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Earnings Watch For Jan 31 (CL, UPS, VIAB, WHR, WYNN)

Colgate-Palmolive Co. (CL: Quote) is expected to post fourth quarter results before the markets open. The New York-based consumer goods giant is expected to earn $1.40 per share, higher than $1.30 per share reported a year ago. Revenues are estimated at $4.31 billion, up from the prior year's $4.17 billion. The company's shares closed Wednesday's regular trading at $110.85. (52-wk H/L $111.37/$90.78)

Atlanta, Georgia-based United Parcel Service, Inc. (UPS: Quote) will report its fourth quarter results today. Earnings of the world's largest package delivery company are expected to increase to $1.38 per share from $1.28 per share reported a year earlier, while quarterly revenues are anticipated to rise to $14.43 billion from last year's $14.17 billion. The stock closed Wednesday at $81.23. (52-wk H/L $82.76/$69.56)

Media conglomerate Viacom, Inc. (VIAB: Quote) is scheduled to report first quarter results. Earnings for the quarter are expected to decline to $0.90 per share from $1.06 per share in the previous year. The New York-based company is anticipated to record revenues of $3.48 billion, a decline from last year's $3.95 billion. Shares of VIAB closed Wednesday's trade at $59.33. (52-wk H/L $59.56/$44.85)

Home appliances maker Whirlpool Corp. (WHR: Quote) is slated to report results for the fourth quarter. The company is expected to post earnings of $2.23 per share, an increase from $1.73 per share reported a year ago, on revenues of $4.88 billion. The company's shares closed Wednesday's session at $108.72. (52-wk H/L $111.58/$54.08)

Wynn Resorts Ltd. (WYNN: Quote) will report its third-quarter results after the markets close. Earnings for the quarter are expected to fall to $1.25 per share from $1.55 per share reported a year ago, with revenues estimated at $1.27 billion. The stock closed Wednesday at $123.49. (52-wk H/L $138.28/$90.11)

Bebe Stores Inc. (BEBE: Quote), Brooks Automation Inc. (BRKS: Quote), The Chubb Corporation (CB: Quote), Consolidated Edison Inc. (ED: Quote), Ctrip.com (CTRP: Quote), Eastman Chemical (EMN: Quote), Emulex Corp. (ELX: Quote), Manitowoc Company Inc. (MTW: Quote), NetSuite, Inc.(N: Quote) , PMC-Sierra Inc. (PMCS: Quote), Principal Financial Group Inc. (PFG: Quote), Reinsurance Group of America Inc. (RGA: Quote), Tellabs Inc. (TLAB: Quote), Aetna Inc. (AET: Quote), Alliance Data Systems Corporation (ADS: Quote), Altria Group Inc. (MO: Quote), AutoNation Inc. (AN: Quote), Corinthian Colleges Inc. (COCO: Quote), The Hershey Company (HSY: Quote), MGIC Investment Corp. (MTG: Quote), Nasdaq OMX Group Inc. (NDAQ: Quote), Pitney Bowes Inc. (PBI: Quote), PulteGroup, Inc. (PHM: Quote), Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (RCL: Quote), Time Warner Cable Inc. (TWC: Quote), Under Armour, Inc. (UA: Quote)are also scheduled to report their results.

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