After meeting Wall Street expectations last quarter, AK Steel (AKS) is slated to report again on Tuesday.

Expectations

Analysts currently expect AK Steel to come in with earnings of 6 cents per share on revenues of $1.55 billion. Analysts gave estimates ranging from 5 cents per share to 20 cents per share. Over the past three months, the average estimate has moved down from 22 cents.

Stock Movement

The stock price has been falling recently The share price has fallen 81 cents since July 6, 2012. Looking at change over the last three months, April 23, 2012 and July 18, 2012, the stock price fell $2.01 (-27.4%), from $7.34 to $5.33.

Company Fundamental Trends

While last quarter's drop snapped a string of revenue increases, the company will look to right itself during the upcoming earnings period. Revenue rose 12.3% in the second quarter of the last fiscal year, 0.6% in the third quarter of the last fiscal year and 8.5%in the fourth quarter of the last fiscal year before dropping in the first quarter. Stock Ratings

Analysts think investors should stand pat on AK Steel with seven of 13 analysts rating it hold. Analyst sentiment has been improving recently, as the average rating risen slightly over the past three months.

Last Quarter's Results

In the first quarter, the company swung to a loss of $11.8 million (11 cents a share) from a profit of $8.7 million (8 cents) a year earlier, meeting analyst expectations. Revenue fell 4.6% to $1.51 billion from $1.58 billion.

Summary

Reporting Period: 2Q

Date of Release: Tuesday, July 24, 2012 before market open

EPS: 6 cents

Revenue Estimate: $1.55 billion

(Company fundamentals by Xignite Financials. Earnings estimates provided by Zacks)