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Earnings Watch For Feb 27 (DLTR, TGT, TJX, CECO, GRPN, JCP, LTD)

Discount stores operator Dollar Tree, Inc. (DLTR: Quote) is expected to report results for the fourth quarter before the market opens. The company is expected expected to post earnings of $0.99 per share, higher than the year-ago quarter's $0.80 per share. Also, the company is anticipated to generate revenues of $2.23 billion compared to $1.95 billion in the prior-year quarter. The shares closed Tuesday at $41.08. (52-wk H/L $56.82/$37.12)

Minneapolis, Minnesota-based Target Corp. (TGT: Quote) is due to post its fourth quarter results. The discount-store operator is expected to record earnings of $1.48 per share compared to $1.43 per share last year. Revenues are projected to rise to $22.69 billion from the prior year's $21.29 billion. Shares of TGT closed Tuesday's trade at $64.05. (52-wk H/L $65.80/$54.68)

TJX Companies, Inc. (TJX: Quote) is scheduled to report results for the fourth quarter before the opening bell. The off-price apparel and home fashions retailer's earnings are expected to rise to $0.81 per share from $0.62 per share in the previous year. Further, the company is anticipated to record revenues of $7.67 billion, an increase from last year's $6.71 billion. The company's shares closed Tuesday's regular trading at $43.67. (52-wk H/L $46.67/$36.50)

Career Education Corp (CECO: Quote) will report its fourth quarter results. The company is expected to report a loss of $0.33 per share compared to a profit of $0.31 per share last year, while revenues are expected to decline to $340.64 million from $439.52 million recorded in the prior year. The company's shares closed Tuesday's session at $3.63. (52-wk H/L $9.13/$2.51)

Groupon, Inc. (GRPN: Quote) is scheduled to post fourth-quarter results after the close of trading. The company is expected to earn $0.03 per share, compared to a loss of $0.02 per share reported a year ago. Also, the company is anticipated to generate revenues of $638.41 million, higher than the prior year's $506.48 million. GRPN closed Tuesday's session at $5.55. (52-wk H/L $20.18/$2.60)

Department store chain J. C. Penney Co., Inc. (JCP: Quote) is expected to report results for the fourth quarter. The company is expected to report a loss of $0.18 per share on revenues of $4.08 billion, while in the year-ago quarter, earnings and revenue were $0.74 per share and $5.42 billion, respectively. The shares closed Tuesday at $21.02. (52-wk H/L $40.77/$15.69)

Women's apparel and personal care products retailer Limited Brands Inc. (LTD: Quote) will report its quarterly results today. The earnings for the fourth quarter are expected to be $1.74 per share, up from the prior year's $1.50 per share. The Columbus, Ohio-based company company is expected to report revenue of $3.77 billion, higher than the $3.52 billion recorded in the year-ago quarter. On the NYSE, the shares closed Tuesday at $43.63. (52-wk H/L $52.50/$40.32)

CenterPoint Energy, Inc. (CNP: Quote), Cincinnati Bell Inc. (CBB: Quote), LTX-Credence Corp (LTXC: Quote), Chicago Bridge & Iron Company N.V. (CBI: Quote), DryShips, Inc. (DRYS: Quote), MBIA Inc. (MBI: Quote), Monster Beverage Corp (MNST: Quote), Mylan, Inc. (MYL: Quote) and Pall Corp (PLL: Quote) are also due to report their results today.

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