Pre-Market Earnings Report for March 12, 2013 : COST, LPI, RAVN, SSI, TLP, CORE, BPI, TICC, AMED, EJ, LMIA, NMRX

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The following companies are expected to report earnings prior to market open on 03/12/2013. Visit our Earnings Calendar for a full list of expected earnings releases.

Costco Wholesale Corporation ( COST ) is reporting for the quarter ending February 28, 2013. The discount retail company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 18 analysts that follow the stock is $1.06. This value represents a 17.78% increase compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year COST 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 COST is 22.90 vs. an industry ratio of 18.70, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Laredo Petroleum Holdings, Inc. ( LPI ) is reporting for the quarter ending December 31, 2012. The oil (us exp & production) company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 9 analysts that follow the stock is $0.11. This value represents a -52.17% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for LPI is 30.83 vs. an industry ratio of 25.70, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Raven Industries, Inc. ( RAVN ) is reporting for the quarter ending January 31, 2013. The diversified operations company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 1 analyst that follows the stock is $0.25. This value represents a -16.67% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. The last two quarters RAVN had negative earnings surprises; the latest report they missed by -11.76%. The "days to cover" for this stock exceeds 22 days. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for RAVN is 21.12 vs. an industry ratio of 15.50, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Stage Stores, Inc. ( SSI ) is reporting for the quarter ending January 31, 2013. The retail (shoe) company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 6 analysts that follow the stock is $1.18. This value represents a 12.38% increase compared to the same quarter last year. SSI missed the consensus earnings per share in the 1st calendar quarter of 2012 by -1.87%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for SSI is 21.06 vs. an industry ratio of -6.70, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Transmontaigne Partners L.P. ( TLP ) is reporting for the quarter ending December 31, 2012. The oil (production/pipeline) company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 2 analysts that follow the stock is $0.69. This value represents a 6.15% increase compared to the same quarter last year. TLP missed the consensus earnings per share in the 3rd calendar quarter of 2012 by -3.28%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for TLP is 17.98 vs. an industry ratio of 19.10.

Core-Mark Holding Company, Inc. ( CORE ) is reporting for the quarter ending December 31, 2012. The wholesale food company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 5 analysts that follow the stock is $0.82. This value represents a 24.24% increase compared to the same quarter last year. The last two quarters CORE had negative earnings surprises; the latest report they missed by -25%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for CORE is 16.18 vs. an industry ratio of 23.10.

Bridgepoint Education, Inc. ( BPI ) is reporting for the quarter ending December 31, 2012. The education (school) company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 8 analysts that follow the stock is $0.30. This value represents a -26.83% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. The "days to cover" for this stock exceeds 24 days. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for BPI is 4.16 vs. an industry ratio of 18.10.

TICC Capital Corp. ( TICC ) is reporting for the quarter ending December 31, 2012. The investment fund company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 3 analysts that follow the stock is $0.25. This value represents a no change for the same quarter last year. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for TICC is 9.28 vs. an industry ratio of 16.30.

Amedisys Inc ( AMED ) is reporting for the quarter ending December 31, 2012. The medical (outpatient/home care) company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 8 analysts that follow the stock is $0.22. This value represents a -55.10% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year AMED 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 AMED is 11.32 vs. an industry ratio of 12.50.

E-House (China) Holdings Limited ( EJ ) is reporting for the quarter ending December 31, 2012. The real estate company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 1 analyst that follows the stock is $-0.05. This value represents a -84.38% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for EJ is -8.14 vs. an industry ratio of 15.10.

LMI Aerospace, Inc. ( LMIA ) is reporting for the quarter ending December 31, 2012. The aerospace and defense company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 4 analysts that follow the stock is $0.44. This value represents a 25.71% increase compared to the same quarter last year. LMIA missed the consensus earnings per share in the 4th calendar quarter of 2011 by -18.6%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for LMIA is 12.79 vs. an industry ratio of 37.80.

Numerex Corp. ( NMRX ) is reporting for the quarter ending December 31, 2012. The communications company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 1 analyst that follows the stock is $0.06. This value represents a 20.00% increase compared to the same quarter last year. The days to cover, as reported in the 2/15/2013 12:00:00 AM short interest update, increased363.935867781569 from previous report on1/31/2013 12:00:00 AM Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for NMRX is 26.98 vs. an industry ratio of -20.30, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.



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