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Earnings Watch For Feb 4 (CLX, HUM, BIDU, APC, GILD, YUM)

Clorox Co. (CLX: Quote) will report its second quarter results before the markets open. The earnings of the company are expected to grow to $0.81 per share from $0.79 per share reported a year earlier, while quarterly revenues are anticipated to rise to $1.27 billion from last year's $1.22 billion. The company's shares closed Friday's session at $79.16. (52-wk H/L $79.48/$66.72)

Humana Inc. (HUM: Quote) is expected to report results for the fourth quarter. The Louisville, Kentucky-based company's earnings are expected to decline to $1.07 per share from the prior year's $1.20 per share. Quarterly revenues are anticipated at $9.73 billion, up from $9.06 billion last year. Shares of HUM closed Friday at $75.35. ( 52-wk H/L $93.36/$59.92)

Chinese search engine giant Baidu, Inc. (BIDU: Quote) is expected to report results for the fourth quarter after the market closes. The company is expected to earn $1.29 per share on revenues of $1.01 billion. In the year-ago quarter, the company reported earnings of $0.92 per share on revenues of $703.78 million. The shares closed Friday at $108.61. (52-wk H/L $154.15/$85.96)

Anadarko Petroleum Corp. (APC: Quote) is due to post fourth quarter results after the close of trading. The company is expected to earn $0.72 per share compared to $0.85 per share last year, on revenues of $3.38 billion. Shares of APC closed Friday's trade at $81.18. (52-wk H/L $88.70/$56.42)

Gilead Sciences Inc. (GILD: Quote) is scheduled to report fourth quarter results. The Foster City, California-based company is expected to earn $0.48 per share, a slight decrease from the prior year's $0.49 per share. Revenues are anticipated to rise to $2.43 billion from $2.20 billion reported a year ago. The stock closed Friday at $40.56. (52-wk H/L $41.14/$21.91)

Louisville, Kentucky-based Yum! Brands, Inc. (YUM: Quote) is slated to report fourth quarter results. Quarterly earnings are expected to rise to $0.82 per share from $0.75 per share in the prior year. Additionally, the restaurant chains operator is anticipated to record revenues of $4.12 billion, a marginal increase from $4.11 billion reported a year earlier. YUM closed Friday's regular trading session at $65.93. (52-wk H/L $74.75/$61.05)

Gannett Co., Inc. (GCI: Quote), HCA Holdings, Inc. (HCA: Quote), Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (RCL: Quote), Simon Property Group Inc. (SPG: Quote), Sysco Corporation (SYY: Quote), Edwards Lifesciences Corp. (EW: Quote), General Growth Properties Inc. (GGP: Quote), The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc. (HIG: Quote), Hologic Inc. (HOLX: Quote), Leggett & Platt, Incorporated (LEG: Quote),MDU Resources Group Inc. (MDU: Quote) and Post Properties Inc. (PPS: Quote) are also scheduled to report their results today.

by RTT Staff Writer

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