Pre-Market Earnings Report for August 21, 2013 : LOW, TGT, SJM, SPLS, PETM, TOL, EV, MSG, AEO, EXXI, GSM, LFL

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The following companies are expected to report earnings prior to market open on 08/21/2013. 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, 2013. The building company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 13 analysts that follow the stock is $0.80. This value represents a 23.08% increase compared to the same quarter last year. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2014 Price to Earnings ratio for LOW is 21.00 vs. an industry ratio of 5.90, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Target Corporation ( TGT ) is reporting for the quarter ending July 31, 2013. The discount retail company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 10 analysts that follow the stock is $0.97. This value represents a 13.39% 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 23.53%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2014 Price to Earnings ratio for TGT is 15.83 vs. an industry ratio of 17.50.

J.M. Smucker Company ( SJM ) is reporting for the quarter ending July 31, 2013. The food company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 11 analysts that follow the stock is $1.20. This value represents a 2.56% increase compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year SJM has met analyst expectations once and beat the expectations the other three quarters. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2014 Price to Earnings ratio for SJM is 19.03 vs. an industry ratio of 21.00.

Staples, Inc. ( SPLS ) is reporting for the quarter ending July 31, 2013. The retail company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 14 analysts that follow the stock is $0.18. This value represents a no change for the same quarter last year. The "days to cover" for this stock exceeds 11 days. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2014 Price to Earnings ratio for SPLS is 12.34 vs. an industry ratio of 35.20.

PetSmart, Inc ( PETM ) is reporting for the quarter ending July 31, 2013. The retail company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 19 analysts that follow the stock is $0.86. This value represents a 21.13% increase compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year PETM has beat the expectations every quarter. The highest one was in the 2nd calendar quarter where they beat the consensus by 2.08%. The "days to cover" for this stock exceeds 10 days. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2014 Price to Earnings ratio for PETM is 18.84 vs. an industry ratio of 35.20.

Toll Brothers Inc. ( TOL ) is reporting for the quarter ending July 31, 2013. The building (residential/commercial) company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 12 analysts that follow the stock is $0.27. This value represents a 3.85% increase compared to the same quarter last year. TOL missed the consensus earnings per share in the 1st calendar quarter of 2013 by -81.82%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for TOL is 38.35 vs. an industry ratio of 87.90.

Eaton Vance Corporation ( EV ) is reporting for the quarter ending July 31, 2013. The finance/investment management company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 7 analysts that follow the stock is $0.57. This value represents a 32.56% increase compared to the same quarter last year. The "days to cover" for this stock exceeds 13 days. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for EV is 17.62 vs. an industry ratio of 22.00.

The Madison Square Garden Company ( MSG ) is reporting for the quarter ending June 30, 2013. The leisure (recreational) company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 8 analysts that follow the stock is $0.27. This value represents a 27.03% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year MSG has beat the expectations every quarter. The highest one was in the 1st calendar quarter where they beat the consensus by 58.06%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for MSG is 35.34 vs. an industry ratio of 12.60, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. ( AEO ) is reporting for the quarter ending July 31, 2013. The retail (shoe) company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 14 analysts that follow the stock is $0.10. This value represents a 52.38% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year AEO has met analyst expectations twice and beat the expectations the other two quarters. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2014 Price to Earnings ratio for AEO is 13.56 vs. an industry ratio of 14.90.

Energy XXI (Bermuda) Limited ( EXXI ) is reporting for the quarter ending June 30, 2013. The oil company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 7 analysts that follow the stock is $0.45. This value represents a 50.00% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for EXXI is 15.77 vs. an industry ratio of 8.50, 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, 2013. The chemical company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 6 analysts that follow the stock is $0.03. This value represents a 82.35% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. The "days to cover" for this stock exceeds 12 days. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for GSM is 36.53 vs. an industry ratio of 12.50, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

LATAM Airlines Group S.A. ( LFL ) is reporting for the quarter ending June 30, 2013. The airline company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 5 analysts that follow the stock is $-0.06. This value represents a 142.86% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for LFL is 20.46 vs. an industry ratio of 10.40, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.




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