Pre-Market Earnings Report for March 6, 2013 : SPLS, BF/B, AEO, TFM, BIG, AEGR, HOV, WD, TRK, QRE, WILN, MFB

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The following companies are expected to report earnings prior to market open on 03/06/2013. Visit our Earnings Calendar for a full list of expected earnings releases.

Staples, Inc. ( SPLS ) is reporting for the quarter ending January 31, 2013. The retail company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 14 analysts that follow the stock is $0.45. This value represents a 9.76% increase compared to the same quarter last year. SPLS missed the consensus earnings per share in the 3rd calendar quarter of 2012 by -18.18%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for SPLS is 9.46 vs. an industry ratio of 16.10.

Brown Forman Corporation (BF/B) is reporting for the quarter ending January 31, 2013. The alcohol company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 7 analysts that follow the stock is $0.70. This value represents a 12.90% increase compared to the same quarter last year. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for BF/B is 24.89 vs. an industry ratio of 20.30, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. ( AEO ) is reporting for the quarter ending January 31, 2013. The retail (shoe) company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 19 analysts that follow the stock is $0.56. This value represents a 60.00% increase compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year AEO has met analyst expectations twice and beat the expectations the other two quarters. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for AEO is 15.48 vs. an industry ratio of -13.40, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

The Fresh Market, Inc. ( TFM ) is reporting for the quarter ending January 31, 2013. The supermarket company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 16 analysts that follow the stock is $0.45. This value represents a 18.42% increase compared to the same quarter last year. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for TFM is 31.46 vs. an industry ratio of 15.20, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Big Lots, Inc. ( BIG ) is reporting for the quarter ending January 31, 2013. The discount retail company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 14 analysts that follow the stock is $1.99. This value represents a 13.71% increase compared to the same quarter last year. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for BIG is 11.27 vs. an industry ratio of 18.90.

Aegerion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. ( AEGR ) is reporting for the quarter ending December 31, 2012. The biomedical (gene) company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 7 analysts that follow the stock is $-0.62. This value represents a 1.64% increase compared to the same quarter last year. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for AEGR is -13.66 vs. an industry ratio of -20.10, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Hovnanian Enterprises Inc ( HOV ) is reporting for the quarter ending January 31, 2013. The building (residential/commercial) company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 5 analysts that follow the stock is $-0.09. This value represents a -71.88% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year HOV has beat the expectations every quarter. The highest one was in the 4th calendar quarter where they beat the consensus by 133.33%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for HOV is 299.00 vs. an industry ratio of 106.80, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Walker & Dunlop, Inc. ( WD ) is reporting for the quarter ending December 31, 2012. The financial management & related services company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 4 analysts that follow the stock is $0.63. This value represents a 26.00% increase compared to the same quarter last year. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for WD is 11.12 vs. an industry ratio of 19.90.

Speedway Motorsports, Inc. ( TRK ) is reporting for the quarter ending December 31, 2012. The leisure (recreational) company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 2 analysts that follow the stock is $-0.03. This value represents a no change for the same quarter last year. The "days to cover" for this stock exceeds 20 days. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for TRK is 18.94 vs. an industry ratio of 25.10.

QR Energy, LP ( QRE ) is reporting for the quarter ending December 31, 2012. The e&p company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 9 analysts that follow the stock is $0.27. This value represents a -44.90% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. QRE missed the consensus earnings per share in the 2nd calendar quarter of 2012 by -14.29%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for QRE is 18.11 vs. an industry ratio of 18.10, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Wi-Lan Inc ( WILN ) is reporting for the quarter ending December 31, 2012. The telecommunications equipment company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 4 analysts that follow the stock is $0.06. This value represents a -53.85% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. WILN missed the consensus earnings per share in the 4th calendar quarter of 2011 by -7.14%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for WILN is 11.89 vs. an industry ratio of -8.00, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Maidenform Brands, Inc. ( MFB ) is reporting for the quarter ending December 31, 2012. The textile company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 3 analysts that follow the stock is $0.21. This value represents a no change for the same quarter last year. MFB missed the consensus earnings per share in the 4th calendar quarter of 2011 by -100%. 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, increased151.202804151659 from previous report on1/31/2013 12:00:00 AM Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for MFB is 13.38 vs. an industry ratio of 15.80.



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