Buckle (NYSE: BKE) is expected to report Q3 earnings on Nov. 15. 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 Buckle's revenues will expand 3.1% and EPS will grow 2.5%.

The average estimate for revenue is $281.9 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.83.

Revenue details
Last quarter, Buckle chalked up revenue of $215.5 million. GAAP reported sales were 1.5% higher than the prior-year quarter's $212.4 million.

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 $0.49. GAAP EPS of $0.49 for Q2 were 2.0% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.50 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 40.1%, 90 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 16.9%, 40 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 10.8%, 30 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead

The full year's average estimate for revenue is $1.12 billion. The average EPS estimate is $3.36.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 548 members out of 609 rating the stock outperform, and 61 members rating it underperform. Among 160 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 146 give Buckle a green thumbs-up, and 14 give it a red thumbs-down.

Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Buckle is hold, with an average price target of $41.14.

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