Pre-Market Earnings Report for February 20, 2014 : WMT, DTV, TRP, ACT, PEG, ESV, HRL, WLK, THI, SCG, PWR, DNR

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The following companies are expected to report earnings prior to market open on 02/20/2014. Visit our Earnings Calendar for a full list of expected earnings releases.

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. ( WMT ) is reporting for the quarter ending January 31, 2014. The supermarket company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 14 analysts that follow the stock is $1.60. This value represents a 4.19% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2014 Price to Earnings ratio for WMT is 14.66 vs. an industry ratio of 16.80.

DIRECTV ( DTV ) is reporting for the quarter ending December 31, 2013. The satellite communications company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 12 analysts that follow the stock is $1.28. This value represents a 17.42% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. DTV missed the consensus earnings per share in the 2nd calendar quarter of 2013 by -8.53%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for DTV is 14.79 vs. an industry ratio of -61.30, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

TransCanada Corporation ( TRP ) is reporting for the quarter ending December 31, 2013. The oil (production/pipeline) company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 3 analysts that follow the stock is $0.59. This value represents a 31.11% increase compared to the same quarter last year. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for TRP is 21.01 vs. an industry ratio of 49.30.

Actavis, Inc. ( ACT ) is reporting for the quarter ending December 31, 2013. The medical company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 9 analysts that follow the stock is $3.06. This value represents a 92.45% increase compared to the same quarter last year. ACT missed the consensus earnings per share in the 3rd calendar quarter of 2013 by -0.48%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for ACT is 21.43 vs. an industry ratio of 7.90, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Public Service Enterprise Group Incorporated ( PEG ) is reporting for the quarter ending December 31, 2013. The electric power utilities company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 7 analysts that follow the stock is $0.47. This value represents a 14.63% increase compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year PEG has met analyst expectations once and beat the expectations the other three quarters. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for PEG is 13.77 vs. an industry ratio of 18.60.

ENSCO plc ( ESV ) is reporting for the quarter ending December 31, 2013. The oil & gas drilling company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 17 analysts that follow the stock is $1.60. This value represents a 16.79% increase compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year ESV has beat the expectations every quarter. The highest one was in the 3rd calendar quarter where they beat the consensus by 2.42%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for ESV is 8.26 vs. an industry ratio of 4.20, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Hormel Foods Corporation ( HRL ) is reporting for the quarter ending January 31, 2014. The meat product company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 4 analysts that follow the stock is $0.57. This value represents a 18.75% increase compared to the same quarter last year. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2014 Price to Earnings ratio for HRL is 19.98 vs. an industry ratio of 25.00.

Westlake Chemical Corporation ( WLK ) is reporting for the quarter ending December 31, 2013. The plastics company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 7 analysts that follow the stock is $2.22. This value represents a 56.34% increase compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year WLK has beat the expectations every quarter. The highest one was in the 3rd calendar quarter where they beat the consensus by 14.93%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for WLK is 14.81 vs. an industry ratio of 110.40.

Tim Hortons Inc. ( THI ) is reporting for the quarter ending December 31, 2013. The restaurant company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 5 analysts that follow the stock is $0.72. This value represents a 4.35% increase compared to the same quarter last year. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for THI is 18.91 vs. an industry ratio of 54.00.

Scana Corporation ( SCG ) is reporting for the quarter ending December 31, 2013. The electric power utilities company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 5 analysts that follow the stock is $0.77. This value represents a 1.28% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year SCG has met analyst expectations once and beat the expectations the other three quarters. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for SCG is 14.39 vs. an industry ratio of 18.60.

Quanta Services, Inc. ( PWR ) is reporting for the quarter ending December 31, 2013. The engineering company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 11 analysts that follow the stock is $0.41. This value represents a 16.33% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year PWR has beat the expectations every quarter. The highest one was in the 3rd calendar quarter where they beat the consensus by 7.32%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for PWR is 21.71 vs. an industry ratio of 16.40, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Denbury Resources Inc. ( DNR ) is reporting for the quarter ending December 31, 2013. The oil (us exp & production) company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 13 analysts that follow the stock is $0.31. This value represents a 13.89% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year DNR has beat the expectations every quarter. The highest one was in the 3rd calendar quarter where they beat the consensus by 7.14%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for DNR is 10.79 vs. an industry ratio of 76.70.



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