Pre-Market Earnings Report for January 17, 2013 : C, BAC, UNH, BLK, PNC, ASML, BBT, TSM, FAST, FITB, APH, HBAN

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The following companies are expected to report earnings prior to market open on 01/17/2013. Visit our Earnings Calendar for a full list of expected earnings releases.

Citigroup Inc. ( C ) is reporting for the quarter ending December 31, 2012. The bank company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 23 analysts that follow the stock is $0.87. This value represents a 128.95% increase compared to the same quarter last year. C missed the consensus earnings per share in the 4th calendar quarter of 2011 by -24%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for C is 13.47 vs. an industry ratio of 11.00, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Bank of America Corporation ( BAC ) is reporting for the quarter ending December 31, 2012. The bank company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 16 analysts that follow the stock is $0.02. This value represents a -86.67% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. BAC missed the consensus earnings per share in the 4th calendar quarter of 2011 by -34.78%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for BAC is 48.13 vs. an industry ratio of 11.00, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

UnitedHealth Group Incorporated ( UNH ) is reporting for the quarter ending December 31, 2012. The hmo company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 18 analysts that follow the stock is $1.20. This value represents a 2.56% increase compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year UNH has beat the expectations every quarter. The highest one was in the 3rd calendar quarter where they beat the consensus by 11.94%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for UNH is 10.17 vs. an industry ratio of -8.00, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

BlackRock, Inc. ( BLK ) is reporting for the quarter ending December 31, 2012. The finance/investment management company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 17 analysts that follow the stock is $3.72. This value represents a 21.57% increase compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year BLK has beat the expectations every quarter. The highest one was in the 3rd calendar quarter where they beat the consensus by 5.15%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for BLK is 16.61 vs. an industry ratio of 37.10.

PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. ( PNC ) is reporting for the quarter ending December 31, 2012. The bank company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 25 analysts that follow the stock is $1.37. This value represents a -1.44% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. PNC missed the consensus earnings per share in the 4th calendar quarter of 2011 by -1.42%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for PNC is 10.91 vs. an industry ratio of 11.00.

ASML Holding N.V. ( ASML ) is reporting for the quarter ending December 31, 2012. The capital goods company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 7 analysts that follow the stock is $0.77. This value represents a -31.86% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year ASML has met analyst expectations twice and beat the expectations the other two quarters. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for ASML is 16.34 vs. an industry ratio of 17.40.

BB&T Corporation ( BBT ) is reporting for the quarter ending December 31, 2012. The bank company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 28 analysts that follow the stock is $0.70. This value represents a 27.27% increase compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year BBT 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 BBT is 11.19 vs. an industry ratio of 11.00, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Limited ( TSM ) is reporting for the quarter ending December 31, 2012. The semi fab foundry company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 4 analysts that follow the stock is $0.28. This value represents a 40.00% increase compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year TSM 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 TSM is 16.41 vs. an industry ratio of 27.40.

Fastenal Company ( FAST ) is reporting for the quarter ending December 31, 2012. The building company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 9 analysts that follow the stock is $0.33. This value represents a 10.00% increase compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year FAST has met analyst expectations three times and beat the expectations the other quarter. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for FAST is 33.13 vs. an industry ratio of 19.00, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Fifth Third Bancorp ( FITB ) is reporting for the quarter ending December 31, 2012. The bank company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 24 analysts that follow the stock is $0.42. This value represents a 27.27% increase compared to the same quarter last year. FITB missed the consensus earnings per share in the 4th calendar quarter of 2011 by -5.71%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for FITB is 9.45 vs. an industry ratio of 11.00.

Amphenol Corporation ( APH ) is reporting for the quarter ending December 31, 2012. The electrical connectors company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 10 analysts that follow the stock is $0.90. This value represents a 23.29% increase compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year APH has beat the expectations every quarter. The highest one was in the 3rd calendar quarter where they beat the consensus by 1.12%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for APH is 19.93 vs. an industry ratio of 19.20, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Huntington Bancshares Incorporated ( HBAN ) is reporting for the quarter ending December 31, 2012. The bank (midwest) company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 22 analysts that follow the stock is $0.17. This value represents a 21.43% increase compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year HBAN 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 HBAN is 9.76 vs. an industry ratio of 11.60.



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