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Earnings Watch For August 1 (CAH, PG, KRFT, COP, XOM, LNKD)

Consumer goods giant Procter & Gamble Co. (PG: Quote) is expected to report fourth quarter results. The Cincinnati, Ohio-based company is expected to post earnings of $0.77 per share, a decline from year-ago quarter's $0.82 per share. However, revenues are anticipated at $20.55 billion, up from $20.21 billion generated a year ago. Shares of PG closed Wednesday's trade at $80.30. (52-wk H/L $82.54/$63.24)

Integrated oil company ConocoPhillips (COP: Quote) is due to post its second-quarter results. The Houston, Texas-based company is expected to earn $1.29 per share, higher than the $1.22 per share a year ago, whereas revenues estimated at $12.75 billion, lower than the prior year's $13.99 billion. The company's shares closed Wednesday's regular trading at $64.86. (52-wk H/L $66.25/$53.95)

Irving, Texas-based Exxon Mobil Corp. (XOM: Quote) is also scheduled to report second quarter results before the opening of the market. The Oil and natural gas giant is expected to earn $1.90 per share, up from $1.80 per share reported last year while revenues are projected to be down at $105.54 billion, versus $127.36 billion last year. The shares of Exxon Mobil closed Wednesday's trade at $93.75. (52-wk H/L $95.49/$84.70)

Packaged food company Kraft Foods Group, Inc. (KRFT) is scheduled to report second quarter results. The earnings for the quarter are expected to be $0.66 per share on revenues of $4.81 billion. The company's shares closed Wednesday's session at $56.58. (52-wk H/L $58.76/$42.00)

Mountain View, California-based LinkedIn Corp. (LNKD: Quote) is due to report its second quarter results after the close of trading. The earnings of the professional networking giant company are expected to grow to $0.31 per share from $0.16 per share reported in the previous year, while revenues are estimated at $353.85 million, higher than $228.21 million in the prior year. The stock closed Wednesday at $203.79. (52-wk H/L $203.39/$91.67)

Cardinal Health, Inc. (CAH: Quote) is slated to report results for the fourth quarter. The healthcare services provider is expected to report a profit of $0.77 per share, an increase from $0.73 per share a year ago. Besides, revenues are estimated to decline to $24.56 billion from $26.76 billion in the previous year. The stock closed Wednesday at $50.09. (52-wk H/L $51.09/$36.91)

Automatic Data Processing, Inc. (ADP), Avon Products Inc. (AVP), Barrick Gold Corp. (ABX), Beazer Homes USA Inc. (BZH), Chesapeake Energy Corp (CHK: Quote), Cigna Corp. (CI), The Clorox Co. (CLX: Quote), CME Group Inc. (CME), Fluor Corp (FLR), Kellogg Co. (K: Quote), Mylan, Inc. (MYL), The New York Times Co. (NYT: Quote), Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd (TEVA: Quote), Time Warner Cable Inc. (TWC: Quote), Activision Blizzard, Inc. (ATVI), Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings Inc. (CCO), Consolidated Edison Inc. (ED), Liberty Global plc (LBTYA), Public Storage (PSA: Quote), Sierra Wireless Inc. (SWIR), Spansion Inc. (CODE), Tellabs Inc. (TLAB), ValueClick, Inc. (VCLK) and ViaSat Inc. (VSAT: Quote) are also scheduled to report their results.

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