Stocks to Watch: Apple, Amazon, P&G

NEW YORK -- Apple ( AAPL), the iPad, iPhone and iPod maker, is expected by analysts Thursday to post fiscal fourth-quarter earnings of $8.82 cents a share on revenue of $35.8 billion.

Apple issues its report after Thursday's closing bell.

Apple capped off an incredible 2012 by announcing a slew of new products on Tuesday, including the long-awaited iPad Mini.

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Amazon.com ( AMZN), the Internet retailer, is seen posting a third-quarter loss of 7 cents a share, a reversal from year-earlier profit of 14 cents a share.

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Procter & Gamble ( PG), the consumer-products giant, is expected by analysts Thursday to post fiscal first-quarter profit of 96 cents a share on revenue of $20.78 billion.


Sprint Nextel ( S) is seen reporting a third-quarter loss of 43 cents a share on revenue of $8.81 billion.

Sprint announced its merger with Japanese telecom giant Softbank earlier this month.


Zynga ( ZNGA), the social gaming company, posted stronger-than-expected revenue for the third quarter on Wednesday and said it reached a deal to offer online poker and casino games, played with real money, in the U.K.

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Symantec ( SYMC) skipped past Wall Street's second-quarter estimates, posting revenue of $1.7 billion, an increase of 1% from a year earlier, or a 5% hike adjusted for the effects of currency. Analysts were looking for sales of $1.66 billion.

Excluding items, Symantec, the security software specialist, earned 45 cents a share, up from 39 cents a share in the year-earlier quarter, and comfortably above analysts' forecast of 38 cents a share.

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