Pre-Market Earnings Report for July 12, 2012 : FAST, CBSH, NG, TRIB, MTOX

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The following companies are expected to report earnings prior to market open on 07/12/2012. Visit our Earnings Calendar for a full list of expected earnings releases.

Fastenal Company ( FAST ) is reporting for the quarter ending June 30, 2012. The building company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 8 analysts that follow the stock is $0.37. This value represents a 15.63% increase compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year FAST has met analyst expectations three times and beat the expectations the other quarter. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for FAST is 28.04 vs. an industry ratio of 13.60, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Commerce Bancshares, Inc. ( CBSH ) is reporting for the quarter ending June 30, 2012. The bank (midwest) company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 12 analysts that follow the stock is $0.72. This value represents a -4.00% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for CBSH is 13.08 vs. an industry ratio of 12.10, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Novagold Resources Inc New ( NG ) is reporting for the quarter ending May 31, 2012. The consensus earnings per share forecast from the 1 analyst that follows the stock is $-0.06. NG reported earnings of $-0.03 per share for the same quarter a year ago; representing a a increase of 100.00%. Trinity Biotech plc ( TRIB ) is reporting for the quarter ending June 30, 2012. The medical products company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 2 analysts that follow the stock is $0.19. This value represents a 11.76% increase compared to the same quarter last year. TRIB missed the consensus earnings per share in the 4th calendar quarter by -5.26%. The "days to cover" for this stock exceeds 14 days. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for TRIB is 15.91 vs. an industry ratio of 19.80.

Medtox Scientific, Inc. ( MTOX ) is reporting for the quarter ending June 30, 2012. The medical (outpatient/home care) company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 2 analysts that follow the stock is $0.20. This value represents a 25.00% increase compared to the same quarter last year. The last two quarters MTOX had negative earnings surprises; Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for MTOX is 34.53 vs. an industry ratio of 12.70, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.



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Referenced Stocks: CBSH , FAST , MTOX , NG , TRIB

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