Pre-Market Earnings Report for April 17, 2014 : GE, PM, SLB, PEP, UNP, UNH, HON, GS, DD, MS, DHR, BLK

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The following companies are expected to report earnings prior to market open on 04/17/2014. Visit our Earnings Calendar for a full list of expected earnings releases.

General Electric Company ( GE ) is reporting for the quarter ending March 31, 2014. The diversified operations company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 8 analysts that follow the stock is $0.32. This value represents a 17.95% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year GE has met analyst expectations twice and beat the expectations the other two quarters. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2014 Price to Earnings ratio for GE is 15.28 vs. an industry ratio of 15.90.

Philip Morris International Inc ( PM ) is reporting for the quarter ending March 31, 2014. The tobacco company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 9 analysts that follow the stock is $1.17. This value represents a 9.30% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2014 Price to Earnings ratio for PM is 16.48 vs. an industry ratio of 14.70, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Schlumberger N.V. ( SLB ) is reporting for the quarter ending March 31, 2014. The oil (field services) company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 18 analysts that follow the stock is $1.20. This value represents a 18.81% increase compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year SLB has beat the expectations every quarter. The highest one was in the 4th calendar quarter where they beat the consensus by 2.27%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2014 Price to Earnings ratio for SLB is 17.56 vs. an industry ratio of 70.40.

Pepsico, Inc. ( PEP ) is reporting for the quarter ending March 31, 2014. The beverages company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 8 analysts that follow the stock is $0.75. This value represents a 2.60% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year PEP has beat the expectations every quarter. The highest one was in the 4th calendar quarter where they beat the consensus by 3.96%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2014 Price to Earnings ratio for PEP is 18.58 vs. an industry ratio of 19.30.

Union Pacific Corporation ( UNP ) is reporting for the quarter ending March 31, 2014. The transportation (rail) company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 11 analysts that follow the stock is $2.38. This value represents a 17.24% increase compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year UNP has beat the expectations every quarter. The highest one was in the 4th calendar quarter where they beat the consensus by 2.41%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2014 Price to Earnings ratio for UNP is 17.16 vs. an industry ratio of 19.10.

UnitedHealth Group Incorporated ( UNH ) is reporting for the quarter ending March 31, 2014. The hmo company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 16 analysts that follow the stock is $1.09. This value represents a 6.03% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year UNH has met analyst expectations twice and beat the expectations the other two quarters. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2014 Price to Earnings ratio for UNH is 14.20 vs. an industry ratio of 12.50, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Honeywell International Inc. ( HON ) is reporting for the quarter ending March 31, 2014. The diversified operations company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 11 analysts that follow the stock is $1.26. This value represents a 4.13% increase compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year HON has met analyst expectations once and beat the expectations the other three quarters. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2014 Price to Earnings ratio for HON is 16.58 vs. an industry ratio of 15.90, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. ( GS ) is reporting for the quarter ending March 31, 2014. The investment bankers company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 12 analysts that follow the stock is $3.43. This value represents a 20.05% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year GS has beat the expectations every quarter. The highest one was in the 4th calendar quarter where they beat the consensus by 11.11%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2014 Price to Earnings ratio for GS is 10.05 vs. an industry ratio of 45.70.

E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company ( DD ) is reporting for the quarter ending March 31, 2014. The chemical company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 12 analysts that follow the stock is $1.60. This value represents a 2.56% increase compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year DD has beat the expectations every quarter. The highest one was in the 4th calendar quarter where they beat the consensus by 7.27%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2014 Price to Earnings ratio for DD is 15.52 vs. an industry ratio of 15.60.

Morgan Stanley ( MS ) is reporting for the quarter ending March 31, 2014. The investment bankers company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 13 analysts that follow the stock is $0.60. This value represents a 1.64% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year MS has beat the expectations every quarter. The highest one was in the 4th calendar quarter where they beat the consensus by 13.64%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2014 Price to Earnings ratio for MS is 12.21 vs. an industry ratio of 45.70.

Danaher Corporation ( DHR ) is reporting for the quarter ending March 31, 2014. The diversified operations company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 14 analysts that follow the stock is $0.80. This value represents a 6.67% increase compared to the same quarter last year. DHR missed the consensus earnings per share in the 1st calendar quarter of 2013 by -1.32%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2014 Price to Earnings ratio for DHR is 19.41 vs. an industry ratio of 15.90, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

BlackRock, Inc. ( BLK ) is reporting for the quarter ending March 31, 2014. The finance/investment management company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 11 analysts that follow the stock is $4.11. This value represents a 12.60% increase compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year BLK has met analyst expectations once and beat the expectations the other three quarters. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2014 Price to Earnings ratio for BLK is 16.55 vs. an industry ratio of 21.10.



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