Investing Ahead of Earnings: American Eagle, Dick's Sporting, Urban Outfitters

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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Today and tomorrow investors will be reacting to earnings from a specialty retailer, a general store, a specialty retailer and nut company. Here, you can check out six companies before they report. 

American Eagle Outfitters ($14.38, down 0.1% YTD): Analysts expect the casual apparel retailer to report earnings of 26 cents a share before the opening bell on Tuesday. The stock set a 2014 intraday high at $15.69 on Jan. 10 then declined to its 2014 intraday low at $12.59 on Jan. 27 and the stock ended last week above its 50-day simple moving average at $14.16 and below its 200-day SMA at $15.88. The weekly chart is positive with its five-week modified moving average at $14.21 and the 200-week SMA at $16.26. Weekly and monthly value levels are $12.43 and $12.15 with a semiannual pivot at $14.51 and semiannual and quarterly risky levels at $17.90 and $19.88.

Casey's General Stores ($66.35, down 5.6% YTD): Analysts expect the midwest general store to report earnings of 50 cents a share after the closing bell today. The stock has been trading back and for the around its 200-day SMA at $68.55 since Jan. 8 and at Friday's close is below all three daily moving averages show in today's 'Crunching the Numbers' table. The weekly chart is neutral with the stock below its five-week MMA at $67.93 with a flat 12x3x3 weekly slow stochastic. My annual value levels are $63.08 and $59.63 with weekly and quarterly risky levels at $68.00 and $72.28.

Dick's Sporting Goods ($53.60, down 7.7% YTD): Analysts expect the sporting goods retailer to report earnings of $1.11 per share before the opening bell tomorrow. The stock set an all-time intraday high at $58.87 on Jan. 8 then declined to its 2014 intraday low at $49.58 which was below the 200-day SMA. The rebound since then has the stock above its 200-day SMA at $52.56. The weekly chart is positive with its five-week MMA at $53.26. My weekly value level is $48.53 with monthly and semiannual risky levels at $56.36 and $63.46.

Diamond Foods ($30.60, up 18.4% YTD): Analysts expect the supplier of Emerald nuts to report earnings of 8 cents a share after the closing bell tomorrow. The stock set a multiyear intraday high at $31.09 on Tuesday well above all three daily moving averages shown in today's table. The weekly chart is positive but overbought with its five-week MMA at $27.30 and the 200-week SMA at $34.97. The stock traded as high as $96.13 in September 2011, then its parabolic bubble popped. Annual and monthly value levels are $28.71 and $26.92 with semiannual risky levels at $32.64 and $33.89.

Verifone Systems ($29.50, up 10% YTD): Analysts expect the electronic payment services provider to report earnings of 15 cents a share after the closing bell on tomorrow. The stock set a new 52-week intraday high at $30.72 well above all three daily moving averages shown in today's table. The weekly chart is positive but overbought with its five-week MMA at $28.28 and its 200-week SMA at $33.06. The stock traded as high as $58.88 in April 2011. My quarterly value level is $21.48 with weekly and monthly risky levels at $30.30 and $32.91.

Urban Outfitters ($37.56, up 1.2% YTD): Analysts expect the specialty retailer to report earnings of 55 cents a share after the closing bell on today. The stock set its all-time intraday high at $44.96 back in May 2013 and set a 52-week intraday low at $33.95 on Feb. 4. The stock has been below its 200-day SMA at $38.90 since Sept. 10. The weekly chart is positive with its five-week MMA at $36.83 and held its 200-week SMA at $34.13 at the Feb. low. My annual value levels are $36.78 and $36.29 with quarterly and semiannual risky levels at $44.34 and $46.93.