AT&T, Dupont Among Those Reporting Earnings Tuesday


Tuesday brings a chance to check out earnings from two more Dow components,AT&T and DuPont, as well as several other leading companies such as Amazon.com, UPS, and Lockheed Martin.

Investors are curious to see how much of a benefit AT&T is seeing from being the exclusive carrier of Apple’s iPhone. This will be its first full quarter of results with the sought-after cell phone.

Analysts polled by Thomson expect, on average, earnings of 71 cents a share and revenue of $30.1 billion. That’s sharply higher than its results a year ago.

DuPont has had several headwinds to struggle with this year. Among them: soaring oil prices, market share losses in its corn-seed business, and slumping housing and automotive sectors. The Wilmington, Del., company is expected to see its earnings rise to 52 cents a share on revenue of $6.73 billion, Thomson said.

Earnings from UPS, the largest shipping carrier, and UAL, the parent of United Airlines, are also among those reports investors will be looking at to gain insight on the health of the consumer and the economy.

Reporting on Tuesday

UPS is expected to see its earnings rise to $1.02 a share on revenue of $12.21 billion, Thomson said.

Meanwhile, analysts estimate UAL will earn $1.88 a share on revenue of $5.36 billion, Thomson said. That’s higher than a year ago.

After the bell, investors will be looking to see if Amazon.com can do it again.

In the second quarter, the company raised its outlook for the year. This time around, the company is expected to post profit of 18 cents a share, compared with earnings of 5 cents a share, a year ago, Thomson said. Revenue is estimated to rise to $3.14 billion from $2.31 billion last year. Sales are expected to have seen a boost from the July release of the latest Harry Potter novel, which is the last in that popular series.

Other notables reporting after the market's close include: Broadcom,Chubb,Centex and AFLAC.