Comcast The media company is scheduled to report first-quarter earnings on Thursday. Analysts, on average, anticipate earnings of 42 cents a share on revenue of $14.43 billion. "After 5 qtrs of subscriber net adds improving Y/Y and revenue/EBITDA growth generally 25%-35% faster than the cable industry, investors have shifted from being positively surprised by strong execution to expecting it," Deutsche Bank analysts wrote in a report Monday. "This has crystallized in 1Q12 with the debate as to whether Comcast can report positive video net adds, and whether the +/- 20k video net adds is even relevant (0.09% of subs)." Shares of Comcast hit a 52-week high Tuesday of $30.87. The stock's 52-week low of $19.19 was set on Aug. 9. Comcast's forward P/E is 13.94; the average for broadcasting and entertainment companies is 34.45. For comparison, Time Warner ( TWX) has a lower forward P/E of 10.49. Twenty-three of the 31 analysts who cover Comcast rated it buy. Seven analysts gave the stock a hold rating and one rated it sell. The stock has risen 30.07% year to date.