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FedEx Corporation (NYSE:FDX) is due to report earnings before the opening bell on December 15, 2011. Below you can see the results of FDX over the last few earnings periods.

FDX trades an average of 2.1 million shares per day.

52 Week High: $98.66

52 Week Low: $64.07

Book Value: $49.57

Float Short: 1.73%

Analysts are expecting an improvement of $0.06 in earnings per share compared to last quarter's results of $1.46. The reporting quarter's estimated mean earnings are $1.52 per share. Analyst estimates range between $1.42 and $1.66 per share.

I like FedEx and while the chart shows the stock trading below the 200 day moving average, the shorter term averages like the 60 day are moving higher. My good friend and fellow contributor Rocco Pendola recently wrote a good article about FedEx as well.

For the same fiscal period year-over-year, revenue has improved to $39.30 billion for 2011 vs. $34.73 billion for 2010. The bottom line has rising earnings year-over-year of $1.45 billion for 2011 vs. $1.18 billion for 2010. The company's earnings before interest and taxes are rising with an EBIT year-over-year of $2.38 billion for 2011 vs. $2.00 billion for 2010.Rising revenue along with rising earnings is a very good sign and what we want to see with our companies. Be sure to check the margins to make sure that the bottom line is keeping up with the top line.

Here is a look at the fiscal year revenue.

paid2trade.com revenue gross bar chart for FDX

Gross reported revenue compared to the mean estimate (rounded).

Fiscal Quarter Ending Month-Year Revenue Estimates Actual $ Difference Difference %
Aug-11 $ 10.32 B $ 10.52 B $ 200.20 M 1.94%
May-11 $ 10.42 B $ 10.55 B $ 132.50 M 1.27%
Feb-11 $ 9.62 B $ 9.66 B $ 41.24 M 0.43%
Nov-10 $ 9.75 B $ 9.63 B $ -118.86 M -1.22%
Aug-10 $ 9.44 B $ 9.46 B $ 13.36 M 0.14%

M = millions, B = billions

Differences are rounded. (Some one-time items are often excluded in reported EPS.)

paid2trade.com Quarterly Estimates And Actual EPS results FDX

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

The total short interest number of shares for FDX.

paid2trade.com short interest tool. The total short interest number of shares for FDX

The number of days to cover short interest based on average daily trading volume for FDX.

paid2trade.com number of days to cover short interest based on average daily trading volume for FDX

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Source: Earnings Preview: FedEx Reports Results Thursday