Pre-Market Earnings Report for April 23, 2013 : UTX, DD, TRV, LMT, ITW, RAI, JCI, DFS, ARMH, APD, PCAR, IR

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The following companies are expected to report earnings prior to market open on 04/23/2013. Visit our Earnings Calendar for a full list of expected earnings releases.

United Technologies Corporation ( UTX ) 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 $1.30. This value represents a 14.47% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year UTX has beat the expectations every quarter. The highest one was in the 4th calendar quarter where they beat the consensus by 26.47%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for UTX is 15.31 vs. an industry ratio of 14.40, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company ( DD ) is reporting for the quarter ending March 31, 2013. The chemical company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 13 analysts that follow the stock is $1.54. This value represents a 4.35% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. DD missed the consensus earnings per share in the 3rd calendar quarter of 2012 by -4.35%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for DD is 12.61 vs. an industry ratio of 14.40.

The Travelers Companies, Inc. ( TRV ) is reporting for the quarter ending March 31, 2013. The insurance (property & casualty) company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 15 analysts that follow the stock is $2.01. This value represents a no change for the same quarter last year. TRV missed the consensus earnings per share in the 2nd calendar quarter of 2012 by -8.03%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for TRV is 11.75 vs. an industry ratio of 15.70.

Lockheed Martin Corporation ( LMT ) is reporting for the quarter ending March 31, 2013. The aerospace and defense company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 12 analysts that follow the stock is $2.01. This value represents a 0.50% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. LMT missed the consensus earnings per share in the 4th calendar quarter of 2012 by -0.56%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for LMT is 10.87 vs. an industry ratio of 14.50.

Illinois Tool Works Inc. ( ITW ) is reporting for the quarter ending March 31, 2013. The machinery company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 13 analysts that follow the stock is $0.96. This value represents a 1.03% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. ITW missed the consensus earnings per share in the 4th calendar quarter of 2012 by -1.11%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for ITW is 14.17 vs. an industry ratio of 15.30.

Reynolds American Inc ( RAI ) is reporting for the quarter ending March 31, 2013. The tobacco company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 9 analysts that follow the stock is $0.69. This value represents a 9.52% increase compared to the same quarter last year. RAI missed the consensus earnings per share in the 1st calendar quarter of 2012 by -3.08%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for RAI is 14.18 vs. an industry ratio of 12.80, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Johnson Controls, Inc. ( JCI ) is reporting for the quarter ending March 31, 2013. The auto (truck) company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 16 analysts that follow the stock is $0.42. This value represents a 20.75% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. JCI missed the consensus earnings per share in the 2nd calendar quarter of 2012 by -4.48%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for JCI is 12.60 vs. an industry ratio of 11.90, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Discover Financial Services ( DFS ) is reporting for the quarter ending February 28, 2013. The financial services company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 16 analysts that follow the stock is $1.11. This value represents a 5.93% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. DFS missed the consensus earnings per share in the 4th calendar quarter of 2012 by -5.31%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for DFS is 9.59 vs. an industry ratio of 10.70.

ARM Holdings plc ( ARMH ) is reporting for the quarter ending March 31, 2013. The electric company company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 5 analysts that follow the stock is $0.17. This value represents a 30.77% increase compared to the same quarter last year. ARMH missed the consensus earnings per share in the 4th calendar quarter of 2012 by -12.5%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for ARMH is 52.39 vs. an industry ratio of 10.90, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. ( APD ) is reporting for the quarter ending March 31, 2013. The chemical company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 11 analysts that follow the stock is $1.37. This value represents a 4.58% increase compared to the same quarter last year. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for APD is 14.91 vs. an industry ratio of 14.40, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

PACCAR Inc. ( PCAR ) is reporting for the quarter ending March 31, 2013. The auto (domestic) company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 11 analysts that follow the stock is $0.68. This value represents a 25.27% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year PCAR 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 PCAR is 15.16 vs. an industry ratio of 6.90, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Ingersoll-Rand plc (Ireland) ( IR ) is reporting for the quarter ending March 31, 2013. The machinery company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 10 analysts that follow the stock is $0.41. This value represents a 32.26% increase compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year IR has beat the expectations every quarter. The highest one was in the 4th calendar quarter where they beat the consensus by 8.57%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for IR is 14.93 vs. an industry ratio of 15.30.




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