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Unilever Earnings: An Early Look

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Dan Caplinger
January 20, 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 quarter 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 kneejerk reaction to news that turns out to be exactly the wrong move.

Let's turn to Unilever (NYSE: UL). The consumer-products giant has faced some challenges because of the economic slowdown in Europe, but that hasn't kept the stock from touching new all-time highs recently. Let's take an early look at what's been happening with Unilever over the past quarter and what we're likely to see in its quarterly report next Wednesday.

Stats on Unilever

Analyst EPS Estimate for 2nd Half of 2012

$0.97

Change from Year-Ago EPS

6.6%

Revenue Estimate, 2nd Half of 2012