Pre-Market Earnings Report for April 23, 2014 : PG, BA, BIIB, DOW, EMC, TMO, ERIC, PX, GD, NSC, JCI, RAI

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The following companies are expected to report earnings prior to market open on 04/23/2014. Visit our Earnings Calendar for a full list of expected earnings releases.

Procter & Gamble Company ( PG ) is reporting for the quarter ending March 31, 2014. The cleaning company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 13 analysts that follow the stock is $1.02. This value represents a 3.03% increase compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year PG 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 PG is 19.37 vs. an industry ratio of 21.20.

Boeing Company ( BA ) is reporting for the quarter ending March 31, 2014. The aerospace and defense company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 13 analysts that follow the stock is $1.54. This value represents a 10.98% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year BA has beat the expectations every quarter. The highest one was in the 4th calendar quarter where they beat the consensus by 18.24%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2014 Price to Earnings ratio for BA is 17.27 vs. an industry ratio of 18.20.

Biogen Idec Inc. ( BIIB ) is reporting for the quarter ending March 31, 2014. The biomedical (gene) company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 4 analysts that follow the stock is $2.58. This value represents a 31.63% increase compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year BIIB has beat the expectations every quarter. The highest one was in the 4th calendar quarter where they beat the consensus by 4.95%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2014 Price to Earnings ratio for BIIB is 26.39 vs. an industry ratio of -10.20, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Dow Chemical Company ( DOW ) is reporting for the quarter ending March 31, 2014. The chemical company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 11 analysts that follow the stock is $0.70. This value represents a 1.45% increase compared to the same quarter last year. DOW missed the consensus earnings per share in the 3rd calendar quarter of 2013 by -7.41%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2014 Price to Earnings ratio for DOW is 16.81 vs. an industry ratio of 15.90, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

EMC Corporation ( EMC ) is reporting for the quarter ending March 31, 2014. The computer storage company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 6 analysts that follow the stock is $0.27. This value represents a 15.63% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. EMC missed the consensus earnings per share in the 3rd calendar quarter of 2013 by -13.51%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2014 Price to Earnings ratio for EMC is 16.73 vs. an industry ratio of -4.90, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc ( TMO ) is reporting for the quarter ending March 31, 2014. The electrical instrument company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 11 analysts that follow the stock is $1.40. This value represents a 2.19% increase compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year TMO has beat the expectations every quarter. The highest one was in the 4th calendar quarter where they beat the consensus by 3.62%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2014 Price to Earnings ratio for TMO is 17.45 vs. an industry ratio of -9.50, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Ericsson ( ERIC ) is reporting for the quarter ending March 31, 2014. The wireless equipment company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 4 analysts that follow the stock is $0.15. This value represents a no change for the same quarter last year. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2014 Price to Earnings ratio for ERIC is 17.21 vs. an industry ratio of 24.40.

Praxair, Inc. ( PX ) is reporting for the quarter ending March 31, 2014. The chemical company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 15 analysts that follow the stock is $1.51. This value represents a 9.42% increase compared to the same quarter last year. PX missed the consensus earnings per share in the 3rd calendar quarter of 2013 by -0.66%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2014 Price to Earnings ratio for PX is 20.57 vs. an industry ratio of 15.90, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

General Dynamics Corporation ( GD ) is reporting for the quarter ending March 31, 2014. The aerospace and defense company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 14 analysts that follow the stock is $1.63. This value represents a 0.62% increase compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year GD has beat the expectations every quarter. The highest one was in the 4th calendar quarter where they beat the consensus by 0.57%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2014 Price to Earnings ratio for GD is 15.16 vs. an industry ratio of 18.20.

Norfolk Souther Corporation ( NSC ) 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 $1.14. This value represents a 6.56% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. NSC missed the consensus earnings per share in the 2nd calendar quarter of 2013 by -2.67%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2014 Price to Earnings ratio for NSC is 15.43 vs. an industry ratio of 19.50.

Johnson Controls, Inc. ( JCI ) is reporting for the quarter ending March 31, 2014. The auto (truck) company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 13 analysts that follow the stock is $0.65. This value represents a 54.76% increase compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year JCI 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 JCI is 14.62 vs. an industry ratio of -5.70, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Reynolds American Inc ( RAI ) is reporting for the quarter ending March 31, 2014. The tobacco company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 6 analysts that follow the stock is $0.74. This value represents a 2.78% increase compared to the same quarter last year. RAI missed the consensus earnings per share in the 4th calendar quarter of 2013 by -4.94%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2014 Price to Earnings ratio for RAI is 16.30 vs. an industry ratio of 14.90, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.



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