Pre-Market Earnings Report for March 27, 2014 : ACN, SIG, LULU, GME, WOR, CMC, CONN, WGO, FRED, CRME, ECTE, ZYXI

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The following companies are expected to report earnings prior to market open on 03/27/2014. Visit our Earnings Calendar for a full list of expected earnings releases.

Accenture plc. ( ACN ) is reporting for the quarter ending February 28, 2014. The consulting company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 13 analysts that follow the stock is $1.04. This value represents a 4.00% increase compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year ACN 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 ACN is 18.56 vs. an industry ratio of 22.70.

Signet Jewelers Limited ( SIG ) is reporting for the quarter ending January 31, 2014. The jewelry retail company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 6 analysts that follow the stock is $2.15. This value represents a 1.42% increase compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year SIG has met analyst expectations twice and beat the expectations the other two quarters. The days to cover, as reported in the 3/14/2014 short interest update, increased 170.42% from previous report on 2/28/2014. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2014 Price to Earnings ratio for SIG is 21.97 vs. an industry ratio of 23.80.

lululemon athletica inc. ( LULU ) is reporting for the quarter ending January 31, 2014. The retail (shoe) company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 20 analysts that follow the stock is $0.72. This value represents a 4.00% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year LULU has beat the expectations every quarter. The highest one was in the 4th calendar quarter where they beat the consensus by 9.76%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2014 Price to Earnings ratio for LULU is 25.39 vs. an industry ratio of 3.60, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Gamestop Corporation ( GME ) is reporting for the quarter ending January 31, 2014. The retail company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 10 analysts that follow the stock is $1.92. This value represents a 11.11% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year GME has met analyst expectations once and beat the expectations the other three quarters. The "days to cover" for this stock exceeds 13 days. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2014 Price to Earnings ratio for GME is 12.51 vs. an industry ratio of 14.60.

Worthington Industries, Inc. ( WOR ) is reporting for the quarter ending February 28, 2014. The metal processing & fabrication company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 5 analysts that follow the stock is $0.60. This value represents a 15.38% increase compared to the same quarter last year. WOR missed the consensus earnings per share in the 2nd calendar quarter of 2013 by -7.46%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2014 Price to Earnings ratio for WOR is 16.73 vs. an industry ratio of 15.20, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Commercial Metals Company ( CMC ) is reporting for the quarter ending February 28, 2014. The steel company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 8 analysts that follow the stock is $0.10. This value represents a 150.00% increase compared to the same quarter last year. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2014 Price to Earnings ratio for CMC is 16.75 vs. an industry ratio of 22.10.

Conn's, Inc. ( CONN ) is reporting for the quarter ending January 31, 2014. The retail company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 5 analysts that follow the stock is $0.78. This value represents a 44.44% increase compared to the same quarter last year. CONN missed the consensus earnings per share in the 3rd calendar quarter of 2013 by -13.33%. The days to cover, as reported in the 3/14/2014 short interest update, increased 369.87% from previous report on 2/28/2014. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2014 Price to Earnings ratio for CONN is 13.01 vs. an industry ratio of 14.60.

Winnebago Industries, Inc. ( WGO ) is reporting for the quarter ending February 28, 2014. The building company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 2 analysts that follow the stock is $0.31. This value represents a 40.91% increase compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year WGO 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 WGO is 17.09 vs. an industry ratio of 17.20.

Fred's, Inc. ( FRED ) is reporting for the quarter ending January 31, 2014. The discount retail company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 6 analysts that follow the stock is $0.15. This value represents a 16.67% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. FRED missed the consensus earnings per share in the 1st calendar quarter of 2013 by -5.26%. The "days to cover" for this stock exceeds 10 days. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2014 Price to Earnings ratio for FRED is 25.84 vs. an industry ratio of 18.90, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Cardiome Pharma Corporation ( CRME ) is reporting for the quarter ending December 31, 2013. The drug company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 1 analyst that follows the stock is $-0.31. This value represents a 3.33% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year CRME has met analyst expectations once Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for CRME is -9.32 vs. an industry ratio of 35.00.

Echo Therapeutics, Inc. ( ECTE ) is reporting for the quarter ending December 31, 2013. The medical instruments company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 2 analysts that follow the stock is $-0.36. This value represents a 67.27% increase compared to the same quarter last year. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for ECTE is -1.10 vs. an industry ratio of -1.70, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Zynex, Inc. ( ZYXI ) is reporting for the quarter ending December 31, 2013. The medical products company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 2 analysts that follow the stock is $-0.03. This value represents a 400.00% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for ZYXI is -3.92 vs. an industry ratio of 5.40.



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