Pre-Market Earnings Report for February 26, 2014 : RY, LOW, TJX, TGT, CHK, BUD, DLTR, AES, CNP, ARCC, STWD, SNH

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The following companies are expected to report earnings prior to market open on 02/26/2014. Visit our Earnings Calendar for a full list of expected earnings releases.

Royal Bank Of Canada ( RY ) is reporting for the quarter ending January 31, 2014. The bank (foreign) company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 1 analyst that follows the stock is $1.35. This value represents a 1.50% increase compared to the same quarter last year. The "days to cover" for this stock exceeds 23 days. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2014 Price to Earnings ratio for RY is 11.87 vs. an industry ratio of 10.60, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Lowe's Companies, Inc. ( LOW ) is reporting for the quarter ending January 31, 2014. The building company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 14 analysts that follow the stock is $0.31. This value represents a 19.23% increase compared to the same quarter last year. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2014 Price to Earnings ratio for LOW is 21.86 vs. an industry ratio of 42.80.

TJX Companies, Inc. ( TJX ) is reporting for the quarter ending January 31, 2014. The discount retail company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 15 analysts that follow the stock is $0.83. This value represents a 1.22% increase compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year TJX 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 TJX is 21.19 vs. an industry ratio of 17.70, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Target Corporation ( TGT ) is reporting for the quarter ending January 31, 2014. The discount retail company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 11 analysts that follow the stock is $0.85. This value represents a 48.48% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year TGT has beat the expectations every quarter. The highest one was in the 4th calendar quarter where they beat the consensus by 35.48%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2014 Price to Earnings ratio for TGT is 17.71 vs. an industry ratio of 17.70, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Chesapeake Energy Corporation ( CHK ) is reporting for the quarter ending December 31, 2013. The oil (us exp & production) company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 19 analysts that follow the stock is $0.40. This value represents a 53.85% increase compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year CHK has beat the expectations every quarter. The highest one was in the 3rd calendar quarter where they beat the consensus by 2.38%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for CHK is 16.44 vs. an industry ratio of 124.60.

Anheuser-Busch Inbev SA ( BUD ) is reporting for the quarter ending December 31, 2013. The alcohol company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 2 analysts that follow the stock is $1.29. This value represents a 15.18% increase compared to the same quarter last year. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for BUD is 21.36 vs. an industry ratio of 31.70.

Dollar Tree, Inc. ( DLTR ) is reporting for the quarter ending January 31, 2014. The discount retail company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 14 analysts that follow the stock is $1.05. This value represents a 3.96% increase compared to the same quarter last year. The last two quarters DLTR had negative earnings surprises; the latest report they missed by -3.33%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2014 Price to Earnings ratio for DLTR is 18.96 vs. an industry ratio of 17.70, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

The AES Corporation ( AES ) 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 $0.27. This value represents a 15.63% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. AES missed the consensus earnings per share in the 1st calendar quarter of 2013 by -14.29%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for AES is 11.15 vs. an industry ratio of 9.60, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

CenterPoint Energy, Inc. ( CNP ) 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 $0.27. This value represents a 3.57% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for CNP is 19.98 vs. an industry ratio of 9.60, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Ares Capital Corporation ( ARCC ) is reporting for the quarter ending December 31, 2013. The financial services company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 11 analysts that follow the stock is $0.41. This value represents a 7.89% increase compared to the same quarter last year. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for ARCC is 11.27 vs. an industry ratio of 17.40.

STARWOOD PROPERTY TRUST, INC. ( STWD ) is reporting for the quarter ending December 31, 2013. The reit company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 2 analysts that follow the stock is $0.48. This value represents a 6.67% increase compared to the same quarter last year. STWD missed the consensus earnings per share in the 1st calendar quarter of 2013 by -20.93%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for STWD is 12.87 vs. an industry ratio of -40.10, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Senior Housing Properties Trust ( SNH ) is reporting for the quarter ending December 31, 2013. The reit company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 8 analysts that follow the stock is $0.43. This value represents a 6.52% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. The last two quarters SNH had negative earnings surprises; the latest report they missed by -2.33%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for SNH is 12.55 vs. an industry ratio of 15.30.



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