Pre-Market Earnings Report for April 29, 2014 : MRK, BMY, LYB, BP, ETN, S, VLO, ADM, CMI, FRX, HCA, PCAR

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The following companies are expected to report earnings prior to market open on 04/29/2014. Visit our Earnings Calendar for a full list of expected earnings releases.

Merck & Company, Inc. ( MRK ) 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 $0.79. This value represents a 7.06% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. MRK missed the consensus earnings per share in the 4th calendar quarter of 2013 by -1.12%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2014 Price to Earnings ratio for MRK is 16.50 vs. an industry ratio of 18.80.

Bristol-Myers Squibb Company ( BMY ) is reporting for the quarter ending March 31, 2014. The large cap pharmaceutical company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 10 analysts that follow the stock is $0.44. This value represents a 7.32% increase compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year BMY 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 BMY is 28.69 vs. an industry ratio of 18.80, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

LyondellBasell Industries NV ( LYB ) 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 $1.70. This value represents a 8.97% increase compared to the same quarter last year. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2014 Price to Earnings ratio for LYB is 12.49 vs. an industry ratio of 15.80.

BP p.l.c. ( BP ) is reporting for the quarter ending March 31, 2014. The oil company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 4 analysts that follow the stock is $1.10. This value represents a 16.67% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2014 Price to Earnings ratio for BP is 10.34 vs. an industry ratio of 5.90, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Eaton Corporation, PLC ( ETN ) is reporting for the quarter ending March 31, 2014. The machinery company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 13 analysts that follow the stock is $1.00. This value represents a 19.05% increase compared to the same quarter last year. ETN missed the consensus earnings per share in the 2nd calendar quarter of 2013 by -1.8%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2014 Price to Earnings ratio for ETN is 15.37 vs. an industry ratio of 10.10, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Sprint Corporation ( S ) is reporting for the quarter ending March 31, 2014. The diversified company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 13 analysts that follow the stock is $-0.06. This value represents a 71.43% increase compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year S and beat the expectations the other two quarters. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2014 Price to Earnings ratio for S is -23.70 vs. an industry ratio of 12.70.

Valero Energy Corporation ( VLO ) is reporting for the quarter ending March 31, 2014. The oil refining company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 9 analysts that follow the stock is $1.36. This value represents a 15.25% increase compared to the same quarter last year. VLO missed the consensus earnings per share in the 2nd calendar quarter of 2013 by -4.26%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2014 Price to Earnings ratio for VLO is 9.27 vs. an industry ratio of 24.20.

Archer-Daniels-Midland Company ( ADM ) is reporting for the quarter ending March 31, 2014. The agriculture company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 7 analysts that follow the stock is $0.76. This value represents a 58.33% increase compared to the same quarter last year. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2014 Price to Earnings ratio for ADM is 13.92 vs. an industry ratio of 35.20.

Cummins Inc. ( CMI ) is reporting for the quarter ending March 31, 2014. The engines company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 11 analysts that follow the stock is $1.67. This value represents a 15.97% increase compared to the same quarter last year. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2014 Price to Earnings ratio for CMI is 16.80 vs. an industry ratio of 14.70, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Forest Laboratories, Inc. ( FRX ) is reporting for the quarter ending March 31, 2014. The drug company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 12 analysts that follow the stock is $0.44. This value represents a 76.00% increase compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year FRX has beat the expectations every quarter. The highest one was in the 4th calendar quarter where they beat the consensus by 350%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2014 Price to Earnings ratio for FRX is 67.04 vs. an industry ratio of 8.90, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

HCA Holdings, Inc. ( HCA ) is reporting for the quarter ending March 31, 2014. The hospital company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 15 analysts that follow the stock is $0.85. This value represents a 7.59% increase compared to the same quarter last year. HCA missed the consensus earnings per share in the 1st calendar quarter of 2013 by -4.82%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2014 Price to Earnings ratio for HCA is 14.37 vs. an industry ratio of 11.10, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

PACCAR Inc. ( PCAR ) is reporting for the quarter ending March 31, 2014. The auto (domestic) company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 11 analysts that follow the stock is $0.75. This value represents a 11.94% increase compared to the same quarter last year. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2014 Price to Earnings ratio for PCAR is 17.99 vs. an industry ratio of 280.40.



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