September 6, 2011.

Overview
ALTR trades an average of 5.7 million shares per day. The company was founded in 1983 and is headquartered in San Jose, California.

52-Week High: $49.59
52-Week Low: $25.76
Book Value: $8.82
Float Short: 3.46%

On average, 22 analysts are expecting a drop of $-0.01 in earnings per share compared to last quarter's results of $0.65. The estimated mean earnings are $0.64 per share. Analyst estimates range between $0.63 and $0.65 per share.

In the last month, the stock has decreased in price -4.31 %, with a one year change of 40.34%.
Comparing to the S&P 500 price changes, the price performances are -4.65% vs. the S&P 500 from a month ago, and year-to-date difference is 5.44% vs. the S&P 500 price change.

Investors have been rewarded with an increase of year-over-year revenue. Revenue reported was $1.95 billion for 2010 vs. $1.20 billion for 2009. The bottom line has rising earnings year-over-year of $782.88 million for 2010 vs. $251.06 million for 2009. The company's earnings before income and taxes are rising with an EBIT year-over-year of $861.50 million for 2010 vs. $292.77 million for 2009.

Annually, revenue is growing at a rate of 62.5%.

Gross reported revenue compared to the mean estimate (rounded)

Fiscal Quarter Ending Month-Year Revenue Estimates Actual $ Difference Difference %
Jun-11 $ 548.77 M $ 548.38 M $ -0.39 M -0.07%
Mar-11 $ 536.48 M $ 535.81 M $ -0.67 M -0.12%
Dec-10 $ 547.63 M $ 555.38 M $ 7.75 M 1.42%
Sep-10 $ 525.98 M $ 527.45 M $ 1.47 M 0.28%
Jun-10 $ 446.61 M $ 469.30 M $ 22.69 M 5.08%

M = millions, B = billions
Differences are rounded.
Some one-time items are often excluded in reported EPS.




Reported earnings per share compared to the mean estimate. Differences are rounded.

FuelCell Energy, Inc. (FCEL) is due to report earnings after the closing bell on Tuesday, September 6, 2011.

Overview
FCEL trades an average of 1.6 million shares per day. The company was founded in 1969 and is headquartered in Danbury, Connecticut.

52-Week High: $2.41
52-Week Low: $0.98
Book Value: $-0.07
Float Short: 7.88%

Investors will be looking to top $-0.09 per share, based on the estimated mean earnings.

Looking at the price movement over the last month, the stock has fallen in price -5.17 %, with a one year change of -5.17%. Comparing to the S&P 500 price changes, the price performances are -5.51% vs. the S&P 500 from a month ago, and year-to-date difference is -50.28% vs. the S&P 500 price change.

For the same fiscal period year-over-year, revenue has declined to $69.78 million for 2010 vs. $88.02 million for 2009. The bottom line has rising earnings year-over-year of $-55.66 million for 2010 vs. $-68.67 million for 2009. The company's earnings before income and taxes are rising with an EBIT year-over-year of $-54.37 million for 2010 vs. $-66.37 million for 2009.

Gross reported revenue compared to the mean estimate (rounded)

Fiscal Quarter Ending Month-Year Revenue Estimates Actual $ Difference Difference %
Apr-11 $ 27.92 M $ 28.61 M $ 0.69 M 2.47%
Jan-11 $ 21.66 M $ 28.08 M $ 6.42 M 29.64%
Oct-10 $ 20.29 M $ 19.70 M $ -0.59 M -2.91%
Jul-10 $ 18.79 M $ 18.87 M $ 0.08 M 0.43%
Apr-10 $ 21.85 M $ 16.59 M $ -5.26 M -24.07%

M = millions, B = billions

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Source: Earnings Preview: Altera And FuelCell Energy Report Quarterly Results Tuesday