Pre-Market Earnings Report for August 6, 2012 : CTSH, HCN, HCA, AES, TSN, KOS, NGLS, MFA, CNK, TRGP, AFSI, NHI

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The following companies are expected to report earnings prior to market open on 08/06/2012. Visit our Earnings Calendar for a full list of expected earnings releases.

Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation ( CTSH ) is reporting for the quarter ending June 30, 2012. The business software company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 22 analysts that follow the stock is $0.80. This value represents a 19.40% increase compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year CTSH 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 CTSH is 16.75 vs. an industry ratio of 14.80, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Health Care REIT, Inc. ( HCN ) is reporting for the quarter ending June 30, 2012. The reit company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 15 analysts that follow the stock is $0.88. This value represents a 10.00% increase compared to the same quarter last year. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for HCN is 17.28 vs. an industry ratio of 13.90, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

HCA Holdings, Inc. ( HCA ) is reporting for the quarter ending June 30, 2012. The hospital company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 17 analysts that follow the stock is $0.78. This value represents a 52.94% increase compared to the same quarter last year. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for HCA is 7.11 vs. an industry ratio of 13.70.

The AES Corporation ( AES ) is reporting for the quarter ending June 30, 2012. The electric power utilities company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 4 analysts that follow the stock is $0.26. This value represents a -7.14% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. AES missed the consensus earnings per share in the 3rd calendar quarter by -29.17%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for AES is 9.61 vs. an industry ratio of 999.00.

Tyson Foods, Inc. ( TSN ) is reporting for the quarter ending June 30, 2012. The meat product company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 9 analysts that follow the stock is $0.55. This value represents a 19.57% increase compared to the same quarter last year. TSN missed the consensus earnings per share in the 3rd calendar quarter by -18.75%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for TSN is 7.89 vs. an industry ratio of 12.90.

Kosmos Energy Ltd. ( KOS ) is reporting for the quarter ending June 30, 2012. The international company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 4 analysts that follow the stock is $-0.07. This value represents a 133.33% increase compared to the same quarter last year. The last two quarters KOS had negative earnings surprises; the latest report they missed by -600%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for KOS is -58.06 vs. an industry ratio of -31.00.

Targa Resources Partners LP ( NGLS ) is reporting for the quarter ending June 30, 2012. The oil/gas company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 11 analysts that follow the stock is $0.42. This value represents a -23.64% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. NGLS missed the consensus earnings per share in the 3rd calendar quarter by -12.82%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for NGLS is 20.35 vs. an industry ratio of 23.80.

America First Mortgage Investments, Inc. ( MFA ) is reporting for the quarter ending June 30, 2012. The reit company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 13 analysts that follow the stock is $0.22. This value represents a -15.38% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for MFA is 8.89 vs. an industry ratio of 8.50, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Cinemark Holdings Inc ( CNK ) is reporting for the quarter ending June 30, 2012. The leisure (recreational) company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 14 analysts that follow the stock is $0.37. This value represents a -2.63% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. CNK missed the consensus earnings per share in the 2nd calendar quarter by -7.32%. The days to cover, as reported in the 7/13/2012 12:00:00 AM short interest update, increased126.619186821497 from previous report on6/29/2012 12:00:00 AM Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for CNK is 15.68 vs. an industry ratio of 20.30.

Targa Resources, Inc. ( TRGP ) is reporting for the quarter ending June 30, 2012. The oil refining company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 7 analysts that follow the stock is $0.20. This value represents a -20.00% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. The last two quarters TRGP had negative earnings surprises; the latest report they missed by -4.17%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for TRGP is 44.74 vs. an industry ratio of 819.40.

AmTrust Financial Services, Inc. ( AFSI ) is reporting for the quarter ending June 30, 2012. The insurance (property & casualty) company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 8 analysts that follow the stock is $0.69. This value represents a -16.87% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year AFSI has beat the expectations every quarter. The highest one was in the 1st calendar quarter where they beat the consensus by 5.97%. The "days to cover" for this stock exceeds 29 days. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for AFSI is 10.16 vs. an industry ratio of 11.30.

National Health Investors, Inc. ( NHI ) is reporting for the quarter ending June 30, 2012. The reit company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 6 analysts that follow the stock is $0.77. This value represents a 5.48% increase compared to the same quarter last year. NHI missed the consensus earnings per share in the 4th calendar quarter by -1.32%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for NHI is 17.02 vs. an industry ratio of 13.90, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.



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