Pre-Market Earnings Report for August 16, 2012 : WMT, ROST, DLTR, PRGO, SHLD, GME, BKE, PLCE, CATO, SSI, GKSR, ARX

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The following companies are expected to report earnings prior to market open on 08/16/2012. Visit our Earnings Calendar for a full list of expected earnings releases.

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. ( WMT ) is reporting for the quarter ending July 31, 2012. The supermarket company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 20 analysts that follow the stock is $1.17. This value represents a 7.34% increase compared to the same quarter last year. WMT missed the consensus earnings per share in the 1st calendar quarter by -0.69%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for WMT is 15.04 vs. an industry ratio of 14.20, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Ross Stores, Inc. ( ROST ) is reporting for the quarter ending July 31, 2012. The discount retail company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 21 analysts that follow the stock is $0.81. This value represents a 26.56% increase compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year ROST has met analyst expectations four times Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for ROST is 19.58 vs. an industry ratio of 17.00, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Dollar Tree, Inc. ( DLTR ) 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 $0.47. This value represents a 23.68% increase compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year DLTR 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 DLTR is 20.33 vs. an industry ratio of 17.00, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Perrigo Company ( PRGO ) is reporting for the quarter ending June 30, 2012. The medical products company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 12 analysts that follow the stock is $1.26. This value represents a 23.53% increase compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year PRGO has beat the expectations every quarter. The highest one was in the 1st calendar quarter where they beat the consensus by 16.53%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for PRGO is 23.46 vs. an industry ratio of -24.40, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Sears Holdings Corporation ( SHLD ) is reporting for the quarter ending July 31, 2012. The discount retail company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 1 analyst that follows the stock is $-0.84. This value represents a -25.66% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. The last two quarters SHLD had negative earnings surprises; The "days to cover" for this stock exceeds 17 days. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for SHLD is -28.44 vs. an industry ratio of 17.00.

Gamestop Corporation ( GME ) is reporting for the quarter ending July 31, 2012. The retail company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 17 analysts that follow the stock is $0.15. This value represents a -31.82% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year GME has met analyst expectations twice and beat the expectations the other two quarters. The "days to cover" for this stock exceeds 21 days. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for GME is 5.52 vs. an industry ratio of 6.90.

Buckle, Inc. ( BKE ) is reporting for the quarter ending July 31, 2012. The retail (shoe) company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 9 analysts that follow the stock is $0.49. This value represents a -2.00% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year BKE has met analyst expectations twice and beat the expectations the other two quarters. The "days to cover" for this stock exceeds 34 days. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for BKE is 11.91 vs. an industry ratio of 18.50.

The Children's Place Retail Stores, Inc. ( PLCE ) is reporting for the quarter ending July 31, 2012. The retail (shoe) company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 12 analysts that follow the stock is $-0.66. This value represents a 73.68% increase compared to the same quarter last year. PLCE missed the consensus earnings per share in the 1st calendar quarter by -2.25%. The "days to cover" for this stock exceeds 10 days. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for PLCE is 15.62 vs. an industry ratio of 18.50.

Cato Corporation ( CATO ) is reporting for the quarter ending July 31, 2012. The retail (shoe) company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 1 analyst that follows the stock is $0.55. This value represents a -9.84% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year CATO has beat the expectations every quarter. The highest one was in the 2nd calendar quarter where they beat the consensus by 2.83%. The "days to cover" for this stock exceeds 17 days. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for CATO is 13.55 vs. an industry ratio of 18.50.

Stage Stores, Inc. ( SSI ) is reporting for the quarter ending July 31, 2012. The retail (shoe) company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 6 analysts that follow the stock is $0.34. This value represents a 17.24% increase compared to the same quarter last year. The "days to cover" for this stock exceeds 15 days. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for SSI is 16.43 vs. an industry ratio of 18.50.

G&K Services, Inc. ( GKSR ) is reporting for the quarter ending June 30, 2012. The uniform company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 7 analysts that follow the stock is $0.55. This value represents a 12.24% increase compared to the same quarter last year. GKSR missed the consensus earnings per share in the 1st calendar quarter by -8%. The "days to cover" for this stock exceeds 10 days. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for GKSR is 15.56 vs. an industry ratio of 17.00.

Aeroflex Holding Corp. ( ARX ) is reporting for the quarter ending June 30, 2012. The electric company company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 3 analysts that follow the stock is $0.19. This value represents a -45.71% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. The "days to cover" for this stock exceeds 16 days. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for ARX is 11.70 vs. an industry ratio of 5.10, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.



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