Pre-Market Earnings Report for January 22, 2014 : UTX, USB, ABT, ASML, FCX, GD, NSC, TEL, STJ, PH, MSI, PGR

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The following companies are expected to report earnings prior to market open on 01/22/2014. Visit our Earnings Calendar for a full list of expected earnings releases.

United Technologies Corporation ( UTX ) is reporting for the quarter ending December 31, 2013. The diversified operations company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 15 analysts that follow the stock is $1.53. This value represents a 18.60% increase compared to the same quarter last year. UTX missed the consensus earnings per share in the 1st calendar quarter of 2013 by -1.54%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for UTX is 18.54 vs. an industry ratio of 18.00, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

U.S. Bancorp ( USB ) is reporting for the quarter ending December 31, 2013. The bank company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 18 analysts that follow the stock is $0.75. This value represents a no change for the same quarter last year. In the past year USB has met analyst expectations three times and beat the expectations the other quarter. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for USB is 13.82 vs. an industry ratio of 13.20, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Abbott Laboratories ( ABT ) is reporting for the quarter ending December 31, 2013. The large cap pharmaceutical company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 13 analysts that follow the stock is $0.58. This value represents a 61.84% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year ABT 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 ABT is 19.60 vs. an industry ratio of 17.00, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

ASML Holding N.V. ( ASML ) is reporting for the quarter ending December 31, 2013. The capital goods company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 3 analysts that follow the stock is $1.26. This value represents a 29.90% increase compared to the same quarter last year. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for ASML is 29.61 vs. an industry ratio of 19.50, 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, 2013. The mining company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 15 analysts that follow the stock is $0.82. This value represents a 5.13% increase compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year FCX has beat the expectations every quarter. The highest one was in the 3rd calendar quarter where they beat the consensus by 38.1%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for FCX is 14.19 vs. an industry ratio of 39.00.

General Dynamics Corporation ( GD ) 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 $1.76. This value represents a 26.62% increase compared to the same quarter last year. GD missed the consensus earnings per share in the 4th calendar quarter of 2012 by -26.84%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for GD is 13.60 vs. an industry ratio of 19.10.

Norfolk Souther Corporation ( NSC ) is reporting for the quarter ending December 31, 2013. The transportation (rail) company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 13 analysts that follow the stock is $1.50. This value represents a 15.38% increase compared to the same quarter last year. NSC missed the consensus earnings per share in the 2nd calendar quarter of 2013 by -2.67%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for NSC is 15.56 vs. an industry ratio of 18.20.

TE Connectivity Ltd. ( TEL ) is reporting for the quarter ending December 31, 2013. The electrical instrument company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 7 analysts that follow the stock is $0.77. This value represents a 18.46% increase compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year TEL has beat the expectations every quarter. The highest one was in the 3rd calendar quarter where they beat the consensus by 3.33%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2014 Price to Earnings ratio for TEL is 15.24 vs. an industry ratio of 16.20.

St. Jude Medical, Inc. ( STJ ) is reporting for the quarter ending December 31, 2013. The medical products company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 13 analysts that follow the stock is $0.96. This value represents a 4.35% increase compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year STJ 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 STJ is 17.62 vs. an industry ratio of 3.20, 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, 2013. The machinery company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 9 analysts that follow the stock is $1.25. This value represents a 5.04% increase compared to the same quarter last year. PH missed the consensus earnings per share in the 2nd calendar quarter of 2013 by -8.72%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2014 Price to Earnings ratio for PH is 19.43 vs. an industry ratio of 18.10, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Motorola Solutions, Inc. ( MSI ) is reporting for the quarter ending December 31, 2013. The wireless equipment company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 4 analysts that follow the stock is $1.50. This value represents a 51.52% increase compared to the same quarter last year. MSI missed the consensus earnings per share in the 1st calendar quarter of 2013 by -1.79%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for MSI is 15.66 vs. an industry ratio of 70.00.

Progressive Corporation ( PGR ) is reporting for the quarter ending December 31, 2013. The insurance (property & casualty) company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 14 analysts that follow the stock is $0.42. This value represents a 23.53% increase compared to the same quarter last year. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for PGR is 16.18 vs. an industry ratio of 13.30, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.



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