Stocks to Watch: AOL, Zillow, Nike

NEW YORK -- AOL ( AOL) is expected to report its third-quarter results before Tuesday's opening bell, and analysts are calling for earnings of 17 cents a share in the September-ended period on revenue of $521.6 million.

Shares of the Web content company have more than doubled so far this year, hitting a 52-week high of $37.94 on Oct. 17. In late August, AOL announced plans to distribute a special cash dividend of $5.15 a share to stockholders before the end of the year.


Zillow ( Z) , the real estate information company, on Monday gave a soft revenue outlook for the final quarter of 2012.

The company also announced a small acquisition, spending $12 million in cash and 150,000 restricted shares to purchase Mortech, a Lincoln, Neb.-based mortgage software and services company.

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Nike ( NKE)is close to a deal to sell its Cole Haan brand to Apax Partners for about $500 million, The New York Times reported. A deal could be announced next week, according to two people briefed on the matter, the newspaper said.


Express Scripts ( ESRX) reported Monday a 20% increase in third-quarter profit but warned that 2013 could bring a weaker business climate.


Stock exchange operator NYSE Euronext ( NYX) said Tuesday that third-quarter net revenue declined 21% to $559 million amid weaker trading in the U.S. and Europe. Net income fell 42%.

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Earnings are also expected Tuesday from CVS Corp. ( CVS), Marsh & McLennan ( MMC), Office Depot ( ODP), OfficeMax ( OMX), Cache ( CACH), News Corp. ( NWS), Rackspace Hosting ( RAX) and Vitesse Semiconductor ( VTSS).


-- Written by Joseph Woelfel

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