Pre-Market Earnings Report for December 18, 2012 : FDS, JEF, SAFM

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The following companies are expected to report earnings prior to market open on 12/18/2012. Visit our Earnings Calendar for a full list of expected earnings releases.

FactSet Research Systems Inc. ( FDS ) is reporting for the quarter ending November 30, 2012. The business info service company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 7 analysts that follow the stock is $1.11. This value represents a 8.82% increase compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year FDS has beat the expectations every quarter. The highest one was in the 3rd calendar quarter where they beat the consensus by 3.74%. The "days to cover" for this stock exceeds 18 days. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for FDS is 20.39 vs. an industry ratio of 11.50, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Jefferies Group, Inc. ( JEF ) is reporting for the quarter ending November 30, 2012. The investment bankers company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 6 analysts that follow the stock is $0.34. This value represents a 100.00% increase compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year JEF 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 JEF is 14.25 vs. an industry ratio of 58.40.

Sanderson Farms, Inc. ( SAFM ) is reporting for the quarter ending October 31, 2012. The meat product company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 7 analysts that follow the stock is $0.32. This value represents a -145.71% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. SAFM missed the consensus earnings per share in the 1st calendar quarter by -427.27%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for SAFM is 22.21 vs. an industry ratio of 15.10, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.




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