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Earnings Watch For April 25 (BA, CAT, DAL, LLY, GSK, S, CROX, LVS, XLNX)

Aerospace and defense giant Boeing Co. (BA) is expected to report results for the first quarter. The company is expected to earn $0.94 per share on revenues of $18.37 billion. In the year-ago quarter, the company reported earnings of $0.78 per share on revenues of $14.91 billion. The shares closed Tuesday at $73.21. (The stock up about 2% in Q1; MA(50)- $74.29; MA(100)- $73.93; 52-wk H/L $80.65/$56.01)

Caterpillar Inc. (CAT) is due to post first-quarter results. The company is expected to record earnings of $2.13 per share compared to $1.84 per share last year, on revenues of $16.22 billion. Shares of CAT closed Tuesday's trade at $108.40. (The stock surged around 18% in Q1; MA(50)- $109.78; MA(100)- $104.85; 52-wk H/L $116.95/$67.54)

Delta Air Lines Inc. (DAL) is scheduled to report first-quarter results. The company is expected to report a loss of $0.05 per share compared to the loss of $0.38 per share last year. Also, the company is anticipated to generate revenues of $8.36 billion versus $7.75 billion in the prior-year quarter. The company's shares closed Tuesday's session at $10.48. (The stock gained nearly 23% in Q1; MA(50)- $9.98; MA(100)- $9.54; 52-wk H/L $11.60/$6.41)

Eli Lilly & Co. (LLY) is slated to report results for the first quarter. The drug maker is expected to report a profit of $0.78 per share versus $1.24 per share last year, with revenues estimated at $5.36 billion. The stock closed Tuesday at $39.96. (The stock dropped about 2% in Q1; MA(50)- $39.62; MA(100)- $39.77; 52-wk H/L $42.03/$33.75)

British healthcare and drug company GlaxoSmithKline Plc (GSK) is expected to post first-quarter results. The company is expected to report earnings of $0.91 per share on revenues of $10.88 billion. A year earlier, earnings and revenue were $0.95 per share and $10.54 billion respectively. The stock closed Tuesday's regular trading at $47.21. (The stock stood almost flat in Q1; MA(50)- $45.22; MA(100)- $45.09; 52-wk H/L $47.48/$38.76)

Sprint Nextel Corp. (S) will report first-quarter results today. The telecom services provider is expected to post a loss of $0.41 per share versus loss of $0.15 per share reported a year earlier, while quarterly revenues are anticipated to rise to $8.71 billion from last year's $8.31 billion. The company's shares closed Tuesday's session at $2.47. (The stock gained nearly 22% in Q1; MA(50)- $2.61; MA(100)- $2.47; 52-wk H/L $6.45/$2.10)

Crocs, Inc. (CROX) is scheduled to report results for the first quarter. The company is expected to post earnings of $0.26 per share, up from $0.24 per share reported a year earlier, on revenues of $266.74 million. The shares closed Tuesday at $21.49. (The stock surged about 42% in Q1; MA(50)- $20.33; MA(100)- $18.71; 52-wk H/L $32.47/$14.20)

Las Vegas Sands Corp. (LVS) is slated to report results for the first quarter. The company is expected to report a profit of $0.60 per share on revenues of $2.62 billion. In the previous year, the company earned $0.37 per share on revenues of $2.11 billion. LVS closed Tuesday at $56.40. (The stock up about 35% in Q1; MA(50)- $56.49; MA(100)- $51.16; 52-wk H/L $62.09/$36.08)

Xilinx Inc. (XLNX) is due to post fourth-quarter results. The company is expected to record earnings of $0.41 per share compared to $0.59 per share last year, on revenues of $531.59 million. Shares of the programmable logic device maker closed Tuesday's trade at $33.53. (The stock rose almost 14% in Q4; MA(50)- $36.16; MA(100)- $34.94; 52-wk H/L $37.74/$26.55)

Additionally, AutoNation Inc. (AN), Avery Dennison Corp. (AVY), CNH Global NV (CNH), Corning Inc. (GLW), General Dynamics Corp. (GD), Harley-Davidson, Inc. (HOG), Host Hotels & Resorts Inc. (HST), Motorola Solutions, Inc. (MSI), Nasdaq OMX Group Inc. (NDAQ), Northrop Grumman Corp. (NOC), Rockwell Automation Inc. (ROK), Tupperware Brands Corp. (TUP), US Airways Group, Inc. (LCC), WellPoint Inc. (WLP), Akamai Technologies, Inc. (AKAM), Cheesecake Factory Inc. (CAKE), Cliffs Natural Resources Inc. (CLF), Emulex Corp. (ELX), Equity Residential (EQR), Everest Re Group Ltd. (RE), Fidelity National Financial, Inc. (FNF), Intersil Corp. (ISIL), Knight Transportation Inc. (KNX), LSI Corp. (LSI), Netgear Inc. (NTGR), RailAmerica, Inc. (RA), Terex Corp. (TEX), TriQuint Semiconductor, Inc. (TQNT), Waste Connections Inc. (WCN) and Williams Companies, Inc. (WMB) will post their results today.

by RTT Staff Writer

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