Pre-Market Earnings Report for April 24, 2013 : PG, BA, LLY, F, EMC, SO, ERIC, PX, TMO, GD, HES, NVS

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The following companies are expected to report earnings prior to market open on 04/24/2013. Visit our Earnings Calendar for a full list of expected earnings releases.

Procter & Gamble Company ( PG ) is reporting for the quarter ending March 31, 2013. The cleaning company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 16 analysts that follow the stock is $0.96. This value represents a 2.13% increase compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year PG has beat the expectations every quarter. The highest one was in the 4th calendar quarter where they beat the consensus by 9.91%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for PG is 20.05 vs. an industry ratio of 19.30, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Boeing Company ( BA ) is reporting for the quarter ending March 31, 2013. The aerospace and defense company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 13 analysts that follow the stock is $1.47. This value represents a 32.43% increase compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year BA has beat the expectations every quarter. The highest one was in the 4th calendar quarter where they beat the consensus by 7.56%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for BA is 13.63 vs. an industry ratio of 14.40.

Eli Lilly and Company ( LLY ) 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 $1.05. This value represents a 14.13% increase compared to the same quarter last year. LLY missed the consensus earnings per share in the 3rd calendar quarter of 2012 by -4.82%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for LLY is 14.76 vs. an industry ratio of 15.90.

Ford Motor Company ( F ) is reporting for the quarter ending March 31, 2013. The auto (domestic) company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 9 analysts that follow the stock is $0.39. This value represents a no change for the same quarter last year. In the past year F has beat the expectations every quarter. The highest one was in the 4th calendar quarter where they beat the consensus by 19.23%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for F is 9.13 vs. an industry ratio of 6.90, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

EMC Corporation ( EMC ) is reporting for the quarter ending March 31, 2013. The computer storage company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 8 analysts that follow the stock is $0.31. This value represents a no change for the same quarter last year. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for EMC is 14.19 vs. an industry ratio of -1.90, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Southern Company ( SO ) is reporting for the quarter ending March 31, 2013. The electric power utilities company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 6 analysts that follow the stock is $0.51. This value represents a 21.43% increase compared to the same quarter last year. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for SO is 17.56 vs. an industry ratio of 7.40, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Ericsson ( ERIC ) is reporting for the quarter ending March 31, 2013. The wireless equipment company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 2 analysts that follow the stock is $0.09. This value represents a 18.18% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. ERIC missed the consensus earnings per share in the 2nd calendar quarter of 2012 by -8.33%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for ERIC is 15.57 vs. an industry ratio of -61.90, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Praxair, Inc. ( PX ) is reporting for the quarter ending March 31, 2013. The chemical company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 9 analysts that follow the stock is $1.38. This value represents a no change for the same quarter last year. In the past year PX has met analyst expectations three times and beat the expectations the other quarter. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for PX is 18.29 vs. an industry ratio of 14.60, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc ( TMO ) is reporting for the quarter ending March 31, 2013. The electrical instrument company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 11 analysts that follow the stock is $1.29. This value represents a 10.26% increase compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year TMO has beat the expectations every quarter. The highest one was in the 4th calendar quarter where they beat the consensus by 6.25%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for TMO is 14.78 vs. an industry ratio of 1.90, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

General Dynamics Corporation ( GD ) 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 $1.51. This value represents a 11.18% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. The last two quarters GD had negative earnings surprises; the latest report they missed by -26.84%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for GD is 9.91 vs. an industry ratio of 14.40.

Hess Corporation ( HES ) is reporting for the quarter ending March 31, 2013. The oil company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 14 analysts that follow the stock is $1.56. This value represents a 4.70% increase compared to the same quarter last year. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for HES is 10.97 vs. an industry ratio of 13.10.

Novartis AG ( NVS ) is reporting for the quarter ending March 31, 2013. The large cap pharmaceutical company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 3 analysts that follow the stock is $1.25. This value represents a 31.58% increase compared to the same quarter last year. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for NVS is 14.21 vs. an industry ratio of 15.90.



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