Pre-Market Earnings Report for July 29, 2014 : PFE, MRK, UPS, BP, NEE, ETN, NOV, ITW, ECL, RAI, AET, GLW

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The following companies are expected to report earnings prior to market open on 07/29/2014. Visit our Earnings Calendar for a full list of expected earnings releases.


Pfizer, Inc. ( PFE ) is reporting for the quarter ending June 30, 2014. The large cap pharmaceutical company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 7 analysts that follow the stock is $0.56. This value represents a no change for the same quarter last year. In the past year PFE has beat the expectations every quarter. The highest one was in the 1st calendar quarter where they beat the consensus by 3.64%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2014 Price to Earnings ratio for PFE is 13.42 vs. an industry ratio of 26.20.

Merck & Company, Inc. ( MRK ) is reporting for the quarter ending June 30, 2014. The large cap pharmaceutical company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 7 analysts that follow the stock is $0.82. This value represents a 2.38% 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 16.66 vs. an industry ratio of 26.20.

United Parcel Service, Inc. ( UPS ) is reporting for the quarter ending June 30, 2014. The transportation company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 10 analysts that follow the stock is $1.24. This value represents a 9.73% increase compared to the same quarter last year. UPS missed the consensus earnings per share in the 1st calendar quarter of 2014 by -10.09%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2014 Price to Earnings ratio for UPS is 20.35 vs. an industry ratio of 12.40, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

BP p.l.c. ( BP ) is reporting for the quarter ending June 30, 2014. The oil company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 4 analysts that follow the stock is $1.20. This value represents a 39.53% increase compared to the same quarter last year. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2014 Price to Earnings ratio for BP is 10.63 vs. an industry ratio of 15.20.

NextEra Energy, Inc. ( NEE ) is reporting for the quarter ending June 30, 2014. The electric power utilities company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 7 analysts that follow the stock is $1.46. This value represents a no change for the same quarter last year. NEE missed the consensus earnings per share in the 4th calendar quarter of 2013 by -1.04%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2014 Price to Earnings ratio for NEE is 18.47 vs. an industry ratio of 66.30.

Eaton Corporation, PLC ( ETN ) is reporting for the quarter ending June 30, 2014. The machinery company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 6 analysts that follow the stock is $1.11. This value represents a 1.83% 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 16.34 vs. an industry ratio of 18.70.

National Oilwell Varco, Inc. ( NOV ) is reporting for the quarter ending June 30, 2014. The oil field machinery & equipment company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 14 analysts that follow the stock is $1.45. This value represents a 9.02% increase compared to the same quarter last year. NOV missed the consensus earnings per share in the 2nd calendar quarter of 2013 by -0.75%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2014 Price to Earnings ratio for NOV is 14.10 vs. an industry ratio of 16.40.

Illinois Tool Works Inc. ( ITW ) is reporting for the quarter ending June 30, 2014. The machinery company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 12 analysts that follow the stock is $1.20. This value represents a 11.11% increase compared to the same quarter last year. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2014 Price to Earnings ratio for ITW is 18.63 vs. an industry ratio of 17.80, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Ecolab Inc. ( ECL ) is reporting for the quarter ending June 30, 2014. The chemical company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 11 analysts that follow the stock is $1.02. This value represents a 18.60% increase compared to the same quarter last year. ECL missed the consensus earnings per share in the 4th calendar quarter of 2013 by -0.95%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2014 Price to Earnings ratio for ECL is 26.45 vs. an industry ratio of 20.80, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Reynolds American Inc ( RAI ) is reporting for the quarter ending June 30, 2014. The tobacco company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 5 analysts that follow the stock is $0.87. This value represents a 3.57% increase compared to the same quarter last year. The last two quarters RAI had negative earnings surprises; the latest report they missed by -2.7%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2014 Price to Earnings ratio for RAI is 16.97 vs. an industry ratio of 16.90, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Aetna Inc. ( AET ) is reporting for the quarter ending June 30, 2014. The hmo company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 16 analysts that follow the stock is $1.61. This value represents a 5.92% increase compared to the same quarter last year. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2014 Price to Earnings ratio for AET is 12.73 vs. an industry ratio of 14.80.

Corning Incorporated ( GLW ) is reporting for the quarter ending June 30, 2014. The communications company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 11 analysts that follow the stock is $0.37. This value represents a 15.63% increase compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year GLW has beat the expectations every quarter. The highest one was in the 1st calendar quarter where they beat the consensus by 3.33%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2014 Price to Earnings ratio for GLW is 14.68 vs. an industry ratio of 28.50.



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