Pre-Market Earnings Report for August 8, 2012 : BCE, PPL, M, LINTA, RL, HFC, DISH, AVT, IFF, BIP, NRG, CSC

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

BCE, Inc. ( BCE ) is reporting for the quarter ending June 30, 2012. The diversified company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 10 analysts that follow the stock is $0.81. This value represents a -10.00% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. BCE missed the consensus earnings per share in the 4th calendar quarter by -3.08%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for BCE is 13.56 vs. an industry ratio of 11.30, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

PPL Corporation ( PPL ) is reporting for the quarter ending June 30, 2012. The electric power utilities company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 11 analysts that follow the stock is $0.40. This value represents a -11.11% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year PPL has beat the expectations every quarter. The highest one was in the 1st calendar quarter where they beat the consensus by 2.94%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for PPL is 12.39 vs. an industry ratio of 999.00.

Macy's Inc ( M ) is reporting for the quarter ending July 31, 2012. The retail company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 12 analysts that follow the stock is $0.64. This value represents a 16.36% increase compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year M has beat the expectations every quarter. The highest one was in the 2nd calendar quarter where they beat the consensus by 7.5%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for M is 11.03 vs. an industry ratio of 11.60.

Liberty Interactive Corporation ( LINTA ) is reporting for the quarter ending June 30, 2012. The cable tv company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 5 analysts that follow the stock is $0.23. This value represents a -23.33% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year LINTA 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 LINTA is 19.45 vs. an industry ratio of 23.20.

Ralph Lauren Corporation ( RL ) is reporting for the quarter ending June 30, 2012. The textile company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 13 analysts that follow the stock is $1.78. This value represents a -6.32% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year RL has beat the expectations every quarter. The highest one was in the 1st calendar quarter where they beat the consensus by 16.47%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for RL is 18.97 vs. an industry ratio of 21.10.

HollyFrontier Corporation ( HFC ) is reporting for the quarter ending June 30, 2012. The oil refining company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 12 analysts that follow the stock is $2.28. This value represents a 27.37% increase compared to the same quarter last year. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for HFC is 6.39 vs. an industry ratio of 24.00.

DISH Network Corporation ( DISH ) is reporting for the quarter ending June 30, 2012. The cable tv company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 13 analysts that follow the stock is $0.65. This value represents a -13.33% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for DISH is 11.30 vs. an industry ratio of 23.20.

Avnet, Inc. ( AVT ) is reporting for the quarter ending June 30, 2012. The electrical company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 9 analysts that follow the stock is $1.08. This value represents a -11.48% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. AVT missed the consensus earnings per share in the 3rd calendar quarter by -1.1%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for AVT is 7.77 vs. an industry ratio of 13.80.

Internationa Flavors & Fragrances, Inc. ( IFF ) is reporting for the quarter ending June 30, 2012. The cosmetic & toiletries company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 7 analysts that follow the stock is $1.02. This value represents a 5.15% increase compared to the same quarter last year. IFF missed the consensus earnings per share in the 3rd calendar quarter by -3.85%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for IFF is 14.03 vs. an industry ratio of 17.90.

Brookfield Infrastructure Partners LP ( BIP ) 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 $0.58. This value represents a 241.18% increase compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year BIP has beat the expectations every quarter. The highest one was in the 1st calendar quarter where they beat the consensus by 3.57%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for BIP is 14.25 vs. an industry ratio of 999.00.

NRG Energy, Inc. ( NRG ) 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 $0.16. This value represents a -65.22% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. NRG missed the consensus earnings per share in the 1st calendar quarter by -736.36%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for NRG is 20.84 vs. an industry ratio of 999.00.

Computer Sciences Corporation ( CSC ) is reporting for the quarter ending June 30, 2012. The computer services company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 11 analysts that follow the stock is $0.20. This value represents a -68.75% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for CSC is 13.51 vs. an industry ratio of 20.40.



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