Pre-Market Earnings Report for July 29, 2013 : BEN, SPG, L, ROP, HTZ, CNA, BWP, LECO, CNO, TEN, AWI, SOHU

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The following companies are expected to report earnings prior to market open on 07/29/2013. Visit our Earnings Calendar for a full list of expected earnings releases.

Franklin Resources, Inc. ( BEN ) is reporting for the quarter ending June 30, 2013. The finance/investment management company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 15 analysts that follow the stock is $2.56. This value represents a 20.75% increase compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year BEN has beat the expectations every quarter. The highest one was in the 1st calendar quarter where they beat the consensus by 8.47%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for BEN is 14.02 vs. an industry ratio of 20.80.

Simon Property Group, Inc. ( SPG ) is reporting for the quarter ending June 30, 2013. The reit company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 13 analysts that follow the stock is $2.07. This value represents a 9.52% increase compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year SPG has beat the expectations every quarter. The highest one was in the 1st calendar quarter where they beat the consensus by 1.99%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for SPG is 18.87 vs. an industry ratio of 16.70, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Loews Corporation ( L ) is reporting for the quarter ending June 30, 2013. The insurance company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 1 analyst that follows the stock is $0.73. This value represents a 55.32% increase compared to the same quarter last year. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for L is 14.55 vs. an industry ratio of 11.60, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Roper Industries, Inc. ( ROP ) is reporting for the quarter ending June 30, 2013. The industrial company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 7 analysts that follow the stock is $1.30. This value represents a 13.04% increase compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year ROP has met analyst expectations once and beat the expectations the other three quarters. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for ROP is 22.57 vs. an industry ratio of 10.80, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Hertz Global Holdings, Inc ( HTZ ) is reporting for the quarter ending June 30, 2013. The business services company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 5 analysts that follow the stock is $0.46. This value represents a 31.43% increase compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year HTZ has beat the expectations every quarter. The highest one was in the 1st calendar quarter where they beat the consensus by 23.53%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for HTZ is 14.14 vs. an industry ratio of 18.50.

CNA Financial Corporation ( CNA ) is reporting for the quarter ending June 30, 2013. The insurance (property & casualty) company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 3 analysts that follow the stock is $0.64. This value represents a 14.29% increase compared to the same quarter last year. CNA missed the consensus earnings per share in the 4th calendar quarter of 2012 by -150%. The days to cover, as reported in the 7/15/2013 short interest update, increased 181.02% from previous report on 6/28/2013. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for CNA is 11.52 vs. an industry ratio of 14.40.

Boardwalk Pipeline Partners L.P. ( BWP ) is reporting for the quarter ending June 30, 2013. The oil/gas company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 8 analysts that follow the stock is $0.30. This value represents a 3.23% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. BWP missed the consensus earnings per share in the 3rd calendar quarter of 2012 by -10.34%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for BWP is 23.50 vs. an industry ratio of 30.40.

Lincoln Electric Holdings, Inc. ( LECO ) is reporting for the quarter ending June 30, 2013. The machinery company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 6 analysts that follow the stock is $0.90. This value represents a 11.11% increase compared to the same quarter last year. LECO missed the consensus earnings per share in the 2nd calendar quarter of 2012 by -4.71%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for LECO is 17.12 vs. an industry ratio of 16.20, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

CNO Financial Group, Inc. ( CNO ) is reporting for the quarter ending June 30, 2013. The insurance company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 5 analysts that follow the stock is $0.26. This value represents a 30.00% increase compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year CNO has met analyst expectations once and beat the expectations the other three quarters. The "days to cover" for this stock exceeds 10 days. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for CNO is 13.69 vs. an industry ratio of 11.60, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Tenneco Inc. ( TEN ) is reporting for the quarter ending June 30, 2013. The auto (truck) company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 10 analysts that follow the stock is $1.09. This value represents a 4.39% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. TEN missed the consensus earnings per share in the 4th calendar quarter of 2012 by -2.94%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for TEN is 13.36 vs. an industry ratio of 7.50, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Armstrong World Industries Inc ( AWI ) is reporting for the quarter ending June 30, 2013. The building company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 8 analysts that follow the stock is $0.63. This value represents a 10.00% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for AWI is 21.93 vs. an industry ratio of 6.90, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Sohu.com Inc. ( SOHU ) is reporting for the quarter ending June 30, 2013. The internet services company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 3 analysts that follow the stock is $0.49. This value represents a 53.13% increase compared to the same quarter last year. SOHU missed the consensus earnings per share in the 2nd calendar quarter of 2012 by -20%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for SOHU is 26.48 vs. an industry ratio of 51.60.



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