Pre-Market Earnings Report for August 1, 2012 : AMT, ADP, AGN, AVP, GAS, AGP, BOKF, BAH, BCPC, ASCA, AMRI, ALVR

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The following companies are expected to report earnings prior to market open on 08/01/2012. Visit our Earnings Calendar for a full list of expected earnings releases.

American Tower Corporation (REIT) ( AMT ) is reporting for the quarter ending June 30, 2012. The reit company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 18 analysts that follow the stock is $0.41. This value represents a -99.96% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. AMT missed the consensus earnings per share in the 3rd calendar quarter by -116%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for AMT is 40.28 vs. an industry ratio of 14.10, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Automatic Data Processing, Inc. ( ADP ) is reporting for the quarter ending June 30, 2012. The outsourcing company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 23 analysts that follow the stock is $0.53. This value represents a 10.42% increase compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year ADP has met analyst expectations three times and beat the expectations the other quarter. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for ADP is 20.93 vs. an industry ratio of 13.40, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Allergan, Inc. ( AGN ) is reporting for the quarter ending June 30, 2012. The large cap pharmaceutical company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 21 analysts that follow the stock is $1.06. This value represents a 10.42% increase compared to the same quarter last year. AGN missed the consensus earnings per share in the 1st calendar quarter by -1.15%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for AGN is 20.46 vs. an industry ratio of 13.70, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Avon Products, Inc. ( AVP ) is reporting for the quarter ending June 30, 2012. The cosmetic & toiletries company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 14 analysts that follow the stock is $0.21. This value represents a -57.14% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. The last two quarters AVP had negative earnings surprises; the latest report they missed by -64.29%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for AVP is 16.79 vs. an industry ratio of 17.40.

AGL Resources, Inc. ( GAS ) is reporting for the quarter ending June 30, 2012. The gas distribution company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 6 analysts that follow the stock is $0.28. This value represents a -15.15% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for GAS is 15.24 vs. an industry ratio of 17.00.

AMERIGROUP Corporation ( AGP ) is reporting for the quarter ending June 30, 2012. The hmo company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 15 analysts that follow the stock is $0.70. This value represents a -15.66% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. AGP missed the consensus earnings per share in the 2nd calendar quarter by -24.55%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for AGP is 22.58 vs. an industry ratio of 19.90, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

BOK Financial Corporation ( BOKF ) is reporting for the quarter ending June 30, 2012. The bank (southwest) company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 9 analysts that follow the stock is $1.13. This value represents a 13.00% increase compared to the same quarter last year. BOKF missed the consensus earnings per share in the 4th calendar quarter by -10.91%. The "days to cover" for this stock exceeds 15 days. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for BOKF is 12.52 vs. an industry ratio of 14.30.

Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corporation ( BAH ) is reporting for the quarter ending June 30, 2012. The government services company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 4 analysts that follow the stock is $0.41. This value represents a 5.13% increase compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year BAH has beat the expectations every quarter. The highest one was in the 1st calendar quarter where they beat the consensus by 4.88%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for BAH is 10.86 vs. an industry ratio of 14.30.

Balchem Corporation ( BCPC ) is reporting for the quarter ending June 30, 2012. The chemical company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 3 analysts that follow the stock is $0.31. This value represents a -3.13% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. The "days to cover" for this stock exceeds 12 days. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for BCPC is 25.67 vs. an industry ratio of 13.30, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Ameristar Casinos, Inc. ( ASCA ) is reporting for the quarter ending June 30, 2012. The gaming company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 14 analysts that follow the stock is $0.61. This value represents a 22.00% increase compared to the same quarter last year. The "days to cover" for this stock exceeds 10 days. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for ASCA is 7.19 vs. an industry ratio of 10.00.

Albany Molecular Research, Inc. ( AMRI ) is reporting for the quarter ending June 30, 2012. The medical services company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 1 analyst that follows the stock is $0.02. This value represents a -200.00% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. The last two quarters AMRI had negative earnings surprises; the latest report they missed by -60%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for AMRI is 34.38 vs. an industry ratio of 23.30, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Alvarion Ltd. ( ALVR ) is reporting for the quarter ending June 30, 2012. The computer networks company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 1 analyst that follows the stock is $-0.09. This value represents a -1000.00% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year ALVR has met analyst expectations twice and beat the expectations the other two quarters. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for ALVR is -1.15 vs. an industry ratio of 23.30.



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