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Stocks to Watch: AOL, Zillow, Nike

Joseph Woelfel

NEW YORK -- AOL AOL is expected to report its third-quarter results before Tuesday's opening bell, and analysts are calling for earnings of 17 cents a share in the September-ended period on revenue of $521.6 million.
Shares of the Web content company have more than doubled so far this year, hitting a 52-week high of $37.94 on Oct. 17. In late August, AOL announced plans to distribute a special cash dividend of $5.15 a share to stockholders before the end of the year.

Zillow Z , the real estate information company, on Monday gave a soft revenue outlook for the final quarter of 2012.
The company also announced a small acquisition, spending $12 million in cash and 150,000 restricted shares to purchase Mortech, a Lincoln, Neb.-based mortgage software and services company.
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Nike NKE is close to a deal to sell its Cole Haan brand to Apax Partners for about $500 million, The New York Times reported. A deal could be announced next week, according to two people briefed on the matter, the newspaper said.

Express Scripts ESRX reported Monday a 20% increase in third-quarter profit but warned that 2013 could bring a weaker business climate.

Stock exchange operator NYSE Euronext NYX said Tuesday that third-quarter net revenue declined 21% to $559 million amid weaker trading in the U.S. and Europe. Net income fell 42%.
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Earnings are also expected Tuesday from CVS Corp. CVS , Marsh & McLennan MMC , Office Depot ODP , OfficeMax OMX , Cache CACH , News Corp. NWS , Rackspace Hosting RAX and Vitesse Semiconductor VTSS .

-- Written by Joseph Woelfel

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