JPMorgan Chase ( JPM) and Wells Fargo ( WFC) report their quarterly earnings Friday before the opening bell. Analysts expect JPMorgan to post first-quarter earnings of $1.18 a share on revenue of $24.68 billion, while Wells Fargo is seen posting profit of 73 cents a share in the March-ended period on revenue of $20.46 billion. 6 Tech Stocks That Rate Better Than Apple
Infosys Technologies ( INFY), the Indian software services company, said fourth-quarter profit rose 15.2% in dollar terms and sales jumped 10.5%, but revenue for fiscal 2013 would rise only 8% to 10%, below forecasts for the industry. The stock fell more than 10% in Mumbai on Friday.
Dow Chemical ( DOW) raised its second-quarter dividend by 28% to 32 cents a share from 25 cents. The dividend will be paid on July 30.
Coinstar ( CSTR), whose businesses include the Redbox DVD rental kiosks, provided a first-quarter outlook above analysts' estimates. Coinstar said it sees core earnings from continuing operations of $1.36 to $1.40 a share on revenue of $567 million to $569.2 million for the three months ended March 31. Analysts are calling for profit of 90 cents a share on revenue of $537.7 million. Coinstar attributed the forecast, in part, to strong DVD demand from consumers in February and March. 3 High-Yield Stocks That Could Easily Boost Dividends
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