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Earnings Watch For July 30 (SYMC, TTWO, JBLU, MRK, WU)

Security software maker Symantec Corp. (SYMC) is due to post its first-quarter results. The Mountain View, California-based company is expected to earn $0.36 per share, down from the $0.43 per share last year. Quarterly revenues are anticipated to decrease to $1.64 billion from the prior year's $1.67 billion. The company's shares closed Monday's regular trading at $24.07. (52-wk H/L $25.26/$15.49)

Video-game publisher Take-Two Interactive Software Inc. (TTWO) is scheduled to post its first quarter results after the market closes. The company is expected to report a loss of $0.57 per share, narrower than the $1.16 per share reported a year earlier, whereas revenues are anticipated at $124.68 million, down from $226.14 million last year. Shares of TTWO closed Monday's trade at $16.97. (52-wk H/L $17.54/$7.37)

JetBlue Airways Corp. (JBLU) is expected to report results for the second quarter. The company is expected to post earnings of $0.14 per share, a decline from $0.16 per share reported a year ago. However, the company's revenues are expected to increase to $1.35 billion from $1.28 billion last year On the Nasdaq, JBLU closed Monday's trade at $6.65. (52-wk H/L $7.28/$4.76)

Healthcare giant Merck & Co., Inc. (MRK) will post its second quarter results before the market opens. The whitehouse Station, New Jersey-based company's earnings are expected to decline to $0.83 per share from $1.05 per share reported a year earlier. Quarterly revenues are anticipated at $11.22 billion, down from last year's $12.31 billion. The stock closed Monday at $48.34. (52-wk H/L $50.16/$40.02)

Money transfer firm Western Union Co. (WU) is slated to post second quarter results. The Englewood, Colorado-based company is expected to record earnings of $0.34 per share, lower than $0.46 per share last year, while revenues are anticipated to decline to $1.37 billion from $1.43 billion reported a year ago. The shares of company closed Monday's trade at $16.98. (52-wk H/L $19.14/$11.93)

Affiliated Managers Group Inc. (AMG), Affiliated Managers Group Inc. (AMG), Digital River Inc. (DRIV), Century Aluminum Co. (CENX), Extreme Networks Inc. (EXTR), Hanesbrands Inc. (HBI), Aetna Inc. (AET), Discovery Communications, Inc. (DISCA), Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia Inc. (MSO) and Office Depot, Inc. (ODP) are also due to report their results.

by RTT Staff Writer

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