Pre-Market Earnings Report for March 4, 2013 : RIG, SSYS, TECD, ARNA, CEL, BYD, YGE, ALVR

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The following companies are expected to report earnings prior to market open on 03/04/2013. Visit our Earnings Calendar for a full list of expected earnings releases.

Transocean Ltd. ( RIG ) is reporting for the quarter ending December 31, 2012. The oil & gas drilling company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 23 analysts that follow the stock is $0.81. This value represents a 326.32% increase compared to the same quarter last year. RIG missed the consensus earnings per share in the 4th calendar quarter of 2011 by -5%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for RIG is 15.20 vs. an industry ratio of 9.20, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Stratasys, Ltd. ( SSYS ) is reporting for the quarter ending December 31, 2012. The computer paraphernalia company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 5 analysts that follow the stock is $0.27. This value represents a -6.90% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year SSYS has beat the expectations every quarter. The highest one was in the 3rd calendar quarter where they beat the consensus by 110.53%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for SSYS is 73.39 vs. an industry ratio of 27.10, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Tech Data Corporation ( TECD ) is reporting for the quarter ending January 31, 2013. The retail company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 7 analysts that follow the stock is $1.76. This value represents a 0.57% increase compared to the same quarter last year. The last two quarters TECD had negative earnings surprises; the latest report they missed by -9.02%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for TECD is 10.44 vs. an industry ratio of 14.60.

Arena Pharmaceuticals, Inc. ( ARNA ) is reporting for the quarter ending December 31, 2012. The biomedical (gene) company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 9 analysts that follow the stock is $-0.02. This value represents a -87.50% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. The "days to cover" for this stock exceeds 13 days.The days to cover, as reported in the 2/15/2013 12:00:00 AM short interest update, increased187.224592465527 from previous report on1/31/2013 12:00:00 AM Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for ARNA is -23.31 vs. an industry ratio of -20.10.

Cellcom Israel, Ltd. ( CEL ) is reporting for the quarter ending December 31, 2012. The wireless (non-us) company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 2 analysts that follow the stock is $0.23. This value represents a 15.00% increase compared to the same quarter last year. CEL missed the consensus earnings per share in the 4th calendar quarter of 2011 by -64.29%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for CEL is 5.69 vs. an industry ratio of 10.80.

Boyd Gaming Corporation ( BYD ) is reporting for the quarter ending December 31, 2012. The gaming company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 10 analysts that follow the stock is $-0.13. This value represents a 333.33% increase compared to the same quarter last year. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for BYD is -59.73 vs. an industry ratio of 10.90.

Yingli Green Energy Holding Company Limited ( YGE ) is reporting for the quarter ending December 31, 2012. The solar company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 8 analysts that follow the stock is $-0.54. This value represents a 260.00% increase compared to the same quarter last year. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for YGE is -1.07 vs. an industry ratio of -5.00, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Alvarion Ltd. ( ALVR ) is reporting for the quarter ending December 31, 2012. The computer networks company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 1 analyst that follows the stock is $-0.09. This value represents a 80.00% increase compared to the same quarter last year. ALVR missed the consensus earnings per share in the 2nd calendar quarter of 2012 by -22.22%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for ALVR is -0.69 vs. an industry ratio of 22.20.



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