Pre-Market Earnings Report for February 14, 2013 : PEP, GM, APA, ABX, DTV, CVE, PPL, ALXN, SLF, WM, REGN, ECA

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The following companies are expected to report earnings prior to market open on 02/14/2013. Visit our Earnings Calendar for a full list of expected earnings releases.

Pepsico, Inc. ( PEP ) is reporting for the quarter ending December 31, 2012. The beverages company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 13 analysts that follow the stock is $1.05. This value represents a -8.70% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year PEP has beat the expectations every quarter. The highest one was in the 3rd calendar quarter where they beat the consensus by 3.45%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for PEP is 17.78 vs. an industry ratio of 27.30.

General Motors Company ( GM ) is reporting for the quarter ending December 31, 2012. The auto (domestic) company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 14 analysts that follow the stock is $0.50. This value represents a 28.21% increase compared to the same quarter last year. GM missed the consensus earnings per share in the 4th calendar quarter of 2011 by -7.14%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for GM is 8.78 vs. an industry ratio of 7.40, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Apache Corporation ( APA ) is reporting for the quarter ending December 31, 2012. The oil (us exp & production) company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 20 analysts that follow the stock is $2.30. This value represents a -21.77% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for APA is 8.79 vs. an industry ratio of 23.50.

Barrick Gold Corporation ( ABX ) is reporting for the quarter ending December 31, 2012. The gold mining company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 15 analysts that follow the stock is $1.09. This value represents a -6.84% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for ABX is 8.46 vs. an industry ratio of -0.70, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

DIRECTV ( DTV ) is reporting for the quarter ending December 31, 2012. The satellite communications company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 17 analysts that follow the stock is $1.15. This value represents a 12.75% increase compared to the same quarter last year. The last two quarters DTV had negative earnings surprises; the latest report they missed by -2.17%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for DTV is 12.35 vs. an industry ratio of 250.90.

Cenovus Energy Inc ( CVE ) is reporting for the quarter ending December 31, 2012. The oil company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 8 analysts that follow the stock is $0.45. This value represents a -4.26% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for CVE is 17.51 vs. an industry ratio of 20.90.

PPL Corporation ( PPL ) is reporting for the quarter ending December 31, 2012. The electric power utilities company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 9 analysts that follow the stock is $0.46. This value represents a -35.21% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year PPL has beat the expectations every quarter. The highest one was in the 3rd calendar quarter where they beat the consensus by 5.88%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for PPL is 12.88 vs. an industry ratio of 8.30, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. ( ALXN ) is reporting for the quarter ending December 31, 2012. The biomedical (gene) company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 9 analysts that follow the stock is $0.47. This value represents a 30.56% increase compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year ALXN has beat the expectations every quarter. The highest one was in the 3rd calendar quarter where they beat the consensus by 29.27%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for ALXN is 50.12 vs. an industry ratio of -19.20, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Sun Life Financial Inc. ( SLF ) is reporting for the quarter ending December 31, 2012. The life insurance company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 5 analysts that follow the stock is $0.55. This value represents a -244.74% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for SLF is 11.90 vs. an industry ratio of 12.20.

Waste Management, Inc. ( WM ) is reporting for the quarter ending December 31, 2012. The waste removal company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 6 analysts that follow the stock is $0.61. This value represents a -3.17% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for WM is 17.36 vs. an industry ratio of 7.10, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. ( REGN ) is reporting for the quarter ending December 31, 2012. The biomedical (gene) company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 13 analysts that follow the stock is $1.07. This value represents a -298.15% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year REGN has beat the expectations every quarter. The highest one was in the 3rd calendar quarter where they beat the consensus by 90.32%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for REGN is 46.72 vs. an industry ratio of -19.20, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Encana Corporation ( ECA ) is reporting for the quarter ending December 31, 2012. The oil (us exp & production) company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 9 analysts that follow the stock is $0.32. This value represents a 433.33% increase compared to the same quarter last year. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for ECA is 15.23 vs. an industry ratio of 23.50.



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