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This is the final part of my series of articles on notable earnings reports for next week. In this article I cover the last set of eight stocks that are releasing earnings results next week. Use this list as a potential starting point for your analysis.

Applied Materials (NASDAQ:AMAT): May 17, 2012

Applied Materials provides manufacturing equipment, services and software to the global semiconductor, flat panel display, solar photovoltaic (PV) and related industries. Applied Materials' customers include manufacturers of semiconductor wafers and chips, flat panel liquid crystal displays, solar PV cells and modules, and other electronic devices.

Applied Materials has a market cap of $14.564 billion and will report its second-quarter earnings results on May 17, 2012, after market close. The second-quarter revenues are expected to be $2.39 billion when compared to $2.86 billion for the same quarter last year. Earnings per share for the second quarter are expected to be 24 cents a share, down from 38 cents a share in the year-ago period. Applied Materials is currently trading around $11.28 with a 52-week range of $9.70 to $15.44. The stock has 5.32% price performance for the year 2012.

Autodesk (NASDAQ:ADSK): May 17, 2012

Autodesk is designs software and services company, offering customers business solutions through technology products and services. The company operates in four operating segments: Platform Solutions and Emerging Business, Architecture, Engineering and Construction, Manufacturing and Media and Entertainment.

Autodesk has a market cap of $8.66 billion and will report its first-quarter earnings results on May 17, 2012, after market close. The first-quarter revenues are expected to be $586.18 million when compared to $528.30 million for the same quarter last year. Earnings per share for the first quarter are expected to be 47 cents a share, up from 40 cents a share in the year-ago period. Autodesk is currently trading around $37.46 with a 52-week range of $22.99 to $46.15. The stock has 23.51% price performance for the year 2012.

Gap (NYSE:GPS): May 17, 2012

Gap is a global specialty apparel company. The company offers apparel, accessories, and personal care products for men, women, children, and babies under the Gap, Old Navy, Banana Republic, Piperlime, and Athleta brands.

Gap has a market cap of $13.82 billion and will report its first-quarter earnings results on May 17, 2012, after market close. The first-quarter revenues are expected to be $3.46 billion when compared to $3.30 billion for the same quarter last year. Earnings per share for the first quarter are expected to be 44 cents a share, up from 40 cents a share in the year-ago period. Gap is currently trading around $28.20 with a 52-week range of $15.08 to $29.23. The stock has 52.02% price performance for the year 2012.

Intuit (NASDAQ:INTU): May 17, 2012

Intuit is a provider of business and financial management solutions for small and medium-sized businesses, consumers, accounting professionals and financial institutions. The company's products and services, including QuickBooks, Quicken and TurboTax, simplify small business management and payroll processing, personal finance, tax preparation and filing and personal finance.

Intuit has a market cap of $16.780 billion and will report its third-quarter earnings results on May 17, 2012, after market close. The third-quarter revenues are expected to be $1.96 billion when compared to $1.85 billion for the same quarter last year. Earnings per share for the third quarter are expected to be $2.48 a share, up from $2.33 a share in the year-ago period. Intuit is currently trading around $56.90 with a 52-week range of $39.87 to $62.33. The stock has 8.2% price performance for the year 2012.

Aeropostale (NYSE:ARO): May 17, 2012

Aeropostale is a mall-based specialty retailer of casual apparel and accessories, principally targeting 14-to-17-year-old women and men through its Aeropostale stores and four-to-12-year-old kids through its P.S. from Aeropostale stores.

Aeropostale has a market cap of $1.732 billion and will report its first-quarter earnings results on May 17, 2012, after market close. The first-quarter revenues are expected to be $482.21 million when compared to $469.18 million for the same quarter last year. Earnings per share for the first quarter are expected to be 12 cents a share, down from 20 cents a share in the year-ago period. Aeropostale is currently trading around $21.39 with a 52-week range of $9.16 to $23.05. The stock has 40.26% price performance for the year 2012.

Brocade Communications Systems (NASDAQ:BRCD): May 17, 2012

Brocade is a supplier of networking equipment, including end-to-end Internet protocol-based ethernet networking solutions and storage area networking solutions for businesses and organizations of all types and sizes, including global enterprises, and service providers, such as telecommunication firms, cable operators and mobile carriers.

Brocade has a market cap of $2.379 billion and will report its second-quarter earnings results on May 17, 2012, after market close. The second-quarter revenues are expected to be $541.46 million when compared to $549.90 million for the same quarter last year. Earnings per share for the second quarter are expected to be 12 cents a share, down from 13 cents a share in the year-ago period. Brocade is currently trading around $5.18 with a 52-week range of $3.18 to $7.30. The stock has -0.19% price performance for the year 2012.

Salesforce.com (NYSE:CRM): May 17, 2012

Salesforce.com is a provider of enterprise cloud computing applications. The company provides a customer and collaboration relationship management , service to businesses of all sizes and industries worldwide and provides a technology platform for customers and developers to build and run business applications.

Salesforce.com has a market cap of $20.910 billion and will report its first-quarter earnings results on May 17, 2012, after market close. The first-quarter revenues are expected to be $678.05 million when compared to $504.36 million for the same quarter last year. Earnings per share for the first quarter are expected to be 34 cents a share, up from 28 cents a share in the year-ago period. Salesforce.com is currently trading around $152.59 with a 52-week range of $94.09 to $164.75. The stock has 50.39% price performance for the year 2012.

Foot Locker (NYSE:FL): May 18, 2012

Foot Locker is a global retailer of athletic shoes and apparel, operating 3,369 primarily mall-based stores in the U.S., Canada, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand as of Jan. 28, 2012. The company operates in two segments: Athletic Stores and Direct-to-Customers.

Foot Locker has a market cap of $4.662 billion and will report its first-quarter earnings results on May 18, 2012, before market open. The first-quarter revenues are expected to be $1.55 billion when compared to $1.45 billion for the same quarter last year. Earnings per share for the first quarter are expected to be 74 cents a share, up from 60 cents a share in the year-ago period. Foot Locker is currently trading around $30.69 with a 52-week range of $16.66 to $32.27. The stock has 28.73% price performance for the year 2012.

Sources: Some of the data is taken from Google Finance, Yahoo Finance and investor sites.

Disclaimer: I am not a registered investment advisor and do not provide specific investment advice. The information contained herein is for informational purposes only. Nothing in this article should be taken as a solicitation to purchase or sell securities. Before buying or selling any stock you should do your own research and reach your own conclusion. It is up to investors to make the correct decision after necessary research.

Source: Notable Stocks To Watch For Next Week Ahead Of Earnings, Part 3