Pre-Market Earnings Report for January 14, 2013 : PPG, MASC

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The following companies are expected to report earnings prior to market open on 01/14/2013. Visit our Earnings Calendar for a full list of expected earnings releases.

PPG Industries, Inc. ( PPG ) is reporting for the quarter ending December 31, 2012. The chemical company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 18 analysts that follow the stock is $1.53. This value represents a 17.69% increase compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year PPG has met analyst expectations once and beat the expectations the other three quarters. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for PPG is 17.88 vs. an industry ratio of 14.30, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Material Sciences Corporation ( MASC ) is reporting for the quarter ending November 30, 2012. The steel (specialty) company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 1 analyst that follows the stock is $0.21. This value represents a -38.24% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. MASC missed the consensus earnings per share in the 3rd calendar quarter by -40%. The "days to cover" for this stock exceeds 35 days. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for MASC is 14.55 vs. an industry ratio of 13.70, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.




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