Pre-Market Earnings Report for March 1, 2013 : MGA, POM, DRC, HPT, FWLT, EVEP, XLS, PNM, PGH, XTEX, NWN, EXLS

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The following companies are expected to report earnings prior to market open on 03/01/2013. Visit our Earnings Calendar for a full list of expected earnings releases.

Magna International, Inc. ( MGA ) is reporting for the quarter ending December 31, 2012. The auto (truck) company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 11 analysts that follow the stock is $1.14. This value represents a 1.79% increase compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year MGA has beat the expectations every quarter. The highest one was in the 3rd calendar quarter where they beat the consensus by 9.71%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for MGA is 10.12 vs. an industry ratio of 11.10.

PEPCO Holdings, Inc. ( POM ) is reporting for the quarter ending December 31, 2012. The electric power utilities company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 6 analysts that follow the stock is $0.20. This value represents a 33.33% increase compared to the same quarter last year. The "days to cover" for this stock exceeds 18 days. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for POM is 16.78 vs. an industry ratio of 7.80, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Dresser-Rand Group Inc. ( DRC ) is reporting for the quarter ending December 31, 2012. The oil field machinery & equipment company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 12 analysts that follow the stock is $1.10. This value represents a 22.22% increase compared to the same quarter last year. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for DRC is 25.53 vs. an industry ratio of 16.80, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Hospitality Properites Trust ( HPT ) is reporting for the quarter ending December 31, 2012. The reit company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 4 analysts that follow the stock is $0.76. This value represents a -2.56% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for HPT is 8.88 vs. an industry ratio of 15.80.

Foster Wheeler AG. ( FWLT ) is reporting for the quarter ending December 31, 2012. The engineering company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 13 analysts that follow the stock is $0.47. This value represents a 20.51% increase compared to the same quarter last year. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for FWLT is 13.72 vs. an industry ratio of 13.80.

EV Energy Partners, L.P. ( EVEP ) is reporting for the quarter ending December 31, 2012. The oil (us exp & production) company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 7 analysts that follow the stock is $0.45. This value represents a -2.17% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for EVEP is 178.28 vs. an industry ratio of 29.00, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Exelis Inc. ( XLS ) is reporting for the quarter ending December 31, 2012. The aerospace and defense company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 5 analysts that follow the stock is $0.45. This value represents a -10.00% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. XLS missed the consensus earnings per share in the 4th calendar quarter of 2011 by -15.25%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for XLS is 5.79 vs. an industry ratio of 35.40.

PNM Resources, Inc. (Holding Co.) ( PNM ) is reporting for the quarter ending December 31, 2012. The electric power utilities company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 6 analysts that follow the stock is $0.11. This value represents a -50.00% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year PNM has beat the expectations every quarter. The highest one was in the 3rd calendar quarter where they beat the consensus by 11.29%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for PNM is 17.27 vs. an industry ratio of 7.80, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Pengrowth Energy Corporation ( PGH ) is reporting for the quarter ending December 31, 2012. The oil company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 1 analyst that follows the stock is $0.00. This value represents a -100.00% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. Crosstex Energy, L.P. ( XTEX ) is reporting for the quarter ending December 31, 2012. The gas distribution company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 7 analysts that follow the stock is $-0.25. This value represents a 108.33% increase compared to the same quarter last year. The last two quarters XTEX had negative earnings surprises; the latest report they missed by -126.67%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for XTEX is -24.73 vs. an industry ratio of 15.10.

Northwest Natural Gas Company ( NWN ) is reporting for the quarter ending December 31, 2012. The gas distribution company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 5 analysts that follow the stock is $1.10. This value represents a 0.92% increase compared to the same quarter last year. NWN missed the consensus earnings per share in the 2nd calendar quarter of 2012 by -66.67%. The "days to cover" for this stock exceeds 21 days. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for NWN is 19.15 vs. an industry ratio of 15.10, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

ExlService Holdings, Inc. ( EXLS ) is reporting for the quarter ending December 31, 2012. The outsourcing company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 3 analysts that follow the stock is $0.35. This value represents a 6.06% increase compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year EXLS and beat the expectations the other three quarters. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for EXLS is 22.73 vs. an industry ratio of 17.50, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.



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