Pre-Market Earnings Report for January 18, 2013 : GE, SLB, MS, STT, JCI, STI, PGR, PH, COL, MMR, FHN, WBS

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The following companies are expected to report earnings prior to market open on 01/18/2013. Visit our Earnings Calendar for a full list of expected earnings releases.

General Electric Company ( GE ) is reporting for the quarter ending December 31, 2012. The diversified operations company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 9 analysts that follow the stock is $0.43. This value represents a 10.26% increase compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year GE 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 GE is 13.99 vs. an industry ratio of 15.00.

Schlumberger N.V. ( SLB ) is reporting for the quarter ending December 31, 2012. The oil (field services) company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 26 analysts that follow the stock is $1.08. This value represents a -2.70% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year SLB has beat the expectations every quarter. The highest one was in the 3rd calendar quarter where they beat the consensus by 1.89%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for SLB is 17.52 vs. an industry ratio of 13.30, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Morgan Stanley ( MS ) is reporting for the quarter ending December 31, 2012. The investment bankers company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 22 analysts that follow the stock is $0.26. This value represents a -285.71% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. MS missed the consensus earnings per share in the 2nd calendar quarter of 2012 by -62.79%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for MS is -342.33 vs. an industry ratio of 6.70.

State Street Corporation ( STT ) 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 $1.00. This value represents a 7.53% increase compared to the same quarter last year. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for STT is 12.98 vs. an industry ratio of 11.00, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Johnson Controls, Inc. ( JCI ) is reporting for the quarter ending December 31, 2012. The auto (truck) company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 20 analysts that follow the stock is $0.51. This value represents a -15.00% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for JCI is 11.96 vs. an industry ratio of 9.80, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

SunTrust Banks, Inc. ( STI ) is reporting for the quarter ending December 31, 2012. The bank company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 26 analysts that follow the stock is $0.61. This value represents a 117.86% increase compared to the same quarter last year. STI missed the consensus earnings per share in the 3rd calendar quarter of 2012 by -1%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for STI is 8.21 vs. an industry ratio of 11.00.

Progressive Corporation ( PGR ) is reporting for the quarter ending December 31, 2012. The insurance (property & casualty) company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 20 analysts that follow the stock is $0.34. This value represents a -8.11% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. PGR missed the consensus earnings per share in the 2nd calendar quarter of 2012 by -25.93%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for PGR is 19.47 vs. an industry ratio of 15.30, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Parker-Hannifin Corporation ( PH ) is reporting for the quarter ending December 31, 2012. The machinery company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 9 analysts that follow the stock is $1.12. This value represents a -28.21% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for PH is 14.06 vs. an industry ratio of 14.20.

Rockwell Collins, Inc. ( COL ) is reporting for the quarter ending December 31, 2012. The aerospace and defense company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 15 analysts that follow the stock is $0.90. This value represents a 4.65% increase compared to the same quarter last year. COL missed the consensus earnings per share in the 2nd calendar quarter of 2012 by -0.87%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for COL is 13.32 vs. an industry ratio of 38.00.

McMoRan Exploration Company ( MMR ) is reporting for the quarter ending December 31, 2012. The oil (us exp & production) company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 7 analysts that follow the stock is $-0.10. This value represents a 233.33% increase compared to the same quarter last year. The last two quarters MMR had negative earnings surprises; the latest report they missed by -6.67%. The days to cover, as reported in the 12/31/2012 12:00:00 AM short interest update, increased394.057520848552 from previous report on12/14/2012 12:00:00 AM Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for MMR is -35.56 vs. an industry ratio of 20.60.

First Tennessee National Corporation ( FHN ) is reporting for the quarter ending December 31, 2012. The banks (southeast) company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 20 analysts that follow the stock is $0.17. This value represents a 30.77% increase compared to the same quarter last year. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for FHN is -92.09 vs. an industry ratio of 15.80.

Webster Financial Corporation ( WBS ) is reporting for the quarter ending December 31, 2012. The bank (northeast) company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 15 analysts that follow the stock is $0.49. This value represents a 13.95% increase compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year WBS 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 WBS is 11.74 vs. an industry ratio of 18.30.



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