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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 ten stocks that are releasing earnings results next week. Use this list as a potential starting point for your analysis.

Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (TTWO): May 22, 2012

Take-Two Interactive Software publishes, develops, and distributes interactive entertainment software, hardware, and accessories worldwide.

Take-Two Interactive Software has a market cap of $1.146 billion and will report its fourth quarter earnings results on May 22, 2012, after market close. The fourth quarter revenues are expected to be $140.57 million when compared to $182.26 million for the same quarter last year. Earnings per share for the fourth quarter are expected to be loss of 54 cents a share, down from loss of 18 cents a share in the year-ago period. Take-Two Interactive Software is currently trading around $12.79 with a 52 week range of $10.63 to $17.58. The stock has -5.76% price performance for the year 2012.

Big Lots, Inc. (NYSE:BIG): May 23, 2012

Big Lots, Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates as a broadline closeout retailer in the United States and Canada.

Big Lots has a market cap of $2.380 billion and will report its first quarter earnings results on May 23, 2012, before market open. The first quarter revenues are expected to be $1.30 billion when compared to $1.23 billion for the same quarter last year. Earnings per share for the first quarter are expected to be 69 cents a share, down from 70 cents a share in the year-ago period. Big Lots is currently trading around $36.2 with a 52 week range of $28.89 to $47.22. The stock has -4.16% price performance for the year 2012.

Toll Brothers, Inc. (NYSE:TOL): May 23, 2012

Toll Brothers, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, designs, builds, markets, and arranges finance for single-family detached and attached homes in luxury residential communities.

Toll Brothers has a market cap of $4.522 billion and will report its second quarter earnings results on May 23, 2012, before market open. The second quarter revenues are expected to be $379.29 million when compared to $319.68 million for the same quarter last year. Earnings per share for the second quarter are expected to be 4 cents a share, up from loss of 12 cents a share in the year-ago period. Toll Brothers is currently trading around $27.12 with a 52 week range of $13.16 to $27.74. The stock has 32.96% price performance for the year 2012.

American Eagle Outfitters (NYSE:AEO): May 23, 2012

American Eagle Outfitters, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as an apparel and accessories retailer in the United States and Canada.

American Eagle Outfitters has a market cap of $3.821 billion and will report its first quarter earnings results on May 23, 2012, before market open. The first quarter revenues are expected to be $718.97 million when compared to $609.56 million for the same quarter last year. Earnings per share for the first quarter are expected to be 20 cents a share, up from 14 cents a share in the year-ago period. American Eagle Outfitters is currently trading around $19.64 with a 52 week range of $10.00 to $21.13. The stock has 28.45% price performance for the year 2012.

Hewlett-Packard Company (NYSE:HPQ): May 23, 2012

Hewlett-Packard Company and its subsidiaries provide products, technologies, software, solutions, and services to individual consumers and small-and medium-sized businesses (SMBs), as well as to the government, health, and education sectors worldwide.

HP has a market cap of $45.637 billion and will report its second quarter earnings results on May 23, 2012, after market close. The second quarter revenues are expected to be $29.93 billion when compared to $31.63 billion for the same quarter last year. Earnings per share for the second quarter are expected to be 91 cents a share, down from $1.24 a share in the year-ago period. HP is currently trading around $23.08 with a 52 week range of $21.50 to $40.86. The stock has -10.56% price performance for the year 2012.

NetApp Inc. (NASDAQ:NTAP): May 23, 2012

NetApp, Inc. engages in the design, manufacturing, marketing, and technical support of networked storage solutions. It supplies enterprise storage and data management software, and hardware products and services.

NetApp has a market cap of $13.060 billion and will report its fourth quarter earnings results on May 23, 2012, after market close. The fourth quarter revenues are expected to be $1.69 billion when compared to $1.43 billion for the same quarter last year. Earnings per share for the fourth quarter are expected to be 63 cents a share, up from 59 cents a share in the year-ago period. NetApp is currently trading around $35.98 with a 52 week range of $33.00 to $56.49. The stock has -0.75% price performance for the year 2012.

Pandora Media Inc (NYSE:P): May 23, 2012

Pandora Media provides Internet radio services in the United States. The company allows listeners to create up to 100 personalized stations to access unlimited hours of free music and comedy, as well as offers a paid subscription service to listeners.

Pandora has a market cap of $1.58 billion and will report its first quarter earnings results on May 23, 2012, after market close. The first quarter revenues are expected to be $74.29 million and earnings per share are expected to be a loss of 17 cents a share. Pandora is currently trading around $9.45 with a 52 week range of $7.83 to $26.00. The stock has -5.29% price performance for the year 2012.

Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST): May 24, 2012

Costco Wholesale Corporation operates membership warehouses that offer a selection of branded and private label products in a range of merchandise categories in no-frills, self-service warehouse facilities.

Costco has a market cap of $36.593 billion and will report its third quarter earnings results on May 24, 2012, before market open. The third quarter revenues are expected to be $22.14 billion when compared to $20.62 billion for the same quarter last year. Earnings per share for the third quarter are expected to be 87 cents a share, up from 73 cents a share in the year-ago period. Costco is currently trading around $84.32 with a 52 week range of $70.22 to $92.10. The stock has 1.14% price performance for the year 2012.

Tiffany & Co. (NYSE:TIF): May 24, 2012

Tiffany & Co., through its subsidiaries, engages in the design, manufacture, and retail of fine jewelry worldwide.

Tiffany & Co has a market cap of $7.811 billion and will report its first quarter earnings results on May 24, 2012, before market open. The first quarter revenues are expected to be $818.10 million when compared to $761.02 million for the same quarter last year. Earnings per share for the first quarter are expected to be 70 cents a share, up from 67 cents a share in the year-ago period. Tiffany & Co is currently trading around $61.81 with a 52 week range of $56.21 to $84.49. The stock has -7.03% price performance for the year 2012.

VeriFone Systems Inc (NYSE:PAY): May 24, 2012

Verifone Systems, Inc. designs, markets, and services electronic payment solutions in North America and internationally.

VeriFone has a market cap of $4.80 billion and will report its second quarter earnings results on May 24, 2012, after market close. The second quarter revenues are expected to be $471.51 million when compared to $292.78 million for the same quarter last year. Earnings per share for the second quarter are expected to be 61 cents a share, up from 46 cents a share in the year-ago period. VeriFone is currently trading around $45.18 with a 52 week range of $30.25 to $55.89. The stock has 26.72% price performance for the year 2012.

Sources: Some of the data is taken from Google Finance, Yahoo Finance, Fidelity 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 Ahead of Earnings (May 22-24, 2012)