NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Shares of Tyco International (TYC) were down 0.37% to $43.23 in morning trading Wednesday ahead of the company's scheduled fourth-quarter earnings report before the market open Thursday. Here's what analysts are expecting from the Swiss security systems company.
The consensus estimate calls for earnings of 56 cents a share on revenue of $2.72 billion. In the fourth quarter last year, the company reported earnings of 52 cents a share, which matched the consensus estimate of analysts polled by Thomson Reuters. Revenue totaled $2.76 billion, which edged analysts' expectations of $2.74 billion.
In the third quarter this year, earnings totaled 54 cents a share, which matched analysts' expectations. Revenue totaled $2.66 billion, which edged the consensus estimate of $2.65 billion.
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Separately, TheStreet Ratings team rates TYCO INTERNATIONAL LTD as a "buy" with a ratings score of A-. TheStreet Ratings Team has this to say about their recommendation:
"We rate TYCO INTERNATIONAL LTD (TYC) a BUY. This is based on the convergence of positive investment measures, which should help this stock outperform the majority of stocks that we rate. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, revenue growth and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow."