Pre-Market Earnings Report for December 20, 2012 : CCL, DFS, CAG, KMX, DRI, KBH, NEOG, RAD, SCHL, AM, WGO, MCS

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The following companies are expected to report earnings prior to market open on 12/20/2012. Visit our Earnings Calendar for a full list of expected earnings releases.

Carnival Corporation ( CCL ) is reporting for the quarter ending November 30, 2012. The leisure (recreational) company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 11 analysts that follow the stock is $0.13. This value represents a -53.57% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year CCL 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 CCL is 21.03 vs. an industry ratio of 20.70, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Discover Financial Services ( DFS ) is reporting for the quarter ending November 30, 2012. The financial services company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 18 analysts that follow the stock is $1.13. This value represents a 18.95% increase compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year DFS has beat the expectations every quarter. The highest one was in the 3rd calendar quarter where they beat the consensus by 17.48%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for DFS is 8.97 vs. an industry ratio of 2.40, 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, 2012. The food company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 11 analysts that follow the stock is $0.55. This value represents a 17.02% increase compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year CAG has beat the expectations every quarter. The highest one was in the 3rd calendar quarter where they beat the consensus by 25.71%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for CAG is 14.67 vs. an industry ratio of 48.00.

CarMax Inc ( KMX ) is reporting for the quarter ending November 30, 2012. The wholesale retail company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 13 analysts that follow the stock is $0.39. This value represents a 8.33% increase compared to the same quarter last year. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for KMX is 19.19 vs. an industry ratio of 14.60, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Darden Restaurants, Inc. ( DRI ) is reporting for the quarter ending November 30, 2012. The restaurant company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 24 analysts that follow the stock is $0.26. This value represents a -36.59% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. DRI missed the consensus earnings per share in the 4th calendar quarter by -2.38%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for DRI is 13.97 vs. an industry ratio of 16.90.

KB Home ( KBH ) is reporting for the quarter ending November 30, 2012. The building (residential/commercial) company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 16 analysts that follow the stock is $0.06. This value represents a -66.67% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. KBH missed the consensus earnings per share in the 1st calendar quarter by -121.74%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for KBH is -21.25 vs. an industry ratio of -34.50, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Neogen Corporation ( NEOG ) is reporting for the quarter ending November 30, 2012. The medical products company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 3 analysts that follow the stock is $0.28. This value represents a 27.27% increase compared to the same quarter last year. The "days to cover" for this stock exceeds 12 days. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for NEOG is 42.79 vs. an industry ratio of -0.20, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Rite Aid Corporation ( RAD ) is reporting for the quarter ending November 30, 2012. The drug store company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 5 analysts that follow the stock is $-0.04. This value represents a -33.33% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. RAD missed the consensus earnings per share in the 1st calendar quarter by -41.67%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for RAD is -6.63 vs. an industry ratio of -0.10.

Scholastic Corporation ( SCHL ) is reporting for the quarter ending November 30, 2012. The book publisher company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 1 analyst that follows the stock is $2.05. This value represents a -21.76% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year SCHL has beat the expectations every quarter. The highest one was in the 3rd calendar quarter where they beat the consensus by 2.86%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for SCHL is 19.33 vs. an industry ratio of 12.50, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

American Greetings Corporation ( AM ) is reporting for the quarter ending November 30, 2012. The consumer company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 1 analyst that follows the stock is $0.48. This value represents a -4.00% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. AM missed the consensus earnings per share in the 4th calendar quarter by -38.27%. The "days to cover" for this stock exceeds 62 days. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for AM is 11.90 vs. an industry ratio of 13.30.

Winnebago Industries, Inc. ( WGO ) is reporting for the quarter ending November 30, 2012. The building company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 2 analysts that follow the stock is $0.09. This value represents a 125.00% increase compared to the same quarter last year. The last two quarters WGO had negative earnings surprises; the latest report they missed by -17.65%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for WGO is 30.43 vs. an industry ratio of 24.10, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Marcus Corporation ( MCS ) is reporting for the quarter ending November 30, 2012. The hotel company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 1 analyst that follows the stock is $0.15. This value represents a 50.00% increase compared to the same quarter last year. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for MCS is 15.75 vs. an industry ratio of 32.10.



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