Pre-Market Earnings Report for April 9, 2014 : PGR, STZ, MSM, PSMT, TECD, PENX

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The following companies are expected to report earnings prior to market open on 04/09/2014. Visit our Earnings Calendar for a full list of expected earnings releases.

Progressive Corporation ( PGR ) is reporting for the quarter ending March 31, 2014. The insurance (property & casualty) company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 14 analysts that follow the stock is $0.40. This value represents a 4.76% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2014 Price to Earnings ratio for PGR is 15.55 vs. an industry ratio of 14.20, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Constellation Brands Inc ( STZ ) is reporting for the quarter ending February 28, 2014. The alcohol company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 6 analysts that follow the stock is $0.76. This value represents a 61.70% increase compared to the same quarter last year. STZ missed the consensus earnings per share in the 2nd calendar quarter of 2013 by -7.32%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2014 Price to Earnings ratio for STZ is 25.33 vs. an industry ratio of 23.10, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

MSC Industrial Direct Company, Inc. ( MSM ) is reporting for the quarter ending February 28, 2014. The industrial services company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 11 analysts that follow the stock is $0.85. This value represents a 5.56% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year MSM has met analyst expectations once and beat the expectations the other three quarters. The "days to cover" for this stock exceeds 15 days. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2014 Price to Earnings ratio for MSM is 21.67 vs. an industry ratio of 18.90, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

PriceSmart, Inc. ( PSMT ) is reporting for the quarter ending February 28, 2014. The discount retail company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 3 analysts that follow the stock is $0.87. This value represents a 6.10% increase compared to the same quarter last year. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2014 Price to Earnings ratio for PSMT is 31.46 vs. an industry ratio of 18.60, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Tech Data Corporation ( TECD ) is reporting for the quarter ending January 31, 2014. The retail company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 5 analysts that follow the stock is $1.95. This value represents a 31.76% increase compared to the same quarter last year. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2014 Price to Earnings ratio for TECD is 13.95 vs. an industry ratio of 12.10, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Penford Corporation ( PENX ) is reporting for the quarter ending February 28, 2014. The chemical company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 1 analyst that follows the stock is $0.09. This value represents a 10.00% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2014 Price to Earnings ratio for PENX is 21.58 vs. an industry ratio of 20.50, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.



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