Pre-Market Earnings Report for March 19, 2014 : FDX, GIS, ESLT, ATU, KBH, VRA

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The following companies are expected to report earnings prior to market open on 03/19/2014. Visit our Earnings Calendar for a full list of expected earnings releases.

FedEx Corporation ( FDX ) is reporting for the quarter ending February 28, 2014. The transportation company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 15 analysts that follow the stock is $1.52. This value represents a 23.58% increase compared to the same quarter last year. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2014 Price to Earnings ratio for FDX is 19.77 vs. an industry ratio of 16.60, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

General Mills, Inc. ( GIS ) is reporting for the quarter ending February 28, 2014. The food company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 5 analysts that follow the stock is $0.63. This value represents a 1.56% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2014 Price to Earnings ratio for GIS is 17.57 vs. an industry ratio of 22.80.

Elbit Systems Ltd. ( ESLT ) is reporting for the quarter ending December 31, 2013. The aerospace and defense company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 1 analyst that follows the stock is $1.46. This value represents a 9.88% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year ESLT and beat the expectations the other two quarters. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for ESLT is 12.85 vs. an industry ratio of 22.20.

Actuant Corporation ( ATU ) is reporting for the quarter ending February 28, 2014. The machinery company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 9 analysts that follow the stock is $0.32. This value represents a 8.57% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2014 Price to Earnings ratio for ATU is 16.35 vs. an industry ratio of 16.50.

KB Home ( KBH ) is reporting for the quarter ending February 28, 2014. The building (residential/commercial) company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 11 analysts that follow the stock is $0.08. This value represents a 150.00% increase compared to the same quarter last year. KBH missed the consensus earnings per share in the 4th calendar quarter of 2013 by -31.11%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2014 Price to Earnings ratio for KBH is 14.39 vs. an industry ratio of 18.30.

Vera Bradley, Inc. ( VRA ) is reporting for the quarter ending January 31, 2014. The retail (shoe) company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 6 analysts that follow the stock is $0.46. This value represents a 25.81% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year VRA has beat the expectations every quarter. The highest one was in the 4th calendar quarter where they beat the consensus by 8.82%. The "days to cover" for this stock exceeds 23 days. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2014 Price to Earnings ratio for VRA is 18.54 vs. an industry ratio of -0.90, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.




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Referenced Stocks: FDX , GIS , ESLT , ATU , KBH , VRA

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