Analyst Michael Walkley's forecast is up from a prior estimate of 171 million. He cited two reasons for his rosier outlook.
Despite declining sales, the electronics giant says its losses slimmed during its second quarter with sales boosted in part by its still-new mobile division.
The company will discuss its quarterly financial performance later this month, as part of a scheduled earnings release and conference call.
The company was able to sidestep the taxes by awarding stock awards to employees, according to a report.
The president answers a few (carefully selected) questions during the digital session. No word on whether the political opposition is moved to change its position.
CEO John Chambers asserts its mobility and cloud strategies must be working based on positive financials, which beat Wall Street estimates.
Hewlett-Packard cuts its outlook for the coming fiscal year. CEO Meg Whitman says it will take time to heal from the company's miscues in recent years.
Revenue in Barnes & Noble's Nook division hit $316 million, down 26 percent compared to the prior year, as the unit's losses balloon to $190.4 million.
Apple released its fourth-quarter results, which means it's a good time to look at some of the company's key metrics for the entire fiscal year, including sales of iPhones, iPads, Macs, and iPods.
Consumer spending online was up 14 percent over last year but relatively flat compared with expected growth rates that were in excess of 16 percent, ComScore concludes.