After-Hours Earnings Report for April 24, 2014 : MSFT, AMZN, V, LVS, SBUX, BIDU, CB, CERN, BRCM, WFT, EMN, PFG

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The following companies are expected to report earnings after hours on 04/24/2014. Visit our Earnings Calendar for a full list of expected earnings releases.

Microsoft Corporation ( MSFT ) is reporting for the quarter ending March 31, 2014. The computer software company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 18 analysts that follow the stock is $0.62. This value represents a 13.89% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. MSFT missed the consensus earnings per share in the 2nd calendar quarter of 2013 by -20.27%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2014 Price to Earnings ratio for MSFT is 14.81 vs. an industry ratio of 9.60, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Amazon.com, Inc. ( AMZN ) is reporting for the quarter ending March 31, 2014. The internet company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 20 analysts that follow the stock is $0.22. This value represents a 22.22% increase compared to the same quarter last year. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2014 Price to Earnings ratio for AMZN is 183.38 vs. an industry ratio of 150.70, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Visa Inc. ( V ) is reporting for the quarter ending March 31, 2014. The financial transactions company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 20 analysts that follow the stock is $2.19. This value represents a 14.06% increase compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year V has met analyst expectations once and beat the expectations the other three quarters. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2014 Price to Earnings ratio for V is 23.54 vs. an industry ratio of 35.40.

Las Vegas Sands Corp. ( LVS ) is reporting for the quarter ending March 31, 2014. The gaming company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 13 analysts that follow the stock is $0.92. This value represents a 29.58% increase compared to the same quarter last year. LVS missed the consensus earnings per share in the 4th calendar quarter of 2013 by -14.29%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2014 Price to Earnings ratio for LVS is 20.46 vs. an industry ratio of 30.50.

Starbucks Corporation ( SBUX ) is reporting for the quarter ending March 31, 2014. The restaurant company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 18 analysts that follow the stock is $0.56. This value represents a 16.67% increase compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year SBUX has met analyst expectations twice and beat the expectations the other two quarters. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2014 Price to Earnings ratio for SBUX is 26.46 vs. an industry ratio of 31.60.

Baidu, Inc. ( BIDU ) is reporting for the quarter ending March 31, 2014. The internet services company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 7 analysts that follow the stock is $0.94. This value represents a 1.05% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2014 Price to Earnings ratio for BIDU is 30.12 vs. an industry ratio of 8.20, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Chubb Corporation ( CB ) is reporting for the quarter ending March 31, 2014. The insurance (property & casualty) company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 13 analysts that follow the stock is $1.50. This value represents a 29.91% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year CB has beat the expectations every quarter. The highest one was in the 4th calendar quarter where they beat the consensus by 1.97%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2014 Price to Earnings ratio for CB is 12.48 vs. an industry ratio of 14.30.

Cerner Corporation ( CERN ) is reporting for the quarter ending March 31, 2014. The medical information systems company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 10 analysts that follow the stock is $0.34. This value represents a 9.68% increase compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year CERN has met analyst expectations twice and beat the expectations the other two quarters. The "days to cover" for this stock exceeds 10 days. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2014 Price to Earnings ratio for CERN is 34.34 vs. an industry ratio of 49.80.

Broadcom Corporation ( BRCM ) is reporting for the quarter ending March 31, 2014. The telecommunications equipment company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 9 analysts that follow the stock is $0.25. This value represents a 43.18% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. BRCM missed the consensus earnings per share in the 2nd calendar quarter of 2013 by -4.08%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2014 Price to Earnings ratio for BRCM is 18.43 vs. an industry ratio of 52.70.

Weatherford International, Ltd ( WFT ) is reporting for the quarter ending March 31, 2014. The oil field machinery & equipment company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 16 analysts that follow the stock is $0.11. This value represents a 26.67% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year WFT has met analyst expectations three times and beat the expectations the other quarter. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2014 Price to Earnings ratio for WFT is 18.74 vs. an industry ratio of 19.30.

Eastman Chemical Company ( EMN ) is reporting for the quarter ending March 31, 2014. The chemical company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 12 analysts that follow the stock is $1.60. This value represents a 1.23% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year EMN has beat the expectations every quarter. The highest one was in the 4th calendar quarter where they beat the consensus by 8%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2014 Price to Earnings ratio for EMN is 12.82 vs. an industry ratio of 15.90.

Principal Financial Group Inc ( PFG ) is reporting for the quarter ending March 31, 2014. The finance/investment management company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 12 analysts that follow the stock is $0.92. This value represents a 16.46% increase compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year PFG has beat the expectations every quarter. The highest one was in the 4th calendar quarter where they beat the consensus by 3.23%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2014 Price to Earnings ratio for PFG is 11.64 vs. an industry ratio of 20.80.



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