Pre-Market Earnings Report for December 19, 2013 : ACN, CCL, CAG, DRI, RAD, WOR, ATU, PIR, NEOG, KBH, WGO, SCHL

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The following companies are expected to report earnings prior to market open on 12/19/2013. Visit our Earnings Calendar for a full list of expected earnings releases.

Accenture plc. ( ACN ) is reporting for the quarter ending November 30, 2013. The consulting company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 13 analysts that follow the stock is $1.09. This value represents a 2.83% increase compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year ACN has met analyst expectations once and beat the expectations the other three quarters. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2014 Price to Earnings ratio for ACN is 16.55 vs. an industry ratio of 22.80.

Carnival Corporation ( CCL ) is reporting for the quarter ending November 30, 2013. The leisure (recreational) company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 9 analysts that follow the stock is $0.00. This value represents a 100.00% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. CCL missed the consensus earnings per share in the 4th calendar quarter of 2012 by -7.14%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for CCL is 23.58 vs. an industry ratio of 22.00, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

ConAgra Foods, Inc. ( CAG ) is reporting for the quarter ending November 30, 2013. The food company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 5 analysts that follow the stock is $0.55. This value represents a 3.51% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2014 Price to Earnings ratio for CAG is 13.51 vs. an industry ratio of 22.40.

Darden Restaurants, Inc. ( DRI ) is reporting for the quarter ending November 30, 2013. The restaurant company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 16 analysts that follow the stock is $0.20. This value represents a 23.08% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. The last two quarters DRI had negative earnings surprises; the latest report they missed by -23.19%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2014 Price to Earnings ratio for DRI is 18.17 vs. an industry ratio of 32.00.

Rite Aid Corporation ( RAD ) is reporting for the quarter ending November 30, 2013. The drug store company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 6 analysts that follow the stock is $0.04. This value represents a 42.86% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year RAD has met analyst expectations once and beat the expectations the other two quarters. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2014 Price to Earnings ratio for RAD is 25.82 vs. an industry ratio of 78.90.

Worthington Industries, Inc. ( WOR ) is reporting for the quarter ending November 30, 2013. The metal processing & fabrication company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 5 analysts that follow the stock is $0.56. This value represents a 21.74% increase compared to the same quarter last year. WOR missed the consensus earnings per share in the 2nd calendar quarter of 2013 by -7.46%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2014 Price to Earnings ratio for WOR is 17.25 vs. an industry ratio of 10.50, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Actuant Corporation ( ATU ) is reporting for the quarter ending November 30, 2013. The machinery company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 9 analysts that follow the stock is $0.46. This value represents a 6.12% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. The "days to cover" for this stock exceeds 17 days. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2014 Price to Earnings ratio for ATU is 18.38 vs. an industry ratio of 19.20.

Pier 1 Imports, Inc. ( PIR ) is reporting for the quarter ending November 30, 2013. The home furnishings company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 10 analysts that follow the stock is $0.28. This value represents a 12.00% increase compared to the same quarter last year. PIR missed the consensus earnings per share in the 3rd calendar quarter of 2013 by -19.05%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2014 Price to Earnings ratio for PIR is 16.73 vs. an industry ratio of 27.50.

Neogen Corporation ( NEOG ) is reporting for the quarter ending November 30, 2013. The medical products company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 3 analysts that follow the stock is $0.25. This value represents a 31.58% increase compared to the same quarter last year. The "days to cover" for this stock exceeds 17 days. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2014 Price to Earnings ratio for NEOG is 55.03 vs. an industry ratio of 6.20, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

KB Home ( KBH ) is reporting for the quarter ending November 30, 2013. The building (residential/commercial) company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 13 analysts that follow the stock is $0.45. This value represents a 1400.00% increase compared to the same quarter last year. KBH missed the consensus earnings per share in the 4th calendar quarter of 2012 by -50%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for KBH is 27.90 vs. an industry ratio of 15.60, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Winnebago Industries, Inc. ( WGO ) is reporting for the quarter ending November 30, 2013. The building company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 2 analysts that follow the stock is $0.39. This value represents a 50.00% increase compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year WGO has met analyst expectations once and beat the expectations the other three quarters. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2014 Price to Earnings ratio for WGO is 20.41 vs. an industry ratio of 17.90, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Scholastic Corporation ( SCHL ) is reporting for the quarter ending November 30, 2013. The book publisher company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 1 analyst that follows the stock is $2.20. This value represents a 4.76% increase compared to the same quarter last year. The "days to cover" for this stock exceeds 17 days. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2014 Price to Earnings ratio for SCHL is 16.80 vs. an industry ratio of 14.80, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.



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