How to Trade Disney, First Solar, Groupon and 5 Others Reporting Earnings

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- We crunch the numbers on eight companies that report their earnings after the closing bell today.

The profiles below provide trading guidelines for the stocks in two "crunching the numbers" tables that follow.

Allstate (ALL) ($57.12), up 4.7% year-to-date. Analysts expect the insurance company to report earnings per share of $1.14 after the closing bell today. The stock set a multiyear intraday high at $57.64 on Friday.

The weekly chart is positive but overbought with its five-week modified moving average at $56.03. Weekly and semiannual value levels are $56.50 and $48.16 with monthly and quarterly risky levels at $60.60 and $62.70.

Disney (DIS) ($81.22), up 6.3% year-to-date. Analysts expect the Mouse House to report EPS of 97 cents after the closing bell today. The stock traded at an all-time high at $83.65 on March 7, and went as low as $76.31 on April 15.

The weekly chart shifts to negative given a close this week below its five-week MMA at $79.52. Weekly and semiannual value levels are $76.83 and $69.93 with quarterly and monthly risky levels at $83.23 and $88.55.

First Solar (FSLR) ($68.42), up 25.2% year-to-date. Analysts expect the solar-energy company to report EPS of 50 cents after the closing bell today. The stock set a multiyear intraday high at $74.84 on March 24, and slipped to $63.31 on April 15.

The weekly chart is neutral with its five-week MMA at $66.13 and its 200-week simple moving average at $67.68, but its weekly stochastic is flat. A quarterly value level is $58.12 with monthly and weekly risky levels at $78.26 and $78.41.

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