Pre-Market Earnings Report for January 29, 2014 : BA, BIIB, DOW, EMC, PSX, PX, SO, VLO, HES, MPC, WLP, NVS

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The following companies are expected to report earnings prior to market open on 01/29/2014. Visit our Earnings Calendar for a full list of expected earnings releases.

Boeing Company ( BA ) is reporting for the quarter ending December 31, 2013. The aerospace and defense company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 12 analysts that follow the stock is $1.58. This value represents a 23.44% increase compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year BA has beat the expectations every quarter. The highest one was in the 3rd calendar quarter where they beat the consensus by 16.88%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for BA is 20.44 vs. an industry ratio of 18.40, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Biogen Idec Inc. ( BIIB ) is reporting for the quarter ending December 31, 2013. The biomedical (gene) company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 5 analysts that follow the stock is $2.22. This value represents a 58.57% increase compared to the same quarter last year. BIIB missed the consensus earnings per share in the 4th calendar quarter of 2012 by -4.11%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for BIIB is 33.81 vs. an industry ratio of 3.40, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Dow Chemical Company ( DOW ) is reporting for the quarter ending December 31, 2013. The chemical company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 13 analysts that follow the stock is $0.43. This value represents a 30.30% increase compared to the same quarter last year. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for DOW is 18.99 vs. an industry ratio of 13.10, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

EMC Corporation ( EMC ) is reporting for the quarter ending December 31, 2013. The computer storage company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 7 analysts that follow the stock is $0.50. This value represents a 8.70% increase compared to the same quarter last year. EMC missed the consensus earnings per share in the 3rd calendar quarter of 2013 by -13.51%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for EMC is 17.13 vs. an industry ratio of -1.00, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Phillips 66 ( PSX ) is reporting for the quarter ending December 31, 2013. The oil refining company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 10 analysts that follow the stock is $1.00. This value represents a 51.46% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. The last two quarters PSX had negative earnings surprises; the latest report they missed by -4.4%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for PSX is 13.33 vs. an industry ratio of 19.80.

Praxair, Inc. ( PX ) is reporting for the quarter ending December 31, 2013. The chemical company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 15 analysts that follow the stock is $1.55. This value represents a 12.32% increase compared to the same quarter last year. PX missed the consensus earnings per share in the 3rd calendar quarter of 2013 by -0.66%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for PX is 21.20 vs. an industry ratio of 13.10, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Southern Company ( SO ) is reporting for the quarter ending December 31, 2013. The electric power utilities company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 10 analysts that follow the stock is $0.46. This value represents a 4.55% increase compared to the same quarter last year. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for SO is 15.33 vs. an industry ratio of 13.10, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Valero Energy Corporation ( VLO ) is reporting for the quarter ending December 31, 2013. The oil refining company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 6 analysts that follow the stock is $1.69. This value represents a 10.11% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. VLO missed the consensus earnings per share in the 2nd calendar quarter of 2013 by -4.26%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for VLO is 12.65 vs. an industry ratio of 19.80.

Hess Corporation ( HES ) is reporting for the quarter ending December 31, 2013. The oil company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 12 analysts that follow the stock is $1.09. This value represents a 9.17% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for HES is 13.05 vs. an industry ratio of 12.80, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Marathon Petroleum Corporation ( MPC ) is reporting for the quarter ending December 31, 2013. The oil refining company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 11 analysts that follow the stock is $1.16. This value represents a 48.67% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. MPC missed the consensus earnings per share in the 3rd calendar quarter of 2013 by -9.23%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for MPC is 14.13 vs. an industry ratio of 19.80.

WellPoint Inc. ( WLP ) is reporting for the quarter ending December 31, 2013. The hmo company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 16 analysts that follow the stock is $0.86. This value represents a 16.50% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year WLP has beat the expectations every quarter. The highest one was in the 3rd calendar quarter where they beat the consensus by 14.75%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for WLP is 9.96 vs. an industry ratio of 11.20.

Novartis AG ( NVS ) is reporting for the quarter ending December 31, 2013. The large cap pharmaceutical company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 2 analysts that follow the stock is $1.22. This value represents a 3.94% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. NVS missed the consensus earnings per share in the 3rd calendar quarter of 2013 by -4.58%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for NVS is 15.51 vs. an industry ratio of 16.40.



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