Pre-Market Earnings Report for April 29, 2013 : ETN, L, ROP, CNA, BWP, SNH, EXR, EGN, AWI, PAG, CMP, CHH

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The following companies are expected to report earnings prior to market open on 04/29/2013. Visit our Earnings Calendar for a full list of expected earnings releases.

Eaton Corporation, PLC ( ETN ) is reporting for the quarter ending March 31, 2013. The machinery company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 14 analysts that follow the stock is $0.79. This value represents a 14.13% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. The last two quarters ETN had negative earnings surprises; the latest report they missed by -10.87%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for ETN is 13.55 vs. an industry ratio of 10.90, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Loews Corporation ( L ) is reporting for the quarter ending March 31, 2013. The insurance company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 1 analyst that follows the stock is $0.84. This value represents a 15.15% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for L is 13.48 vs. an industry ratio of 10.80, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Roper Industries, Inc. ( ROP ) is reporting for the quarter ending March 31, 2013. The industrial company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 7 analysts that follow the stock is $1.22. This value represents a 11.93% increase compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year ROP 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 ROP is 21.51 vs. an industry ratio of 4.90, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

CNA Financial Corporation ( CNA ) is reporting for the quarter ending March 31, 2013. The insurance (property & casualty) company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 3 analysts that follow the stock is $0.71. This value represents a 15.48% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. CNA missed the consensus earnings per share in the 4th calendar quarter of 2012 by -150%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for CNA is 11.38 vs. an industry ratio of 15.90.

Boardwalk Pipeline Partners L.P. ( BWP ) is reporting for the quarter ending March 31, 2013. The oil/gas company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 9 analysts that follow the stock is $0.40. This value represents a 9.09% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. BWP missed the consensus earnings per share in the 3rd calendar quarter of 2012 by -10.34%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for BWP is 22.32 vs. an industry ratio of 33.40.

Senior Housing Properties Trust ( SNH ) is reporting for the quarter ending March 31, 2013. The reit company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 8 analysts that follow the stock is $0.43. This value represents a 4.44% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for SNH is 15.87 vs. an industry ratio of 16.60.

Extra Space Storage Inc ( EXR ) is reporting for the quarter ending March 31, 2013. The reit company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 10 analysts that follow the stock is $0.44. This value represents a 33.33% increase compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year EXR 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 EXR is 22.05 vs. an industry ratio of 16.60, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Energen Corporation ( EGN ) is reporting for the quarter ending March 31, 2013. The gas distribution company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 7 analysts that follow the stock is $1.24. This value represents a 6.77% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. The last two quarters EGN had negative earnings surprises; the latest report they missed by -15.58%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for EGN is 14.19 vs. an industry ratio of 17.90.

Armstrong World Industries Inc ( AWI ) is reporting for the quarter ending March 31, 2013. The building company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 6 analysts that follow the stock is $0.41. This value represents a 12.77% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for AWI is 21.32 vs. an industry ratio of 28.70.

Penske Automotive Group, Inc. ( PAG ) is reporting for the quarter ending March 31, 2013. The retail company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 7 analysts that follow the stock is $0.62. This value represents a 12.73% increase compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year PAG has beat the expectations every quarter. The highest one was in the 4th calendar quarter where they beat the consensus by 7.55%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for PAG is 11.79 vs. an industry ratio of 13.80.

Compass Minerals International, Inc. ( CMP ) is reporting for the quarter ending March 31, 2013. The chemical company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 6 analysts that follow the stock is $1.11. This value represents a 25.00% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. CMP missed the consensus earnings per share in the 1st calendar quarter of 2012 by -2.63%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for CMP is 19.80 vs. an industry ratio of 14.90, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Choice Hotels International, Inc. ( CHH ) is reporting for the quarter ending March 31, 2013. The hotel company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 11 analysts that follow the stock is $0.27. This value represents a 20.59% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year CHH has beat the expectations every quarter. The highest one was in the 4th calendar quarter where they beat the consensus by 9.76%. The "days to cover" for this stock exceeds 22 days. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for CHH is 23.05 vs. an industry ratio of 31.60.



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