Stocks to Watch: Bank of America, AmEx, Intel

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NEW YORK -- Bank of America (BAC) reports second-quarter earnings Wednesday before the bell and analysts expect the Charlotte, N.C.-based banking giant to report a profit of 14 cents a share in the June-ended period on revenue of $22.87 billion.

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American Express(AXP) , like Bank of America a component of the Dow Jones Industrial Average, is expected by analysts Wednesday to post profit of $1.09 a share in the second quarter on revenue of $8.09 billion, up from year-earlier earnings of $1.07 a share on revenue of $7.62 billion.


Intel(INTC) , the world's biggest semiconductor company, delivered an above-consensus profit for the second quarter but tempered revenue expectations for the full year.

"As we enter the third quarter, our growth will be slower than we anticipated due to a more challenging macroeconomic environment," said Paul Otellini, the company's president and CEO, in a press release. "With a rich mix of Ultrabook and Intel-based tablet and phone introductions in the second half, combined with the long-term investments we're making in our product and manufacturing areas, we are well positioned for this year and beyond."

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Yahoo!(YHOO) posted quarterly earnings Tuesday that topped expectations, but revenue came in a bit light.

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Credit Suisse (CS) , the Swiss bank, raised 8.7 billion Swiss francs ($8.9 billion) to bolster its capital base.

The bank also said second-quarter net profit rose 2.6% to 788 million francs from 768 million francs a year earlier.


Companies set to report their quarterly results before the opening bell include A.O. Smith(AOS) , Abbott Laboratories(ABT) , Bank of New York(BK) , Honeywell(HON) and U.S. Bancorp(USB) .

eBay(EBAY) , Qualcomm(QCOM) and Yum! Brands(YUM) report after Wednesday's closing bell.

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