Pre-Market Earnings Report for August 21, 2012 : MDT, BBY, NDSN, DSW, TECD, RAVN, GSM, BKS, TSL, DAKT, AMWD, NNA

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The following companies are expected to report earnings prior to market open on 08/21/2012. Visit our Earnings Calendar for a full list of expected earnings releases.

Medtronic, Inc. ( MDT ) is reporting for the quarter ending July 31, 2012. The medical products company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 18 analysts that follow the stock is $0.85. This value represents a 7.59% increase compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year MDT 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 MDT is 11.16 vs. an industry ratio of -25.60, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Best Buy Co., Inc. ( BBY ) is reporting for the quarter ending August 31, 2012. The retail company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 19 analysts that follow the stock is $0.31. This value represents a -34.04% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for BBY is 5.60 vs. an industry ratio of 7.10.

Nordson Corporation ( NDSN ) is reporting for the quarter ending July 31, 2012. The machinery company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 9 analysts that follow the stock is $0.99. This value represents a 22.22% increase compared to the same quarter last year. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for NDSN is 16.25 vs. an industry ratio of 13.70, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

DSW Inc. ( DSW ) 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 $0.62. This value represents a -20.51% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year DSW has beat the expectations every quarter. The highest one was in the 2nd calendar quarter where they beat the consensus by 8.89%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for DSW is 19.10 vs. an industry ratio of 12.80, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Tech Data Corporation ( TECD ) is reporting for the quarter ending July 31, 2012. The retail company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 9 analysts that follow the stock is $1.18. This value represents a 7.27% increase compared to the same quarter last year. TECD missed the consensus earnings per share in the 4th calendar quarter by -0.79%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for TECD is 9.13 vs. an industry ratio of 14.80.

Raven Industries, Inc. ( RAVN ) is reporting for the quarter ending July 31, 2012. The diversified operations company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 1 analyst that follows the stock is $0.38. This value represents a 11.76% increase compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year RAVN has met analyst expectations once and beat the expectations the other three quarters. The "days to cover" for this stock exceeds 11 days. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for RAVN is 21.07 vs. an industry ratio of 13.40, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Globe Specialty Metals Inc. ( GSM ) is reporting for the quarter ending June 30, 2012. The chemical company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 5 analysts that follow the stock is $0.15. This value represents a -46.43% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. The "days to cover" for this stock exceeds 11 days. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for GSM is 17.15 vs. an industry ratio of 14.80, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Barnes & Noble, Inc. ( BKS ) is reporting for the quarter ending July 31, 2012. The retail company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 3 analysts that follow the stock is $-1.00. This value represents a 6.38% increase compared to the same quarter last year. The last two quarters BKS had negative earnings surprises; the latest report they missed by -13.68%. The "days to cover" for this stock exceeds 20 days. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for BKS is -12.72 vs. an industry ratio of -0.80.

Trina Solar Limited ( TSL ) is reporting for the quarter ending June 30, 2012. The solar company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 14 analysts that follow the stock is $-0.82. This value represents a -582.35% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. The last two quarters TSL had negative earnings surprises; the latest report they missed by -40%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for TSL is -2.79 vs. an industry ratio of -10.60, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Daktronics, Inc. ( DAKT ) is reporting for the quarter ending July 31, 2012. The electrical instrument company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 4 analysts that follow the stock is $0.04. This value represents a -50.00% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. The last two quarters DAKT had negative earnings surprises; the latest report they missed by -133.33%. The "days to cover" for this stock exceeds 11 days. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for DAKT is 25.84 vs. an industry ratio of 10.50, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

American Woodmark Corporation ( AMWD ) is reporting for the quarter ending July 31, 2012. The furniture company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 5 analysts that follow the stock is $-0.03. This value represents a -84.21% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. The "days to cover" for this stock exceeds 17 days. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for AMWD is 207.00 vs. an industry ratio of 31.60, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Navios Maritime Acquisition Corporation ( NNA ) 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 $-0.05. This value represents a no change for the same quarter last year. The last two quarters NNA had negative earnings surprises; the latest report they missed by -300%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for NNA is -19.57 vs. an industry ratio of 4.50.



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