Most of the Dow Jones industrial index components have reported their latest quarterly reports, and overall the results have been solid. Yet the index is marginally lower than it was two weeks ago.
This week, five of the 30 Dow components are expected to share their results this week. The Dow has been subject to increased volatility since January, and some investors may have looked to the current earnings season to stabilize the index.
24/7 Wall St. has put together a preview of those Dow companies scheduled to report their quarterly results this week. Here, we have included the consensus earnings estimates from Thomson Reuters, as well as the stock price and trading history.
Also see our separate preview of some of the week’s other most anticipated earnings reports, including Alibaba, CVS and Tesla.
Be advised that the earnings and revenue estimates may change ahead of the formal reports, and some companies may change reporting dates as well.
McDonalds Corp. (NYSE: MCD) is set to report its most recent quarterly results first thing Monday morning. Analysts are looking for $1.67 in earnings per share (EPS) and $4.97 billion in revenue. Shares closed the week at $158.30, with a consensus price target of $185.54 and a 52-week trading range of $190.59 to $259.77.
Merck & Co. Inc. (NYSE: MRK) is expected to report its first-quarter results early Tuesday. The analysts consensus forecast is EPS of $1.00 on $10.10 billion in revenue. Shares were changing hands at $59.47 as last week came to a close. The consensus price target is $68.40, and the stock has a 52-week range of $52.83 to $66.41.
Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE) will share its latest quarterly earnings before Tuesdays opening bell as well. The consensus estimates call for $0.75 in EPS and $13.15 billion in revenue. Shares ended last week at $37.00, in a 52-week range of $31.67 to $39.43. The consensus analyst target is $40.11.
Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) is scheduled to share its quarterly report late on Tuesday. The consensus estimates are $2.69 in EPS on $60.98 billion in revenue. Shares were last seen at $162.32. The stock has a 52-week range of $142.20 to $183.50, and the consensus price target is $192.94.
And DowDuPont Inc. (NYSE: DWDP) is expected to report its most recent quarterly results before regular trading begins on Thursday. The consensus analyst estimates are $1.10 in EPS and revenue of $21.42 billion. Shares of DowDuPont were at $64.32 on Fridays close. The consensus price target is $82.80, and the 52-week range is $59.29 to $77.08.
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