However, as a value investor and, more importantly, one who also appreciates some margin of safety, coming to terms with a stock that is trading at 38 times earnings continues to be a challenge that is just too much to overcome. Will the company demonstrate in its upcoming report that it deserves its valuation or will its numbers remind investors that perhaps too much exuberance has been added? Analysts are expecting earnings per share to arrive at 61 cent on revenue of $2.73 billion. Although the company has beaten estimates in each of the past four quarters, including its second-quarter report where it beat estimates by 5 cents, it would not come as shock here to see a miss. Though the company has demonstrated that it can continue to grow despite severe economic concerns, I think the smart thing to do here is to sell ahead of earnings which are due out Wednesday after the bell.