Ford ( F), the second-largest U.S. automaker, is expected by analysts Tuesday to report fourth-quarter earnings of 26 cents a share on revenue of $32.96 billion.
Drugmaker Pfizer ( PFE) is expected by Wall Street Tuesday to report earnings of 44 cents a share in the fourth quarter on revenue of $14.4 billion.
Amazon.com ( AMZN) is expected by analysts Tuesday to post fourth-quarter earnings of 27 cents a share on revenue of $22.26 billion. The world's largest online retailer posted year-earlier earnings of $177 million, or 38 cents a share, on revenue of $17.43 billion. The holiday quarter is by far the biggest for Amazon, which routinely posts double-digit percentage revenue increases.
VMware ( VMW) topped analysts' fourth-quarter revenue and earnings estimates but issued weaker-than-expected guidance. The software maker reported revenue of $1.29 billion, a 22% increase from a year earlier and above Wall Street's estimate of $1.28 billion. Excluding items, VMware earned 81 cents a share, up from 62 cents a share a year earlier. Analysts were looking for earnings of 78 cents a share. VMware said Monday it expects first-quarter sales of between $1.17 billion and $1.19 billion, below analysts' forecasts of $1.25 billion. It sees fiscal 2013 revenue of $5.23 billion to $5.35 billion, well below Wall Street's prediction of $5.42 billion. The company also disclosed it would cut 900 jobs. VMware Shares Plummet on Weak Outlook
Seagate ( STX) easily exceeded Wall Street's fiscal second-quarter estimates but issued revenue guidance that was below its prior guidance and analysts' views. Seagate Stock Slides on Downbeat Forecast
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