Pre-Market Earnings Report for March 13, 2014 : DG, BTE, GCO, MEI, PLUG, ATRS, SNMX, NGS, ORBC, IDRA, TAX, KIRK

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The following companies are expected to report earnings prior to market open on 03/13/2014. Visit our Earnings Calendar for a full list of expected earnings releases.

Dollar General Corporation ( DG ) is reporting for the quarter ending January 31, 2014. The discount retail company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 12 analysts that follow the stock is $1.01. This value represents a 4.12% increase compared to the same quarter last year. DG missed the consensus earnings per share in the 2nd calendar quarter of 2013 by -1.39%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2014 Price to Earnings ratio for DG is 18.56 vs. an industry ratio of 18.90.

Baytex Energy Corp ( BTE ) is reporting for the quarter ending December 31, 2013. The oil company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 2 analysts that follow the stock is $0.39. This value represents a 56.00% increase compared to the same quarter last year. The days to cover, as reported in the 2/28/2014 short interest update, increased 186.50% from previous report on 2/14/2014. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for BTE is 29.99 vs. an industry ratio of 1.30, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Genesco Inc. ( GCO ) is reporting for the quarter ending January 31, 2014. The retail (shoe) company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 4 analysts that follow the stock is $2.18. This value represents a 0.93% increase compared to the same quarter last year. GCO missed the consensus earnings per share in the 3rd calendar quarter of 2013 by -9.68%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2014 Price to Earnings ratio for GCO is 14.36 vs. an industry ratio of 5.30, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Methode Electronics, Inc. ( MEI ) is reporting for the quarter ending January 31, 2014. The electrical connectors company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 3 analysts that follow the stock is $0.39. This value represents a 333.33% increase compared to the same quarter last year. MEI missed the consensus earnings per share in the 4th calendar quarter of 2013 by -62.86%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2014 Price to Earnings ratio for MEI is 18.63 vs. an industry ratio of 19.80.

Plug Power, Inc. ( PLUG ) is reporting for the quarter ending December 31, 2013. The machinery company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 2 analysts that follow the stock is $-0.08. This value represents a 63.64% increase compared to the same quarter last year. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for PLUG is -12.56 vs. an industry ratio of 12.20.

Antares Pharma, Inc. ( ATRS ) is reporting for the quarter ending December 31, 2013. The medical/dental supplies company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 2 analysts that follow the stock is $-0.05. This value represents a 25.00% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for ATRS is -25.12 vs. an industry ratio of 10.10.

Senomyx, Inc. ( SNMX ) is reporting for the quarter ending December 31, 2013. The food company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 2 analysts that follow the stock is $-0.06. This value represents a no change for the same quarter last year. The days to cover, as reported in the 2/28/2014 short interest update, increased 193.15% from previous report on 2/14/2014. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for SNMX is -39.39 vs. an industry ratio of 22.50.

Natural Gas Services Group, Inc. ( NGS ) is reporting for the quarter ending December 31, 2013. The oil field machinery & equipment company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 5 analysts that follow the stock is $0.30. This value represents a 3.45% increase compared to the same quarter last year. NGS missed the consensus earnings per share in the 3rd calendar quarter of 2013 by -15.62%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for NGS is 28.33 vs. an industry ratio of 23.50, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

ORBCOMM Inc. ( ORBC ) is reporting for the quarter ending December 31, 2013. The satellite communications company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 2 analysts that follow the stock is $0.04. This value represents a no change for the same quarter last year. ORBC missed the consensus earnings per share in the 1st calendar quarter of 2013 by -50%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for ORBC is 64.17 vs. an industry ratio of -62.80, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Idera Pharmaceuticals, Inc. ( IDRA ) is reporting for the quarter ending December 31, 2013. The biomedical (gene) company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 1 analyst that follows the stock is $-0.08. This value represents a 68.00% increase compared to the same quarter last year. IDRA missed the consensus earnings per share in the 4th calendar quarter of 2012 by -31.58%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for IDRA is -13.09 vs. an industry ratio of -5.70.

JTH Holding Inc. D/B/A Liberty Tax Service ( TAX ) is reporting for the quarter ending January 31, 2014. The business services company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 1 analyst that follows the stock is $0.08. This value represents a no change for the same quarter last year. The days to cover, as reported in the 2/28/2014 short interest update, increased 509.33% from previous report on 2/14/2014. Zacks Investment Research reports that the Price to Earnings ratio for TAX is 0.00 vs. an industry ratio of 14.20.

Kirkland's, Inc. ( KIRK ) is reporting for the quarter ending January 31, 2014. The home furnishings company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 3 analysts that follow the stock is $0.67. This value represents a 15.19% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year KIRK has beat the expectations every quarter. The highest one was in the 4th calendar quarter where they beat the consensus by 200%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2014 Price to Earnings ratio for KIRK is 23.10 vs. an industry ratio of 27.70.



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