Last quarter Consol Energy (CNX) missed analysts' estimates, but it gets a a chance to make up for it when it announces earnings on Thursday, July 26, 2012.

Expectations

Analysts currently expect Consol Energy to come in with earnings of 31 cents per share on revenues of $1.31 billion. Estimates range from earnings per share to earnings per share. Over the past three months, the average estimate has moved down from 40 cents.

Stock Movement

In terms of price changes, the stock's best recent streak was when it gained $2.61 per share between June 27, 2012 and July 3, 2012. Looking at change over the last three months, April 25, 2012 and July 20, 2012, the stock price fell $3.64 (-10.5%), from $34.54 to $30.90.

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 23.2% in the second quarter of the last fiscal year, 12.8% in the third quarter of the last fiscal year and 13.6%in the fourth quarter of the last fiscal year before dropping in the first quarter. In the aftermarth of a profit drop last quarter that a positive string of results, the company is looking to get back on track with this earnings announcement. Before falling in the first quarter, revenue rose 16.1% in the second quarter of the last fiscal year, more than twofold in the third quarter of the last fiscal year and 87.3% in the fourth quarter of the last fiscal year. Stock Ratings

Analysts are bullish on the stock as 15 analysts rate it as a buy and only one analyst rate it as a sell. Analyst sentiment has been waning recently, as the average rating has dropped slightly over the past three months.

Last Quarter's Results

In the first quarter, profit fell 49.4% to $97.2 million (42 cents a share) from $192.1 million (84 cents a share) the year earlier, missing analyst expectations. Revenue fell 2.6% to $1.43 billion from $1.47 billion.

Summary

Reporting Period: 2Q

Date of Release: Thursday, July 26, 2012

EPS: 31 cents

Revenue Estimate: $1.31 billion

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