Pre-Market Earnings Report for March 20, 2014 : CAG, IHS, LEN, SCHL, CATO, MCS, ENSV

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The following companies are expected to report earnings prior to market open on 03/20/2014. Visit our Earnings Calendar for a full list of expected earnings releases.


ConAgra Foods, Inc. ( CAG ) is reporting for the quarter ending February 28, 2014. The food company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 9 analysts that follow the stock is $0.60. This value represents a 9.09% increase compared to the same quarter last year. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2014 Price to Earnings ratio for CAG is 13.37 vs. an industry ratio of 23.20.

IHS Inc. ( IHS ) is reporting for the quarter ending February 28, 2014. The business info service company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 4 analysts that follow the stock is $0.75. This value represents a 59.57% increase compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year IHS has beat the expectations every quarter. The highest one was in the 4th calendar quarter where they beat the consensus by 17.24%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2014 Price to Earnings ratio for IHS is 32.49 vs. an industry ratio of 26.40, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Lennar Corporation ( LEN ) 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 $0.28. This value represents a 7.69% increase compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year LEN has beat the expectations every quarter. The highest one was in the 4th calendar quarter where they beat the consensus by 14.06%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2014 Price to Earnings ratio for LEN is 16.31 vs. an industry ratio of 18.60.

Scholastic Corporation ( SCHL ) is reporting for the quarter ending February 28, 2014. The book publisher company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 1 analyst that follows the stock is $-0.37. This value represents a 41.27% increase compared to the same quarter last year. The "days to cover" for this stock exceeds 25 days. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2014 Price to Earnings ratio for SCHL is 21.04 vs. an industry ratio of 15.70, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Cato Corporation ( CATO ) is reporting for the quarter ending January 31, 2014. The retail (shoe) company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 1 analyst that follows the stock is $0.13. This value represents a 51.85% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. CATO missed the consensus earnings per share in the 1st calendar quarter of 2013 by -3.57%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2014 Price to Earnings ratio for CATO is 16.33 vs. an industry ratio of 2.70, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Marcus Corporation ( MCS ) is reporting for the quarter ending February 28, 2014. The hotel company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 2 analysts that follow the stock is $0.00. This value represents a 100.00% increase compared to the same quarter last year. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2014 Price to Earnings ratio for MCS is 19.16 vs. an industry ratio of 29.30.

ENSERVCO Corporation ( ENSV ) is reporting for the quarter ending December 31, 2013. The consensus earnings per share forecast from the 1 analyst that follows the stock is $0.07. ENSV reported earnings of $0.03 per share for the same quarter a year ago; representing a a increase of 133.33%.



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