Stocks to Watch: Disney, Groupon, Qualcomm

NEW YORK -- Walt Disney ( DIS) is slated to report its fiscal fourth-quarter results after Thursday's closing bell and analysts are calling for earnings of 68 cents a share in the September-ended period on revenue of $10.92 billion.

Goldman Sachs reiterated its buy rating on Disney shares this week and lifted earnings estimates for fiscal 2013 and 2014 by 1%.

Shares of Disney have risen 33% so far in 2012.


Groupon ( GRPN), the online deals company, is forecast by analysts Thursday to post a profit of 3 cents a share in the third quarter on revenue of $590.1 million.

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Also reporting earnings Thursday are Dean Foods ( DF), Kohl's ( KSS), Scotts Miracle-Gro ( SMG), Wendy's ( WEN), Lions Gate Entertainment ( LGF), Nordstrom ( JWN) and Nvidia ( NVDA).


Activision Blizzard ( ATVI) on Wednesday topped Wall Street's profit view on the strength of its latest "World of Warcraft" release, "The Mists of Pandaria" and its "Skylanders" franchise.


Qualcomm ( QCOM), the chipmaker, easily beat Wall Street's consensus profit view on Wednesday and forecast non-GAAP earnings of $1.08 to $1.16 a share on revenue ranging from $5.6 billion to $6.1 billion for its fiscal first quarter.

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Whole Foods Market ( WFM) reported an in-line profit for its fiscal fourth quarter and announced Wednesday it raised its quarterly dividend by 40% to 20 cents a share.

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