Pre-Market Earnings Report for May 20, 2014 : HD, MDT, TJX, SPLS, DCI, DKS, AINV, RRGB, CATO, EJ, SSI, HGG

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The following companies are expected to report earnings prior to market open on 05/20/2014. Visit our Earnings Calendar for a full list of expected earnings releases.

Home Depot, Inc. ( HD ) is reporting for the quarter ending April 30, 2014. The building company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 14 analysts that follow the stock is $0.99. This value represents a 19.28% increase compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year HD has beat the expectations every quarter. The highest one was in the 1st calendar quarter where they beat the consensus by 4.29%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2015 Price to Earnings ratio for HD is 17.58 vs. an industry ratio of 21.60.

Medtronic, Inc. ( MDT ) is reporting for the quarter ending April 30, 2014. The medical products company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 12 analysts that follow the stock is $1.12. This value represents a 1.82% increase compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year MDT 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 MDT is 15.81 vs. an industry ratio of -3.60, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

TJX Companies, Inc. ( TJX ) is reporting for the quarter ending April 30, 2014. The discount retail company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 16 analysts that follow the stock is $0.67. This value represents a 8.06% increase compared to the same quarter last year. TJX missed the consensus earnings per share in the 1st calendar quarter of 2014 by -2.41%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2015 Price to Earnings ratio for TJX is 18.30 vs. an industry ratio of 20.80.

Staples, Inc. ( SPLS ) is reporting for the quarter ending April 30, 2014. The retail company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 11 analysts that follow the stock is $0.21. This value represents a 22.22% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. The "days to cover" for this stock exceeds 10 days. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2015 Price to Earnings ratio for SPLS is 12.26 vs. an industry ratio of 30.90.

Donaldson Company, Inc. ( DCI ) is reporting for the quarter ending April 30, 2014. The pollution control company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 7 analysts that follow the stock is $0.47. This value represents a 2.17% increase compared to the same quarter last year. DCI missed the consensus earnings per share in the 2nd calendar quarter of 2013 by -4.17%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2014 Price to Earnings ratio for DCI is 23.63 vs. an industry ratio of -39.10, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Dick's Sporting Goods Inc ( DKS ) is reporting for the quarter ending April 30, 2014. The retail company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 16 analysts that follow the stock is $0.53. This value represents a 10.42% increase compared to the same quarter last year. DKS missed the consensus earnings per share in the 3rd calendar quarter of 2013 by -4.05%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2015 Price to Earnings ratio for DKS is 16.69 vs. an industry ratio of 30.90.

Apollo Investment Corporation ( AINV ) is reporting for the quarter ending March 31, 2014. The financial services company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 9 analysts that follow the stock is $0.21. This value represents a 10.53% increase compared to the same quarter last year. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2014 Price to Earnings ratio for AINV is 8.82 vs. an industry ratio of -6.20, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Red Robin Gourmet Burgers, Inc. ( RRGB ) is reporting for the quarter ending March 31, 2014. The restaurant company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 8 analysts that follow the stock is $0.73. This value represents a 10.61% increase compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year RRGB has beat the expectations every quarter. The highest one was in the 4th calendar quarter where they beat the consensus by 5.08%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2014 Price to Earnings ratio for RRGB is 22.04 vs. an industry ratio of -13.60, 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 April 30, 2014. The retail (shoe) company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 1 analyst that follows the stock is $1.04. This value represents a 0.95% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year CATO has met analyst expectations once and beat the expectations the other three quarters. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2015 Price to Earnings ratio for CATO is 19.44 vs. an industry ratio of 1.90, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

E-House (China) Holdings Limited ( EJ ) is reporting for the quarter ending March 31, 2014. The real estate company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 1 analyst that follows the stock is $-0.03. This value represents a 50.00% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year EJ has beat the expectations every quarter. The highest one was in the 4th calendar quarter where they beat the consensus by 53.33%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2014 Price to Earnings ratio for EJ is 13.39 vs. an industry ratio of 14.50.

Stage Stores, Inc. ( SSI ) is reporting for the quarter ending April 30, 2014. The retail (shoe) company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 4 analysts that follow the stock is $-0.40. This value represents a 1900.00% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2015 Price to Earnings ratio for SSI is 15.49 vs. an industry ratio of 1.90, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

HHGregg, Inc. ( HGG ) is reporting for the quarter ending March 31, 2014. The retail company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 11 analysts that follow the stock is $-0.17. This value represents a 154.84% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. The last two quarters HGG had negative earnings surprises; the latest report they missed by -41.38%. The "days to cover" for this stock exceeds 18 days. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2014 Price to Earnings ratio for HGG is 94.22 vs. an industry ratio of 24.00, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.




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