After-Hours Earnings Report for October 18, 2012 : MSFT, GOOG, COF, SNDK, CMG, PBCT, FLEX, RHI, VMI, RVBD, CYT, CBST

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The following companies are expected to report earnings after hours on 10/18/2012. Visit our Earnings Calendar for a full list of expected earnings releases.

Microsoft Corporation ( MSFT ) is reporting for the quarter ending September 30, 2012. The computer software company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 27 analysts that follow the stock is $0.57. This value represents a -16.18% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year MSFT 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 MSFT is 9.90 vs. an industry ratio of -0.80, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Google Inc. ( GOOG ) is reporting for the quarter ending September 30, 2012. The internet services company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 15 analysts that follow the stock is $8.88. This value represents a 6.60% increase compared to the same quarter last year. GOOG missed the consensus earnings per share in the 4th calendar quarter by -9.27%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for GOOG is 20.83 vs. an industry ratio of 83.10.

Capital One Financial Corporation ( COF ) is reporting for the quarter ending September 30, 2012. The financial services company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 20 analysts that follow the stock is $1.75. This value represents a -6.91% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for COF is 9.50 vs. an industry ratio of 21.70.

SanDisk Corporation ( SNDK ) is reporting for the quarter ending September 30, 2012. The semiconductor company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 7 analysts that follow the stock is $0.29. This value represents a -74.56% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for SNDK is 27.71 vs. an industry ratio of 6.80, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. ( CMG ) is reporting for the quarter ending September 30, 2012. The restaurant company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 21 analysts that follow the stock is $2.30. This value represents a 21.05% increase compared to the same quarter last year. CMG missed the consensus earnings per share in the 4th calendar quarter by -1.09%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for CMG is 32.15 vs. an industry ratio of 20.00, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

People's United Financial, Inc. ( PBCT ) is reporting for the quarter ending September 30, 2012. The savings & loan company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 16 analysts that follow the stock is $0.19. This value represents a no change for the same quarter last year. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for PBCT is 16.19 vs. an industry ratio of 24.70.

Flextronics International Ltd. ( FLEX ) is reporting for the quarter ending September 30, 2012. The electrical company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 6 analysts that follow the stock is $0.22. This value represents a 15.79% increase compared to the same quarter last year. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for FLEX is 6.98 vs. an industry ratio of 9.50.

Robert Half International Inc. ( RHI ) is reporting for the quarter ending September 30, 2012. The staffing company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 14 analysts that follow the stock is $0.39. This value represents a 25.81% increase compared to the same quarter last year. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for RHI is 17.17 vs. an industry ratio of 4.60, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Valmont Industries, Inc. ( VMI ) is reporting for the quarter ending September 30, 2012. The steel pipe & tube company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 6 analysts that follow the stock is $2.06. This value represents a 29.56% increase compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year VMI has beat the expectations every quarter. The highest one was in the 2nd calendar quarter where they beat the consensus by 3.7%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for VMI is 15.93 vs. an industry ratio of 43.80.

Riverbed Technology, Inc. ( RVBD ) is reporting for the quarter ending September 30, 2012. The computer networks company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 9 analysts that follow the stock is $0.14. This value represents a 16.67% increase compared to the same quarter last year. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for RVBD is 40.14 vs. an industry ratio of 29.00, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Cytec Industries Inc. ( CYT ) is reporting for the quarter ending September 30, 2012. The chemical company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 4 analysts that follow the stock is $0.80. This value represents a -27.27% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year CYT has beat the expectations every quarter. The highest one was in the 2nd calendar quarter where they beat the consensus by 2.82%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for CYT is 23.79 vs. an industry ratio of 13.50, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Cubist Pharmaceuticals, Inc. ( CBST ) is reporting for the quarter ending September 30, 2012. The drug company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 10 analysts that follow the stock is $0.46. This value represents a 39.39% increase compared to the same quarter last year. CBST missed the consensus earnings per share in the 4th calendar quarter by -62.07%. The "days to cover" for this stock exceeds 15 days. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for CBST is 25.48 vs. an industry ratio of -6.70, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.



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