Pre-Market Earnings Report for December 10, 2013 : AZO, TOL, JW/A, HITK, PTRY, KMG

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The following companies are expected to report earnings prior to market open on 12/10/2013. Visit our Earnings Calendar for a full list of expected earnings releases.

AutoZone, Inc. ( AZO ) is reporting for the quarter ending November 30, 2013. The wholesale retail company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 13 analysts that follow the stock is $6.26. This value represents a 15.71% increase compared to the same quarter last year. AZO missed the consensus earnings per share in the 3rd calendar quarter of 2013 by -5.61%. The "days to cover" for this stock exceeds 12 days. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2014 Price to Earnings ratio for AZO is 14.76 vs. an industry ratio of 16.70.

Toll Brothers Inc. ( TOL ) is reporting for the quarter ending October 31, 2013. The building (residential/commercial) company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 12 analysts that follow the stock is $0.42. This value represents a 20.00% increase compared to the same quarter last year. TOL missed the consensus earnings per share in the 1st calendar quarter of 2013 by -81.82%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for TOL is 39.15 vs. an industry ratio of 15.70, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

John Wiley & Sons, Inc. (JW/A) is reporting for the quarter ending October 31, 2013. The book publisher company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 1 analyst that follows the stock is $0.75. This value represents a 2.60% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2014 Price to Earnings ratio for JW/A is 17.04 vs. an industry ratio of 14.80, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Hi-Tech Pharmacal Co., Inc. ( HITK ) is reporting for the quarter ending October 31, 2013. The medical company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 2 analysts that follow the stock is $0.47. This value represents a 28.79% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2014 Price to Earnings ratio for HITK is 19.82 vs. an industry ratio of 10.30, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

The Pantry, Inc. ( PTRY ) is reporting for the quarter ending September 30, 2013. The retail company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 4 analysts that follow the stock is $0.07. This value represents a 177.78% increase compared to the same quarter last year. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for PTRY is 1475.00 vs. an industry ratio of 22.50, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

KMG Chemicals, Inc. ( KMG ) is reporting for the quarter ending October 31, 2013. The chemical company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 1 analyst that follows the stock is $0.23. This value represents a 36.11% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. KMG missed the consensus earnings per share in the 1st calendar quarter of 2013 by -17.65%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2014 Price to Earnings ratio for KMG is 17.70 vs. an industry ratio of 18.60.



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