Stocks to Watch: Coca-Cola, J&J, Goldman
NEW YORK --
Health care company Johnson & Johnson
Goldman beat the average analysts' profit view for the fourth quarter, but missed in the two preceding quarters. Meanwhile, the consensus revenue estimate is 20% below last year's reported first-quarter total of $11.89 billion.
Research In Motion
Bloomberg reported that RIM is considering hiring one Canadian bank and one global bank. The company had indicated a willingness to look at its strategic options during its recent earnings conference call.
Intel, the world's biggest chipmaker, is expected by analysts to post a quarterly profit of 50 cents a share on revenue of $12.84 billion.
UBS is expecting an in-line, first-quarter performance from Intel, although it has a "bias" to the upside as hard disk drive supply constraints start to ease.
-- Written by Joseph Woelfel
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