Pre-Market Earnings Report for August 14, 2012 : HD, TJX, EL, VAL, DKS, TW, FLO, AG, SKS, ESLT, CEL, AMAP

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The following companies are expected to report earnings prior to market open on 08/14/2012. Visit our Earnings Calendar for a full list of expected earnings releases.

Home Depot, Inc. ( HD ) is reporting for the quarter ending July 31, 2012. The building company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 20 analysts that follow the stock is $0.97. This value represents a 12.79% increase compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year HD 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 HD is 18.17 vs. an industry ratio of 14.90, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

TJX Companies, Inc. ( TJX ) is reporting for the quarter ending July 31, 2012. The discount retail company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 20 analysts that follow the stock is $0.55. This value represents a 22.22% increase compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year TJX has met analyst expectations twice and beat the expectations the other two quarters. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for TJX is 18.07 vs. an industry ratio of 17.10, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Estee Lauder Companies, Inc. ( EL ) is reporting for the quarter ending June 30, 2012. The cosmetic & toiletries company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 16 analysts that follow the stock is $0.16. This value represents a 23.08% increase compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year EL 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 EL is 24.61 vs. an industry ratio of 18.40, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Valspar Corporation ( VAL ) is reporting for the quarter ending July 31, 2012. The paint company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 10 analysts that follow the stock is $0.96. This value represents a 20.00% increase compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year VAL has met analyst expectations once and beat the expectations the other three quarters. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for VAL is 16.03 vs. an industry ratio of 17.00.

Dick's Sporting Goods Inc ( DKS ) is reporting for the quarter ending July 31, 2012. The retail company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 23 analysts that follow the stock is $0.64. This value represents a 23.08% increase compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year DKS 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 DKS is 19.98 vs. an industry ratio of -2.60, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Towers Watson & Co ( TW ) is reporting for the quarter ending June 30, 2012. The consulting company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 2 analysts that follow the stock is $1.20. This value represents a 26.32% increase compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year TW has beat the expectations every quarter. The highest one was in the 1st calendar quarter where they beat the consensus by 3.85%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for TW is 11.95 vs. an industry ratio of 15.20.

Flowers Foods, Inc. ( FLO ) is reporting for the quarter ending June 30, 2012. The food company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 10 analysts that follow the stock is $0.22. This value represents a -4.35% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for FLO is 20.23 vs. an industry ratio of 36.10.

First Majestic Silver Corp. ( AG ) is reporting for the quarter ending June 30, 2012. The mining company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 3 analysts that follow the stock is $0.30. This value represents a no change for the same quarter last year. The last two quarters AG had negative earnings surprises; the latest report they missed by -13.33%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for AG is 14.87 vs. an industry ratio of -0.50, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Saks Incorporated ( SKS ) is reporting for the quarter ending July 31, 2012. The retail company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 10 analysts that follow the stock is $-0.09. This value represents a 80.00% increase compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year SKS has met analyst expectations once and beat the expectations the other three quarters. The "days to cover" for this stock exceeds 19 days. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for SKS is 25.00 vs. an industry ratio of 12.30, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Elbit Systems Ltd. ( ESLT ) is reporting for the quarter ending June 30, 2012. The aerospace and defense company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 2 analysts that follow the stock is $0.89. This value represents a -23.93% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year ESLT has met analyst expectations once and beat the expectations the other three quarters. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for ESLT is 7.77 vs. an industry ratio of 14.60.

Cellcom Israel, Ltd. ( CEL ) is reporting for the quarter ending June 30, 2012. The wireless (non-us) company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 3 analysts that follow the stock is $0.24. This value represents a -66.67% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. The last two quarters CEL had negative earnings surprises; Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for CEL is 5.72 vs. an industry ratio of 12.00.

AutoNavi Holdings Limited ( AMAP ) is reporting for the quarter ending June 30, 2012. The business software company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 2 analysts that follow the stock is $0.22. This value represents a 15.79% increase compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year AMAP has beat the expectations every quarter. The highest one was in the 1st calendar quarter where they beat the consensus by 20%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for AMAP is 15.82 vs. an industry ratio of 13.40, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.



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