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Earnings Watch For March 28 (FDO, MOS, PAYX, RHT)

Family Dollar Stores, Inc. (FDO: Quote) will post its quarterly results before the market opens today. For the second quarter, the retail discounter is expected to report earnings of $1.13 per share versus $0.98 per share a year ago, on revenues of $2.46 billion. FDO closed Tuesday at $58.24. (The stock up about 14% in Q2; MA(50)- $56.11; MA(100)- $56.71; 52-wk H/L $60.53/$44.42)

Fertilizer giant Mosaic Co. (MOS: Quote) is due to report third-quarter results after the market closes. The company is anticipated to record revenues of $2.54 billion. On Tuesday, the shares closed trade at $58.58. (The stock rose almost 3% in Q3; MA(50)- $56.42; MA(100)- $54.55; 52-wk H/L $83.41/$44.86)

Payroll processor Paychex, Inc. (PAYX: Quote) is scheduled to report results for the third quarter after the market closes. Quarterly earnings are expected to rise to $0.37 per share from $0.36 per share posted a year ago, with revenues estimated at $568.86 million. The stock closed Tuesday at $32.10. (The stock gained nearly 15% in Q3; MA(50)- $31.67; MA(100)- $30.57; 52-wk H/L $33.71/$25.12)

Red Hat, Inc. (RHT: Quote) is slated to report results for the fourth quarter. The company is expected to earn $0.27 per share on revenues of $291.22 million. Earnings and revenue for the year-ago quarter were $0.26 per share and $244.80 million respectively. RHT closed Tuesday's session at $51.90. (The stock dropped around 2% in Q4; MA(50)- $49.01 MA(100)- $47.80; 52-wk H/L $54.01/$31.77)

Commercial Metals Co. (CMC: Quote), Jos. A. Bank Clothiers, Inc. (JOSB: Quote), Progress Software Corp. (PRGS: Quote), H. B. Fuller Co. (FUL: Quote) and Resources Connection, Inc. (RECN: Quote) are also expected to report their results today.

by RTT Staff Writer

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