Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Portfolio Relevance
By William Spain, MarketWatch
CHICAGO (MarketWatch) — Stocks that could see active trade in Wednesday’s session include Avon Products Inc., Exelon Corp. and Harley-Davidson Inc.
Avon AVP +0.26%  is slated to report its second-quarter results. The cosmetics giant is expected to earn 21 cents a share on revenue of $2.68 billion, according to the average estimate of analysts polled by FactSet.

Stocks with double-digit growth

Revenue growth is sluggish for most of the market but not at these firms. Jack Hough reports on Markets Hub. Photo: Bloomberg.
Exelon EXC -0.94% will post a second-quarter profit of 64 cents a share on revenue of $4.43 billion if Wall Street’s best guesses are on the mark.
Harley-Davidson HOG -2.83%  is expected to earn $1.05 a share on sales of $1.64 billion.
Other firms scheduled to release quarterly financial results include Hyatt Hotels Corp. H +0.03% , Time Warner Inc.TWX +1.40% , MasterCard Inc. MA -1.04% and Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group Inc.DTG -1.46% .
Electronic Arts Inc. shares EA -1.87%  got a pop in after-hours action Tuesday after the company reported a slightly lower than expected adjusted loss in its fiscal first quarter.
Allstate Corp. ALL -1.32%  said it swung to a second-quarter profit. 
William Spain is a MarketWatch staff writer in Chicago.

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