Stocks to Watch: GM, Disney, Warnaco, MasterCard

NEW YORK -- General Motors ( GM) is expected by analysts Wednesday to post third-quarter earnings of 60 cents a share on revenue of $35.92 billion.

On Tuesday, Ford ( F) reported earnings that beat analysts' estimates, a result of strong U.S. sales that overcame the adverse impact of slumping Europe sales and lower profits in South America.

Ford Tops Estimates Despite Europe, South America Declines


Walt Disney ( DIS) announced Tuesday it agreed to acquire Lucasfilm, the maker of the "Star Wars" movies, for $4.05 billion.

Disney said it would make at least three more "Star Wars" movies, with the next release scheduled for 2015.


PVH ( PVH)agreed to buy Warnaco ( WRC) for about $2.9 billion, a deal that will bring brands like Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger and Speedo under one roof.

PVH is buying Warnaco for $51.75 in cash and 0.1822 a share of PVH common stock for each Warnaco share.

The deal values Warnaco at $68.43, a 34% premium over the last closing price of Warnaco of $50.99.


MasterCard ( MA) is forecast by analysts to report third-quarter earnings of $5.93 a share, while rival credit card company Visa ( V)is seen posting fiscal fourth-quarter earnings of $1.50 a share.

This Week's Key Earnings Reports


MetLife ( MET), the insurance giant, is expected to report third-quarter earnings at $1.28 a share on revenue of $17.15 billion.


-- Written by Joseph Woelfel

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