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Critical Earnings Forecast Alerts: Morgan Stanley, WellPoint, Microsoft, Coca-Cola, Hewlett-Packard, and J.C. Penney

August 30, 2012

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Aug. 30, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia/ — EarningForecast.com has issued consensus earnings forecast reports and Equity Research for the following companies: Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS), WellPoint (NYSE:WLP), Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT), Coca-Cola (NYSE:KO), Hewlett-Packard (NYSE:HPQ), and J.C. Penney (NYSE:JCP).

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Report Highlights:

Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS): On Tuesday, Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) and Citigroup announced that the companies have agreed to extend the date on which the determination of fair market value of the Morgan Stanley Smith Barney joint venture and the related deposit amount is to be made to September 10, 2012. Shares of Morgan Stanley began the trading session with a price of US$14.65 and throughout the session climbed to a high of US$14.96. At the close of the trading day, Morgan Stanley climbed 1.44% to US$14.81. The stock traded 28.94 million shares in the last trading session, well above its daily average of 20.03 million shares. The company has a market capitalization of US$29.26 billion. Morgan Stanley’s 52-week low price is US$11.58 per share, with US$21.19 as the 52-week high price. Observing comprehensive analysis of Morgan Stanley could help investors avoid big lost in investment. Check MS earnings forecast report below.

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WellPoint, Inc. (NYSE:WLP): WellPoint, Inc. (NYSE:WLP) said Angela F. Braly, company President and Chief Executive Officer, has stepped down from her positions on August 28. WellPoint now is searching for a candidate to succeed Angela. A search committee has also been established to consider both internal and external candidates, with the assistance of a search firm. In addition, John Cannon, the company’s Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary and Chief Public Affairs Officer, will be named as interim President and CEO. In the last trading session, WellPoint traded on above-normal volume at 12.62 million shares, which is 3.5 times the stock’s average daily volume changed hands. The stock jumped over 7.68% to US$61.80. Do you think now is a good time to buy or sell the stock? See WellPoint earnings forecast report here.

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Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT): On August 29, Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) announced that Stephen Schueler has been appointed as Vice President of Retail Sales and Marketing. Microsoft shares closed higher by US$0.02 to US$30.65 with more than 23.35 million shares traded compared to its average volume of 34.81 million shares. In the past 52 weeks, Microsoft share prices have been bracketed by a low of US$24.26 and a high of US$32.95, and are now at US$30.65 (26% above that low price). Do you think Microsoft will continue to advance? Do you think now is a good time to sell the stock? Investors could check MSFT earnings forecast report here.

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Today EarningForecast.com also observed abnormal trade volume for the following companies; insiders may involve trading in these companies. Check out the consensus earnings forecast reports below:

The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO):

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Hewlett-Packard Company (NYSE:HPQ):

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J.C. Penney Company, Inc. (NYSE:JCP):

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