Dover (NYSE: DOV) is expected to report Q2 earnings on July 18. Here's what Wall Street wants to see:

The 10-second takeaway
Comparing the upcoming quarter to the prior-year quarter, average analyst estimates predict Dover's revenues will increase 1.5% and EPS will wane -4.2%.

The average estimate for revenue is $2.19 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $1.14.

Revenue details
Last quarter, Dover reported revenue of $2.06 billion. GAAP reported sales were 14% higher than the prior-year quarter's $1.81 billion.

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Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.

EPS details
Last quarter, EPS came in at $1.05. GAAP EPS of $1.05 for Q1 were 1.9% higher than the prior-year quarter's $1.03 per share.

Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.

Recent performance
For the preceding quarter, gross margin was 37.8%, 150 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 14.6%, 30 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 9.5%, 130 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead

The full year's average estimate for revenue is $8.71 billion. The average EPS estimate is $4.80.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 280 members out of 293 rating the stock outperform, and 13 members rating it underperform. Among 77 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 76 give Dover a green thumbs-up, and one give it a red thumbs-down.

Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Dover is outperform, with an average price target of $70.00.

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