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How to Trade Earnings for Lowe's, Target, Tiffany, 4 Others

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Today we crunch the numbers on four companies that report their quarterly earnings after the closing bell on Tuesday and three that report earnings before the opening bell on Wednesday.

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

Analog Devices (ADI) ($51.98), up 2.1% year to date. Analysts expect the maker of high-performance analog, mixed-signal and integrated circuits to report earnings per share of 56 cents after the closing bell on Tuesday. The stock set a multiyear intraday high at $54.40 on April 3, then traded as low as $50.07 on April 28, staying above its 200-day simple moving average at $49.66. The weekly chart shifts to negative, given a close this week below its five-week modified moving average at $51.70. Weekly and semiannual value levels are $50.76 and $50.00, respectively, with a quarterly pivot at $71.76 and semiannual and monthly risky levels at $52.50 and $53.79, respectively.

Salesforce.com (CRM) ($53.23), down 3.6% year to date. Analysts expect the provider of on-demand business software to report a loss of 3 cents a share after the closing bell on Tuesday. The stock set an all-time intraday high at $67.00 on Feb. 28, then traded as low as $48.18 on April 29, and is now below its 200-day SMA at $54.22. The weekly chart is negative but oversold, with its five-week MMA at $53.64. Weekly and quarterly value levels are $49.25 and $44.90, respectively, with a monthly risky level at $61.06.

Intuit (INTU) ($77.07), up 1% year to date. Analysts expect the maker of financial software for individuals and small businesses to report EPS of $3.40 after the closing bell on Tuesday. The stock set an all-time intraday high at $82.40 on March 11, then traded as low as $72.44 on April 11, and has been above its 200-day SMA since July 2013, with this average now at $72.35. The weekly chart shifts to negative given a close this week below its five-week MMA at $75.88. Quarterly and weekly value levels are $73.73 and $71.24, respectively, with semiannual risky levels at $77.46 and $85.05.

Lowes (LOW) ($45.55), down 8.1% year to date. Analysts expect the retailer of home repair products to report EPS of 61 cents before the opening bell on Wednesday. The stock set an all-time intraday high at $52.08 on Nov. 15, then started a downtrend to as low as $44.13 on May 15, below its 200-day SMA at $47.68. The weekly chart is negative, with its five-week MMA at $46.53. Weekly and semiannual value levels are $44.14 and $42.87, respectively, with monthly and quarterly risky levels at $50.06 and $50.39, respectively.

Tidewater (TDW) ($51.00), down 14% year to date. Analysts expect the provider of a fleet of ships that services the offshore energy industry to report EPS of 61 cents after the closing bell on Tuesday. The stock has been below its 200-day SMA since Jan. 16, trading as low as $45.51 on Feb. 5 before beginning an uptrend. Tidewater is trading between its 50-day SMA at $48.92 and its 200-day SMA at $54.42. The weekly chart is positive, with the stock between its five-week MMA at $50.06 and its 200-week SMA at $51.59. A quarterly value level is $48.85 with a weekly pivot at $51.36 and monthly and semiannual risky levels at $54.25 and $54.77, respectively.

Target (TGT) ($58.29), down 7.9% year to date. Analysts expect the large general merchandise and food discount chain to report EPS of 70 cents before the opening bell on Wednesday. The stock has been below its 200-day SMA since August 21, trading as low as $54.66 on Feb. 5, with the 200-day SMA now at $62.29. The weekly chart is negative, with the stock below its 200-week SMA at $58.43, and its five-week MMA at $59.56. Annual values are $54.45 and $53.25, with weekly and monthly risky levels at $60.48 and $60.95, respectively.

Tiffany (TIF) ($90.75), down 2.2% year to date. Analysts expect the luxury jewelry chain to report EPS of 77 cents before the opening bell on Wednesday. The stock set an all-time intraday high at $94.88 on March 6, then traded as low as $84.12 on April 15, staying above its 200-day SMA now at $84.87. The weekly chart is positive, with its five-week MMA at $88.98. Weekly and annual value levels are $84.70 and $78.01, respectively, with semiannual and monthly risky levels at $93.37 and $95.17.

Your investment policy among these stocks depends on whether or not you are a buyer on weakness or a seller of strength. We advocate using a good-'til-cancelled limit order to buy weakness to a value level or to sell strength to a risky level.

Check out our number-crunching charts on page 2 to help you make buy and sell decisions.

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