Pre-Market Earnings Report for July 20, 2012 : GE, SLB, AEP, BHI, IR, IDXX, ALV, MAN, FHN, SXT, BMI, ACU

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The following companies are expected to report earnings prior to market open on 07/20/2012. Visit our Earnings Calendar for a full list of expected earnings releases.

General Electric Company ( GE ) is reporting for the quarter ending June 30, 2012. The diversified operations company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 8 analysts that follow the stock is $0.37. This value represents a 12.12% increase compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year GE has met analyst expectations once and beat the expectations the other three quarters. Schlumberger N.V. ( SLB ) is reporting for the quarter ending June 30, 2012. The oil (field services) company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 23 analysts that follow the stock is $1.00. This value represents a 14.94% increase compared to the same quarter last year. SLB missed the consensus earnings per share in the 3rd calendar quarter by -2.97%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for SLB is 16.22 vs. an industry ratio of -0.30, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

American Electric Power Company, Inc. ( AEP ) is reporting for the quarter ending June 30, 2012. The electric power utilities company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 9 analysts that follow the stock is $0.72. This value represents a -1.37% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. AEP missed the consensus earnings per share in the 2nd calendar quarter by -3.95%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for AEP is 13.79 vs. an industry ratio of 13.00, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Baker Hughes Incorporated ( BHI ) is reporting for the quarter ending June 30, 2012. The oil (field services) company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 19 analysts that follow the stock is $0.78. This value represents a -16.13% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for BHI is 11.85 vs. an industry ratio of -0.30, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Ingersoll-Rand plc (Ireland) ( IR ) is reporting for the quarter ending June 30, 2012. The machinery company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 15 analysts that follow the stock is $0.90. This value represents a 2.27% increase compared to the same quarter last year. IR missed the consensus earnings per share in the 2nd calendar quarter by -6.38%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for IR is 13.80 vs. an industry ratio of 29.80.

IDEXX Laboratories, Inc. ( IDXX ) is reporting for the quarter ending June 30, 2012. The medical instruments company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 10 analysts that follow the stock is $0.90. This value represents a 8.43% increase compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year IDXX has beat the expectations every quarter. The highest one was in the 1st calendar quarter where they beat the consensus by 1.41%. The "days to cover" for this stock exceeds 13 days. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for IDXX is 29.70 vs. an industry ratio of 14.80, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Autoliv, Inc. ( ALV ) is reporting for the quarter ending June 30, 2012. The auto (truck) company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 7 analysts that follow the stock is $1.39. This value represents a -9.74% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for ALV is 8.94 vs. an industry ratio of 12.10.

ManpowerGroup ( MAN ) is reporting for the quarter ending June 30, 2012. The staffing company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 13 analysts that follow the stock is $0.72. This value represents a -17.24% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year MAN has beat the expectations every quarter. The highest one was in the 1st calendar quarter where they beat the consensus by 42.86%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for MAN is 12.29 vs. an industry ratio of 17.80.

First Tennessee National Corporation ( FHN ) is reporting for the quarter ending June 30, 2012. The banks (southeast) company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 20 analysts that follow the stock is $-0.50. This value represents a -412.50% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. The last two quarters FHN had negative earnings surprises; the latest report they missed by -7.69%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for FHN is 177.40 vs. an industry ratio of 14.20, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Sensient Technologies Corporation ( SXT ) is reporting for the quarter ending June 30, 2012. The chemical company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 3 analysts that follow the stock is $0.70. This value represents a 4.48% increase compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year SXT has beat the expectations every quarter. The highest one was in the 1st calendar quarter where they beat the consensus by 1.75%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for SXT is 14.46 vs. an industry ratio of 13.40, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Badger Meter, Inc. ( BMI ) is reporting for the quarter ending June 30, 2012. The industrial company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 7 analysts that follow the stock is $0.54. This value represents a 3.85% increase compared to the same quarter last year. The "days to cover" for this stock exceeds 11 days. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for BMI is 21.55 vs. an industry ratio of 18.50, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Acme United Corporation. ( ACU ) is reporting for the quarter ending June 30, 2012. The consensus earnings per share forecast from the 1 analyst that follows the stock is $0.56. ACU reported earnings of $0.56 per share for the same quarter a year ago; representing a



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