Pre-Market Earnings Report for August 29, 2012 : HNZ, BF/B, GCO, FRO, LTXC, ISLE, JASO, YGE, REX, ZLC, SBLK

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The following companies are expected to report earnings prior to market open on 08/29/2012. Visit our Earnings Calendar for a full list of expected earnings releases.

H.J. Heinz Company ( HNZ ) is reporting for the quarter ending July 31, 2012. The food company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 13 analysts that follow the stock is $0.80. This value represents a 2.56% increase compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year HNZ has beat the expectations every quarter. The highest one was in the 2nd calendar quarter where they beat the consensus by 2.53%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for HNZ is 16.04 vs. an industry ratio of 39.30.

Brown Forman Corporation (BF/B) is reporting for the quarter ending July 31, 2012. The alcohol company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 6 analysts that follow the stock is $0.62. This value represents a 14.81% increase compared to the same quarter last year. The last two quarters BF/B had negative earnings surprises; the latest report they missed by -3.92%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for BF/B is 24.02 vs. an industry ratio of 16.40, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Genesco Inc. ( GCO ) 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 $0.27. This value represents a 22.73% increase compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year GCO has beat the expectations every quarter. The highest one was in the 2nd calendar quarter where they beat the consensus by 32.43%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for GCO is 14.70 vs. an industry ratio of 17.70.

Frontline Ltd. ( FRO ) is reporting for the quarter ending June 30, 2012. The shipping company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 5 analysts that follow the stock is $-0.02. This value represents a -94.59% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year FRO has beat the expectations every quarter. The highest one was in the 1st calendar quarter where they beat the consensus by 220%. The "days to cover" for this stock exceeds 20 days. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for FRO is -5.51 vs. an industry ratio of 6.90.

LTX-Credence Corporation ( LTXC ) is reporting for the quarter ending July 31, 2012. The electrical instrument company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 5 analysts that follow the stock is $0.03. This value represents a -88.89% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. The last two quarters LTXC had negative earnings surprises; Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for LTXC is -16.71 vs. an industry ratio of 12.10.

Isle of Capri Casinos, Inc. ( ISLE ) is reporting for the quarter ending July 31, 2012. The gaming company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 10 analysts that follow the stock is $0.11. This value represents a -283.33% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. ISLE missed the consensus earnings per share in the 3rd calendar quarter by -185.71%. The "days to cover" for this stock exceeds 16 days. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for ISLE is 10.62 vs. an industry ratio of 11.40.

JA Solar Holdings, Co., Ltd. ( JASO ) is reporting for the quarter ending June 30, 2012. The solar company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 10 analysts that follow the stock is $-0.14. This value represents a -36.36% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. The last two quarters JASO had negative earnings surprises; the latest report they missed by -33.33%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for JASO is -2.04 vs. an industry ratio of -9.10, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Yingli Green Energy Holding Company Limited ( YGE ) is reporting for the quarter ending June 30, 2012. The solar company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 12 analysts that follow the stock is $-0.31. This value represents a -193.94% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. YGE missed the consensus earnings per share in the 1st calendar quarter by -31.58%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for YGE is -1.68 vs. an industry ratio of -9.10, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

REX American Resources Corporation ( REX ) is reporting for the quarter ending July 31, 2012. The biofuels company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 2 analysts that follow the stock is $0.35. This value represents a 75.00% increase compared to the same quarter last year. REX missed the consensus earnings per share in the 2nd calendar quarter by -80.85%. The "days to cover" for this stock exceeds 12 days. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for REX is 7.46 vs. an industry ratio of 20.50.

Zale Corporation ( ZLC ) is reporting for the quarter ending July 31, 2012. The jewelry retail company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 3 analysts that follow the stock is $-0.84. This value represents a -17.65% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year ZLC has beat the expectations every quarter. The highest one was in the 2nd calendar quarter where they beat the consensus by 12.5%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for ZLC is -3.75 vs. an industry ratio of -16.30, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Star Bulk Carriers Corp. ( SBLK ) is reporting for the quarter ending June 30, 2012. The shipping company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 2 analysts that follow the stock is $-0.05. This value represents a no change for the same quarter last year. In the past year SBLK has beat the expectations every quarter. The highest one was in the 1st calendar quarter where they beat the consensus by 200%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for SBLK is -4.82 vs. an industry ratio of 6.90.



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