NEW YORK -- Walt Disney (DIS - Get Report) is slated to report its fiscal fourth-quarter results after Thursday's closing bell and analysts are calling for earnings of 68 cents a share in the September-ended period on revenue of $10.92 billion.
Goldman Sachs reiterated its buy rating on Disney shares this week and lifted earnings estimates for fiscal 2013 and 2014 by 1%.
Shares of Disney have risen 33% so far in 2012.
Groupon (GRPN - Get Report), the online deals company, is forecast by analysts Thursday to post a profit of 3 cents a share in the third quarter on revenue of $590.1 million. 5 Unusual Volume Spikes to Trade
Also reporting earnings Thursday are Dean Foods (DF), Kohl's (KSS), Scotts Miracle-Gro (SMG), Wendy's (WEN), Lions Gate Entertainment (LGF), Nordstrom (JWN) and Nvidia (NVDA).
Activision Blizzard (ATVI - Get Report) on Wednesday topped Wall Street's profit view on the strength of its latest "World of Warcraft" release, "The Mists of Pandaria" and its "Skylanders" franchise.
Qualcomm (QCOM - Get Report), the chipmaker, easily beat Wall Street's consensus profit view on Wednesday and forecast non-GAAP earnings of $1.08 to $1.16 a share on revenue ranging from $5.6 billion to $6.1 billion for its fiscal first quarter. Qualcomm Soars on Strong Smartphone Demand
Whole Foods Market (WFM - Get Report) reported an in-line profit for its fiscal fourth quarter and announced Wednesday it raised its quarterly dividend by 40% to 20 cents a share. Trade 5 Hated Names to Beat the Market
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