Pre-Market Earnings Report for July 24, 2012 : T, MO, APD, AME, AMG, BEAV, AVY, AXE, ABG, ASTE, AKS, AUDC

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The following companies are expected to report earnings prior to market open on 07/24/2012. Visit our Earnings Calendar for a full list of expected earnings releases.

AT&T Inc. ( T ) is reporting for the quarter ending June 30, 2012. The diversified company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 26 analysts that follow the stock is $0.63. This value represents a 5.00% increase compared to the same quarter last year. T missed the consensus earnings per share in the 4th calendar quarter by -2.33%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for T is 14.89 vs. an industry ratio of 12.00, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Altria Group ( MO ) is reporting for the quarter ending June 30, 2012. The tobacco company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 10 analysts that follow the stock is $0.57. This value represents a 7.55% increase compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year MO 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 MO is 16.25 vs. an industry ratio of 10.00, 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 June 30, 2012. The chemical company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 14 analysts that follow the stock is $1.41. This value represents a -3.42% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. APD missed the consensus earnings per share in the 1st calendar quarter by -1.5%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for APD is 14.57 vs. an industry ratio of 11.70, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

AMTEK, Inc. ( AME ) is reporting for the quarter ending June 30, 2012. The electrical test equipment company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 10 analysts that follow the stock is $0.46. This value represents a 17.95% increase compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year AME has beat the expectations every quarter. The highest one was in the 1st calendar quarter where they beat the consensus by 2.27%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for AME is 18.26 vs. an industry ratio of 16.00, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Affiliated Managers Group, Inc. ( AMG ) is reporting for the quarter ending June 30, 2012. The finance/investment management company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 7 analysts that follow the stock is $1.64. This value represents a -4.09% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year AMG has beat the expectations every quarter. The highest one was in the 1st calendar quarter where they beat the consensus by 1.28%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for AMG is 14.70 vs. an industry ratio of 16.10.

BE Aerospace, Inc. ( BEAV ) is reporting for the quarter ending June 30, 2012. The aerospace and defense company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 15 analysts that follow the stock is $0.68. This value represents a 25.93% increase compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year BEAV has beat the expectations every quarter. The highest one was in the 1st calendar quarter where they beat the consensus by 12.9%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for BEAV is 15.17 vs. an industry ratio of -5.40, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Avery Dennison Corporation ( AVY ) is reporting for the quarter ending June 30, 2012. The office supplies company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 4 analysts that follow the stock is $0.54. This value represents a -30.77% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for AVY is 14.74 vs. an industry ratio of 8.20, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Anixter International Inc. ( AXE ) is reporting for the quarter ending June 30, 2012. The electrical company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 8 analysts that follow the stock is $1.49. This value represents a 4.20% increase compared to the same quarter last year. AXE missed the consensus earnings per share in the 1st calendar quarter by -3.52%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for AXE is 8.96 vs. an industry ratio of 12.60.

Asbury Automotive Group Inc ( ABG ) is reporting for the quarter ending June 30, 2012. The retail company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 7 analysts that follow the stock is $0.64. This value represents a 25.49% increase compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year ABG 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 ABG is 11.31 vs. an industry ratio of 11.80.

Astec Industries, Inc. ( ASTE ) is reporting for the quarter ending June 30, 2012. The machinery company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 9 analysts that follow the stock is $0.66. This value represents a 8.20% increase compared to the same quarter last year. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for ASTE is 13.33 vs. an industry ratio of 10.40, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

AK Steel Holding Corporation ( AKS ) is reporting for the quarter ending June 30, 2012. The steel company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 14 analysts that follow the stock is $0.06. This value represents a -81.25% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. AKS missed the consensus earnings per share in the 2nd calendar quarter by -37.25%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for AKS is -65.50 vs. an industry ratio of 12.80.

AudioCodes Ltd. ( AUDC ) is reporting for the quarter ending June 30, 2012. The communications company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 1 analyst that follows the stock is $-0.02. This value represents a -120.00% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for AUDC is -85.00 vs. an industry ratio of 11.70.



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