Pre-Market Earnings Report for May 1, 2013 : MRK, CMCSA, CVS, MA, TWX, AGN, AMT, EXC, VIAB, DVN, DLPH, CHK

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The following companies are expected to report earnings prior to market open on 05/01/2013. Visit our Earnings Calendar for a full list of expected earnings releases.

Merck & Company, Inc. ( MRK ) is reporting for the quarter ending March 31, 2013. The large cap pharmaceutical company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 7 analysts that follow the stock is $0.78. This value represents a 21.21% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year MRK has beat the expectations every quarter. The highest one was in the 4th calendar quarter where they beat the consensus by 2.47%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for MRK is 13.14 vs. an industry ratio of 16.00.

Comcast Corporation ( CMCSA ) is reporting for the quarter ending March 31, 2013. The cable tv company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 16 analysts that follow the stock is $0.49. This value represents a 8.89% increase compared to the same quarter last year. CMCSA missed the consensus earnings per share in the 4th calendar quarter of 2012 by -1.89%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for CMCSA is 17.43 vs. an industry ratio of 15.90, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

CVS Corporation ( CVS ) is reporting for the quarter ending March 31, 2013. The drug store company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 9 analysts that follow the stock is $0.79. This value represents a 21.54% increase compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year CVS has beat the expectations every quarter. The highest one was in the 4th calendar quarter where they beat the consensus by 2.73%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for CVS is 14.54 vs. an industry ratio of -69.60, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Mastercard Incorporated ( MA ) is reporting for the quarter ending March 31, 2013. The financial transactions company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 20 analysts that follow the stock is $6.19. This value represents a 15.49% increase compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year MA has beat the expectations every quarter. The highest one was in the 4th calendar quarter where they beat the consensus by 1.46%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for MA is 21.22 vs. an industry ratio of 8.50, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Time Warner Inc. ( TWX ) is reporting for the quarter ending March 31, 2013. The media company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 15 analysts that follow the stock is $0.75. This value represents a 11.94% increase compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year TWX has beat the expectations every quarter. The highest one was in the 4th calendar quarter where they beat the consensus by 6.36%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for TWX is 16.34 vs. an industry ratio of 25.60.

Allergan, Inc. ( AGN ) is reporting for the quarter ending March 31, 2013. The large cap pharmaceutical company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 13 analysts that follow the stock is $0.96. This value represents a 11.63% increase compared to the same quarter last year. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for AGN is 23.88 vs. an industry ratio of 16.00, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

American Tower Corporation (REIT) ( AMT ) is reporting for the quarter ending March 31, 2013. The reit company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 10 analysts that follow the stock is $0.48. This value represents a 99.95% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. AMT missed the consensus earnings per share in the 4th calendar quarter of 2012 by -17.07%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for AMT is 39.17 vs. an industry ratio of 15.40, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Exelon Corporation ( EXC ) is reporting for the quarter ending March 31, 2013. The electric power utilities company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 10 analysts that follow the stock is $0.68. This value represents a 20.00% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for EXC is 15.05 vs. an industry ratio of 12.00, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Viacom Inc. ( VIAB ) is reporting for the quarter ending March 31, 2013. The media company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 16 analysts that follow the stock is $0.95. This value represents a 3.06% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. VIAB missed the consensus earnings per share in the 2nd calendar quarter of 2012 by -3%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for VIAB is 13.51 vs. an industry ratio of 25.60.

Devon Energy Corporation ( DVN ) is reporting for the quarter ending March 31, 2013. The oil (us exp & production) company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 13 analysts that follow the stock is $0.56. This value represents a 46.67% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for DVN is 15.74 vs. an industry ratio of -2.50, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Delphi Automotive plc ( DLPH ) is reporting for the quarter ending March 31, 2013. The auto (truck) company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 10 analysts that follow the stock is $0.96. This value represents a 7.69% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year DLPH has beat the expectations every quarter. The highest one was in the 4th calendar quarter where they beat the consensus by 3.45%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for DLPH is 10.64 vs. an industry ratio of 11.60.

Chesapeake Energy Corporation ( CHK ) is reporting for the quarter ending March 31, 2013. The oil (us exp & production) company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 17 analysts that follow the stock is $0.24. This value represents a 33.33% increase compared to the same quarter last year. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for CHK is 15.34 vs. an industry ratio of -2.50, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.




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