Pre-Market Earnings Report for March 7, 2013 : CNQ, KR, BTE, SFD, NAV, JW/A, FGP, CIEN, EPL, PRIM, CMN, CLDX

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The following companies are expected to report earnings prior to market open on 03/07/2013. Visit our Earnings Calendar for a full list of expected earnings releases.

Canadian Natural Resources Limited ( CNQ ) is reporting for the quarter ending December 31, 2012. The oil company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 6 analysts that follow the stock is $0.44. This value represents a -45.00% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. Kroger Company ( KR ) 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 $0.70. This value represents a 40.00% increase compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year KR has beat the expectations every quarter. The highest one was in the 4th calendar quarter where they beat the consensus by 6.98%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for KR is 11.98 vs. an industry ratio of 15.30.

Baytex Energy Corp ( BTE ) is reporting for the quarter ending December 31, 2012. The oil company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 3 analysts that follow the stock is $0.42. This value represents a -14.29% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. Smithfield Foods, Inc. ( SFD ) is reporting for the quarter ending January 31, 2013. The meat product company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 9 analysts that follow the stock is $0.53. This value represents a -23.19% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for SFD is 10.46 vs. an industry ratio of 16.20.

Navistar International Corporation ( NAV ) is reporting for the quarter ending January 31, 2013. The auto (truck) company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 12 analysts that follow the stock is $-1.63. This value represents a -21.63% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. The "days to cover" for this stock exceeds 10 days. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for NAV is -10.74 vs. an industry ratio of 11.40.

John Wiley & Sons, Inc. (JW/A) is reporting for the quarter ending January 31, 2013. The book publisher company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 2 analysts that follow the stock is $0.83. This value represents a -8.79% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for JW/A is 12.32 vs. an industry ratio of 12.90.

Ferrellgas Partners, L.P. ( FGP ) is reporting for the quarter ending January 31, 2013. The oil refining company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 5 analysts that follow the stock is $0.80. This value represents a 63.27% increase compared to the same quarter last year. The "days to cover" for this stock exceeds 11 days. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for FGP is 35.68 vs. an industry ratio of 14.50, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

CIENA Corporation ( CIEN ) is reporting for the quarter ending January 31, 2013. The fiber optics company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 5 analysts that follow the stock is $-0.25. This value represents a -3.85% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for CIEN is -51.45 vs. an industry ratio of 11.00.

EPL Oil & Gas, Inc. ( EPL ) is reporting for the quarter ending December 31, 2012. The oil (us exp & production) company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 7 analysts that follow the stock is $0.47. This value represents a 20.51% increase compared to the same quarter last year. The "days to cover" for this stock exceeds 10 days. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for EPL is 15.60 vs. an industry ratio of 8.40, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Primoris Services Corporation ( PRIM ) is reporting for the quarter ending December 31, 2012. The building company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 7 analysts that follow the stock is $0.30. This value represents a 25.00% increase compared to the same quarter last year. PRIM missed the consensus earnings per share in the 1st calendar quarter of 2012 by -20%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for PRIM is 17.77 vs. an industry ratio of 55.40.

Cantel Medical Corp. ( CMN ) is reporting for the quarter ending January 31, 2013. The medical instruments company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 2 analysts that follow the stock is $0.38. This value represents a 31.03% increase compared to the same quarter last year. CMN missed the consensus earnings per share in the 1st calendar quarter of 2012 by -6.45%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for CMN is 21.82 vs. an industry ratio of 108.70.

Celldex Therapeutics, Inc. ( CLDX ) is reporting for the quarter ending December 31, 2012. The biomedical (gene) company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 6 analysts that follow the stock is $-0.25. This value represents a -13.79% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for CLDX is -10.82 vs. an industry ratio of -26.50, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.



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