Most of the members of the Dow Jones Industrials
With Europe casting a shadow over the markets today, the reports that major companies make can definitely move the market. So let's take a closer look at the two Dow components that report their earnings tomorrow.
Beverage giant Coca-Cola is hoping that the fourth quarter will mark its ninth straight quarter of growing earnings per share. Analysts expect to see EPS of $0.77, up from last year's $0.72, when the company reports before the bell tomorrow morning. That's also a better growth record than rival PepsiCo
What many don't realize about Coke, however, is that beyond its money-making power, it also remains dedicated to sustainability. With efforts to reduce its carbon footprint, use recyclable packaging, protect water resources, and encourage community development, Coke seeks to keep its customer base aware of its efforts toward social responsibility. Combine this with its continued growth, and Coca-Cola is positioned for the long run regardless of what it announces tomorrow.
Disney is looking to expand on a string of four consecutive quarters of higher earnings per share. Analysts think the company will make it five tomorrow afternoon, expecting $0.71 per share in net income compared to $0.68 a year ago.
Even though Comcast and General Electric
Coming into the home stretch
Even after all the Dow companies post their earnings, keep an eye on your stocks. Often, it's what happens between quarterly reports that can make all the difference.
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