After-Hours Earnings Report for October 16, 2012 : IBM, INTC, CSX, ISRG, LLTC, FTNT, APOL, URI, CREE, FULT, WTFC, CATY

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The following companies are expected to report earnings after hours on 10/16/2012. Visit our Earnings Calendar for a full list of expected earnings releases.

International Business Machines Corporation ( IBM ) is reporting for the quarter ending September 30, 2012. The computer company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 21 analysts that follow the stock is $3.62. This value represents a 10.37% increase compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year IBM has beat the expectations every quarter. The highest one was in the 2nd calendar quarter where they beat the consensus by 2.63%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for IBM is 13.80 vs. an industry ratio of 18.90.

Intel Corporation ( INTC ) is reporting for the quarter ending September 30, 2012. The semiconductor company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 37 analysts that follow the stock is $0.50. This value represents a -23.08% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year INTC has beat the expectations every quarter. The highest one was in the 2nd calendar quarter where they beat the consensus by 3.85%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for INTC is 10.25 vs. an industry ratio of -13.00, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

CSX Corporation ( CSX ) is reporting for the quarter ending September 30, 2012. The transportation (rail) company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 24 analysts that follow the stock is $0.43. This value represents a no change for the same quarter last year. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for CSX is 11.92 vs. an industry ratio of 17.70.

Intuitive Surgical, Inc. ( ISRG ) is reporting for the quarter ending September 30, 2012. The medical instruments company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 14 analysts that follow the stock is $3.48. This value represents a 14.10% increase compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year ISRG has beat the expectations every quarter. The highest one was in the 2nd calendar quarter where they beat the consensus by 6.23%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for ISRG is 34.61 vs. an industry ratio of -4.40, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Linear Technology Corporation ( LLTC ) is reporting for the quarter ending September 30, 2012. The semiconductor company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 17 analysts that follow the stock is $0.46. This value represents a -4.17% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for LLTC is 16.77 vs. an industry ratio of -13.00, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Fortinet, Inc. ( FTNT ) is reporting for the quarter ending September 30, 2012. The computer company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 11 analysts that follow the stock is $0.11. This value represents a no change for the same quarter last year. FTNT missed the consensus earnings per share in the 2nd calendar quarter by -20%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for FTNT is 61.88 vs. an industry ratio of 18.90, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Apollo Group, Inc. ( APOL ) is reporting for the quarter ending August 31, 2012. The education (school) company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 13 analysts that follow the stock is $0.49. This value represents a -51.96% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year APOL has beat the expectations every quarter. The highest one was in the 2nd calendar quarter where they beat the consensus by 25%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for APOL is 7.75 vs. an industry ratio of 11.20.

United Rentals, Inc. ( URI ) is reporting for the quarter ending September 30, 2012. The building company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 9 analysts that follow the stock is $1.11. This value represents a 20.65% increase compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year URI has beat the expectations every quarter. The highest one was in the 2nd calendar quarter where they beat the consensus by 8.2%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for URI is 10.35 vs. an industry ratio of 29.50.

Cree, Inc. ( CREE ) is reporting for the quarter ending September 30, 2012. The semiconductor company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 9 analysts that follow the stock is $0.18. This value represents a 5.88% increase compared to the same quarter last year. CREE missed the consensus earnings per share in the 4th calendar quarter by -16.67%. The "days to cover" for this stock exceeds 11 days. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for CREE is 27.37 vs. an industry ratio of 12.40, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Fulton Financial Corporation ( FULT ) is reporting for the quarter ending September 30, 2012. The bank (northeast) company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 13 analysts that follow the stock is $0.20. This value represents a no change for the same quarter last year. FULT missed the consensus earnings per share in the 4th calendar quarter by -10%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for FULT is 12.92 vs. an industry ratio of 14.10.

Wintrust Financial Corporation ( WTFC ) is reporting for the quarter ending September 30, 2012. The bank (midwest) company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 14 analysts that follow the stock is $0.56. This value represents a -13.85% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year WTFC and beat the expectations the other three quarters. The "days to cover" for this stock exceeds 23 days. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for WTFC is 17.90 vs. an industry ratio of 11.60, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Cathay General Bancorp ( CATY ) is reporting for the quarter ending September 30, 2012. The bank (west) company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 9 analysts that follow the stock is $0.33. This value represents a 17.86% increase compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year CATY has met analyst expectations once and beat the expectations the other three quarters. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for CATY is 13.17 vs. an industry ratio of 15.50.



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