Pre-Market Earnings Report for July 18, 2014 : GE, HON, BK, ERIC, JCI, VFC, KSU, ALV, LH, IPG, HBAN, FHN

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The following companies are expected to report earnings prior to market open on 07/18/2014. Visit our Earnings Calendar for a full list of expected earnings releases.

General Electric Company ( GE ) is reporting for the quarter ending June 30, 2014. The diversified operations company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 7 analysts that follow the stock is $0.39. This value represents a 11.43% increase compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year GE 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 GE is 15.99 vs. an industry ratio of 19.60.

Honeywell International Inc. ( HON ) is reporting for the quarter ending June 30, 2014. The diversified operations company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 10 analysts that follow the stock is $1.36. This value represents a 6.25% increase compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year HON has met analyst expectations once and beat the expectations the other three quarters. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2014 Price to Earnings ratio for HON is 17.43 vs. an industry ratio of 19.60.

Bank Of New York Mellon Corporation ( BK ) is reporting for the quarter ending June 30, 2014. The bank company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 11 analysts that follow the stock is $0.56. This value represents a 9.68% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year BK has beat the expectations every quarter. The highest one was in the 1st calendar quarter where they beat the consensus by 11.11%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2014 Price to Earnings ratio for BK is 16.36 vs. an industry ratio of 14.50, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Ericsson ( ERIC ) is reporting for the quarter ending June 30, 2014. The wireless equipment company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 4 analysts that follow the stock is $0.14. This value represents a no change for the same quarter last year. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2014 Price to Earnings ratio for ERIC is 16.59 vs. an industry ratio of 19.80.

Johnson Controls, Inc. ( JCI ) is reporting for the quarter ending June 30, 2014. The auto (truck) company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 12 analysts that follow the stock is $0.82. This value represents a 5.13% increase compared to the same quarter last year. JCI missed the consensus earnings per share in the 1st calendar quarter of 2014 by -1.54%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2014 Price to Earnings ratio for JCI is 16.10 vs. an industry ratio of 13.20, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

V.F. Corporation ( VFC ) is reporting for the quarter ending June 30, 2014. The textile company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 15 analysts that follow the stock is $0.35. This value represents a 9.37% increase compared to the same quarter last year. VFC missed the consensus earnings per share in the 4th calendar quarter of 2013 by -2.38%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2014 Price to Earnings ratio for VFC is 20.28 vs. an industry ratio of 23.70.

Kansas City Southern ( KSU ) is reporting for the quarter ending June 30, 2014. The transportation (rail) company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 9 analysts that follow the stock is $1.17. This value represents a 21.88% increase compared to the same quarter last year. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2014 Price to Earnings ratio for KSU is 24.35 vs. an industry ratio of 20.80, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Autoliv, Inc. ( ALV ) is reporting for the quarter ending June 30, 2014. The auto (truck) company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 7 analysts that follow the stock is $1.54. This value represents a 6.94% increase compared to the same quarter last year. ALV missed the consensus earnings per share in the 3rd calendar quarter of 2013 by -3.01%. The "days to cover" for this stock exceeds 11 days. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2014 Price to Earnings ratio for ALV is 16.88 vs. an industry ratio of 13.20, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings ( LH ) is reporting for the quarter ending June 30, 2014. The medical/dental supplies company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 15 analysts that follow the stock is $1.77. This value represents a 1.67% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. The last two quarters LH had negative earnings surprises; the latest report they missed by -5.63%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2014 Price to Earnings ratio for LH is 15.93 vs. an industry ratio of 13.20, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc. ( IPG ) is reporting for the quarter ending June 30, 2014. The advertising/marketing company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 7 analysts that follow the stock is $0.25. This value represents a 38.89% increase compared to the same quarter last year. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2014 Price to Earnings ratio for IPG is 19.09 vs. an industry ratio of -0.20, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Huntington Bancshares Incorporated ( HBAN ) is reporting for the quarter ending June 30, 2014. The bank (midwest) company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 14 analysts that follow the stock is $0.18. This value represents a 5.88% increase compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year HBAN has met analyst expectations once and beat the expectations the other three quarters. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2014 Price to Earnings ratio for HBAN is 13.38 vs. an industry ratio of 14.50.

First Horizon National Corporation ( FHN ) is reporting for the quarter ending June 30, 2014. The banks (southeast) company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 13 analysts that follow the stock is $0.16. This value represents a 5.88% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. FHN missed the consensus earnings per share in the 2nd calendar quarter of 2013 by -10.53%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2014 Price to Earnings ratio for FHN is 16.77 vs. an industry ratio of 19.00.



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