SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) — Among the companies whose shares are expected to see active trade in Friday’s session are Chevron Corp., MasterCard Inc., and Eli Lilly & Co.
Chevron CVX, -0.68% is projected to report fourth-quarter earnings of $ 1.64 a share, according to a consensus survey by FactSet.
MasterCard MA, +0.79% is forecast to post fourth-quarter earnings of 67 cents a share.
Eli Lilly LLY, +1.61% is expected to report earnings of 73 cents a share in the fourth quarter.
Tyson Foods Inc. TSN, +0.07% is likely to report fiscal first-quarter earnings of 73 cents a share.
Xerox Corp. XRX, +2.42% is forecast to post fourth-quarter earnings of 29 cents a share.
Legg Mason Inc. LM, +1.08% is expected to post fiscal third-quarter earnings of 67 cents a share.
After Thursday’s closing bell, Google Inc. GOOGL, +0.16% reported fourth-quarter adjusted earnings of $ 6.88 a share, missing analysts’ estimate of $ 7.12 a share. Revenue rose 15% to $ 18.1 billion, below analyst forecasts of $ 18.45 billion while total paid clicks increased 14%, missing analyst projections of 17% growth.
Amazon.com Inc. AMZN, +2.59% said it earned 45 cents a share in the fourth quarter, significantly outdistancing the FactSet consensus estimate of 19 cents a share. Revenue grew 15% to $ 29.33 billion, below the FactSet consensus of $ 29.6 billion. Amazon said revenue would have grown by 18% if not for the unfavorable impact of exchange rates.
Visa Inc. V, +0.67% reported fiscal first-quarter earnings of $ 2.53 a share, ahead of the $ 2.49 a share forecast by analysts. Revenue increased 7% to $ 3.4 billion. The credit card company also announced plans for a four-for-one stock split and affirmed its financial outlook for 2015.
Shake Shack Inc. SHAK, +0.00% priced its initial public offering of 5 million shares at $ 21 each, above the projected range.
Deckers Outdoor Corp. DECK, +0.97% the maker of UGG boots, lowered its earnings guidance for the March quarter, mostly due to currency exchange rates.
Blackstone Group LP BX, +0.33% said fourth-quarter profit of $ 551 million, or 90 cents a share, was 11% lower than a year earlier. Economic net income was $ 1.45 billion, or $ 1.25 a share, down from $ 1.54 billion a year earlier but above the 92 cents forecast by analysts polled by Thomson Reuters.
Hanesbrands Inc.’s HBI, +1.44% fourth-quarter profit more than doubled as the apparel company recorded its second consecutive year of record sales, boosted by the purchases of Maidenform and DBApparel.