Pre-Market Earnings Report for August 15, 2012 : TGT, DE, SPLS, ANF, HOLI, ELOS, SSRX, CTRN, VLCCF, CSIQ, SVA, VVTV

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The following companies are expected to report earnings prior to market open on 08/15/2012. Visit our Earnings Calendar for a full list of expected earnings releases.

Target Corporation ( TGT ) is reporting for the quarter ending July 31, 2012. The discount retail company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 17 analysts that follow the stock is $1.01. This value represents a -1.94% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year TGT has beat the expectations every quarter. The highest one was in the 2nd calendar quarter where they beat the consensus by 2.97%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for TGT is 14.57 vs. an industry ratio of 16.90.

Deere & Company ( DE ) is reporting for the quarter ending July 31, 2012. The farm machinery company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 16 analysts that follow the stock is $2.32. This value represents a 37.28% increase compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year DE has beat the expectations every quarter. The highest one was in the 2nd calendar quarter where they beat the consensus by 2.76%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for DE is 9.68 vs. an industry ratio of 12.10.

Staples, Inc. ( SPLS ) is reporting for the quarter ending July 31, 2012. The retail company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 14 analysts that follow the stock is $0.22. This value represents a no change for the same quarter last year. In the past year SPLS 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 SPLS is 9.09 vs. an industry ratio of -2.20, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Abercrombie & Fitch Company ( ANF ) is reporting for the quarter ending July 31, 2012. The retail (shoe) company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 27 analysts that follow the stock is $0.17. This value represents a -51.43% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. ANF missed the consensus earnings per share in the 4th calendar quarter by -21.92%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for ANF is 12.78 vs. an industry ratio of 18.30.

Hollysys Automation Technologies, Ltd. ( HOLI ) is reporting for the quarter ending June 30, 2012. The industrial company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 3 analysts that follow the stock is $0.22. This value represents a 83.33% increase compared to the same quarter last year. HOLI missed the consensus earnings per share in the 2nd calendar quarter by -7.69%. The "days to cover" for this stock exceeds 23 days. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for HOLI is 8.38 vs. an industry ratio of 11.60.

Syneron Medical Ltd. ( ELOS ) is reporting for the quarter ending June 30, 2012. The medical instruments company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 1 analyst that follows the stock is $0.06. This value represents a no change for the same quarter last year. ELOS missed the consensus earnings per share in the 4th calendar quarter by -100%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for ELOS is 43.02 vs. an industry ratio of 47.80.

3SBio Inc. ( SSRX ) is reporting for the quarter ending June 30, 2012. The biomedical (gene) company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 3 analysts that follow the stock is $0.24. This value represents a 14.29% increase compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year SSRX 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 SSRX is 11.95 vs. an industry ratio of -0.90, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Citi Trends, Inc. ( CTRN ) is reporting for the quarter ending July 31, 2012. The retail (shoe) company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 5 analysts that follow the stock is $-0.44. This value represents a -29.03% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. CTRN missed the consensus earnings per share in the 4th calendar quarter by -2.7%. The "days to cover" for this stock exceeds 11 days. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for CTRN is 52.68 vs. an industry ratio of 18.30, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Knightsbridge Tankers Limited ( VLCCF ) is reporting for the quarter ending June 30, 2012. The shipping company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 3 analysts that follow the stock is $0.33. This value represents a -13.16% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for VLCCF is 9.04 vs. an industry ratio of 6.90, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Canadian Solar Inc. ( CSIQ ) is reporting for the quarter ending June 30, 2012. The solar company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 5 analysts that follow the stock is $-0.30. This value represents a -225.00% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. The last two quarters CSIQ had negative earnings surprises; Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for CSIQ is -2.71 vs. an industry ratio of -1.30.

Sinovac Biotech, Ltd. ( SVA ) is reporting for the quarter ending June 30, 2012. The biomedical (gene) company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 1 analyst that follows the stock is $-0.10. This value represents a -600.00% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. SVA missed the consensus earnings per share in the 3rd calendar quarter by -300%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for SVA is -7.55 vs. an industry ratio of -0.90.

ValueVision Media, Inc. ( VVTV ) is reporting for the quarter ending July 31, 2012. The broadcast (radio/tv) company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 2 analysts that follow the stock is $-0.12. This value represents a 33.33% increase compared to the same quarter last year. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for VVTV is -4.17 vs. an industry ratio of 12.90.



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