Apple ( AAPL), the iPod and iPad maker, reports fiscal second-quarter earnings after the market closes Tuesday. Analysts forecast earnings of $10.02 a share on revenue of $36.7 billion. The company has topped the consensus view on a quarterly basis 97% of the time since 2003, according to Birinyi Associates. Investors will be paying close attention to iPhone sales, given recent worries of a slowdown. Why P/E Ratios Are for Losers
Texas Instruments ( TXN), the chipmaker, reported better-than-expected first-quarter profit and revenue and provided an upbeat forecast saying: "Our inventory is well-staged, and production in our factories is ramping." 6 Bank Stock Picks for Earnings Season From FBR
3M ( MMM), the maker of Post-It Notes and Scotch tape, is expected by analysts to earn $1.49 a share in the first quarter on revenue of $7.49 billion.
AT&T ( T) is expected by Wall Street to earn of 57 cents a share on revenue of $31.85 billion in the first quarter.
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