Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F), General Dynamics Corporation (NYSE:GD), Moody’s Corporation (NYSE:MCO), NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:NDAQ) and Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) 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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Ford Motor Company (F)

The consensus mean is 36 cents a share, a gain of 6 cents (16.7 percent) from 30 cents during the corresponding quarter last year. Analysts’ estimates this quarter range from 26 cents, to a high of 43 cents per share.

This stock currently has an annualized dividend of 40 cents, yielding 2.3 percent.

Analysts approve the direction Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) is headed. 11 of the 20 analysts covering the company give a buy recommendation. 7 analysts rate it a hold, and 2 have given it a sell rating. Analysts overall have called this one correctly. In the last 12 months, the shares have accelerated higher. The one year return is 87 percent. The average analyst current target price for Ford is $16.75.

General Dynamics Corporation (GD)

The consensus estimate is currently $1.62 a share, a drop of 15 cents (8.5 percent) from $1.77 during the equivalent quarter last year. Analysts are estimating as low as $1.56 per share, up to the most optimistic estimate of $1.68 per share.

The company currently pays $2.24 per share in dividends for a yield of 2.7 percent.

5 out of 20 analysts now rate General Dynamics Corporation (NYSE:GD) a strong buy down from 6 analysts a month ago. New investors from a year ago are happy, and analysts rating this company a buy have called it correctly. The shares have moved higher, 30 percent over the last 52 weeks. Analysts are calling for a price target of $82.00.

Moody’s Corporation (MCO)

The consensus estimate is currently 90 cents a share, an improvement of 14 cents (15.6 percent) from 76 cents during the same period last year. Estimates from analysts range from a low of 79 cents per share, up to the highest estimate of 94 cents per share.

Investors are receiving 80 cents in dividends for a yield of 1.3 percent.

NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. (NDAQ)

Comparing the upcoming quarter to the prior-year quarter, average analyst estimates predict NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:NDAQ)’s revenues will expand 4.0 percent and EPS will wither -1.6 percent.

The average estimate for revenue is $441.2 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.63. The full year’s average estimate for revenue is $1.87 billion. The average EPS estimate is $2.61.

Last quarter, NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:NDAQ) reported revenue of $418.0 million. GAAP reported sales were 7.5 percent lower than the prior-year quarter’s $804.0 million. Last quarter, non-GAAP EPS came in at $0.64. GAAP EPS of $0.25 for Q1 were 48 percent lower than the prior-year quarter’s $0.48 per share.

Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC)

The consensus estimate is currently $1.71 a share, falling 17 cents (9 percent) from $1.88 during the same period last year. Analysts’ estimates this quarter range from $1.59, to a high of $1.79 per share.

Investors are receiving $2.44 in dividends for a yield of 2.8 percent.

Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) is taking several initiatives to ensure further alignment with its customers’ need in order to increase affordability and cost competitiveness. The company is working on establishing Aerospace Design Centers of Excellence at its various centers. These actions eye on leveraging capabilities in key areas of manned aircraft and unmanned systems. In order to improve its cost competitiveness, the company is closing and consolidating numerous facilities across the company.