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Upcoming Earnings

Wal-mart (NYSE:WMT) 

Wal-Mart Stores (NYSE:WMT) is set to announce its Q2 earnings results on Tuesday, August 18th, before the regular trading session begins.

Overall analysts expect the company to announce earnings of $1.13 per share and revenue of $119.78 million for the past quarter. The company last posted its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, May 19th. The business’s quarterly revenue was down 0.1% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the firm posted $1.10 EPS. On average consensus, analysts expect Wal-Mart Stores to post $4.77 EPS for the current fiscal year and $4.99 EPS for the next fiscal year.

The 50-day moving average is $72.50 and the 200 day moving average is $78.06 with a PE ratio of 14.55. Wal-Mart Stores has a 52-week low of $70.36 and a 52-week high of $90.97. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, fourteen have issued a hold rating, seven have given a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company. Wal-Mart Stores currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a price target of $81.11.

The fiscal second-quarter forecast for this retail beast calls for EPS to have slipped from $1.21 in the year-ago period to $1.15, while marginal growth in revenue to $120.25 billion for the three months that ended in July are expected as well, according to 32 Estimize respondents, but Wall Street sees sales as flat. Both Estimize and Wall Street overestimated revenues in the previous two periods. Analysts thus far anticipate sales will be essentially flat year-over-year, both in the current quarter and the full year.

The upcoming results should be almost without a doubt quite positive, as a result of the economic upturn in the US retail and consumer market, but few hours and we will precisely get to know the details and the consequent market reaction.

Trina Solar Limited (NYSE:TSL)

Trina Solar Limited (NYSE:TSL) is scheduled to release its Q2 earnings data on Tuesday, August 18th.

Analysts expect Trina Solar Limited to post earnings of $0.25 per share and a revenue of $651.71 million for the quarter. Trina Solar Limited (NYSE:TSL) last released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, May 21st. The company reported $0.16 EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.09 by $0.07. During the same quarter last year, the firm earned $0.37 earnings per share. The firm earned $558.10 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $509.78 million. Trina Solar Limited’s quarterly revenue was up 25.5% on a year-over-year basis. On average, analysts expect Trina Solar Limited to post $0.99 EPS for the current fiscal year and $1.33 EPS for the next fiscal year.

The firm has a price-to-earnings ratio of 22.00. Trina Solar Limited has a 52-week low of $7.52 and a 52-week high of $15.15. The firm has a 50-day moving average of $10.06 and a 200-day moving average of $11.35. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has issued a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the company. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $15.00. P/E ratio for the company currently sits at $21.98.

Typically a company is considered to be undervalued if the PEG ration is between 0 and 1. The fair value of the stock is considered when the ratio is between 1 and 2. A stock with a PEG of over 2, represents overvaluation of the stock, based on this metric alone. The firm currently has a three to five year PEG ratio of 0.61, which supports what analysts are currently stating: the stock is undervalued and the estimate is quite bullish. Starting from tomorrow we will see if the stock’s price will start to climb quite strongly.

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