Pre-Market Earnings Report for April 19, 2013 : GE, MCD, SLB, HON, KMB, STT, BHI, STI, GPC, KSU, LH, COL

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The following companies are expected to report earnings prior to market open on 04/19/2013. Visit our Earnings Calendar for a full list of expected earnings releases.


General Electric Company ( GE ) is reporting for the quarter ending March 31, 2013. The diversified operations company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 9 analysts that follow the stock is $0.35. This value represents a 2.94% increase compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year GE 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 GE is 13.63 vs. an industry ratio of 14.40.

McDonald's Corporation ( MCD ) is reporting for the quarter ending March 31, 2013. The restaurant company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 17 analysts that follow the stock is $1.27. This value represents a 3.25% increase compared to the same quarter last year. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for MCD is 17.77 vs. an industry ratio of 18.50.

Schlumberger N.V. ( SLB ) is reporting for the quarter ending March 31, 2013. The oil (field services) company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 19 analysts that follow the stock is $0.99. This value represents a 1.02% increase compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year SLB has met analyst expectations once and beat the expectations the other three quarters. Honeywell International Inc. ( HON ) is reporting for the quarter ending March 31, 2013. The diversified operations company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 14 analysts that follow the stock is $1.14. This value represents a 9.62% increase compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year HON has beat the expectations every quarter. The highest one was in the 4th calendar quarter where they beat the consensus by 0.92%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for HON is 14.55 vs. an industry ratio of 14.40, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Kimberly-Clark Corporation ( KMB ) is reporting for the quarter ending March 31, 2013. The consumer company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 9 analysts that follow the stock is $1.34. This value represents a 8.06% increase compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year KMB has beat the expectations every quarter. The highest one was in the 4th calendar quarter where they beat the consensus by 0.74%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for KMB is 17.98 vs. an industry ratio of 13.50, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

State Street Corporation ( STT ) is reporting for the quarter ending March 31, 2013. The bank company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 17 analysts that follow the stock is $0.93. This value represents a 10.71% increase compared to the same quarter last year. STT missed the consensus earnings per share in the 1st calendar quarter of 2012 by -2.33%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for STT is 12.90 vs. an industry ratio of 11.20, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Baker Hughes Incorporated ( BHI ) is reporting for the quarter ending March 31, 2013. The oil (field services) company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 24 analysts that follow the stock is $0.62. This value represents a 27.91% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. BHI missed the consensus earnings per share in the 3rd calendar quarter of 2012 by -13.1%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for BHI is 14.44 vs. an industry ratio of 15.10.

SunTrust Banks, Inc. ( STI ) is reporting for the quarter ending March 31, 2013. The bank company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 20 analysts that follow the stock is $0.62. This value represents a 34.78% increase compared to the same quarter last year. STI missed the consensus earnings per share in the 3rd calendar quarter of 2012 by -1%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for STI is 10.23 vs. an industry ratio of 11.20.

Genuine Parts Company ( GPC ) is reporting for the quarter ending March 31, 2013. The auto (truck) company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 6 analysts that follow the stock is $0.99. This value represents a 6.45% increase compared to the same quarter last year. GPC missed the consensus earnings per share in the 3rd calendar quarter of 2012 by -0.89%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for GPC is 16.73 vs. an industry ratio of 18.10.

Kansas City Southern ( KSU ) is reporting for the quarter ending March 31, 2013. The transportation (rail) company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 15 analysts that follow the stock is $0.87. This value represents a 16.00% increase compared to the same quarter last year. KSU missed the consensus earnings per share in the 3rd calendar quarter of 2012 by -2.38%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for KSU is 25.36 vs. an industry ratio of 18.40, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings ( LH ) is reporting for the quarter ending March 31, 2013. The medical/dental supplies company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 12 analysts that follow the stock is $1.77. This value represents a 1.72% increase compared to the same quarter last year. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for LH is 13.15 vs. an industry ratio of 1.70, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Rockwell Collins, Inc. ( COL ) is reporting for the quarter ending March 31, 2013. The aerospace and defense company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 11 analysts that follow the stock is $1.16. This value represents a 6.42% increase compared to the same quarter last year. COL missed the consensus earnings per share in the 2nd calendar quarter of 2012 by -0.87%. The "days to cover" for this stock exceeds 10 days. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for COL is 13.01 vs. an industry ratio of 19.80.



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