Pre-Market Earnings Report for February 25, 2013 : LOW, FE, HTZ, DCI, KOS, ARIA, DDD, BGC, CTB, CWH, HL, DNDN

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The following companies are expected to report earnings prior to market open on 02/25/2013. Visit our Earnings Calendar for a full list of expected earnings releases.

Lowe's Companies, Inc. ( LOW ) is reporting for the quarter ending January 31, 2013. The building company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 20 analysts that follow the stock is $0.23. This value represents a -20.69% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. LOW missed the consensus earnings per share in the 3rd calendar quarter of 2012 by -7.14%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for LOW is 21.90 vs. an industry ratio of 18.80, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

FirstEnergy Corporation ( FE ) is reporting for the quarter ending December 31, 2012. The electric power utilities company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 7 analysts that follow the stock is $0.79. This value represents a 2.60% increase compared to the same quarter last year. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for FE is 11.98 vs. an industry ratio of 8.60, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Hertz Global Holdings, Inc ( HTZ ) is reporting for the quarter ending December 31, 2012. The business services company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 6 analysts that follow the stock is $0.32. This value represents a 33.33% increase compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year HTZ has beat the expectations every quarter. The highest one was in the 3rd calendar quarter where they beat the consensus by 5%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for HTZ is 13.78 vs. an industry ratio of 37.50.

Donaldson Company, Inc. ( DCI ) is reporting for the quarter ending January 31, 2013. The pollution control company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 10 analysts that follow the stock is $0.38. This value represents a 8.57% increase compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year DCI 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 DCI is 20.84 vs. an industry ratio of 9.20, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Kosmos Energy Ltd. ( KOS ) is reporting for the quarter ending December 31, 2012. The international company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 6 analysts that follow the stock is $0.05. This value represents a -44.44% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for KOS is -49.05 vs. an industry ratio of 19.90.

ARIAD Pharmaceuticals, Inc. ( ARIA ) is reporting for the quarter ending December 31, 2012. The drug company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 14 analysts that follow the stock is $-0.36. This value represents a -5.26% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for ARIA is -15.77 vs. an industry ratio of 5.20.

3D Systems Corporation ( DDD ) is reporting for the quarter ending December 31, 2012. The computer company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 3 analysts that follow the stock is $0.37. This value represents a 48.00% increase compared to the same quarter last year. DDD missed the consensus earnings per share in the 2nd calendar quarter of 2012 by -11.11%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for DDD is 47.32 vs. an industry ratio of 21.30, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

General Cable Corporation ( BGC ) is reporting for the quarter ending December 31, 2012. The wire and cable company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 4 analysts that follow the stock is $0.29. This value represents a -3.33% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. The "days to cover" for this stock exceeds 14 days. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for BGC is 16.00 vs. an industry ratio of 16.50.

Cooper Tire & Rubber Company ( CTB ) is reporting for the quarter ending December 31, 2012. The rubber tire company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 7 analysts that follow the stock is $0.85. This value represents a 66.67% increase compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year CTB has beat the expectations every quarter. The highest one was in the 3rd calendar quarter where they beat the consensus by 34.48%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for CTB is 8.12 vs. an industry ratio of 8.00, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

CommonWealth REIT ( CWH ) is reporting for the quarter ending December 31, 2012. The reit company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 4 analysts that follow the stock is $0.85. This value represents a 11.84% increase compared to the same quarter last year. CWH missed the consensus earnings per share in the 4th calendar quarter of 2011 by -10.59%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for CWH is 5.20 vs. an industry ratio of 15.60.

Hecla Mining Company ( HL ) is reporting for the quarter ending December 31, 2012. The mining company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 8 analysts that follow the stock is $0.04. This value represents a -33.33% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for HL is 49.00 vs. an industry ratio of 9.60, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Dendreon Corporation ( DNDN ) is reporting for the quarter ending December 31, 2012. The biomedical (gene) company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 18 analysts that follow the stock is $-0.55. This value represents a -311.54% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for DNDN is -1.99 vs. an industry ratio of -19.10, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.



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