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BofA, J&J, Coke Earnings on Tap

Investors await clutch of key earnings.

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Health-care major  Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) reports its latest earnings Tuesday before the bell. Wall Street consensus estimates forecast that the firm will post earnings of $1.21 per share, compared with $1.23 a year ago.

J&J has beaten analyst estimates in three of the last four quarters. Morningstar analyst Damien Conover upped his fair value estimate for the stock from $75 per share to $77 in mid-July, citing the improved outlook for the pharmaceutical division. "Gaining four key approvals in 2011 already, J&J has improved its growth outlook for the drug division,"  Conover wrote.

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