Pre-Market Earnings Report for April 24, 2014 : VZ, MMM, MO, UPS, LLY, CAT, CELG, GM, TWC, FCX, RTN, ALXN

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The following companies are expected to report earnings prior to market open on 04/24/2014. Visit our Earnings Calendar for a full list of expected earnings releases.

Verizon Communications Inc. ( VZ ) is reporting for the quarter ending March 31, 2014. The diversified company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 14 analysts that follow the stock is $0.87. This value represents a 27.94% increase compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year VZ has beat the expectations every quarter. The highest one was in the 4th calendar quarter where they beat the consensus by 1.54%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2014 Price to Earnings ratio for VZ is 13.54 vs. an industry ratio of 12.90, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

3M Company ( MMM ) is reporting for the quarter ending March 31, 2014. The diversified operations company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 9 analysts that follow the stock is $1.79. This value represents a 11.18% increase compared to the same quarter last year. MMM missed the consensus earnings per share in the 1st calendar quarter of 2013 by -2.42%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2014 Price to Earnings ratio for MMM is 18.59 vs. an industry ratio of 16.00, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Altria Group ( MO ) is reporting for the quarter ending March 31, 2014. The tobacco company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 7 analysts that follow the stock is $0.57. This value represents a 5.56% increase compared to the same quarter last year. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2014 Price to Earnings ratio for MO is 15.09 vs. an industry ratio of 14.90, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

United Parcel Service, Inc. ( UPS ) is reporting for the quarter ending March 31, 2014. The transportation company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 13 analysts that follow the stock is $1.09. This value represents a 4.81% increase compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year UPS has met analyst expectations three times and beat the expectations the other quarter. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2014 Price to Earnings ratio for UPS is 18.93 vs. an industry ratio of 17.30, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Eli Lilly and Company ( LLY ) is reporting for the quarter ending March 31, 2014. The large cap pharmaceutical company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 9 analysts that follow the stock is $0.70. This value represents a 38.60% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year LLY has beat the expectations every quarter. The highest one was in the 4th calendar quarter where they beat the consensus by 1.37%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2014 Price to Earnings ratio for LLY is 21.36 vs. an industry ratio of 18.90, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Caterpillar, Inc. ( CAT ) is reporting for the quarter ending March 31, 2014. The machinery company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 9 analysts that follow the stock is $1.25. This value represents a 4.58% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2014 Price to Earnings ratio for CAT is 17.66 vs. an industry ratio of 19.30.

Celgene Corporation ( CELG ) is reporting for the quarter ending March 31, 2014. The biomedical (gene) company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 5 analysts that follow the stock is $1.43. This value represents a 14.40% increase compared to the same quarter last year. CELG missed the consensus earnings per share in the 4th calendar quarter of 2013 by -4.32%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2014 Price to Earnings ratio for CELG is 23.13 vs. an industry ratio of -10.70, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

General Motors Company ( GM ) is reporting for the quarter ending March 31, 2014. The auto (domestic) company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 7 analysts that follow the stock is $0.47. This value represents a 29.85% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. GM missed the consensus earnings per share in the 4th calendar quarter of 2013 by -23.86%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2014 Price to Earnings ratio for GM is 9.13 vs. an industry ratio of 305.40.

Time Warner Cable Inc ( TWC ) is reporting for the quarter ending March 31, 2014. The cable tv company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 12 analysts that follow the stock is $1.68. This value represents a 19.15% increase compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year TWC has beat the expectations every quarter. The highest one was in the 4th calendar quarter where they beat the consensus by 5.81%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2014 Price to Earnings ratio for TWC is 18.00 vs. an industry ratio of 18.70.

Freeport-McMoran Copper & Gold, Inc. ( FCX ) is reporting for the quarter ending March 31, 2014. The mining company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 14 analysts that follow the stock is $0.42. This value represents a 42.47% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year FCX has beat the expectations every quarter. The highest one was in the 4th calendar quarter where they beat the consensus by 3.7%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2014 Price to Earnings ratio for FCX is 12.71 vs. an industry ratio of -5.80, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Raytheon Company ( RTN ) is reporting for the quarter ending March 31, 2014. The military company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 15 analysts that follow the stock is $1.76. This value represents a 12.82% increase compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year RTN has beat the expectations every quarter. The highest one was in the 4th calendar quarter where they beat the consensus by 17.04%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2014 Price to Earnings ratio for RTN is 14.34 vs. an industry ratio of 17.80.

Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. ( ALXN ) is reporting for the quarter ending March 31, 2014. The biomedical (gene) company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 6 analysts that follow the stock is $1.03. This value represents a 77.59% increase compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year ALXN has beat the expectations every quarter. The highest one was in the 4th calendar quarter where they beat the consensus by 9.59%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2014 Price to Earnings ratio for ALXN is 40.03 vs. an industry ratio of -10.70, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.



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