AmerisourceBergen Corp. (NYSE:ABC), The Boeing Company (NYSE:BA), Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT), Canadian Pacific Railway Limited (NYSE:CP) (TSE:CP) and Delta Air Lines, Inc. are each scheduled to report its financial earnings result for the second quarter of the current fiscal year on Wednesday, July 24.

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AmerisourceBergen Corp. (ABC)

AmerisourceBergen Corp. (NYSE:ABC) is anticipated to report good third-quarter earnings before the market opens on July 24, 2013.

The consensus estimate is currently 75 cents a share, an improvement of 4 cents (5.3 percent) from 71 cents during the same period last year. The lowest analyst estimate this report is 72 cents per share, and the highest is 79 cents per share.

AmerisourceBergen Corp. (NYSE:ABC) pays 84 cents annually in dividend payments. The yield based on a recent price is 1.4 percent.

Analysts approve the direction AmerisourceBergen is headed. 10 of the 16 analysts covering the company give a buy recommendation. 6 analysts rate it a hold, and not a sell rating to be found. New investors from a year ago are happy, and analysts rating this company a buy have called it correctly. The shares have moves higher 49 percent over the last 52 weeks. Analysts are calling for a price target of $60.54.

The Boeing Company (BA)

The Analyst’s mean profit appraisal is presently $1.56 a share, a gain of 29 cents (18.6 percent) from $1.27 during the corresponding quarter last year. Estimates from analysts range from a low of $1.44 per share, up to the highest estimate of $1.71 per share.

This stock currently has an annualized dividend of $1.94, yielding 1.8 percent.

23 analysts rate The Boeing Company (NYSE:BA) a buy or strong buy out of 27 analysts. The company has 4 holds, and not a sell rating to be found.

Caterpillar Inc. (CAT)

Wall Street isn’t expecting much this quarter. Earnings per share is expected to come in below last year for the same quarter. The earnings release is scheduled before the market opens on July 24, 2013.

The mean estimate is currently $1.70 a share, a decline of 84 cents (33.1 percent) from $2.54 during the corresponding period last year. Analysts are estimating as low as $1.52 per share, up to the most optimistic estimate of $2.01 per share.

The company currently pays $2.4 per share in dividends for a yield of 2.7 percent.

Over half the analysts covering Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT) rate it as a buy or strong buy. 15 of the 23 analysts covering the company give a buy recommendation. 8 analysts rate it a hold, and none of the analysts recommend selling. The stock appreciated 9.5 percent in the last year, and the average analyst target price for Caterpillar is $96.00.

Canadian Pacific Railway Limited (CP)

A number of research firms have recently commented on Canadian Pacific Railway Limited (NYSE:CP) (TSE:CP). Analysts at Zacks reiterated a “neutral” rating on shares of Canadian Pacific Railway Limited in a research note to investors on Friday. They now have a $134.00 price target on the stock. On the ratings front, analysts at Buckingham Research initiated coverage on shares of Canadian Pacific Railway Limited in a research note to investors on Thursday, July 11.

They set a “buy” rating on the stock. Finally, analysts at Avondale Partners reiterated an “outperform” rating on shares of Canadian Pacific Railway Limited in a research note to investors on Thursday, June 20.

Four research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have assigned a hold rating and nine have issued a buy rating to the stock. Canadian Pacific Railway Limited presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $121.29.

Delta Air Lines, Inc. (DAL)

Investors are looking forward to improving second-quarter earnings before the market opens on July 24, 2013. The consensus opinion is presently 94 cents a share, a progression of 25 cents (26.6 percent) from 69 cents during the corresponding period last year. Estimates from analysts range from a low of 87 cents per share, up to the highest estimate of $1 per share.

Delta Air Lines, Inc. (NYSE:DAL) pays 24 cents annually in dividend payments. The yield based on a recent price is 1.2 percent.

Over half the analysts covering Delta Air Lines, Inc. (NYSE:DAL) rate it as a buy or strong buy. 13 of the 15 analysts covering the company give a buy recommendation. 1 analyst rates it a hold, and 1 recommends selling. New investors from a year ago are happy, and analysts rating this company a buy have called it correctly. The shares have moved higher, 79 percent over the last 52 weeks. Analysts are calling for a price target of $22.29.