Pre-Market Earnings Report for August 3, 2012 : PG, SWN, BPO, NYX, LNT, BPL, WCRX, IT, NFG, WCG, VIA, TDS

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The following companies are expected to report earnings prior to market open on 08/03/2012. Visit our Earnings Calendar for a full list of expected earnings releases.

Procter & Gamble Company ( PG ) is reporting for the quarter ending June 30, 2012. The cleaning company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 20 analysts that follow the stock is $0.77. This value represents a -8.33% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year PG has met analyst expectations once and beat the expectations the other three quarters. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for PG is 16.84 vs. an industry ratio of 16.90.

Southwestern Energy Company ( SWN ) is reporting for the quarter ending June 30, 2012. The gas distribution company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 25 analysts that follow the stock is $0.26. This value represents a -45.83% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for SWN is 27.51 vs. an industry ratio of 16.90, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Brookfield Office Properties Inc. ( BPO ) is reporting for the quarter ending June 30, 2012. The real estate development company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 12 analysts that follow the stock is $0.27. This value represents a -74.29% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year BPO has met analyst expectations once and beat the expectations the other three quarters. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for BPO is 15.39 vs. an industry ratio of 18.00.

NYSE Euronext, Inc. ( NYX ) is reporting for the quarter ending June 30, 2012. The securities exchange company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 14 analysts that follow the stock is $0.50. This value represents a -18.03% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. NYX missed the consensus earnings per share in the 1st calendar quarter by -4.08%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for NYX is 11.82 vs. an industry ratio of 16.00.

Alliant Energy Corporation ( LNT ) is reporting for the quarter ending June 30, 2012. The electric power utilities company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 5 analysts that follow the stock is $0.45. This value represents a 2.27% increase compared to the same quarter last year. The last two quarters LNT had negative earnings surprises; the latest report they missed by -21.87%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for LNT is 16.42 vs. an industry ratio of 999.00.

Buckeye Partners L.P. ( BPL ) is reporting for the quarter ending June 30, 2012. The oil/gas company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 10 analysts that follow the stock is $0.65. This value represents a 3.17% increase compared to the same quarter last year. The last two quarters BPL had negative earnings surprises; the latest report they missed by -27.03%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for BPL is 19.29 vs. an industry ratio of 24.20.

Warner Chilcott plc ( WCRX ) is reporting for the quarter ending June 30, 2012. The drug company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 16 analysts that follow the stock is $0.80. This value represents a -13.98% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. WCRX missed the consensus earnings per share in the 3rd calendar quarter by -1.11%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for WCRX is 4.90 vs. an industry ratio of -4.70, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Gartner, Inc. ( IT ) is reporting for the quarter ending June 30, 2012. The consulting company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 8 analysts that follow the stock is $0.41. This value represents a 20.59% increase compared to the same quarter last year. IT missed the consensus earnings per share in the 4th calendar quarter by -2.13%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for IT is 25.55 vs. an industry ratio of 14.80, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

National Fuel Gas Company ( NFG ) is reporting for the quarter ending June 30, 2012. The gas distribution company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 6 analysts that follow the stock is $0.46. This value represents a -17.86% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. NFG missed the consensus earnings per share in the 4th calendar quarter by -14.12%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for NFG is 20.36 vs. an industry ratio of 16.90, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

WellCare Helath Plans, Inc. ( WCG ) is reporting for the quarter ending June 30, 2012. The hmo company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 11 analysts that follow the stock is $1.22. This value represents a -31.07% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year WCG has beat the expectations every quarter. The highest one was in the 1st calendar quarter where they beat the consensus by 153.85%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for WCG is 11.76 vs. an industry ratio of 0.70, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Viacom Inc. ( VIA ) is reporting for the quarter ending June 30, 2012. The media company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 2 analysts that follow the stock is $1.00. This value represents a 1.01% increase compared to the same quarter last year. VIA missed the consensus earnings per share in the 4th calendar quarter by -7.02%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for VIA is 11.24 vs. an industry ratio of 12.90.

Telephone and Data Systems, Inc. ( TDS ) is reporting for the quarter ending June 30, 2012. The wire line (national) company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 4 analysts that follow the stock is $0.43. This value represents a -36.76% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. TDS missed the consensus earnings per share in the 4th calendar quarter by -89.29%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for TDS is 17.18 vs. an industry ratio of 19.90.



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