Pre-Market Earnings Report for August 20, 2012 : LOW, LONG, COCO, CIS, SHP, ENG, HAST

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The following companies are expected to report earnings prior to market open on 08/20/2012. Visit our Earnings Calendar for a full list of expected earnings releases.

Lowe's Companies, Inc. ( LOW ) is reporting for the quarter ending July 31, 2012. The building company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 19 analysts that follow the stock is $0.70. This value represents a 2.94% increase compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year LOW has beat the expectations every quarter. The highest one was in the 2nd calendar quarter where they beat the consensus by 2.38%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for LOW is 15.34 vs. an industry ratio of 15.30, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

eLong, Inc. ( LONG ) is reporting for the quarter ending June 30, 2012. The internet services company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 1 analyst that follows the stock is $0.06. This value represents a -33.33% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for LONG is 43.88 vs. an industry ratio of 51.70.

Corinthian Colleges, Inc. ( COCO ) is reporting for the quarter ending June 30, 2012. The education (school) company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 9 analysts that follow the stock is $0.11. This value represents a -21.43% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. The "days to cover" for this stock exceeds 24 days. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for COCO is 9.00 vs. an industry ratio of 10.40.

Camelot Information Systems ( CIS ) is reporting for the quarter ending June 30, 2012. The information technology services company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 2 analysts that follow the stock is $0.01. This value represents a -90.00% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for CIS is 15.62 vs. an industry ratio of 9.40, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

ShangPharma Corporation ( SHP ) is reporting for the quarter ending June 30, 2012. The drug company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 4 analysts that follow the stock is $0.11. This value represents a -38.89% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. The last two quarters SHP had negative earnings surprises; the latest report they missed by -18.18%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for SHP is 15.80 vs. an industry ratio of 282.00.

ENGlobal Corporation ( ENG ) is reporting for the quarter ending June 30, 2012. The engineering company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 1 analyst that follows the stock is $0.02. This value represents a 100.00% increase compared to the same quarter last year. The last two quarters ENG had negative earnings surprises; the latest report they missed by -100%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for ENG is 9.80 vs. an industry ratio of 12.70.

Hastings Entertainment, Inc. ( HAST ) is reporting for the quarter ending July 31, 2012. The retail company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 1 analyst that follows the stock is $-0.49. This value represents a 4.26% increase compared to the same quarter last year. The last two quarters HAST had negative earnings surprises; The "days to cover" for this stock exceeds 225 days. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for HAST is -2.08 vs. an industry ratio of -0.50.



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