Pre-Market Earnings Report for December 11, 2012 : DG, PTRY, ENZ, HSOL

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The following companies are expected to report earnings prior to market open on 12/11/2012. Visit our Earnings Calendar for a full list of expected earnings releases.

Dollar General Corporation ( DG ) is reporting for the quarter ending October 31, 2012. The discount retail company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 19 analysts that follow the stock is $0.60. This value represents a 20.00% increase compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year DG and beat the expectations the other three quarters. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for DG is 16.36 vs. an industry ratio of 17.50.

The Pantry, Inc. ( PTRY ) is reporting for the quarter ending September 30, 2012. The retail company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 4 analysts that follow the stock is $0.03. This value represents a -91.89% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. PTRY missed the consensus earnings per share in the 3rd calendar quarter by -37.29%. The "days to cover" for this stock exceeds 12 days. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for PTRY is 35.08 vs. an industry ratio of 12.80, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Enzo Biochem, Inc. ( ENZ ) is reporting for the quarter ending October 31, 2012. The biomedical (gene) company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 1 analyst that follows the stock is $-0.06. This value represents a -50.00% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. The last two quarters ENZ had negative earnings surprises; the latest report they missed by -57.14%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for ENZ is -10.84 vs. an industry ratio of 0.70.

Hanwha SolarOne Co., Ltd. ( HSOL ) is reporting for the quarter ending September 30, 2012. The semiconductor company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 2 analysts that follow the stock is $-0.28. This value represents a -49.09% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. The last two quarters HSOL had negative earnings surprises; the latest report they missed by -39.39%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for HSOL is -0.56 vs. an industry ratio of 15.90.



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