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Earnings Expectations for the Week of February 6

There will be plenty more quarterly reports this week for analysts and traders to peruse. On the schedule are Coca-Cola (NYSE: KO), Hasbro (NASDAQ: HAS), PepsiCo (NYSE: PEP), Time Warner (NYSE: TWX), Visa (NYSE: V), Walt Disney (NYSE: DIS), Whole Foods Market (NASDAQ: WFM) and Yum! Brands (NYSE: YUM). The consensus estimates for all these call for year-over-year earnings growth. But Coinstar (NASDAQ: CSTR), Ralph Lauren (NYSE: RL) and Wyndham Worldwide (NYSE: WYN) are among those expected to report declines in their per-share earnings.

Here's a day-by-day rundown of what analysts expect from some of the week's most prominent earnings reports.

Monday

The consensus forecast for Yum! Brands (NYSE: YUM) calls for $0.74 per share earnings and revenues of $4.0 billion. That would be up from $0.63 and $3.6 billion in the fourth quarter of the previous year. Full-year earnings are predicted to be 11.5% higher to $2.86 per share and revenues to be up 10.6% to $12.6 billion.

Hasbro (NASDAQ: HAS) is expected to say its fourth-quarter earnings are 5.7% higher than a year ago, or $1.05 per share. The full-year EPS forecast calls for $2.77, or 5.1% growth. And revenues are expected to have risen more than 4.5% for both the quarter and the full year. Note that Hasbro fell short of consensus EPS estimates in the past three quarters.

Others expected to report earnings gains Monday include Anadarko Petroleum (NYSE: APC), Dun & Bradstreet (NYSE: DNB), Humana (NYSE: HUM), Pioneer Natural Resources (NYSE: PXD) and Torchmark (NYSE: TMK).

Coinstar's (NYSE: CSTR) fourth-quarter EPS are expected to have slipped four cents year over year to $0.64 per share. But the consensus forecast for the full year is $3.26 per share, or 37.7% higher. Note that Coinstar has not fallen short of EPS estimates in the past seven quarters.

Tuesday

Earnings from Coca-Cola (NYSE: KO) are estimated to come to $0.77 per share and revenues to total $11.0 billion. That would be up from $0.72 and $10.5 billion in the same quarter of the previous year. Full-year earnings are predicted to be 8.6% higher to $3.82 per share and revenues to be up 32.4% to $46.5 billion.

Walt Disney's (NYSE: K) fiscal first-quarter earnings are expected to have increased 4.2% from a year ago to $0.71 per share. For the full-year, $2.91 EPS are predicted, or a 12.7% increase. But note that Disney fell short of EPS estimates in two of the past five quarters. Also, revenues are expected to be up more than 4.5% for both the quarter and the full year.

Also on Tuesday, look for earnings growth from Lincoln National (NYSE: LNC), Ralcorp (NYSE: RAH), Transdigm (NYSE: TDG) and Western Union (NYSE: WU). But Becton Dickinson (NYSE: BDX) and Hartford Financial (NYSE: HIG) are expected to say that earnings declined. Scotts Miracle-Gro (NYSE: SMG) is forecast to report a wider loss.

Wednesday

Time Warner (NYSE: TWX) is expected to say its fourth-quarter earnings were 22.9% higher than a year ago, or $0.87 per share. The full-year EPS forecast calls for EPS to be up 14.5% to $2.82. Revenues are expected to have risen 3.6% for the quarter and 7.4% for the full year. Analysts have underestimated Time Warner's EPS for the past eight quarters.

Earnings from Visa (NYSE: V) are estimated to total $1.45 per share, on revenues of $2.5 billion. That would be up from $1.23 and $2.2 billion in the same quarter of last year. Full-year earnings also are predicted to be up 14.9% to $5.87 per share and revenues 9.5% higher to $10.1 billion. Visa's quarterly EPS regularly top consensus estimates.

Whole Foods Market's (NYSE: WFM) fiscal first-quarter earnings are forecast to be up nine cents from a year ago to $0.60 per share, while $2.27 per share, or 14.9% higher, is predicted for the full year. Also, revenues are expected to be up at least 12.5% for both the quarter and the full year.

Wednesday is expected to see earnings growth also from Cisco Systems (NASDAQ: CSCO), CVS Caremark (NYSE: CVS), IntercontinentalExchange (NYSE: ICE), News Corp. (NASDAQ: NWSA), O'Reilly Automotive (NASDAQ: ORLY) and Reynolds American (NYSE: RAI). Prudential Financial's (NYSE: PRU) EPS are forecast to be the same as a year ago. But declining earnings are expected from Moody's (NYSE: MCO), Ralph Lauren (NYSE: RL) and Wyndham Worldwide (NYSE: WYN).

Sprint Nextel (NYSE: S) is expected to report a wider loss for the most recent quarter, as well as a loss for the full year. Sprint has been posting losses since the first quarter of 2008.

Thursday

Results from Coca-Cola's rival, PepsiCo (NYSE: PEP), highlight Thursday's reports. EPS are estimated to total $1.13 and revenues to come to $19.9 billion. That compares to $1.05 and $18.2 billion in the same quarter of last year. Full-year earnings also are forecast to be up 5.9% to $4.39 per share and revenues 14.7% higher to $66.3 billion.

Analysts expect PepsiCo to be joined in posting earnings growth by Activision Blizzard (NASDAQ: ATVI), Corn Products (NYSE: CPO), Lorillard (NYSE: LO), Nobel Energy (NYSE: NBL) and Scripps Networks (NYSE: SNI). But earnings declines are anticipated from Expedia (NASDAQ: EXPE), KKR (NYSE: KKR) and Pitney Bowes (NYSE: PBI), as well as a loss from Imperial Sugar (NASDAQ: IPSU).

Friday

NYSE Euronext (NYSE: NYX), which just saw its merger with Deutsche Boerse collapse last week, reports its fourth-quarter results at the end of this week. The consensus forecast of analysts is for $0.49 per share earnings. That is down from an estimate of $0.59 some 60 days ago, but up from earnings of $0.46 per share in the same quarter of last year.

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