Pre-Market Earnings Report for January 23, 2013 : MCD, UTX, ABT, PX, GD, NVS, BHI, WLP, APD, COH, MSI, TEL

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The following companies are expected to report earnings prior to market open on 01/23/2013. Visit our Earnings Calendar for a full list of expected earnings releases.

McDonald's Corporation ( MCD ) is reporting for the quarter ending December 31, 2012. The restaurant company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 25 analysts that follow the stock is $1.33. This value represents a no change for the same quarter last year. The last two quarters MCD had negative earnings surprises; the latest report they missed by -2.72%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for MCD is 17.34 vs. an industry ratio of 16.60, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

United Technologies Corporation ( UTX ) is reporting for the quarter ending December 31, 2012. The diversified operations company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 17 analysts that follow the stock is $1.02. This value represents a -30.14% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year UTX 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 UTX is 16.34 vs. an industry ratio of 15.20, 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, 2012. The large cap pharmaceutical company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 5 analysts that follow the stock is $1.50. This value represents a 3.45% increase compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year ABT has beat the expectations every quarter. The highest one was in the 3rd calendar quarter where they beat the consensus by 1.56%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for ABT is 6.47 vs. an industry ratio of 14.50.

Praxair, Inc. ( PX ) 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 $1.38. This value represents a 1.47% increase compared to the same quarter last year. PX missed the consensus earnings per share in the 4th calendar quarter of 2011 by -0.73%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for PX is 20.38 vs. an industry ratio of 14.30, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

General Dynamics Corporation ( GD ) is reporting for the quarter ending December 31, 2012. The aerospace and defense company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 16 analysts that follow the stock is $1.92. This value represents a -4.00% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. GD missed the consensus earnings per share in the 3rd calendar quarter of 2012 by -3.95%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for GD is 10.14 vs. an industry ratio of 13.40.

Novartis AG ( NVS ) is reporting for the quarter ending December 31, 2012. The large cap pharmaceutical company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 4 analysts that follow the stock is $1.24. This value represents a 0.81% increase compared to the same quarter last year. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for NVS is 12.50 vs. an industry ratio of 14.50.

Baker Hughes Incorporated ( BHI ) is reporting for the quarter ending December 31, 2012. The oil (field services) company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 28 analysts that follow the stock is $0.61. This value represents a -50.00% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for BHI is 13.84 vs. an industry ratio of 13.70, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

WellPoint Inc. ( WLP ) is reporting for the quarter ending December 31, 2012. The hmo company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 17 analysts that follow the stock is $0.95. This value represents a -4.04% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for WLP is 8.47 vs. an industry ratio of -8.20, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. ( APD ) 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 $1.29. This value represents a -5.15% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for APD is 15.45 vs. an industry ratio of 14.30, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Coach, Inc. ( COH ) is reporting for the quarter ending December 31, 2012. The textile company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 24 analysts that follow the stock is $1.29. This value represents a 9.32% increase compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year COH has beat the expectations every quarter. The highest one was in the 3rd calendar quarter where they beat the consensus by 2.67%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for COH is 15.93 vs. an industry ratio of 16.90.

Motorola Solutions, Inc. ( MSI ) is reporting for the quarter ending December 31, 2012. The wireless equipment company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 3 analysts that follow the stock is $0.92. This value represents a 17.95% increase compared to the same quarter last year. MSI missed the consensus earnings per share in the 2nd calendar quarter of 2012 by -3.23%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for MSI is 21.38 vs. an industry ratio of 14.90, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

TE Connectivity Ltd. ( TEL ) is reporting for the quarter ending December 31, 2012. The electrical instrument company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 9 analysts that follow the stock is $0.64. This value represents a -3.03% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. TEL missed the consensus earnings per share in the 4th calendar quarter of 2011 by -5.71%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for TEL is 12.37 vs. an industry ratio of 7.20, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.



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