Sprint Nextel (S) has beaten analyst's estimates in each of the last five quarters and will try to do so again on Thursday, July 26, 2012.

Expectations

Analysts currently expect Sprint Nextel to come in with a loss of 41 cents per share on revenues of $8.73 billion. Analyst estimates range from a loss per share to a loss per share. Over the past three months, the average estimate has moved down from a loss of 38 cents.

Stock Movement

Recently, the stock price has been rising Since July 13, 2012 business days the stock has risen 33 cents per share. Looking at change over the last three months, from April 25, 2012 and July 20, 2012, the stock price is up $1.23 (50.6%), from $2.43 to $3.66.

Company Fundamental Trends

On the top line, the company is looking to build on four-straight revenue increases heading into this earnings announcement. Revenue rose 3.6% in the second quarter of the last fiscal year, 2.2% in the third quarter of the last fiscal year and 5.1% in the fourth quarter of the last fiscal year before increasing again in the first quarter. Stock Ratings

Analysts think investors should stand pat on Sprint Nextel with 15 of 26 analysts rating it hold. 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, the company's loss widened to a loss of a $863 million (29 cents a share) from a loss of $439 million (15 cents) a year earlier, but beat analyst expectations. Revenue rose 5.1% to $8.73 billion from $8.31 billion.

Summary

Reporting Period: 2Q

Date of Release: Thursday, July 26, 2012 before market open

EPS:

Revenue Estimate: $8.73 billion

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