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Stocks to Watch: Disney, Groupon, Qualcomm

Joseph Woelfel

NEW YORK -- Walt Disney DIS is slated to report its fiscal fourth-quarter results after Thursday's closing bell and analysts are calling for earnings of 68 cents a share in the September-ended period on revenue of $10.92 billion.
Goldman Sachs reiterated its buy rating on Disney shares this week and lifted earnings estimates for fiscal 2013 and 2014 by 1%.
Shares of Disney have risen 33% so far in 2012.

Groupon GRPN , the online deals company, is forecast by analysts Thursday to post a profit of 3 cents a share in the third quarter on revenue of $590.1 million.
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Also reporting earnings Thursday are Dean Foods DF , Kohl's KSS , Scotts Miracle-Gro SMG , Wendy's WEN , Lions Gate Entertainment LGF , Nordstrom JWN and Nvidia NVDA .

Activision Blizzard ATVI on Wednesday topped Wall Street's profit view on the strength of its latest "World of Warcraft" release, "The Mists of Pandaria" and its "Skylanders" franchise.

Qualcomm QCOM , the chipmaker, easily beat Wall Street's consensus profit view on Wednesday and forecast non-GAAP earnings of $1.08 to $1.16 a share on revenue ranging from $5.6 billion to $6.1 billion for its fiscal first quarter.
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Whole Foods Market WFM reported an in-line profit for its fiscal fourth quarter and announced Wednesday it raised its quarterly dividend by 40% to 20 cents a share.
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-- Written by Joseph Woelfel

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