Investors are looking up to more big earnings reports before opening bell on Wednesday. Wyndham Worldwide Corporation (NYSE:WYN), WellPoint, Inc. (NYSE:WLP), Whirlpool Corporation (NYSE:WHR), Virgin Media Inc. (NASDAQ:VMED) and Waste Management, Inc. (NYSE:WM) are all scheduled to report.
Wyndham Worldwide Corporation (NYSE:WYN) is expected to report first-quarter earnings of 67 cents per share on revenue of $1.1 billion, according to a consensus of analysts polled by Bloomberg. The company surprised on the positive side in the previous quarter and also in the same quarter a year ago. It came in in-line with revenue expectations for both prior quarters.
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Analysts are expecting WellPoint, Inc. (NYSE:WLP) to report earnings per share of $2.37 on $17.9 billion in revenue. The company surprised to the positive for earnings in the first and last quarters of 2012. Its revenue over the last four quarters has been either in-line with consensus or just below.
WellPoint, Inc. (NYSE:WLP) made our “Stocks to Watch” list in February after it surprisingly appointed Joseph R. Swedish as its new CEO. Although he came from the healthcare industry, he never headed up a public company. He replaced interim CEO John Cannon last month.
Whirlpool Corporation (NYSE:WHR) is expected to report earnings of $1.96 per share on revenue of $4.4 billion, according to a consensus of analysts polled by Bloomberg. The company posted a more than 25 percent positive surprise in earnings during the same quarter a year ago. Revenue for the first quarter of last year was in-line with expectations.
Analysts are predicting Virgin Media Inc. (NASDAQ:VMED) to report earnings of 14 cents per share on revenue of $1.1 billion. The company has reported revenues of $1 billion in the five consecutive quarters previously. During the same quarter a year ago, Virgin Media’s earnings were a negative surprise of almost 90 percent—just 2 cents, compared to the consensus of 16 cents.
Liberty Global Inc. (NASDAQ:LBTYA) (NASDAQ:LBTYB) proposed a buyout of Virgin Media Inc. (NASDAQ:VMED) earlier this year.
Consensus for Waste Management, Inc. (NYSE:WM) indicates expectations of 41 cents earnings per share on $3.4 billion in revenue. The company’s revenue hasn’t changed much over the previous five quarters. It posted revenues of between $3.3 and $3.5 billion in each of the five quarters back to the last quarter of 2011. The company missed consensus by 10 percent in earnings during the first quarter of 2012.