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Foot Locker and Hewlett-Packard Lead 9 Stocks Pre-earnings

Stocks in this article: AROFLGMEGPSHIBBHPQMRVLROSTSCVL

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Today we crunch the numbers on seven companies that report quarterly earnings after the closing bell on Thursday and two that report before the opening bell on Friday. The headliners are up by double-digit percentages year to date and four are down by double-digit percentages.

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

Aeropostale (ARO)ARO ($4.44) down 51% year to date. Analysts expect the clothing retailer to report a loss of 72 cents per share after the closing bell on Thursday. The stock has been below its 200-day simple moving average since August 2013 when this average was just above $13.54. The stock then traded as low as $4.30 on April 15 with the 200-day SMA now at $7.90.

The weekly chart is negative but oversold with its five-week modified moving average at $4.89. A weekly value level is $3.82 with a monthly risky level at $6.86.

Foot Locker (FL)FL ($47.56) up 15% year to date. Analysts expect the sneaker retailer to report EPS of $1.06 before the opening bell on Friday. The stock set an all-time intraday high at $49.63 on May 13.

The weekly chart is positive but overbought with its five-week MMA at $46.64 in a parabolic pattern. Semiannual and quarterly value levels are $46.76 and $43.82, respectively, with a weekly pivot at $47.60 and monthly risky level at $49.87.

GameStop (GME)GME ($36.94) down 25% year to date. Analysts expect the retailer of video game and entertainment software to report EPS of 57 cents after the closing bell on Thursday. The stock has been below its 200-day SMA at $45.02 since Jan. 14, trading as low as $33.10 on Feb. 3.

The weekly chart is negative with its five-week MMA at $38.36. A semiannual value level is $33.36 with monthly and semiannual risky levels at $37.53 and $39.50, respectively.

Gap Inc.  (GPS)GPS ($40.56), up 3.8% year to date. Analysts expect the retailer of casual apparel to report EPS of 56 cents after the closing bell on Thursday. The stock traded as high as $44.59 on Feb.29, and as low as $37 on April 11. It closed Wednesday just above its 200-day SMA at $40.24.

The weekly chart is positive with its five-week MMA at $40.33. Semiannual value levels are $36.58 and $36.06 with a monthly pivot at $39.07 and quarterly risky level at $47.37.

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