After-Hours Earnings Report for December 19, 2012 : ACN, BBBY, PAYX, JBL, MLHR, SCS, CEDU, CSFS

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The following companies are expected to report earnings after hours on 12/19/2012. Visit our Earnings Calendar for a full list of expected earnings releases.

Accenture plc. ( ACN ) is reporting for the quarter ending November 30, 2012. The consulting company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 18 analysts that follow the stock is $1.04. This value represents a 8.33% increase compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year ACN has met analyst expectations once and beat the expectations the other three quarters. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for ACN is 16.66 vs. an industry ratio of 22.60.

Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. ( BBBY ) is reporting for the quarter ending November 30, 2012. The retail company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 20 analysts that follow the stock is $1.02. This value represents a 7.37% increase compared to the same quarter last year. BBBY missed the consensus earnings per share in the 3rd calendar quarter by -3.92%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for BBBY is 13.07 vs. an industry ratio of 25.70.

Paychex, Inc. ( PAYX ) is reporting for the quarter ending November 30, 2012. The outsourcing company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 21 analysts that follow the stock is $0.41. This value represents a 5.13% increase compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year PAYX has met analyst expectations twice and beat the expectations the other two quarters. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for PAYX is 20.60 vs. an industry ratio of 8.30, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Jabil Circuit, Inc. ( JBL ) is reporting for the quarter ending November 30, 2012. The electrical company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 5 analysts that follow the stock is $0.47. This value represents a -16.07% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. The last two quarters JBL had negative earnings surprises; the latest report they missed by -12%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for JBL is 8.48 vs. an industry ratio of 10.30.

Herman Miller, Inc. ( MLHR ) is reporting for the quarter ending November 30, 2012. The business company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 4 analysts that follow the stock is $0.39. This value represents a -4.88% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. The last two quarters MLHR had negative earnings surprises; the latest report they missed by -2.56%. The "days to cover" for this stock exceeds 12 days. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for MLHR is 14.08 vs. an industry ratio of 15.80.

Steelcase Inc. ( SCS ) is reporting for the quarter ending November 30, 2012. The business company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 4 analysts that follow the stock is $0.21. This value represents a 10.53% increase compared to the same quarter last year. SCS missed the consensus earnings per share in the 1st calendar quarter by -12.5%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for SCS is 14.94 vs. an industry ratio of 15.80.

ChinaEdu Corporation ( CEDU ) is reporting for the quarter ending September 30, 2012. The education (school) company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 2 analysts that follow the stock is $0.11. This value represents a 57.14% increase compared to the same quarter last year. CEDU missed the consensus earnings per share in the 3rd calendar quarter by -12.5%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for CEDU is 13.50 vs. an industry ratio of 12.40, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

The Cash Store Financial Services Inc. ( CSFS ) is reporting for the quarter ending September 30, 2012. The financial services company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 1 analyst that follows the stock is $0.02. This value represents a -81.82% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. The last two quarters CSFS had negative earnings surprises; the latest report they missed by -120%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for CSFS is -5.39 vs. an industry ratio of 15.60.



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