Pre-Market Earnings Report for July 30, 2013 : PFE, MRK, OXY, BP, NEE, NOV, TRI, ECL, GLW, CMI, AET, HCP

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The following companies are expected to report earnings prior to market open on 07/30/2013. Visit our Earnings Calendar for a full list of expected earnings releases.

Pfizer, Inc. ( PFE ) is reporting for the quarter ending June 30, 2013. The large cap pharmaceutical company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 9 analysts that follow the stock is $0.54. This value represents a 12.90% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. PFE missed the consensus earnings per share in the 1st calendar quarter of 2013 by -1.82%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for PFE is 13.60 vs. an industry ratio of 16.00.

Merck & Company, Inc. ( MRK ) is reporting for the quarter ending June 30, 2013. The large cap pharmaceutical company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 9 analysts that follow the stock is $0.82. This value represents a 21.90% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year MRK has beat the expectations every quarter. The highest one was in the 1st calendar quarter where they beat the consensus by 8.97%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for MRK is 13.93 vs. an industry ratio of 16.00.

Occidental Petroleum Corporation ( OXY ) is reporting for the quarter ending June 30, 2013. The oil company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 16 analysts that follow the stock is $1.61. This value represents a 1.83% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year OXY has beat the expectations every quarter. The highest one was in the 1st calendar quarter where they beat the consensus by 7.64%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for OXY is 12.76 vs. an industry ratio of 12.00, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

BP p.l.c. ( BP ) is reporting for the quarter ending June 30, 2013. The oil company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 4 analysts that follow the stock is $1.09. This value represents a 6.84% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. BP missed the consensus earnings per share in the 2nd calendar quarter of 2012 by -20.55%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for BP is 8.72 vs. an industry ratio of 0.20, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

NextEra Energy, Inc. ( NEE ) is reporting for the quarter ending June 30, 2013. The electric power utilities company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 13 analysts that follow the stock is $1.30. This value represents a 3.17% increase compared to the same quarter last year. NEE missed the consensus earnings per share in the 3rd calendar quarter of 2012 by -9.35%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for NEE is 17.06 vs. an industry ratio of 14.90, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

National Oilwel Varcol, Inc. ( NOV ) is reporting for the quarter ending June 30, 2013. The oil field machinery & equipment company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 16 analysts that follow the stock is $1.34. This value represents a 8.22% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. NOV missed the consensus earnings per share in the 1st calendar quarter of 2013 by -5.84%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for NOV is 12.71 vs. an industry ratio of 22.90.

Thomson Reuters Corp ( TRI ) is reporting for the quarter ending June 30, 2013. The technology services company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 6 analysts that follow the stock is $0.44. This value represents a 18.52% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year TRI has beat the expectations every quarter. The highest one was in the 1st calendar quarter where they beat the consensus by 22.58%. The "days to cover" for this stock exceeds 25 days. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for TRI is 19.40 vs. an industry ratio of 29.30.

Ecolab Inc. ( ECL ) is reporting for the quarter ending June 30, 2013. The chemical company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 11 analysts that follow the stock is $0.84. This value represents a 16.67% increase compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year ECL has met analyst expectations three times and beat the expectations the other quarter. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for ECL is 26.49 vs. an industry ratio of 20.30, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Corning Incorporated ( GLW ) is reporting for the quarter ending June 30, 2013. The communications company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 9 analysts that follow the stock is $0.31. This value represents a no change for the same quarter last year. GLW missed the consensus earnings per share in the 2nd calendar quarter of 2012 by -3.12%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for GLW is 11.73 vs. an industry ratio of -14.60, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Cummins Inc. ( CMI ) is reporting for the quarter ending June 30, 2013. The engines company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 13 analysts that follow the stock is $1.97. This value represents a 19.59% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for CMI is 14.76 vs. an industry ratio of 9.10, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Aetna Inc. ( AET ) is reporting for the quarter ending June 30, 2013. The hmo company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 13 analysts that follow the stock is $1.39. This value represents a 6.11% increase compared to the same quarter last year. AET missed the consensus earnings per share in the 4th calendar quarter of 2012 by -2.08%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for AET is 11.10 vs. an industry ratio of 11.60.

HCP, Inc. ( HCP ) is reporting for the quarter ending June 30, 2013. The reit company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 11 analysts that follow the stock is $0.74. This value represents a 7.25% increase compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year HCP 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 HCP is 15.21 vs. an industry ratio of 14.90, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.



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