Pre-Market Earnings Report for February 11, 2013 : L, CNA, BWP, ACAS, RDN, WPP, MDCI, VSR

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The following companies are expected to report earnings prior to market open on 02/11/2013. Visit our Earnings Calendar for a full list of expected earnings releases.

Loews Corporation ( L ) is reporting for the quarter ending December 31, 2012. The insurance company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 2 analysts that follow the stock is $0.37. This value represents a -51.95% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for L is 25.28 vs. an industry ratio of 10.40, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

CNA Financial Corporation ( CNA ) is reporting for the quarter ending December 31, 2012. The insurance (property & casualty) company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 3 analysts that follow the stock is $0.06. This value represents a -91.55% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. CNA missed the consensus earnings per share in the 4th calendar quarter of 2011 by -6.58%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for CNA is 13.97 vs. an industry ratio of 15.80.

Boardwalk Pipeline Partners L.P. ( BWP ) is reporting for the quarter ending December 31, 2012. The oil/gas company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 11 analysts that follow the stock is $0.39. This value represents a 5.41% increase compared to the same quarter last year. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for BWP is 19.76 vs. an industry ratio of 30.80.

American Capital, Ltd. ( ACAS ) is reporting for the quarter ending December 31, 2012. The financial services company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 10 analysts that follow the stock is $0.25. This value represents a -62.69% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for ACAS is 12.46 vs. an industry ratio of 18.50.

Radian Group Inc. ( RDN ) is reporting for the quarter ending December 31, 2012. The insurance company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 6 analysts that follow the stock is $-0.56. This value represents a -53.33% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for RDN is -2.67 vs. an industry ratio of 10.40.

Wausau Paper Corp. ( WPP ) is reporting for the quarter ending December 31, 2012. The paper company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 3 analysts that follow the stock is $0.04. This value represents a no change for the same quarter last year. In the past year WPP has met analyst expectations three times and beat the expectations the other quarter. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for WPP is 33.55 vs. an industry ratio of 43.40.

Medical Action Industries Inc. ( MDCI ) is reporting for the quarter ending December 31, 2012. The medical/dental supplies company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 2 analysts that follow the stock is $0.05. This value represents a -54.55% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for MDCI is 39.50 vs. an industry ratio of -96.80, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Versar, Inc. ( VSR ) is reporting for the quarter ending December 31, 2012. The consensus earnings per share forecast from the 1 analyst that follows the stock is $0.10. VSR reported earnings of $0.09 per share for the same quarter a year ago; representing a a increase of 11.11%.




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