Altera The semicondcutor company is scheduled to report first-quarter results on March 8. Analysts, on average, anticipate earnings of 37 cents a share on revenue of $427.88 million. "The disconnect between XLNX positive and ALTR negative most likely on higher concentration of Asia comms exposure and military program timing for ALTR," Credit Suisse analysts wrote in a Jan. 25 report. "We would need to see signs of comm infrastructure capex reaccelerating, more visibility on the RATE of ASIC replacement, and/or valuation which moderates from current 63% premium to the SOX to a more inline 3 year premium of 21.1% in order to become more aggressive on this space." Forward Annual Dividend Yield: 0.8% Rated "A- (Buy)" by TheStreet Ratings: The company's fourth-quarter gross profit margins were basically the same from the previous year. Altera is extremely liquid. Its Quick Ratio is 3.61, which demonstrates an ability to meet its short-term cash needs. In the fourth quarter, stockholders' net worth increased 28.84% from the prior year. TheStreet Ratings' price target is $50.60. The stock closed Monday at $40.32 and has increased 8.68% year to date.