McGraw-Hill Cos 2Q Earnings Pregame Scorecard

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Last quarter McGraw-Hill Cos (NYSE:MHP) topped estimates by 2 cents per share, and it is scheduled to report again on Thursday.

Expectations

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Analysts currently expect McGraw-Hill Cos to come in with earnings of 76 cents per share on revenues of $1.59 billion. Analyst estimates range from earnings per share to earnings per share. Over the past two months, the average estimate has moved down from 79 cents.

Stock Movement

In terms of price changes, the stock's best recent streak was when it gained $3.58 per share between June 25, 2012 and July 5, 2012.

Company Fundamental Trends

Stock Ratings

Analysts are bullish on the stock as five analysts rate it as a buy and there are no sell ratings. 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, profit rose 2.5% to $123 million (43 cents a share) from $120 million (39 cents a share) the year earlier, exceeding analyst expectations. Revenue rose 3.8% to $1.33 billion from $1.28 billion.

Summary

Reporting Period: 2Q

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

EPS: 76 cents

Revenue Estimate: $1.59 billion

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