Thursday Pre-market Earnings Parade: Du Pont, GE, United Healthcare, More

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Today's "Crunching the Numbers" tables cover eight stocks that report quarterly results before the opening bell on Thursday.

Let's start with individual profiles then get into the tables on page 3.

AutoNation (AN) ($53.11, up 6.9% YTD): Analysts expect the auto retailer to report earnings per share of 75 cents before the opening bell on April 17. The stock traded to an all-time intraday high at $55.40 on April 3, then traded as low as $51.81 on April 7, holding its 50-day simple moving average now at $52.47.

The weekly chart shifts to negative given a close on Friday below its five-week modified moving average at $52.49. Semiannual and annual value levels are $51.18 and $38.31, with a monthly pivot at $53.07 and semiannual and quarterly risky levels at $56.17 and $57.71.

Chipotle (CMG) ($540.54, up 1.5% YTD): Analysts expect the Mexican restaurant chain to report earnings of $2.82 per share before the opening bell on April 17. The stock traded to an all-time intraday high at $622.90 on March 21, then traded down to $526.75 on April 11, below its 50-day SMA at $564.52.

The weekly chart is negative, with its five-week MMA at $555.70. Semiannual and quarterly value levels are $510.69 and $422.63, with weekly and semiannual risky levels at $576.39 and $601.33.

Du Pont (DD) ($66.90, up 3% YTD): Analysts expect the diversified chemicals company to report earnings of $1.60 before the opening bell on April 17. The stock set a multiyear intraday high at $68.82 on April 4, then traded as low as $65.91 on April 11, above its 50-day SMA at $65.89.

The weekly chart is positive but overbought, with its five-week MMA at $66.11. Quarterly and annual value levels are $59.37 and $51.36, with a monthly pivot at $67.77 and semiannual risky levels at $69.05 and $70.16.

General Electric (GE) ($25.72, down 8.2% YTD): Analysts expect the multisector conglomerate and Dow component to report earnings of 32 cents a share before the opening bell on April 17. The stock has been trading around its 200-day SMA now at $25.35 since Feb.3, with a 2014 low at $24.32.

The weekly chart is positive given a close this week above its five-week MMA at $25.70. A monthly pivot is $25.72 with monthly and semiannual risky levels at $26.79 and $27.22.

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