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How to Trade AIG, Tenet Health and 4 Others Reporting Earnings Today

Stocks in this article: AIG LF RBC SMG THC VNO

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Today we crunch the numbers on six companies that report their quarterly earnings after the closing bell.

The profiles below provide trading guidelines for the stocks in the two "crunching the numbers" tables that follow.


American International Group (AIG - Get Report) ($52.35), up 2.5% year-to-date. Analysts expect the taxpayer-bailed-out insurance giant to report earnings of $1.08 per share after the closing bell today. The stock set a new 2014 intraday high at $53.29 on Friday, then closed below Thursday's low at $52.54. That is a "key reversal," given lower closes today and tomorrow. The stock has tested its 200-day simple moving average several times as support since Jan. 27. The 200-day ended last week at $49.45.

The weekly chart is positive, with its five-week modified moving average at $50.72. Weekly and semiannual value levels are $49.99 and $49.75, with quarterly and monthly risky levels at $54.37 and $54.67.

Leapfrog Enterprises (LF) ($6.96), down 12.3% year-to-date. Analysts expect the maker of educational toys and games for preschool to eighth-grade children to report an EPS loss of 20 cents after the closing bell today. The stock traded as low as $6.10 on Feb. 13, then as high as $7.87 on March 7. It has been below its 200-day SMA at $8.42 since Oct. 8.

The weekly chart is negative, with its five-week MMA at $7.07. Weekly and monthly value levels are $6.56 and $5.96, with quarterly and semiannual risky levels at $9.12 and $10.31.

Regal Beloit (RBC) ($75.25), up 2.1% year-to-date. Analysts expect the maker of electrical motors to report EPS of $1.03 after the closing bell today. The stock set its 2014 high at $80.41 on Jan. 16, then traded as low as $69.65 on Feb. 11, which was a test of the 200-day SMA, which is now $71.52.

The weekly chart is positive with its five-week MMA at $73.77. The stock held its 200-week SMA in June and Sept 2013, with this average now at $66.26. A weekly value level is $70.77, with a quarterly pivot at $75.93 and semiannual and annual risky levels at $78.12 and $79.11.

Scotts Miracle-Gro (SMG) ($61.15), down 1.7% year-to-date. Analysts expect the maker of lawn and garden care products to report EPS of $1.94 after the closing bell today. The stock set an all-time intraday high at $63.96 on April 2, then traded as low as $57.24 on April 15, with its 200-day SMA at $57.65.

The weekly chart is positive, with its five-week MMA at $60.12. The stock crossed above its 200-week SMA in June 2013, with this average now at $49.93. Semiannual value levels are $60.93 and $60.10, with a weekly pivot at $61.15 and a monthly risky level at $66.12.

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