Siemens (EUR 78.05 ; 3.39% ; SIE ; SIEGn.DE)
Tuesday, Siemens could release 1Q net income of E1.46B, down from E1.72B in the same prior year period, on sales of E18.3B, compared with E19.5B. Last month, the German electronics and electrical engineering company told the Sueddeutsche Zeitung that it still seeks to list its lighting unit Osram once market conditions allow. Technically, the stock remains on the upside and is challenging its strong resistance at E79.5. If breakout, this should open the way towards E84.5 at first and E89 in extension.
Apple (USD 420.3 ; -0.26% ; AAPL ; AAPL.O)
Later in the afternoon, Apple is expected to post 1Q EPS of $10.1, up from $6.43 a year earlier, on revenues of $38.8B, vs $26.7B. The designer of mobile communication and media devices recently started to sell the iPhone 4S in China on January 13. From a technical perspective, the stock is facing a pull back but should post a rebound on its new strong support at $395 with a first target at $432. A break below the $395 mark will call for further weakness towards $375 at first and $360 in extension.
Boeing (USD 75.52 ; 0.01% ; BA ; BA.N)
On Wednesday, Boeing may report 4Q EPS of $1.01, vs $1.11 in 4Q10, on turnover of $19.4B, up from $16.55B in the previous year. Recent, the aerospace company said its Boeing Defense, Space & Security (BDS) facility in Wichita, which employs over 2,160 employees will close by the end of 2013. Technically, the stock stands above its new support at $70 and remains well oriented. Further advance is likely towards the previous high at $80.42. Only a downside break below $70 will open the way to a consolidation towards $64.
Kazakhmys Plc (GBp 1123 ; 6.75% ; KAZ ; KAZ.L)
The next day, Kazakhmys could unveil 2H pretax income of £455M, down from £613M in the previous year, while revenue could reach £1.12B, vs £1.10B. The UK-based natural resources company has been recently upgraded to "buy" from "hold" at Jefferies and was rated "buy" at SocGen. The stock broke above a declining trend line in place since August 2011 and should post further advance towards 1284p at first and 1410p in extension (horizontal resistances).
Ford Motor (USD 12.59 ; 3.71% ; F ; F.N)
Friday, Ford Motor is expected to report 4Q EPS of $0.26, vs $0.31 a year earlier, on revenue of $33.5B, compared to $32.4B. The US car maker reported December Ford brand sales up 16% YoY to 201,737 units and said it expects global industry sales to be in the range of 75 million to 85 million units in 2012. Technically, the stock is challenging a key MT resistance at $12.75. A break above this mark will call for further bounce towards $14.3. Alternatively, if $12.75 holds as a resistance, a weakness will take place with $11 as a first target.
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