After-Hours Earnings Report for January 29, 2013 : AMZN, ACE, BRCM, BXP, VRTX, RHI, QGEN, AJG, JLL, FSL, SLGN, AZPN

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The following companies are expected to report earnings after hours on 01/29/2013. Visit our Earnings Calendar for a full list of expected earnings releases.

Amazon.com, Inc. ( AMZN ) is reporting for the quarter ending December 31, 2012. The internet company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 27 analysts that follow the stock is $0.29. This value represents a -23.68% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. The last two quarters AMZN had negative earnings surprises; the latest report they missed by -187.5%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for AMZN is -9201.33 vs. an industry ratio of 456.50.

Ace Limited ( ACE ) is reporting for the quarter ending December 31, 2012. The insurance (property & casualty) company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 21 analysts that follow the stock is $1.30. This value represents a -32.99% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year ACE has beat the expectations every quarter. The highest one was in the 3rd calendar quarter where they beat the consensus by 8.06%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for ACE is 11.27 vs. an industry ratio of 16.00.

Broadcom Corporation ( BRCM ) is reporting for the quarter ending December 31, 2012. The telecommunications equipment company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 18 analysts that follow the stock is $0.52. This value represents a 15.56% increase compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year BRCM has beat the expectations every quarter. The highest one was in the 3rd calendar quarter where they beat the consensus by 3.57%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for BRCM is 16.95 vs. an industry ratio of 50.00.

Boston Properties, Inc. ( BXP ) is reporting for the quarter ending December 31, 2012. The reit company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 16 analysts that follow the stock is $1.24. This value represents a 2.48% increase compared to the same quarter last year. BXP missed the consensus earnings per share in the 1st calendar quarter of 2012 by -1.75%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for BXP is 22.30 vs. an industry ratio of 15.60, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated ( VRTX ) is reporting for the quarter ending December 31, 2012. The biomedical (gene) company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 11 analysts that follow the stock is $-0.13. This value represents a -117.33% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for VRTX is -574.00 vs. an industry ratio of -18.90.

Robert Half International Inc. ( RHI ) is reporting for the quarter ending December 31, 2012. The staffing company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 12 analysts that follow the stock is $0.41. This value represents a 36.67% increase compared to the same quarter last year. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for RHI is 21.85 vs. an industry ratio of 14.40, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Qiagen N.V. ( QGEN ) is reporting for the quarter ending December 31, 2012. The biomedical (gene) company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 10 analysts that follow the stock is $0.30. This value represents a 3.45% increase compared to the same quarter last year. QGEN missed the consensus earnings per share in the 3rd calendar quarter of 2012 by -4%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for QGEN is 19.89 vs. an industry ratio of -18.90, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. ( AJG ) is reporting for the quarter ending December 31, 2012. The insurance brokers company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 15 analysts that follow the stock is $0.38. This value represents a 8.57% increase compared to the same quarter last year. AJG missed the consensus earnings per share in the 3rd calendar quarter of 2012 by -7.14%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for AJG is 20.39 vs. an industry ratio of 19.70, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated ( JLL ) is reporting for the quarter ending December 31, 2012. The real estate company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 6 analysts that follow the stock is $2.61. This value represents a 1.95% increase compared to the same quarter last year. JLL missed the consensus earnings per share in the 2nd calendar quarter of 2012 by -10.32%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for JLL is 16.66 vs. an industry ratio of 17.10.

Freescale Semiconductor, Ltd. ( FSL ) is reporting for the quarter ending December 31, 2012. The electric company company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 10 analysts that follow the stock is $-0.20. This value represents a -600.00% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year FSL has beat the expectations every quarter. The highest one was in the 3rd calendar quarter where they beat the consensus by 85.71%. The "days to cover" for this stock exceeds 14 days. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for FSL is -49.00 vs. an industry ratio of 8.10.

Silgan Holdings, Inc. ( SLGN ) is reporting for the quarter ending December 31, 2012. The containers company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 9 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 SLGN had negative earnings surprises; the latest report they missed by -0.85%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for SLGN is 15.67 vs. an industry ratio of 14.80, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Aspen Technology, Inc. ( AZPN ) is reporting for the quarter ending December 31, 2012. The computer software company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 6 analysts that follow the stock is $0.02. This value represents a -50.00% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year AZPN has beat the expectations every quarter. The highest one was in the 3rd calendar quarter where they beat the consensus by 600%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for AZPN is 204.86 vs. an industry ratio of 24.20, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.



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