Pre-Market Earnings Report for February 18, 2014 : KO, MDT, DUK, WM, GPC, NI, NCLH, XRAY, WWW, CHH, HTA, NHI

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The following companies are expected to report earnings prior to market open on 02/18/2014. Visit our Earnings Calendar for a full list of expected earnings releases.

Coca-Cola Company ( KO ) is reporting for the quarter ending December 31, 2013. The beverages company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 11 analysts that follow the stock is $0.46. This value represents a 2.22% increase compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year KO has met analyst expectations twice and beat the expectations the other two quarters. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for KO is 18.49 vs. an industry ratio of 18.50.

Medtronic, Inc. ( MDT ) is reporting for the quarter ending January 31, 2014. The medical products company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 12 analysts that follow the stock is $0.91. This value represents a 2.15% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year MDT 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 MDT is 14.82 vs. an industry ratio of 4.60, 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, 2013. The electric power utilities company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 9 analysts that follow the stock is $0.94. This value represents a 34.29% increase compared to the same quarter last year. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for DUK is 16.57 vs. an industry ratio of 18.40.

Waste Management, Inc. ( WM ) is reporting for the quarter ending December 31, 2013. The waste removal company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 9 analysts that follow the stock is $0.60. This value represents a 5.26% increase compared to the same quarter last year. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for WM is 19.79 vs. an industry ratio of 6.00, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Genuine Parts Company ( GPC ) is reporting for the quarter ending December 31, 2013. The auto (truck) company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 6 analysts that follow the stock is $0.92. This value represents a 1.08% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for GPC is 20.44 vs. an industry ratio of 22.40.

NiSource, Inc ( NI ) is reporting for the quarter ending December 31, 2013. The electric power utilities company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 4 analysts that follow the stock is $0.46. This value represents a 4.55% increase compared to the same quarter last year. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for NI is 22.43 vs. an industry ratio of 18.40, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. ( NCLH ) is reporting for the quarter ending December 31, 2013. The leisure (recreational) company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 9 analysts that follow the stock is $0.17. This value represents a 1600.00% increase compared to the same quarter last year. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for NCLH is 26.90 vs. an industry ratio of 22.10, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

DENTSPLY International Inc. ( XRAY ) is reporting for the quarter ending December 31, 2013. The medical/dental supplies company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 9 analysts that follow the stock is $0.60. This value represents a 7.14% increase compared to the same quarter last year. XRAY missed the consensus earnings per share in the 1st calendar quarter of 2013 by -7.14%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for XRAY is 19.57 vs. an industry ratio of -27.10, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Wolverine World Wide, Inc. ( WWW ) is reporting for the quarter ending December 31, 2013. The shoes & retail apparel company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 8 analysts that follow the stock is $0.20. This value represents a 16.67% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year WWW has beat the expectations every quarter. The highest one was in the 3rd calendar quarter where they beat the consensus by 11.54%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for WWW is 19.85 vs. an industry ratio of 18.30, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Choice Hotels International, Inc. ( CHH ) is reporting for the quarter ending December 31, 2013. The hotel company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 14 analysts that follow the stock is $0.46. This value represents a 2.22% increase compared to the same quarter last year. CHH missed the consensus earnings per share in the 1st calendar quarter of 2013 by -3.7%. The "days to cover" for this stock exceeds 12 days. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for CHH is 25.37 vs. an industry ratio of 31.30.

Healthcare Trust of America, Inc. ( HTA ) is reporting for the quarter ending December 31, 2013. The reit company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 6 analysts that follow the stock is $0.17. This value represents a 6.25% increase compared to the same quarter last year. HTA missed the consensus earnings per share in the 3rd calendar quarter of 2013 by -5.88%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for HTA is 16.94 vs. an industry ratio of 15.00, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

National Health Investors, Inc. ( NHI ) is reporting for the quarter ending December 31, 2013. The reit company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 4 analysts that follow the stock is $0.88. This value represents a 4.76% increase compared to the same quarter last year. NHI missed the consensus earnings per share in the 2nd calendar quarter of 2013 by -1.14%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for NHI is 17.59 vs. an industry ratio of 15.00, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.



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