Pre-Market Earnings Report for August 28, 2013 : SDRL, BF/B, JOY, CHS, EXPR, SFL, PTNR, AMAP, ZLC, GMAN, LTXC, FRO

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The following companies are expected to report earnings prior to market open on 08/28/2013. Visit our Earnings Calendar for a full list of expected earnings releases.

Seadrill Limited ( SDRL ) is reporting for the quarter ending June 30, 2013. The oil & gas drilling company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 5 analysts that follow the stock is $0.61. This value represents a 30.68% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for SDRL is 15.32 vs. an industry ratio of 14.70, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Brown Forman Corporation (BF/B) is reporting for the quarter ending July 31, 2013. The alcohol company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 6 analysts that follow the stock is $0.72. This value represents a 4.35% increase compared to the same quarter last year. BF/B missed the consensus earnings per share in the 2nd calendar quarter of 2013 by -2.17%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2014 Price to Earnings ratio for BF/B is 23.19 vs. an industry ratio of 23.60.

Joy Global Inc. ( JOY ) is reporting for the quarter ending July 31, 2013. The machinery company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 12 analysts that follow the stock is $1.36. This value represents a 24.02% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. JOY missed the consensus earnings per share in the 3rd calendar quarter of 2012 by -5.79%. The "days to cover" for this stock exceeds 11 days. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for JOY is 9.05 vs. an industry ratio of 15.30.

Chico's FAS, Inc. ( CHS ) 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 $0.32. This value represents a no change for the same quarter last year. CHS missed the consensus earnings per share in the 2nd calendar quarter of 2013 by -11.11%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2014 Price to Earnings ratio for CHS is 13.55 vs. an industry ratio of 11.30, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Express, Inc. ( EXPR ) is reporting for the quarter ending July 31, 2013. The retail (shoe) company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 8 analysts that follow the stock is $0.20. This value represents a 11.11% increase compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year EXPR has beat the expectations every quarter. The highest one was in the 2nd calendar quarter where they beat the consensus by 5.56%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2014 Price to Earnings ratio for EXPR is 12.59 vs. an industry ratio of 11.30, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Ship Finance International Limited ( SFL ) is reporting for the quarter ending June 30, 2013. The shipping company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 3 analysts that follow the stock is $0.25. This value represents a 50.00% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. SFL missed the consensus earnings per share in the 1st calendar quarter of 2013 by -43.33%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for SFL is 15.57 vs. an industry ratio of 11.90, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Partner Communications Company Ltd. ( PTNR ) is reporting for the quarter ending June 30, 2013. The wireless (non-us) company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 1 analyst that follows the stock is $0.21. This value represents a no change for the same quarter last year. In the past year PTNR Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for PTNR is 9.63 vs. an industry ratio of 11.20.

AutoNavi Holdings Limited ( AMAP ) is reporting for the quarter ending June 30, 2013. The business software company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 2 analysts that follow the stock is $0.09. This value represents a 47.06% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for AMAP is 37.15 vs. an industry ratio of 71.90.

Zale Corporation ( ZLC ) is reporting for the quarter ending July 31, 2013. The jewelry retail company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 2 analysts that follow the stock is $-0.32. This value represents a 47.54% increase compared to the same quarter last year. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for ZLC is 49.21 vs. an industry ratio of 21.00, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Gordmans Stores, Inc. ( GMAN ) is reporting for the quarter ending July 31, 2013. The discount retail company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 3 analysts that follow the stock is $0.02. This value represents a 88.89% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year GMAN 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 GMAN is 16.92 vs. an industry ratio of 17.70.

LTX-Credence Corporation ( LTXC ) is reporting for the quarter ending July 31, 2013. The electrical instrument company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 4 analysts that follow the stock is $-0.07. This value represents a 275.00% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for LTXC is -24.19 vs. an industry ratio of 16.70.

Frontline Ltd. ( FRO ) is reporting for the quarter ending June 30, 2013. The shipping company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 5 analysts that follow the stock is $-0.45. This value represents a 4600.00% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. FRO missed the consensus earnings per share in the 3rd calendar quarter of 2012 by -34.04%. The "days to cover" for this stock exceeds 12 days. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for FRO is -1.75 vs. an industry ratio of 11.90.



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