Pre-Market Earnings Report for May 22, 2013 : LOW, TGT, SPLS, TOL, EV, AEO, BAH, DSX, MMYT, ELOS, LTXC, CTRN

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The following companies are expected to report earnings prior to market open on 05/22/2013. Visit our Earnings Calendar for a full list of expected earnings releases.

Lowe's Companies, Inc. ( LOW ) is reporting for the quarter ending April 30, 2013. The building company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 13 analysts that follow the stock is $0.51. This value represents a 18.60% increase compared to the same quarter last year. LOW missed the consensus earnings per share in the 3rd calendar quarter of 2012 by -7.14%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2014 Price to Earnings ratio for LOW is 20.38 vs. an industry ratio of 8.60, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Target Corporation ( TGT ) is reporting for the quarter ending April 30, 2013. The discount retail company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 8 analysts that follow the stock is $0.86. This value represents a 22.52% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year TGT has beat the expectations every quarter. The highest one was in the 1st calendar quarter where they beat the consensus by 12.24%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2014 Price to Earnings ratio for TGT is 15.73 vs. an industry ratio of 19.00.

Staples, Inc. ( SPLS ) is reporting for the quarter ending April 30, 2013. The retail company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 13 analysts that follow the stock is $0.27. This value represents a 10.00% decrease 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 2014 Price to Earnings ratio for SPLS is 11.03 vs. an industry ratio of 25.90.

Toll Brothers Inc. ( TOL ) is reporting for the quarter ending April 30, 2013. The building (residential/commercial) company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 11 analysts that follow the stock is $0.07. This value represents a 30.00% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. TOL missed the consensus earnings per share in the 1st calendar quarter of 2013 by -81.82%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for TOL is 50.85 vs. an industry ratio of 28.20, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Eaton Vance Corporation ( EV ) is reporting for the quarter ending April 30, 2013. The finance/investment management company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 9 analysts that follow the stock is $0.52. This value represents a 15.56% increase 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 EV is 20.17 vs. an industry ratio of 17.50, 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 April 30, 2013. The retail (shoe) company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 13 analysts that follow the stock is $0.17. This value represents a 15.00% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year AEO has met analyst expectations three times and beat the expectations the other quarter. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2014 Price to Earnings ratio for AEO is 13.56 vs. an industry ratio of 41.90.

Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corporation ( BAH ) is reporting for the quarter ending March 31, 2013. The government services company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 3 analysts that follow the stock is $0.35. This value represents a 18.60% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. BAH missed the consensus earnings per share in the 3rd calendar quarter of 2012 by -5.71%. The "days to cover" for this stock exceeds 13 days. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for BAH is 11.01 vs. an industry ratio of 15.10.

Diana Shipping inc. ( DSX ) is reporting for the quarter ending March 31, 2013. The shipping company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 8 analysts that follow the stock is $-0.03. This value represents a 112.00% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. DSX missed the consensus earnings per share in the 4th calendar quarter of 2012 by -33.33%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for DSX is -50.90 vs. an industry ratio of 18.00.

MakeMyTrip Limited ( MMYT ) is reporting for the quarter ending March 31, 2013. The internet services company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 1 analyst that follows the stock is $-0.13. This value represents a 0.00% 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 MMYT is -33.37 vs. an industry ratio of 778.20.

Syneron Medical Ltd. ( ELOS ) is reporting for the quarter ending March 31, 2013. The medical instruments company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 3 analysts that follow the stock is $-0.11. This value represents a 1000.00% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. ELOS missed the consensus earnings per share in the 2nd calendar quarter of 2012 by -100%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for ELOS is 74.17 vs. an industry ratio of -287.50, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

LTX-Credence Corporation ( LTXC ) is reporting for the quarter ending April 30, 2013. The electrical instrument company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 4 analysts that follow the stock is $-0.06. This value represents a 40.00% increase compared to the same quarter last year. The last two quarters LTXC had negative earnings surprises; the latest report they missed by -33.33%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for LTXC is -76.13 vs. an industry ratio of 0.10.

Citi Trends, Inc. ( CTRN ) is reporting for the quarter ending April 30, 2013. The retail (shoe) company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 4 analysts that follow the stock is $0.59. This value represents a 14.49% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. CTRN missed the consensus earnings per share in the 3rd calendar quarter of 2012 by -22.73%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2014 Price to Earnings ratio for CTRN is 304.75 vs. an industry ratio of 41.90, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.



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