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Will DuPont Earnings Move the Dow?

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Dan Caplinger
January 18, 2013

With dozens of companies having already reported quarterly results, we're now in the heart of earnings season. The key to making smart investment decisions with stocks releasing their quarterly reports is to anticipate how they'll do before they announce results, leaving you fully prepared to respond quickly to whatever inevitable surprises arise. That way, you'll be less likely to make an uninformed, knee-jerk decision.

Let's turn to DuPont (NYSE: DD). With its gain of less than 2% ranking among the least impressive performers in the Dow Jones Industrials (INDEX: ^DJI) in 2012, the chemical company has faced some serious challenges. Can DuPont bounce back? Let's take an early look at what's been happening with DuPont's over the past quarter and what we're likely to see in its quarterly report next Tuesday morning.

Stats on DuPont

Analyst EPS Estimate

$0.07

Change From Year-Ago EPS

(80%)

Revenue Estimate

$7.3 billion

Change From Year-Ago Revenue

(13.4%)

Earnings Beats in Past 4 Quarters

1

Source: Yahoo Finance.

Will DuPont move the markets?
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