Pre-Market Earnings Report for July 30, 2012 : BEN, HCA, CNA, CIT, BWP, ARW, CMP, DBD, CALM, DX, DSPG, IBCP

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The following companies are expected to report earnings prior to market open on 07/30/2012. Visit our Earnings Calendar for a full list of expected earnings releases.

Franklin Resources, Inc. ( BEN ) is reporting for the quarter ending June 30, 2012. The finance/investment management company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 16 analysts that follow the stock is $2.04. This value represents a -9.73% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. BEN missed the consensus earnings per share in the 3rd calendar quarter by -5.53%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for BEN is 12.35 vs. an industry ratio of 16.20.

HCA Holdings, Inc. ( HCA ) is reporting for the quarter ending June 30, 2012. The hospital company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 17 analysts that follow the stock is $0.78. This value represents a 52.94% increase compared to the same quarter last year. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for HCA is 7.23 vs. an industry ratio of 13.50.

CNA Financial Corporation ( CNA ) is reporting for the quarter ending June 30, 2012. The insurance (property & casualty) company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 4 analysts that follow the stock is $0.56. This value represents a 30.23% increase compared to the same quarter last year. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for CNA is 9.39 vs. an industry ratio of 11.70.

CIT Group Inc ( DEL ) ( CIT ) is reporting for the quarter ending June 30, 2012. The financial services company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 10 analysts that follow the stock is $-0.52. This value represents a 116.67% increase compared to the same quarter last year. CIT missed the consensus earnings per share in the 1st calendar quarter by -44.16%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for CIT is -12.62 vs. an industry ratio of 15.30.

Boardwalk Pipeline Partners L.P. ( BWP ) is reporting for the quarter ending June 30, 2012. The oil/gas company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 12 analysts that follow the stock is $0.25. This value represents a 4.17% increase compared to the same quarter last year. The last two quarters BWP had negative earnings surprises; Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for BWP is 21.47 vs. an industry ratio of 23.80.

Arrow Electronics, Inc. ( ARW ) is reporting for the quarter ending June 30, 2012. The electrical company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 9 analysts that follow the stock is $1.12. This value represents a -17.65% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. ARW missed the consensus earnings per share in the 1st calendar quarter by -1.87%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for ARW is 7.17 vs. an industry ratio of 12.60.

Compass Minerals Intl Inc ( CMP ) is reporting for the quarter ending June 30, 2012. The chemical company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 7 analysts that follow the stock is $0.26. This value represents a -38.10% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. The "days to cover" for this stock exceeds 10 days. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for CMP is 18.54 vs. an industry ratio of 11.60, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Diebold, Incorporated ( DBD ) is reporting for the quarter ending June 30, 2012. The computer company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 5 analysts that follow the stock is $0.59. This value represents a 34.09% increase compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year DBD has beat the expectations every quarter. The highest one was in the 1st calendar quarter where they beat the consensus by 124.24%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for DBD is 13.32 vs. an industry ratio of 9.30, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Cal-Maine Foods, Inc. ( CALM ) is reporting for the quarter ending May 31, 2012. The food company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 3 analysts that follow the stock is $0.45. This value represents a 50.00% increase compared to the same quarter last year. The "days to cover" for this stock exceeds 13 days. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for CALM is 13.36 vs. an industry ratio of 31.30.

Dynex Capital, Inc. ( DX ) is reporting for the quarter ending June 30, 2012. The reit company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 5 analysts that follow the stock is $0.35. This value represents a 2.94% increase compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year DX and beat the expectations the other three quarters. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for DX is 7.44 vs. an industry ratio of 8.40.

DSP Group, Inc. ( DSPG ) is reporting for the quarter ending June 30, 2012. The telecommunications equipment company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 1 analyst that follows the stock is $-0.10. This value represents a -1100.00% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. DSPG missed the consensus earnings per share in the 2nd calendar quarter by -50%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for DSPG is -23.04 vs. an industry ratio of 5.10.

Independent Bank Corporation (IBCP) is reporting for the quarter ending June 30, 2012. The bank (midwest) company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 1 analyst that follows the stock is $0.01. This value represents a -108.33% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year IBCP has beat the expectations every quarter. The highest one was in the 1st calendar quarter where they beat the consensus by 999%. The "days to cover" for this stock exceeds 13 days. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for IBCP is 7.83 vs. an industry ratio of 11.60.



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