Pre-Market Earnings Report for March 21, 2013 : ROST, IHS, LULU, WOR, KBH, SCHL, CATO, MOV, PERY, MCS, MPR, RGDX

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The following companies are expected to report earnings prior to market open on 03/21/2013. Visit our Earnings Calendar for a full list of expected earnings releases.

Ross Stores, Inc. ( ROST ) is reporting for the quarter ending January 31, 2013. The discount retail company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 18 analysts that follow the stock is $1.07. This value represents a 25.88% increase compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year ROST has met analyst expectations four times Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for ROST is 15.62 vs. an industry ratio of 21.00.

IHS Inc. ( IHS ) is reporting for the quarter ending February 28, 2013. The business info service company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 2 analysts that follow the stock is $0.43. This value represents a no change for the same quarter last year. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for IHS is 40.49 vs. an industry ratio of 15.50, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

lululemon athletica inc. ( LULU ) is reporting for the quarter ending January 31, 2013. The retail (shoe) company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 16 analysts that follow the stock is $0.74. This value represents a 45.10% increase compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year LULU has beat the expectations every quarter. The highest one was in the 4th calendar quarter where they beat the consensus by 5.41%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for LULU is 34.83 vs. an industry ratio of -36.60, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Worthington Industries, Inc. ( WOR ) is reporting for the quarter ending February 28, 2013. The metal processing & fabrication company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 7 analysts that follow the stock is $0.49. This value represents a 28.95% increase compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year WOR has beat the expectations every quarter. The highest one was in the 4th calendar quarter where they beat the consensus by 12.2%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for WOR is 13.99 vs. an industry ratio of 30.60.

KB Home ( KBH ) is reporting for the quarter ending February 28, 2013. The building (residential/commercial) company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 14 analysts that follow the stock is $-0.23. This value represents a 54.90% increase compared to the same quarter last year. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for KBH is 210.30 vs. an industry ratio of 146.30, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Scholastic Corporation ( SCHL ) is reporting for the quarter ending February 28, 2013. The book publisher company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 1 analyst that follows the stock is $-0.39. This value represents a 44.44% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year SCHL has beat the expectations every quarter. The highest one was in the 4th calendar quarter where they beat the consensus by 2.44%. The "days to cover" for this stock exceeds 12 days. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for SCHL is 20.16 vs. an industry ratio of 13.30, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Cato Corporation ( CATO ) is reporting for the quarter ending January 31, 2013. The retail (shoe) company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 1 analyst that follows the stock is $0.28. This value represents a 20.00% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year CATO has beat the expectations every quarter. The highest one was in the 4th calendar quarter where they beat the consensus by 14.29%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for CATO is 11.67 vs. an industry ratio of -36.60, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Movado Group Inc. ( MOV ) is reporting for the quarter ending January 31, 2013. The jewelry retail company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 1 analyst that follows the stock is $0.24. This value represents a no change for the same quarter last year. In the past year MOV and beat the expectations the other three quarters. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for MOV is 24.50 vs. an industry ratio of 20.20, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Perry Ellis International Inc. ( PERY ) is reporting for the quarter ending January 31, 2013. The textile company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 3 analysts that follow the stock is $0.48. This value represents a 26.32% increase compared to the same quarter last year. PERY missed the consensus earnings per share in the 3rd calendar quarter of 2012 by -66.67%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for PERY is 11.96 vs. an industry ratio of 16.40.

Marcus Corporation ( MCS ) is reporting for the quarter ending February 28, 2013. The hotel 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. MCS missed the consensus earnings per share in the 3rd calendar quarter of 2012 by -24.49%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for MCS is 17.74 vs. an industry ratio of 26.80.

Met-Pro Corporation ( MPR ) is reporting for the quarter ending January 31, 2013. The pollution control company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 3 analysts that follow the stock is $0.16. This value represents a 6.67% increase compared to the same quarter last year. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for MPR is 18.82 vs. an industry ratio of 10.50, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Response Genetics, Inc. ( RGDX ) is reporting for the quarter ending December 31, 2012. The biomedical (gene) company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 1 analyst that follows the stock is $-0.06. This value represents a 70.00% increase compared to the same quarter last year. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for RGDX is -3.69 vs. an industry ratio of -9.80, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.



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