Several big companies are reporting earnings before the market opens on Wednesday. Here’s a look at five of the big companies reporting tomorrow morning, Nasdaq OMX Group Inc. (NASDAQ:NDAQ), New Oriental Education & Tech Grp (ADR) (NYSE:EDU), Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC), Novartis AG (ADR) (NYSE:NVS), and The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG).

Earnings

Nasdaq OMX Group Inc. (NASDAQ:NDAQ): The stock exchange company will report Wednesday morning before the market opens. Analysts are looking for earnings of 62 cents per share on revenue of $419 million. In the same three months of  2012 the company earned 61 cents per share on revenue of $411 million.

It has almost been a year since Nasdaq OMX Group Inc. (NASDAQ:NDAQ) shares lost a large chunk of value after the index appeared to make several mistakes in its handling of the IPO of Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB).  The company’s stockholders have seen shares rise by more than 12 percent in the last twelve months.

Since the start of 2013, the firm’s shares have risen by around 13 percent. A fall in the stock price at the start of March, was associated with the company’s acquisition of BGC Partners Inc. (NASDAQ:BGCP) e-trading platform eSpeed. Nasdaq OMX Group Inc. (NASDAQ:NDAQ) is trying to diversify its holdings, whether or not it’s working will be seen in Wednesday’s earnings report.

New Oriental Education & Tech Grp (ADR) (NYSE:EDU): The Chinese private education provider has seen its stock suffer in the last twelve months, though investors’ attitudes might be turning around on the company. Analysts are looking for earnings 16 cents per shares, on revenue of $216 million.

In the same part of 2012, the company managed to take in revenue of $174 million, and turned that into earnings of 18 cents. Since the start of 2013, the company’s shares fell by more than 3 percent, but shares have fallen by more than 27 percent in the last year.

On Tuesday morning’s market, the company’s shares had increased by more than 5 percent in anticipation of the earnings report on Wednesday. Things might be turning around at New Oriental Education & Tech Grp (ADR) (NYSE:EDU), but it will take a good report to solidify the gains.

Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC): The diversified industrial company is, according to analysts, likely to report earnings of $1.71 per share on Wednesday, on revenue of $6 billion. In the first three months of 2012, the company earned $1.96 on $6.2 billion.

In the first months of 2013, the company’s shares have seen a rise of just over 5 percent, and in the last year shares have risen by more than 15 percent. Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has lagged the major indexes, but it is making significant gains for more conservative investors.

Northrop Gunman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has offered positive earnings surprises, but has proved less than susceptible to shocks from headline pressure. Northrop Gunman is a solid stock for those willing to forgo quick growth for a defensive investment.

Novartis AG (ADR) (NYSE:NVS): The healthcare company is due to announce earnings on Wednesday morning for the first three months of 2013. Analysts are looking for earnings of $1.28 per share on revenue of $14 billion. In the same three months of 2013, the company managed to earn $1.27 per share, on revenues $13.7 billion.

So far in 2013, Novartis AG (ADR) (NYSE:NVS) shares have paid decent yields to those holding them. As well as paying a dividend of $2.43 in late February, the firm’s shares have increased by more than 15 percent since January 1. Novartis looks like it could be a strong performer in 2013, and investors appear to be getting behind it.

The company is looking to introduce several new drugs through 2013, and some of them are expected to make waves in the industry. The firm’s 2012 P/E stands at around 19, making it less expensive than many of its contemporaries, and possibly an attractive bet for investors looking to get into the healthcare industry.

The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG): The diversified consumer company has had a good time so far in 2013, with shares gaining 21 percent since the start of the new year. In the earnings report the company will report on Wednesday, analysts expect the company to report earnings of 96 cents per share, on revenues on $20.7 billion.

In the same three months of 2012, the company managed to bring in revenue of $20.2 billion and turn that into 94 cents per share earnings. The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG) is gaining off of a return in domestic growth and growth in emerging markets.

The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG) will be weak if there are economic problems in China, or in other emerging markets, and further weaknesses in Europe. The firm is strongly pro-cyclical, and any weakness in the global economy could result  in a fall in the company’s profits and the return to their investors.

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