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.
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.