Pre-Market Earnings Report for March 4, 2014 : BNS, AZO, HTH, TSL, SSP, BRLI, TRIB, JRN, GTIV, MCGC, RIGL, RSH

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The following companies are expected to report earnings prior to market open on 03/04/2014. Visit our Earnings Calendar for a full list of expected earnings releases.

Bank of Nova Scotia ( BNS ) is reporting for the quarter ending January 31, 2014. The bank (foreign) company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 2 analysts that follow the stock is $1.20. This value represents a 1.64% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2014 Price to Earnings ratio for BNS is 11.49 vs. an industry ratio of 10.50, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

AutoZone, Inc. ( AZO ) is reporting for the quarter ending February 28, 2014. The wholesale retail company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 14 analysts that follow the stock is $5.56. This value represents a 16.32% increase compared to the same quarter last year. AZO missed the consensus earnings per share in the 3rd calendar quarter of 2013 by -5.61%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2014 Price to Earnings ratio for AZO is 17.14 vs. an industry ratio of 15.50, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Hilltop Holdings Inc. ( HTH ) is reporting for the quarter ending December 31, 2013. The insurance (property & casualty) company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 3 analysts that follow the stock is $0.38. This value represents a 192.31% increase compared to the same quarter last year. HTH missed the consensus earnings per share in the 2nd calendar quarter of 2013 by -25%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for HTH is 18.43 vs. an industry ratio of 13.40, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Trina Solar Limited ( TSL ) is reporting for the quarter ending December 31, 2013. The solar company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 6 analysts that follow the stock is $0.04. This value represents a 103.25% increase compared to the same quarter last year. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for TSL is -13.47 vs. an industry ratio of 3.00.

E.W. Scripps Company ( SSP ) is reporting for the quarter ending December 31, 2013. The publishing company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 3 analysts that follow the stock is $0.11. This value represents a 78.00% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for SSP is -1962.00 vs. an industry ratio of 22.80.

Bio-Reference Laboratories, Inc. ( BRLI ) is reporting for the quarter ending January 31, 2014. The medical/dental supplies company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 2 analysts that follow the stock is $0.14. This value represents a 54.84% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year BRLI has met analyst expectations once and beat the expectations the other three quarters. The "days to cover" for this stock exceeds 32 days. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2014 Price to Earnings ratio for BRLI is 14.43 vs. an industry ratio of -19.10, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Trinity Biotech plc ( TRIB ) is reporting for the quarter ending December 31, 2013. The medical products company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 1 analyst that follows the stock is $0.21. This value represents a 5.00% increase compared to the same quarter last year. TRIB missed the consensus earnings per share in the 2nd calendar quarter of 2013 by -10%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for TRIB is 34.86 vs. an industry ratio of 5.30, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Journal Communications, Inc. ( JRN ) is reporting for the quarter ending December 31, 2013. The publishing company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 1 analyst that follows the stock is $0.16. This value represents a 54.29% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. JRN missed the consensus earnings per share in the 3rd calendar quarter of 2013 by -40%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for JRN is 17.98 vs. an industry ratio of 22.80.

Gentiva Health Services, Inc. ( GTIV ) is reporting for the quarter ending December 31, 2013. The medical (outpatient/home care) company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 5 analysts that follow the stock is $0.30. This value represents a 3.23% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for GTIV is 11.90 vs. an industry ratio of 20.10.

MCG Capital Corporation ( MCGC ) is reporting for the quarter ending December 31, 2013. The financial services company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 3 analysts that follow the stock is $0.11. This value represents a 8.33% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. MCGC missed the consensus earnings per share in the 3rd calendar quarter of 2013 by -8.33%. The days to cover, as reported in the 2/14/2014 short interest update, increased 131.31% from previous report on 1/31/2014. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for MCGC is 10.02 vs. an industry ratio of 17.20.

Rigel Pharmaceuticals, Inc. ( RIGL ) is reporting for the quarter ending December 31, 2013. The drug company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 6 analysts that follow the stock is $-0.24. This value represents a 20.00% increase compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year RIGL has beat the expectations every quarter. The highest one was in the 3rd calendar quarter where they beat the consensus by 13.79%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for RIGL is -3.28 vs. an industry ratio of 102.70.

Radioshack Corporation ( RSH ) is reporting for the quarter ending December 31, 2013. The retail company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 10 analysts that follow the stock is $-0.16. This value represents a 500.00% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. The "days to cover" for this stock exceeds 12 days. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for RSH is -1.24 vs. an industry ratio of 15.00.



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