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Stocks to Watch: Time Warner, MasterCard

NEW YORK -- Media and entertainment giant Time Warner (TWX - Get Report) is expected by analysts Wednesday to post second-quarter adjusted earnings of 59 cents a share on revenue of $6.95 billion.

Time Warner reported adjusted earnings of 60 cents a share on revenue of $7.03 billion in the year-earlier quarter.

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MasterCard (MA - Get Report), the credit card processor, is scheduled to report second-quarter results before Wednesday's opening bell and analysts expect earnings of $5.58 a share on revenue of $1.88 billion.

MasterCard has beaten the consensus view in eight straight quarters with an average upside surprise of 7.4%.

Avon (AVP - Get Report), the cosmetics company, is seen posting a second-quarter profit of 21 cents a share on revenue of $2.68 billion.

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Harley-Davidson (HOG - Get Report) is expected by analysts Wednesday to post quarterly earnings of $1.05 a share on sales of $1.64 billion.

BMC Software (BMC) on Tuesday reported below-consensus quarterly results.

The software maker's revenue came in at $504.4 million, flat compared to the same period last year, or up 2% on a constant currency basis. Analysts were looking for revenue of $521.8 million.

Excluding items, BMC earned 65 cents a share, down from 72 cents a share a year earlier, and below the average analysts' estimate of 74 cents.

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True Religion Apparel (TRLG) on Tuesday lowered its financial forecast for the full year, saying it now sees earnings of $1.80 to $1.86 a share on revenue ranging from $450 million to $455 million for fiscal 2012. Analysts forecast profit of $1.97 a share on revenue of $467.8 million.

-- Written by Joseph Woelfel

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