Pre-Market Earnings Report for April 16, 2013 : JNJ, KO, GS, USB, BLK, GWW, NTRS, AMTD, CMA, WWW, MBWM

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The following companies are expected to report earnings prior to market open on 04/16/2013. Visit our Earnings Calendar for a full list of expected earnings releases.

Johnson & Johnson ( JNJ ) is reporting for the quarter ending March 31, 2013. The large cap pharmaceutical company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 11 analysts that follow the stock is $1.41. This value represents a 2.92% increase compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year JNJ has beat the expectations every quarter. The highest one was in the 4th calendar quarter where they beat the consensus by 1.71%. The "days to cover" for this stock exceeds 10 days. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for JNJ is 15.32 vs. an industry ratio of 15.90.

Coca-Cola Company ( KO ) is reporting for the quarter ending March 31, 2013. The beverages company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 11 analysts that follow the stock is $0.45. This value represents a 2.27% increase compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year KO has met analyst expectations once and beat the expectations the other three quarters. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for KO is 19.20 vs. an industry ratio of 20.70.

Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. ( GS ) is reporting for the quarter ending March 31, 2013. The investment bankers company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 8 analysts that follow the stock is $3.85. This value represents a 1.79% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year GS has beat the expectations every quarter. The highest one was in the 4th calendar quarter where they beat the consensus by 61.38%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for GS is 10.82 vs. an industry ratio of 15.80.

U.S. Bancorp ( USB ) is reporting for the quarter ending March 31, 2013. The bank company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 23 analysts that follow the stock is $0.73. This value represents a 8.96% increase compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year USB has beat the expectations every quarter. The highest one was in the 4th calendar quarter where they beat the consensus by 1.35%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for USB is 11.14 vs. an industry ratio of 11.60.

BlackRock, Inc. ( BLK ) is reporting for the quarter ending March 31, 2013. The finance/investment management company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 14 analysts that follow the stock is $3.57. This value represents a 12.97% increase compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year BLK has beat the expectations every quarter. The highest one was in the 4th calendar quarter where they beat the consensus by 5.88%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for BLK is 16.69 vs. an industry ratio of 20.80.

W.W. Grainger, Inc. ( GWW ) is reporting for the quarter ending March 31, 2013. The industrial services company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 11 analysts that follow the stock is $2.73. This value represents a 6.23% increase compared to the same quarter last year. The last two quarters GWW had negative earnings surprises; the latest report they missed by -7.28%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for GWW is 19.49 vs. an industry ratio of 13.50, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Northern Trust Corporation ( NTRS ) is reporting for the quarter ending March 31, 2013. The bank company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 13 analysts that follow the stock is $0.72. This value represents a 7.46% increase compared to the same quarter last year. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for NTRS is 17.23 vs. an industry ratio of 11.60, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation ( AMTD ) is reporting for the quarter ending March 31, 2013. The investment bankers company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 11 analysts that follow the stock is $0.26. This value represents a 4.00% increase compared to the same quarter last year. AMTD missed the consensus earnings per share in the 1st calendar quarter of 2012 by -3.85%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for AMTD is 18.18 vs. an industry ratio of 15.80, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Comerica Incorporated ( CMA ) is reporting for the quarter ending March 31, 2013. The bank company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 22 analysts that follow the stock is $0.67. This value represents a 1.52% increase compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year CMA has beat the expectations every quarter. The highest one was in the 4th calendar quarter where they beat the consensus by 7.81%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for CMA is 12.84 vs. an industry ratio of 11.60, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Wolverine World Wide, Inc. ( WWW ) is reporting for the quarter ending March 31, 2013. The shoes & retail apparel company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 7 analysts that follow the stock is $0.54. This value represents a 15.63% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. WWW missed the consensus earnings per share in the 2nd calendar quarter of 2012 by -6.82%. The "days to cover" for this stock exceeds 12 days. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for WWW is 17.75 vs. an industry ratio of 10.30, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Mercantile Bank Corporation ( MBWM ) is reporting for the quarter ending March 31, 2013. The bank (midwest) company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 3 analysts that follow the stock is $0.33. This value represents a 17.86% increase compared to the same quarter last year. MBWM missed the consensus earnings per share in the 3rd calendar quarter of 2012 by -11.76%. The "days to cover" for this stock exceeds 16 days. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for MBWM is 12.33 vs. an industry ratio of 13.70.



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