Pre-Market Earnings Report for April 17, 2013 : BAC, ABT, PNC, BK, ASML, MAT, DOV, STJ, DGX, TXT, HBAN, FCFS

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The following companies are expected to report earnings prior to market open on 04/17/2013. Visit our Earnings Calendar for a full list of expected earnings releases.

Bank of America Corporation ( BAC ) is reporting for the quarter ending March 31, 2013. The bank company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 21 analysts that follow the stock is $0.23. This value represents a 25.81% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year BAC has beat the expectations every quarter. The highest one was in the 4th calendar quarter where they beat the consensus by 50%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for BAC is 11.98 vs. an industry ratio of 11.30, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Abbott Laboratories ( ABT ) is reporting for the quarter ending March 31, 2013. The large cap pharmaceutical company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 14 analysts that follow the stock is $0.42. This value represents a 10.53% increase compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year ABT has beat the expectations every quarter. The highest one was in the 4th calendar quarter where they beat the consensus by 1.33%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for ABT is 17.98 vs. an industry ratio of 15.70, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. ( PNC ) 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 $1.57. This value represents a 5.99% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year PNC has beat the expectations every quarter. The highest one was in the 4th calendar quarter where they beat the consensus by 24.82%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for PNC is 9.73 vs. an industry ratio of 11.30.

Bank Of New York Mellon Corporation ( BK ) is reporting for the quarter ending March 31, 2013. The bank company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 14 analysts that follow the stock is $0.52. This value represents a 1.89% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year BK 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 BK is 11.88 vs. an industry ratio of 11.30, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

ASML Holding N.V. ( ASML ) is reporting for the quarter ending March 31, 2013. The capital goods company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 4 analysts that follow the stock is $0.53. This value represents a 54.31% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year ASML has met analyst expectations twice and beat the expectations the other two quarters. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for ASML is 23.65 vs. an industry ratio of 19.20, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Mattel, Inc. ( MAT ) is reporting for the quarter ending March 31, 2013. The toy (game/hobby) company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 8 analysts that follow the stock is $0.08. This value represents a 33.33% increase compared to the same quarter last year. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for MAT is 15.36 vs. an industry ratio of 10.70, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Dover Corporation ( DOV ) is reporting for the quarter ending March 31, 2013. The machinery company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 9 analysts that follow the stock is $1.08. This value represents a 2.86% increase compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year DOV has beat the expectations every quarter. The highest one was in the 4th calendar quarter where they beat the consensus by 1.87%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for DOV is 13.42 vs. an industry ratio of 14.90.

St. Jude Medical, Inc. ( STJ ) is reporting for the quarter ending March 31, 2013. The medical products company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 16 analysts that follow the stock is $0.92. This value represents a 6.98% increase compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year STJ has beat the expectations every quarter. The highest one was in the 4th calendar quarter where they beat the consensus by 2.22%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for STJ is 11.15 vs. an industry ratio of 13.90.

Quest Diagnostics Incorporated ( DGX ) is reporting for the quarter ending March 31, 2013. The medical (outpatient/home care) company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 13 analysts that follow the stock is $1.04. This value represents a 2.80% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for DGX is 13.24 vs. an industry ratio of 8.20, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Textron Inc. ( TXT ) is reporting for the quarter ending March 31, 2013. The diversified operations company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 7 analysts that follow the stock is $0.47. This value represents a 14.63% increase compared to the same quarter last year. The last two quarters TXT had negative earnings surprises; the latest report they missed by -1.75%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for TXT is 12.55 vs. an industry ratio of 14.40.

Huntington Bancshares Incorporated ( HBAN ) is reporting for the quarter ending March 31, 2013. The bank (midwest) company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 18 analysts that follow the stock is $0.16. This value represents a 5.88% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year HBAN has beat the expectations every quarter. The highest one was in the 4th calendar quarter where they beat the consensus by 11.76%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for HBAN is 10.67 vs. an industry ratio of 13.20.

First Cash Financial Services, Inc. ( FCFS ) is reporting for the quarter ending March 31, 2013. The retail company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 5 analysts that follow the stock is $0.68. This value represents a 17.24% increase compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year FCFS 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 FCFS is 15.70 vs. an industry ratio of 17.70.




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