Pre-Market Earnings Report for December 18, 2013 : FDX, GIS, LEN, VCI, NX

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The following companies are expected to report earnings prior to market open on 12/18/2013. Visit our Earnings Calendar for a full list of expected earnings releases.

FedEx Corporation ( FDX ) is reporting for the quarter ending November 30, 2013. The transportation company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 15 analysts that follow the stock is $1.65. This value represents a 18.71% increase compared to the same quarter last year. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2014 Price to Earnings ratio for FDX is 19.84 vs. an industry ratio of 18.50, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

General Mills, Inc. ( GIS ) is reporting for the quarter ending November 30, 2013. The food company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 10 analysts that follow the stock is $0.88. This value represents a 2.33% increase compared to the same quarter last year. GIS missed the consensus earnings per share in the 2nd calendar quarter of 2013 by -1.85%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2014 Price to Earnings ratio for GIS is 17.21 vs. an industry ratio of 22.20.

Lennar Corporation ( LEN ) is reporting for the quarter ending November 30, 2013. The building (residential/commercial) company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 12 analysts that follow the stock is $0.64. This value represents a 14.29% increase compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year LEN has beat the expectations every quarter. The highest one was in the 3rd calendar quarter where they beat the consensus by 17.39%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for LEN is 17.24 vs. an industry ratio of 15.50, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Valassis Communications, Inc. ( VCI ) is reporting for the quarter ending December 31, 2013. The printing company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 4 analysts that follow the stock is $0.85. This value represents a no change for the same quarter last year. The "days to cover" for this stock exceeds 40 days. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for VCI is 10.26 vs. an industry ratio of 31.30.

Quanex Building Products Corporation ( NX ) is reporting for the quarter ending October 31, 2013. The building company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 5 analysts that follow the stock is $0.17. This value represents a 240.00% increase compared to the same quarter last year. The "days to cover" for this stock exceeds 15 days. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for NX is -246.14 vs. an industry ratio of 24.30.



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