Big-Name Earnings Reports to Watch This Week for 3 Dividend Paying Firms

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Last week, I highlighted the top earnings reports which happened to feature seasonal businesses. The first report was tax preparer, H & R Block Inc (NYSE: HRB). The company’s share price jumped over 14% last week after reported better-than-expected financial results. It also reported that it had gained market share.

I also wrote about Vail Resorts (NYSE: MTN), a resort company that focuses on mountain resorts and skiing. The company reported impressive earnings that beat analysts’ expectations. The company also reported that it raised its quarterly dividend from $0.81 to $1.053.

This week, there are even more notable companies reporting earnings. In the mix is a retailer, a technology company, and a consumer goods company.

 

Tiffany & Co. (NYSE: TIF) Tiffany & Co. will report earnings before the opening bell on Friday, March 17. The jewelry company is expected to report quarterly earnings of $1.37 per share, which would be lower than last year’s result of $1.46 per share.

The stock has been a great performer this year, up about 15% YTD. Even in 2016, there hasn’t been much downfall for the stock.  The company did report that it expects slower sales in  2017, but has recently recruited several new members to its management. With its recent performance,  it is clear that investors are optimistic.

The stock currently offers a dividend yield around 2%, which a great deal for investors.

Tiffany & Co. has also been increasing its dividend every year since 2010 (typically by about 9%).  Shares are up about 24% in the last twelve months. The stock is currently trading at 22 times its future earnings estimates.

Quarter Ended Actual EPS Results Analyst Estimates
October 2016 $0.76 $0.67
July 2016 $0.84 $0.71
April 2016 $0.64 $0.68
January 2016 $1.46 $1.40
Oracle Corporation (NYSE: ORCL)  Oracle will report quarterly earnings after the market close on Wednesday, March 15. The technology company is expect to report earnings of of $0.57 per share, lower than $0.57, a year ago.
The company, like many of the big-name companies from the dot-com craze in the late 1990s, has been trying to remain relevant in the new era of technology. This has transitioned a lot of focus to its cloud business. In this upcoming earnings report, many investor will keep its cloud business as a main focus.
Oracle currently offers a dividend yield about 1.4%, which is above the average of its peers, which is less than 1%. The stock pays a $0.15 quarterly dividend, which it has maintained since 2015. Share of Oracle are up 10% in the last twelve months. The stock is currently trading at 15 times its future earnings estimates.
Quarter Ended Actual EPS Results Analyst Estimates
November 2016 $0.55 $0.55
August 2016 $0.49 $0.53
April 2016 $0.64 $0.66
February 2016 $0.59 $0.58

Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE: WSM)   Williams-Sonoma will report earnings after the closing bell on Wednesday, March 15. The home goods retailer is expected to post quarterly earnings of $1.52 per share. This would be slightly below of the $1.55 per share reported in the same quarter, last year.

The company offers a great dividend yield for investors, at around 3%. Since 2007, the stock’s dividend has increased every year consecutively. Shares of Willams Sonoma are up 10% in the last twelve months. The stock s currently trading at 13 times its future earnings estimates.
Quarter Ended Actual EPS Results Analyst Estimates
November 2016 $0.79 $0.77
August 2016 $0.58 $0.58
April 2016 $0.53 $0.50
February 2016 $1.55 $1.59

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