Pre-Market Earnings Report for March 5, 2013 : BNS, QUAD, HEES, RIGL, MEMP, CKP, CVGW, MCGC, BKR

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The following companies are expected to report earnings prior to market open on 03/05/2013. 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, 2013. The bank (foreign) company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 6 analysts that follow the stock is $1.26. This value represents a 4.13% increase compared to the same quarter last year. The "days to cover" for this stock exceeds 13 days. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for BNS is 11.56 vs. an industry ratio of 14.00.

Quad Graphics, Inc ( QUAD ) is reporting for the quarter ending December 31, 2012. The printing company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 3 analysts that follow the stock is $0.90. This value represents a 42.86% increase compared to the same quarter last year. The "days to cover" for this stock exceeds 61 days. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for QUAD is 11.82 vs. an industry ratio of -0.20, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

H&E Equipment Services, Inc. ( HEES ) is reporting for the quarter ending December 31, 2012. The machinery company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 6 analysts that follow the stock is $0.28. This value represents a 21.74% increase compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year HEES has beat the expectations every quarter. The highest one was in the 3rd calendar quarter where they beat the consensus by 3.33%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for HEES is 20.42 vs. an industry ratio of 14.00, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Rigel Pharmaceuticals, Inc. ( RIGL ) is reporting for the quarter ending December 31, 2012. The drug company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 10 analysts that follow the stock is $-0.32. This value represents a -11.11% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for RIGL is -4.99 vs. an industry ratio of 9.50.

Memorial Production Partners LP ( MEMP ) is reporting for the quarter ending December 31, 2012. The oil (us exp & production) company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 5 analysts that follow the stock is $0.47. This value represents a 56.67% increase compared to the same quarter last year. The last two quarters MEMP had negative earnings surprises; the latest report they missed by -44.44%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for MEMP is 45.05 vs. an industry ratio of 9.00, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Checkpoint Systms, Inc. ( CKP ) is reporting for the quarter ending December 31, 2012. The protection safety company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 1 analyst that follows the stock is $0.18. This value represents a -280.00% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for CKP is -51.57 vs. an industry ratio of 9.30.

Calavo Growers, Inc. ( CVGW ) is reporting for the quarter ending January 31, 2013. The agriculture company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 6 analysts that follow the stock is $0.27. This value represents a 42.11% increase compared to the same quarter last year. The "days to cover" for this stock exceeds 18 days. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for CVGW is 17.85 vs. an industry ratio of -25.20, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

MCG Capital Corporation ( MCGC ) is reporting for the quarter ending December 31, 2012. The financial services company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 2 analysts that follow the stock is $0.08. This value represents a -27.27% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for MCGC is 16.56 vs. an industry ratio of 19.50.

Michael Baker Corporation ( BKR ) is reporting for the quarter ending December 31, 2012. The consensus earnings per share forecast from the 3 analysts that follow the stock is $0.06. BKR reported earnings of $0.43 per share for the same quarter a year ago; representing a a decrease of -86.05%.



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