Pre-Market Earnings Report for August 20, 2014 : LOW, TGT, SJM, SPLS, PETM, HAIN, EV, MSG, AEO, GLOG, RAVN, SBLK

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The following companies are expected to report earnings prior to market open on 08/20/2014. Visit our Earnings Calendar for a full list of expected earnings releases.

Lowe's Companies, Inc. ( LOW ) is reporting for the quarter ending July 31, 2014. The building company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 14 analysts that follow the stock is $1.02. This value represents a 15.91% increase compared to the same quarter last year. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2015 Price to Earnings ratio for LOW is 19.40 vs. an industry ratio of 22.70.

Target Corporation ( TGT ) is reporting for the quarter ending July 31, 2014. The discount retail company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 13 analysts that follow the stock is $0.78. This value represents a 34.45% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year TGT has met analyst expectations once and beat the expectations the other three quarters. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2015 Price to Earnings ratio for TGT is 16.87 vs. an industry ratio of -21.00, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

J.M. Smucker Company ( SJM ) is reporting for the quarter ending July 31, 2014. The food company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 9 analysts that follow the stock is $1.37. This value represents a 10.48% increase compared to the same quarter last year. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2015 Price to Earnings ratio for SJM is 17.22 vs. an industry ratio of 14.30, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Staples, Inc. ( SPLS ) is reporting for the quarter ending July 31, 2014. The retail company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 11 analysts that follow the stock is $0.12. This value represents a 29.41% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. The "days to cover" for this stock exceeds 11 days. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2015 Price to Earnings ratio for SPLS is 11.65 vs. an industry ratio of 29.70.

PetSmart, Inc ( PETM ) is reporting for the quarter ending July 31, 2014. The retail company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 16 analysts that follow the stock is $0.94. This value represents a 5.62% increase compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year PETM has beat the expectations every quarter. The highest one was in the 2nd calendar quarter where they beat the consensus by 1.96%. The days to cover, as reported in the 7/31/2014 short interest update, increased 146.14% from previous report on 7/15/2014. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2015 Price to Earnings ratio for PETM is 15.81 vs. an industry ratio of 29.70.

The Hain Celestial Group, Inc. ( HAIN ) is reporting for the quarter ending June 30, 2014. The food company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 6 analysts that follow the stock is $0.89. This value represents a 36.92% increase compared to the same quarter last year. HAIN missed the consensus earnings per share in the 4th calendar quarter of 2013 by -1.14%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2014 Price to Earnings ratio for HAIN is 28.07 vs. an industry ratio of 14.30, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Eaton Vance Corporation ( EV ) is reporting for the quarter ending July 31, 2014. The finance/investment management company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 6 analysts that follow the stock is $0.63. This value represents a 21.15% increase compared to the same quarter last year. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2014 Price to Earnings ratio for EV is 15.06 vs. an industry ratio of 17.50.

The Madison Square Garden Company ( MSG ) is reporting for the quarter ending June 30, 2014. The leisure (recreational) company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 5 analysts that follow the stock is $0.24. This value represents a 48.94% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. MSG missed the consensus earnings per share in the 1st calendar quarter of 2014 by -38.46%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2014 Price to Earnings ratio for MSG is 38.96 vs. an industry ratio of -7.10, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. ( AEO ) is reporting for the quarter ending July 31, 2014. The retail (shoe) company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 11 analysts that follow the stock is $0.00. This value represents a 100.00% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year AEO has met analyst expectations once and beat the expectations the other two quarters. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2015 Price to Earnings ratio for AEO is 21.42 vs. an industry ratio of 13.10, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

GasLog LP. ( GLOG ) is reporting for the quarter ending June 30, 2014. The shipping company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 5 analysts that follow the stock is $0.13. This value represents a 8.33% increase compared to the same quarter last year. GLOG missed the consensus earnings per share in the 1st calendar quarter of 2014 by -7.14%. The days to cover, as reported in the 7/31/2014 short interest update, increased 137.05% from previous report on 7/15/2014. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2014 Price to Earnings ratio for GLOG is 32.09 vs. an industry ratio of 14.20, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Raven Industries, Inc. ( RAVN ) is reporting for the quarter ending July 31, 2014. The diversified operations company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 1 analyst that follows the stock is $0.27. This value represents a 17.39% increase compared to the same quarter last year. The "days to cover" for this stock exceeds 21 days. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2015 Price to Earnings ratio for RAVN is 25.34 vs. an industry ratio of 20.00, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Star Bulk Carriers Corp. ( SBLK ) is reporting for the quarter ending June 30, 2014. The shipping company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 2 analysts that follow the stock is $-0.02. This value represents a 105.41% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2014 Price to Earnings ratio for SBLK is 25.73 vs. an industry ratio of 14.20, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.




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