After-Hours Earnings Report for October 24, 2013 : MSFT, AMZN, ESRX, CB, CERN, WYNN, WDC, COG, CA, PFG, EMN, KLAC

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The following companies are expected to report earnings after hours on 10/24/2013. Visit our Earnings Calendar for a full list of expected earnings releases.

Microsoft Corporation ( MSFT ) is reporting for the quarter ending September 30, 2013. The computer software company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 23 analysts that follow the stock is $0.54. This value represents a 1.89% increase compared to the same quarter last year. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2014 Price to Earnings ratio for MSFT is 12.46 vs. an industry ratio of 26.00.

Amazon.com, Inc. ( AMZN ) is reporting for the quarter ending September 30, 2013. The internet company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 23 analysts that follow the stock is $-0.09. This value represents a 60.87% increase compared to the same quarter last year. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for AMZN is 408.45 vs. an industry ratio of 57.20, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Express Scripts Holding Company ( ESRX ) is reporting for the quarter ending September 30, 2013. The medical services company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 14 analysts that follow the stock is $1.08. This value represents a 5.88% increase compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year ESRX has beat the expectations every quarter. The highest one was in the 2nd calendar quarter where they beat the consensus by 0.91%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for ESRX is 14.81 vs. an industry ratio of 18.30.

Chubb Corporation ( CB ) is reporting for the quarter ending September 30, 2013. The insurance (property & casualty) company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 15 analysts that follow the stock is $1.84. This value represents a 7.07% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year CB has beat the expectations every quarter. The highest one was in the 2nd calendar quarter where they beat the consensus by 28.26%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for CB is 12.17 vs. an industry ratio of 15.30.

Cerner Corporation ( CERN ) is reporting for the quarter ending September 30, 2013. The medical information systems company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 11 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 CERN 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 CERN is 43.61 vs. an industry ratio of 47.40.

Wynn Resorts, Limited ( WYNN ) is reporting for the quarter ending September 30, 2013. The gaming company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 16 analysts that follow the stock is $1.64. This value represents a 10.81% increase compared to the same quarter last year. Western Digital Corporation ( WDC ) is reporting for the quarter ending September 30, 2013. The computer storage company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 15 analysts that follow the stock is $2.04. This value represents a 13.56% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year WDC has beat the expectations every quarter. The highest one was in the 2nd calendar quarter where they beat the consensus by 9.5%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2014 Price to Earnings ratio for WDC is 8.68 vs. an industry ratio of 11.60.

Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation ( COG ) is reporting for the quarter ending September 30, 2013. The oil (us exp & production) company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 2 analysts that follow the stock is $0.15. This value represents a 66.67% increase compared to the same quarter last year. COG missed the consensus earnings per share in the 1st calendar quarter of 2013 by -23.08%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for COG is 58.97 vs. an industry ratio of 8.60, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

CA Inc. ( CA ) is reporting for the quarter ending September 30, 2013. The computer software company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 5 analysts that follow the stock is $0.68. This value represents a 21.43% increase compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year CA has beat the expectations every quarter. The highest one was in the 2nd calendar quarter where they beat the consensus by 2.86%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2014 Price to Earnings ratio for CA is 10.70 vs. an industry ratio of 26.00.

Principal Financial Group Inc ( PFG ) is reporting for the quarter ending September 30, 2013. The finance/investment management company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 17 analysts that follow the stock is $0.87. This value represents a 93.33% increase compared to the same quarter last year. PFG missed the consensus earnings per share in the 3rd calendar quarter of 2012 by -8.16%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for PFG is 13.29 vs. an industry ratio of 22.50.

Eastman Chemical Company ( EMN ) is reporting for the quarter ending September 30, 2013. The chemical company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 13 analysts that follow the stock is $1.64. This value represents a 4.46% increase compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year EMN 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 EMN is 12.75 vs. an industry ratio of 14.00.

KLA-Tencor Corporation ( KLAC ) is reporting for the quarter ending September 30, 2013. The capital goods company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 10 analysts that follow the stock is $0.66. This value represents a 21.43% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. KLAC missed the consensus earnings per share in the 3rd calendar quarter of 2012 by -3.45%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2014 Price to Earnings ratio for KLAC is 15.92 vs. an industry ratio of 23.10.



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