Hot Stocks Earnings Forecast: Wal-Mart, AK Steel Holding, Discover, Barrick Gold, Halliburton, and Silver Wheaton

Nov 16, 2012, 09:00 ET from

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Nov. 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- has issued consensus earnings forecast reports and equity research for the following companies: Wal-Mart (NYSE: WMT), AK Steel Holding (NYSE: AKS), Discover (NYSE: DFS), Barrick Gold (NYSE: ABX), Halliburton (NYSE: HAL), and Silver Wheaton (NYSE: SLW).

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Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE: WMT): Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE: WMT) reported third-quarter 2012 net sales of US$113.2 billion, an increase of 3.4% year-over-year. For the third quarter, total revenue rose 3.4% to US$113.9 billion from a year ago. By market close, shares of Wal-Mart plunged US$2.59 to US$68.72. Do you think now is a good time to buy or sell WMT? See WMT earnings forecast report here.

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AK Steel Holding Corporation (NYSE: AKS): Shares of AK Steel Holding Corporation (NYSE: AKS) continued to slide on Thursday and ended lower by 9.70% at US$3.63 with more than 51.77 million shares exchanged hands for the session compared to its average volume of 8.09 million shares. The stock hit a new 52-week low of US$3.56 in the session. Investors may want to find out where AKS will go from here. Observe comprehensive AK Steel Holding earnings forecast report here.

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Discover Financial Services (NYSE: DFS): Discover Financial Services (NYSE: DFS) shares began the trading session with a price of US$39.95 and throughout the session slumped to a low of US$37.90. When day-trade ended, the stock finally plunged 4.10% to US$38.34. Discover's 52-week range remained as US$22.48 to US$41.81 with its market capitalization touching US$19.35 billion. Can DFS rebound? Want to monitor this company on an on-going basis? See Discover earnings forecast report here.

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Today also observed abnormal trade volume for the following companies; Check out the consensus earnings forecast reports below:

Barrick Gold Corporation (USA) (NYSE: ABX):

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Halliburton Company (NYSE: HAL):

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Silver Wheaton Corporation (USA) (NYSE: SLW):

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