After-Hours Earnings Report for October 19, 2012 : EW, MCBI

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The following companies are expected to report earnings after hours on 10/19/2012. Visit our Earnings Calendar for a full list of expected earnings releases.

Edwards Lifesciences Corporation ( EW ) is reporting for the quarter ending September 30, 2012. The medical products company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 16 analysts that follow the stock is $0.56. This value represents a 47.37% increase compared to the same quarter last year. EW missed the consensus earnings per share in the 3rd calendar quarter by -2.56%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for EW is 33.75 vs. an industry ratio of -10.60, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

MetroCorp Bancshares, Inc. ( MCBI ) is reporting for the quarter ending September 30, 2012. The bank (southwest) company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 3 analysts that follow the stock is $0.13. This value represents a no change for the same quarter last year. In the past year MCBI has beat the expectations every quarter. The highest one was in the 2nd calendar quarter where they beat the consensus by 60%. The "days to cover" for this stock exceeds 10 days. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for MCBI is 17.73 vs. an industry ratio of 15.50, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.



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