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9 Earnings Profiles: Crunching the Numbers on CVS Caremark, Mosaic and More

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Earnings season may be winding down somewhat, but it's not over yet. And there are still plenty of ways to use technical analysis to help you profit from the season.

As long as companies I have been profiling over the past two years have quarterly results to report, I will provide my pre-earnings buy-and-trade analysis. Today's profiles are for nine companies in seven sectors that report their earnings today and tomorrow.

The report from CVS Caremark (CVX) will be interesting following the pharmacy's decision to suspend the sale of tobacco products by October. Fertilizer company Mosaic (MOS - Get Report) was a parabolic bubble stock into mid-2008 and has been floundering since mid-2013.

Here are the profiles for the seven sectors represented by the nine stocks reporting today and tomorrow:

There are two stocks in the basic materials sector, which is 10.6% overvalued. This sector has an underweight rating, as 65.3% of the 377 stocks in the sector have sell or strong sell ratings.

One stock is in the computer and technology sector, which is 22.8% overvalued. This sector has an overweight rating, as 50.7% of the 1,098 stocks in the sector have buy or strong buy ratings.

There is one stock in the consumer staples sector, which is 13.8% overvalued. This sector has an overweight weighting, as 55% of the 249 stocks in the sector have buy or strong buy ratings.

There is one stock in the finance sector, which is 14.7% overvalued. The sector has an equal-weight rating, as 82.2% of the 2949 in the sector have hold ratings.

Two stocks are in the industrial products sector, which is 16.7% overvalued. This sector has an equal-weight rating, as 59.7% of the 339 stocks in the sector have hold ratings.

One stock is in the medical sector, which is 27.1% overvalued. This sector has an equal-weight rating, as 72% of the 766 stocks in the sector have hold ratings.

There is one stock in the retail-wholesale sector, which is 10.1% overvalued. This sector has an overweight rating, as 87.2% of the 327 stocks in the sector have buy or strong buy ratings.

CNO Financial (CNO) ($16.99): Analysts expect the company to earn 30 cents a share in after-hours trading on Tuesday. The stock set a multiyear intraday high at $18.22 on Jan. 21, then traded down to $16.07 on Feb. 5. The weekly chart is negative, with its five-week modified moving average at $17.17 and its 200-week simple moving average at $8.90. CNO has a hold rating and is 63.9% overvalued, with a gain of 68.9% over the last 12 months. Semiannual value levels are $15.32 and $15.13, with quarterly, weekly and monthly risky levels at $17.86, $18.05 and $18.62.

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