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

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

by RTT Staff Writer

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