Pre-Market Earnings Report for January 22, 2013 : JNJ, VZ, DD, CNI, FCX, TRV, DAL, RF, AMTD, KSU, WAT, PKG

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The following companies are expected to report earnings prior to market open on 01/22/2013. Visit our Earnings Calendar for a full list of expected earnings releases.

Johnson & Johnson ( JNJ ) is reporting for the quarter ending December 31, 2012. The large cap pharmaceutical company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 17 analysts that follow the stock is $1.17. This value represents a 3.54% 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 4.17%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for JNJ is 14.32 vs. an industry ratio of 14.50.

Verizon Communications Inc. ( VZ ) is reporting for the quarter ending December 31, 2012. The diversified company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 26 analysts that follow the stock is $0.55. This value represents a 5.77% increase compared to the same quarter last year. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for VZ is 17.41 vs. an industry ratio of 10.60, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company ( DD ) is reporting for the quarter ending December 31, 2012. The chemical company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 15 analysts that follow the stock is $0.09. This value represents a -74.29% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. DD missed the consensus earnings per share in the 3rd calendar quarter of 2012 by -4.35%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for DD is 13.72 vs. an industry ratio of 14.20.

Canadian National Railway Company ( CNI ) is reporting for the quarter ending December 31, 2012. The transportation (rail) company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 21 analysts that follow the stock is $1.42. This value represents a 10.08% increase compared to the same quarter last year. The last two quarters CNI had negative earnings surprises; the latest report they missed by -0.65%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for CNI is 16.94 vs. an industry ratio of 14.80, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Freeport-McMoran Copper & Gold, Inc. ( FCX ) is reporting for the quarter ending December 31, 2012. The mining company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 14 analysts that follow the stock is $0.76. This value represents a 13.43% increase compared to the same quarter last year. The last two quarters FCX had negative earnings surprises; the latest report they missed by -8.11%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for FCX is 10.65 vs. an industry ratio of 0.80, 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, 2012. The insurance (property & casualty) company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 22 analysts that follow the stock is $0.04. This value represents a -97.30% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for TRV is 13.48 vs. an industry ratio of 15.40.

Delta Air Lines Inc. (New) ( DAL ) is reporting for the quarter ending December 31, 2012. The airline company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 13 analysts that follow the stock is $0.28. This value represents a -37.78% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. DAL missed the consensus earnings per share in the 3rd calendar quarter of 2012 by -1.1%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for DAL is 7.56 vs. an industry ratio of 14.70.

Regions Financial Corporation ( RF ) is reporting for the quarter ending December 31, 2012. The banks (southeast) company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 22 analysts that follow the stock is $0.21. This value represents a 133.33% increase compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year RF has beat the expectations every quarter. The highest one was in the 3rd calendar quarter where they beat the consensus by 10%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for RF is 9.93 vs. an industry ratio of 15.90.

TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation ( AMTD ) is reporting for the quarter ending December 31, 2012. The investment bankers company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 15 analysts that follow the stock is $0.24. This value represents a -11.11% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. AMTD missed the consensus earnings per share in the 1st calendar quarter of 2012 by -3.85%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for AMTD is 17.17 vs. an industry ratio of 6.80, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Kansas City Southern ( KSU ) is reporting for the quarter ending December 31, 2012. The transportation (rail) company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 18 analysts that follow the stock is $0.83. This value represents a -4.60% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. KSU missed the consensus earnings per share in the 3rd calendar quarter of 2012 by -2.38%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for KSU is 27.04 vs. an industry ratio of 14.80, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Waters Corporation ( WAT ) is reporting for the quarter ending December 31, 2012. The scientific instrument company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 13 analysts that follow the stock is $1.58. This value represents a 1.28% increase compared to the same quarter last year. WAT missed the consensus earnings per share in the 1st calendar quarter of 2012 by -8.26%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for WAT is 18.41 vs. an industry ratio of 22.90.

Packaging Corporation of America ( PKG ) is reporting for the quarter ending December 31, 2012. The construction company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 11 analysts that follow the stock is $0.62. This value represents a 55.00% increase compared to the same quarter last year. PKG missed the consensus earnings per share in the 3rd calendar quarter of 2012 by -1.79%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for PKG is 19.29 vs. an industry ratio of 15.70, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.



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