NEW YORK (TheStreet) --Shares of Weyerhaeuser (WY - Get Report) are gaining by 1.34% to $25.80 on Thursday morning, one day prior to the release of the company's latest quarterly earnings report.

The real estate investment trust, which is principally engaged in growing and harvesting timber, is scheduled to release its fiscal 2015 fourth quarter earnings results before the market open Friday.

Analysts are expecting the Federal Way, WA-based company to post a year over year decline in its earnings per share and revenue results for the most recent quarter.

A survey of analysts by Thomson Reuters shows that Weyerhaeuser is expected to post earnings of 24 cents per share on revenue of $1.73 billion.

Weyerhaeuser reported adjusted earnings of 27 cents per share on revenue of $1.8 billion for the fiscal 2014 fourth quarter.

Separately, TheStreet Ratings has set a "buy" rating and a score of B- on Weyerhaeuser stock.  This is driven by a few notable strengths, which TheStreet Ratings believes should have a greater impact than any weaknesses, and should give investors a better performance opportunity than most stocks it covers.

The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its reasonable valuation levels and notable return on equity. TheStreet Ratings feels its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income.

TheStreet Ratings objectively rated this stock according to its "risk-adjusted" total return prospect over a 12-month investment horizon. Not based on the news in any given day, the rating may differ from Jim Cramer's view or that of this articles's author.

You can view the full analysis from the report here: WY

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