Pre-Market Earnings Report for January 21, 2014 : JNJ, VZ, HAL, TRV, DAL, BHI, FRX, AMTD, RF, COL, SBNY, EDU

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The following companies are expected to report earnings prior to market open on 01/21/2014. Visit our Earnings Calendar for a full list of expected earnings releases.

Johnson & Johnson ( JNJ ) is reporting for the quarter ending December 31, 2013. The large cap pharmaceutical company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 11 analysts that follow the stock is $1.20. This value represents a 0.84% increase compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year JNJ has beat the expectations every quarter. The highest one was in the 3rd calendar quarter where they beat the consensus by 3.82%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for JNJ is 17.24 vs. an industry ratio of 17.10, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Verizon Communications Inc. ( VZ ) is reporting for the quarter ending December 31, 2013. The diversified company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 12 analysts that follow the stock is $0.65. This value represents a 71.05% increase compared to the same quarter last year. VZ missed the consensus earnings per share in the 4th calendar quarter of 2012 by -28.3%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for VZ is 17.21 vs. an industry ratio of 13.30, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Halliburton Company ( HAL ) is reporting for the quarter ending December 31, 2013. The oil (field services) company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 17 analysts that follow the stock is $0.89. This value represents a 41.27% increase compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year HAL has beat the expectations every quarter. The highest one was in the 3rd calendar quarter where they beat the consensus by 1.22%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for HAL is 16.37 vs. an industry ratio of 13.90, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

The Travelers Companies, Inc. ( TRV ) is reporting for the quarter ending December 31, 2013. The insurance (property & casualty) company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 16 analysts that follow the stock is $2.15. This value represents a 198.61% increase compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year TRV has beat the expectations every quarter. The highest one was in the 3rd calendar quarter where they beat the consensus by 18.09%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for TRV is 9.80 vs. an industry ratio of 13.40.

Delta Air Lines, Inc. ( DAL ) is reporting for the quarter ending December 31, 2013. The airline company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 9 analysts that follow the stock is $0.63. This value represents a 125.00% increase compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year DAL 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 DAL is 10.09 vs. an industry ratio of 13.50.

Baker Hughes Incorporated ( BHI ) is reporting for the quarter ending December 31, 2013. The oil (field services) company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 11 analysts that follow the stock is $0.66. This value represents a 6.45% increase compared to the same quarter last year. BHI missed the consensus earnings per share in the 2nd calendar quarter of 2013 by -6.15%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for BHI is 18.85 vs. an industry ratio of 13.90, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Forest Laboratories, Inc. ( FRX ) is reporting for the quarter ending December 31, 2013. The drug company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 12 analysts that follow the stock is $0.06. This value represents a 128.57% increase compared to the same quarter last year. FRX missed the consensus earnings per share in the 4th calendar quarter of 2012 by -61.54%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2014 Price to Earnings ratio for FRX is 62.64 vs. an industry ratio of 1.60, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation ( AMTD ) is reporting for the quarter ending December 31, 2013. The investment bankers company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 11 analysts that follow the stock is $0.32. This value represents a 18.52% increase compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year AMTD 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 AMTD is 24.00 vs. an industry ratio of 1.40, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Regions Financial Corporation ( RF ) is reporting for the quarter ending December 31, 2013. The banks (southeast) company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 15 analysts that follow the stock is $0.20. This value represents a 9.09% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. The last two quarters RF had negative earnings surprises; the latest report they missed by -4.76%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for RF is 12.78 vs. an industry ratio of 18.70.

Rockwell Collins, Inc. ( COL ) is reporting for the quarter ending December 31, 2013. The aerospace and defense company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 13 analysts that follow the stock is $0.95. This value represents a 1.06% increase compared to the same quarter last year. COL missed the consensus earnings per share in the 3rd calendar quarter of 2013 by -2.29%. The "days to cover" for this stock exceeds 12 days. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2014 Price to Earnings ratio for COL is 17.35 vs. an industry ratio of 25.80.

Signature Bank ( SBNY ) is reporting for the quarter ending December 31, 2013. The bank (northeast) company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 19 analysts that follow the stock is $1.26. This value represents a 20.00% increase compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year SBNY has beat the expectations every quarter. The highest one was in the 3rd calendar quarter where they beat the consensus by 4.24%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for SBNY is 23.42 vs. an industry ratio of 19.50, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

New Oriental Education & Technology Group, Inc. ( EDU ) is reporting for the quarter ending November 30, 2013. The education (school) company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 4 analysts that follow the stock is $-0.01. This value represents a 90.00% increase compared to the same quarter last year. EDU missed the consensus earnings per share in the 4th calendar quarter of 2012 by -150%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2014 Price to Earnings ratio for EDU is 25.38 vs. an industry ratio of 23.90, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.



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