Pre-Market Earnings Report for February 4, 2013 : SPG, SYY, HUM, CLX, GOLD, RCL, TDG, GCI, MCY, SOHU, MWIV, BHE

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The following companies are expected to report earnings prior to market open on 02/04/2013. Visit our Earnings Calendar for a full list of expected earnings releases.

Simon Property Group, Inc. ( SPG ) is reporting for the quarter ending December 31, 2012. The reit company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 16 analysts that follow the stock is $2.17. This value represents a 13.61% increase compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year SPG has beat the expectations every quarter. The highest one was in the 3rd calendar quarter where they beat the consensus by 3.65%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for SPG is 20.38 vs. an industry ratio of 16.30, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Sysco Corporation ( SYY ) is reporting for the quarter ending December 31, 2012. The wholesale food company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 9 analysts that follow the stock is $0.41. This value represents a -10.87% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. SYY missed the consensus earnings per share in the 2nd calendar quarter of 2012 by -1.85%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for SYY is 16.13 vs. an industry ratio of 20.70.

Humana Inc. ( HUM ) is reporting for the quarter ending December 31, 2012. The hmo company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 15 analysts that follow the stock is $1.07. This value represents a -4.46% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for HUM is 9.89 vs. an industry ratio of -8.40, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Clorox Company ( CLX ) is reporting for the quarter ending December 31, 2012. The cleaning company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 15 analysts that follow the stock is $0.81. This value represents a -1.22% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year CLX has beat the expectations every quarter. The highest one was in the 3rd calendar quarter where they beat the consensus by 6.32%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for CLX is 18.23 vs. an industry ratio of 17.50, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Randgold Resources Limited ( GOLD ) is reporting for the quarter ending December 31, 2012. The gold mining company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 1 analyst that follows the stock is $1.59. This value represents a 27.20% increase compared to the same quarter last year. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for GOLD is 19.45 vs. an industry ratio of -6.50, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. ( RCL ) is reporting for the quarter ending December 31, 2012. The leisure (recreational) company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 10 analysts that follow the stock is $0.06. This value represents a -64.71% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. RCL missed the consensus earnings per share in the 2nd calendar quarter of 2012 by -25%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for RCL is 18.56 vs. an industry ratio of 23.30.

Transdigm Group Incorporated ( TDG ) is reporting for the quarter ending December 31, 2012. The aerospace and defense company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 8 analysts that follow the stock is $0.91. This value represents a -29.46% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year TDG 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 TDG is 23.19 vs. an industry ratio of 36.00.

Gannett Co., Inc. ( GCI ) is reporting for the quarter ending December 31, 2012. The publishing company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 7 analysts that follow the stock is $0.88. This value represents a 22.22% increase compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year GCI has beat the expectations every quarter. The highest one was in the 3rd calendar quarter where they beat the consensus by 3.7%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for GCI is 8.46 vs. an industry ratio of 19.40.

Mercury General Corporation ( MCY ) is reporting for the quarter ending December 31, 2012. The insurance (property & casualty) company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 5 analysts that follow the stock is $0.25. This value represents a -57.63% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for MCY is 22.37 vs. an industry ratio of 15.90, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Sohu.com Inc. ( SOHU ) is reporting for the quarter ending December 31, 2012. The internet services company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 8 analysts that follow the stock is $0.54. This value represents a -57.81% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. SOHU missed the consensus earnings per share in the 2nd calendar quarter of 2012 by -20%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for SOHU is 23.70 vs. an industry ratio of 31.20.

MWI Veterinary Supply, Inc. ( MWIV ) is reporting for the quarter ending December 31, 2012. The medical/dental supplies company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 5 analysts that follow the stock is $1.19. This value represents a 13.33% increase compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year MWIV has beat the expectations every quarter. The highest one was in the 3rd calendar quarter where they beat the consensus by 2.06%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for MWIV is 23.55 vs. an industry ratio of -92.90, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Benchmark Electronics, Inc. ( BHE ) is reporting for the quarter ending December 31, 2012. The electrical company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 5 analysts that follow the stock is $0.30. This value represents a 76.47% increase compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year BHE has beat the expectations every quarter. The highest one was in the 3rd calendar quarter where they beat the consensus by 3.33%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for BHE is 14.88 vs. an industry ratio of 10.90, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.




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