Stocks to Watch: Apple, Boeing, Caterpillar

NEW YORK -- Apple's ( AAPL) fiscal second-quarter profit soared 93%, blowing past Wall Street's expectations.

Apple earned $12.30 a share in the quarter on revenue of $39.2 billion. Analysts were expecting earnings of $10.02 a share on revenue of $36.69 billion. About $22.7 billion of revenue was from sales of the iPhone.

Apple said it sold 35.1 million iPhones, 11.8 million iPads, 4 million Macs and 7.7 million iPods in the quarter.

Apple forecast third-quarter earnings of $8.68 a share on revenue of $34 billion; analysts currently expect profit of $9.93 a share on revenue of $37.45 billion.

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Boeing ( BA) the aerospace giant, is expected by analysts Wednesday to have earned 94 cents a share in the first quarter on revenue of $18.4 billion, up from 78 cents a share on revenue of $14.9 billion a year earlier.

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Caterpillar ( CAT), the maker of construction and mining equipment, will report adjusted first-quarter earnings of $2.13 a share on revenue of $16.18 billion, according to analysts.

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Baidu ( BIDU), the Chinese Internet search company, said first-quarter earnings rose 76% but its revenue outlook for the second quarter was below Wall Street's estimates.

Baidu forecast revenue of $847.2 million to $867 million for the second quarter; analysts are expecting revenue of $870 million.


Delta Air Lines ( DAL) is expected by analysts to post a fourth-quarter loss of 4 cents a share on revenue of $8.35 billion.


Sprint Nextel ( S) will report a first-quarter loss of 42 cents a share, according to analysts, on sales of $8.7 billion.


-- Written by Joseph Woelfel

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