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6 Diversified Stocks: Earnings Watch

NEW YORK ( TheStreet) - These six companies from the technology and utilities industry will report respective quarterly earnings tomorrow. These stocks have upsides ranging from 6% to 50% with an average 65% buy rating and 33% hold rating, and no sell ratings.

The stocks are stacked based on their upside potential, great to greatest.

6. American Electric Power (AEP - Get Report), a holding company, engages in the business of providing electric service, consisting of generation, transmission and distribution on an integrated basis to its retail customers. AEP has 12 public utility subsidiaries that cover certain sections of almost 11 states.

Analysts polled by Bloomberg expect the company to record sales of $3.59 million during the second quarter 2011, up 6% from the year-ago quarter. Net income is seen increasing to $357.25 million or 76 cents per share, compared to $355 million or 74 cents per share in the year-ago quarter. Operating profit is seen recording a 100% increase to $787 million from $394 million in the second quarter of 2010.

With a dividend yield of 5.01%, the company recently declared regular quarterly cash dividend of 46 cents per share on its common stock, payable Sept. 9.

Of the 22 analysts covering the stock, roughly half recommend a buy while the remaining suggest a hold. Analysts polled by Bloomberg foresee the stock gaining an average 6.4% to $40.10 in the upcoming 12 months.

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