Pre-Market Earnings Report for August 22, 2014 : RY, FL, ANN, HIBB

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The following companies are expected to report earnings prior to market open on 08/22/2014. Visit our Earnings Calendar for a full list of expected earnings releases.

Royal Bank Of Canada ( RY ) is reporting for the quarter ending July 31, 2014. The bank (foreign) company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 4 analysts that follow the stock is $1.40. This value represents a 1.45% increase compared to the same quarter last year. RY missed the consensus earnings per share in the 4th calendar quarter of 2013 by -2.96%. The "days to cover" for this stock exceeds 29 days. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2014 Price to Earnings ratio for RY is 13.45 vs. an industry ratio of 13.00, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Foot Locker, Inc. ( FL ) is reporting for the quarter ending July 31, 2014. The retail (shoe) company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 9 analysts that follow the stock is $0.54. This value represents a 17.39% increase compared to the same quarter last year. FL missed the consensus earnings per share in the 3rd calendar quarter of 2013 by -4.17%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2015 Price to Earnings ratio for FL is 15.89 vs. an industry ratio of 13.60, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

ANN INC. ( ANN ) is reporting for the quarter ending July 31, 2014. The retail (shoe) company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 12 analysts that follow the stock is $0.70. This value represents a 7.89% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. ANN missed the consensus earnings per share in the 2nd calendar quarter of 2014 by -2.94%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2015 Price to Earnings ratio for ANN is 18.29 vs. an industry ratio of 13.60, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Hibbett Sports, Inc. ( HIBB ) is reporting for the quarter ending July 31, 2014. The retail company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 8 analysts that follow the stock is $0.31. This value represents a 22.50% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. The last two quarters HIBB had negative earnings surprises; the latest report they missed by -0.91%. The "days to cover" for this stock exceeds 15 days. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2015 Price to Earnings ratio for HIBB is 17.47 vs. an industry ratio of 29.60.



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