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Delta Flies High; Boeing Reduces Altitude; 4 More Must-See Earnings Previews

Stocks in this article: BA DAL LSTR NSC OC PEP

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Today's pre-earnings stock profiles includes Dow Jones Industrial Average component Boeing (BA). The aerospace giant is down 6% year to date, with the Dow Jones up 2.9%.

There are three stocks from the transportation sector reporting, and the Dow Transportation Average is up 13% year to date. Delta Airlines (DAL) is a leader -- up 35% year to date. On the rails, Norfolk Southern (NSC) is up 14%. On the roads, trucker and logistics company Landstar (LSTR) is up 12%.

In the construction sector, Owens Corning (OC) is down 9.2%, as the housing sector index is down 2.2% year to date.

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Let's take a look at the stock profiles. Two "crunching the numbers" tables follow to help you make buy-and-sell decisions.

Boeing ($128.30) has been below its 200-day simple moving average of $130.33 since June 25, as analysts expect the company to report earnings per share of $2.01 before the opening bell on Wednesday. The company's 12-month trailing earnings per share ratio is 17.1, with a dividend yield at 2.3%.

The weekly chart is negative, with its five-week modified moving average at $129.48. Semiannual and annual value levels are $122.99 and $99.29, respectively, with weekly and semiannual risky levels at $130.54 and $132.27, respectively.

Delta Airlines ($37.15) set an all-time intraday high at $42.65 on June 5, and is below its 21-day and 50-day SMAs at $38.10 and $38.99 -- but above its 200-day SMA at $32.68.

Analysts expect the company to report EPS of $1.03 before the opening bell on Wednesday. The company's 12-month trailing price-to-earnings ratio is at 10.9, with a dividend yield at 0.7%.

The weekly chart is negative, with its five-week MMA at $37.96. A semiannual value level is $28.79, with quarterly and monthly risky levels at $39.14 and $39.32, respectively.

Landstar ($64.42) traded to an all-time intraday high at $65.79 on May 30, and is above all five moving averages in the first "crunching the numbers" table.

Analysts expect the company to report EPS of 78 cents before the opening bell on Wednesday. The company's 12-month trailing P/E ratio is elevated at 24.5, with a paltry dividend yield of 0.4%.

The weekly chart shifts to negative given a close this week below the five-week MMA at $63.98. Quarterly and semiannual value levels are $62.18 and $61.51, respectively, with weekly and monthly risky levels at $65.31 and $66.22, respectively.

Up next: more technical analysis, plus charts to help you make trading decisions.

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