Pre-Market Earnings Report for February 13, 2013 : CMCSA, DUK, DE, TRI, CMCSK, LO, TLM, DPS, CPN, HSIC, HSP, VMI

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The following companies are expected to report earnings prior to market open on 02/13/2013. Visit our Earnings Calendar for a full list of expected earnings releases.

Comcast Corporation ( CMCSA ) is reporting for the quarter ending December 31, 2012. The cable tv company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 20 analysts that follow the stock is $0.53. This value represents a 12.77% increase compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year CMCSA 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 CMCSA is 19.92 vs. an industry ratio of 14.40, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Duke Energy Corporation ( DUK ) is reporting for the quarter ending December 31, 2012. The electric power utilities company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 10 analysts that follow the stock is $0.65. This value represents a -9.72% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year DUK has beat the expectations every quarter. The highest one was in the 3rd calendar quarter where they beat the consensus by 1.38%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for DUK is 16.23 vs. an industry ratio of 8.40, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Deere & Company ( DE ) is reporting for the quarter ending January 31, 2013. The farm machinery company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 14 analysts that follow the stock is $1.41. This value represents a 8.46% increase compared to the same quarter last year. The last two quarters DE had negative earnings surprises; the latest report they missed by -6.91%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for DE is 11.14 vs. an industry ratio of 14.30.

Thomson Reuters Corp ( TRI ) is reporting for the quarter ending December 31, 2012. The technology services company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 14 analysts that follow the stock is $0.55. This value represents a 1.85% increase compared to the same quarter last year. TRI missed the consensus earnings per share in the 4th calendar quarter of 2011 by -1.82%. The "days to cover" for this stock exceeds 35 days. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for TRI is 14.86 vs. an industry ratio of 27.40.

Comcast Corporation ( CMCSK ) is reporting for the quarter ending December 31, 2012. The cable tv company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 2 analysts that follow the stock is $0.55. This value represents a 17.02% increase compared to the same quarter last year. CMCSK missed the consensus earnings per share in the 3rd calendar quarter of 2012 by -2.13%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for CMCSK is 19.10 vs. an industry ratio of 14.40, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Lorillard, Inc ( LO ) is reporting for the quarter ending December 31, 2012. The tobacco company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 9 analysts that follow the stock is $0.76. This value represents a 4.11% increase compared to the same quarter last year. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for LO is 14.36 vs. an industry ratio of 18.50.

Talisman Energy Inc. ( TLM ) is reporting for the quarter ending December 31, 2012. The oil company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 7 analysts that follow the stock is $0.10. This value represents a 25.00% increase compared to the same quarter last year. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for TLM is 38.53 vs. an industry ratio of 0.20, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Inc ( DPS ) is reporting for the quarter ending December 31, 2012. The beverages company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 12 analysts that follow the stock is $0.85. This value represents a 3.66% increase compared to the same quarter last year. DPS missed the consensus earnings per share in the 1st calendar quarter of 2012 by -4.17%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for DPS is 15.40 vs. an industry ratio of 27.40.

Calpine Corporation ( CPN ) is reporting for the quarter ending December 31, 2012. The electric power utilities company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 6 analysts that follow the stock is $-0.03. This value represents a -66.67% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for CPN is 57.06 vs. an industry ratio of 8.40, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Henry Schein, Inc. ( HSIC ) is reporting for the quarter ending December 31, 2012. The medical/dental supplies company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 13 analysts that follow the stock is $1.20. This value represents a 4.35% increase compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year HSIC has beat the expectations every quarter. The highest one was in the 3rd calendar quarter where they beat the consensus by 0.93%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for HSIC is 20.47 vs. an industry ratio of -97.10, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Hospira Inc ( HSP ) is reporting for the quarter ending December 31, 2012. The medical products company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 14 analysts that follow the stock is $0.54. This value represents a 5.88% increase compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year HSP 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 HSP is 17.66 vs. an industry ratio of 12.70, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Valmont Industries, Inc. ( VMI ) is reporting for the quarter ending December 31, 2012. The steel pipe & tube company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 7 analysts that follow the stock is $2.24. This value represents a 22.40% increase compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year VMI has beat the expectations every quarter. The highest one was in the 3rd calendar quarter where they beat the consensus by 2.91%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for VMI is 17.42 vs. an industry ratio of 17.50.



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