More earnings reports are due Thursday morning before opening bell. Alliant Techsystems Inc. (NYSE:ATK), BEAM Inc (NYSE:BEAM), Beazer Homes USA, Inc. (NYSE:BZH), Becton, Dickinson and Co. (NYSE:BDX) and Boulder Brands Inc (NASDAQ:BDBD) are all scheduled to report.

Earnings On May 2: Alliant, BEAM, Beazer Homes, BDX, Boulder Brands

Alliant Techsystems Inc. (NYSE:ATK) is expected to report quarterly earnings of $1.97 per share on revenue of $1.1 billion, according to a consensus of analysts polled by Bloomberg Businessweek. The company’s last five earnings reports have all been positive surprises, and as a result, Zacks analysts predict that it will beat expectations this time around too. Its revenue has been consistently at $1.1 billion in four of the last five quarters.

Today the aerospace and defense company declared a quarterly dividend of 26 cents per share. Shareholders of record on June 3 will receive the dividend on June 27.

Analysts predict that BEAM Inc (NYSE:BEAM) will report earnings of 54 cents per share on revenue of $566 million. The company’s first-quarter earnings last year were in line with Businessweek’s consensus. Last month it declared a regular dividend of 22.5 cents per share on common stock, which will be payable June 3 to shareholders of record as of May 8.

 Beazer Homes USA, Inc. (NYSE:BZH) is expected to report a loss of 70 cents per share on revenue of $254 million. The company posted losses in all four of its last quarterly reports. It has been struggling throughout the housing crisis, although there were some signs of a recovery on the horizon during the previous quarter. Beazer Homes USA, Inc. (NYSE:BZH)’s report on Thursday will be a good indication of how well the recovery is going.

Analysts predict that Becton, Dickinson and Co. (NYSE:BDX) will report earnings of $1.35 on revenue of $2 billion. Four of the company’s last five earnings reports have been close to consensus, and the fifth was a positive surprise.

Boulder Brands Inc (NASDAQ:BDBD) is expected to post quarterly earnings per share of 4 cents on revenue of $105 million. The company’s fourth-quarter results were a significant positive surprise, as were its results from the first quarter of last year.

The company was downgraded by Prescience Point in March. Not long before that downgrade, analysts at the firm said it was possible that the company might be manipulating revenue recognition.