[b]Earnings Overview for Anadarko Petroleum Corporation (APC) upcoming performance release[/b] [b] Anadarko Petroleum Corporation[/b] (APC) is scheduled to release last fiscal quarter's results after the closing bell on October 31, 2011. APC trades an average of 5.5 million shares per day. Anadarko Petroleum Corporation engages in the exploration and production of oil and gas properties primarily in the United States, the deepwater of the Gulf of Mexico, and Algeria. The company was founded in 1959 and is headquartered in The Woodlands, Texas. [b]52 Week High: $85.50[/b] [b]52 Week Low: $57.11[/b] [b]Book Value: $43.13[/b] [b]Float Short: 1.35%[/b] On average, 22 analysts are expecting a drop of [color=Red]$-0.48[/color] in earnings per share compared to last quarter's results of $1.14. The reporting quarter's [b]estimated mean earnings are $0.66 per share[/b]. Analyst estimates range between $0.43 and $0.84 per share. The stock has moved higher in price 8.75% in the last month, and moving in price 23.53% from one year ago. The stock is performing well when compared to the general stock market up to this point. When reviewed with the S&P 500, the year up to date positive change is 4.20%. For the same fiscal period year-over-year, revenue has improved to $10.98 billion for 2010 vs. $9.00 billion for 2009. The bottom line has rising earnings year-over-year of $761.00 million for 2010 vs. $-135.00 million for 2009.The company's earnings before income and taxes are rising with an EBIT year-over-year of $1.77 billion for 2010 vs. $377.00 million for 2009. Here is a look at the fiscal year revenue. [img]http://www.paid2trade.com/SAForm/BarChartPics/APC-gross-revenue-fiscal-year-history-in-dollars-bar-chart-10-27-11.png[/img] Gross reported revenue compared to the mean estimate (rounded). [table][tr][td]Fiscal Quarter Ending Month-Year[/td] [td]Revenue Estimates[/td] [td]Actual[/td] [td]$ Difference[/td] [td]Difference %[/td][/tr] [tr][td]Jun-11[/td][td]$ 3.48 B[/td][td]$ 3.68 B[/td][td]$ 193.68 M[/td][td]5.56%[/td][/tr][tr][td]Mar-11[/td][td]$ 3.08 B[/td][td]$ 3.25 B[/td][td]$ 177.04 M[/td][td]5.76%[/td][/tr][tr][td]Dec-10[/td][td]$ 2.71 B[/td][td]$ 2.69 B[/td][td][color=Red]$ -15.66 M[/color][/td][td]-0.58%[/td][/tr][tr][td]Sep-10[/td][td]$ 2.60 B[/td][td]$ 2.55 B[/td][td][color=Red]$ -52.07 M[/color][/td][td]-2%[/td][/tr][tr][td]Jun-10[/td][td]$ 2.75 B[/td][td]$ 2.60 B[/td][td][color=Red]$ -146.84 M[/color][/td][td]-5.34%[/td][/tr][/table]M = millions, B = billions Differences are rounded. (Some onetime items are often excluded in reported EPS) [img]http://www.paid2trade.com/SAForm/BarChartPics/APC-PerShareEarningsSurprises-10-27-11.png[/img] Reported earnings per share compared to the mean estimate. Differences are rounded. The total short interest number of shares for APC [img]http://www.paid2trade.com/SAForm/BarChartPics/APC-ShortInterestData-10-27-11.png[/img] The number of days to cover short interest based on average daily trading volume for APC. [img]http://www.paid2trade.com/SAForm/BarChartPics/APC-DaysToCoverData.php-10-27-11.png[/img] Thank you for reading my article. Please also feel free to share your thoughts and comments. I use a proprietary blend of technical analysis, financial crowd behavior, and fundamentals in my short-term trades, and while not totally the same in longer swing trades to investments, the concepts used are similar. You may want to use this article as a starting point of your own research with your financial planner. I use Seeking Alpha, Edgar Online, and Yahoo Finance for most of my data. I use the "confirmed" symbols from earnings.com that I believe to be of the most interest.