Pre-Market Earnings Report for May 3, 2013 : DUK, ADP, REGN, SE, MCO, HST, SWN, IEP, NWL, PNW, BPL, LNT

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The following companies are expected to report earnings prior to market open on 05/03/2013. Visit our Earnings Calendar for a full list of expected earnings releases.

Duke Energy Corporation ( DUK ) 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 $1.04. This value represents a 173.68% increase compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year DUK has beat the expectations every quarter. The highest one was in the 4th calendar quarter where they beat the consensus by 7.69%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for DUK is 17.26 vs. an industry ratio of 12.10, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Automatic Data Processing, Inc. ( ADP ) is reporting for the quarter ending March 31, 2013. The outsourcing company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 18 analysts that follow the stock is $0.98. This value represents a 6.52% increase compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year ADP 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 ADP is 22.96 vs. an industry ratio of 15.30, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. ( REGN ) is reporting for the quarter ending March 31, 2013. The biomedical (gene) company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 10 analysts that follow the stock is $1.06. This value represents a 562.50% increase compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year REGN has beat the expectations every quarter. The highest one was in the 4th calendar quarter where they beat the consensus by 13.08%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for REGN is 51.70 vs. an industry ratio of 17.50, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Spectra Energy Corp ( SE ) is reporting for the quarter ending March 31, 2013. The oil (production/pipeline) company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 7 analysts that follow the stock is $0.48. This value represents a 5.88% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for SE is 20.40 vs. an industry ratio of 22.10.

Moody's Corporation ( MCO ) is reporting for the quarter ending March 31, 2013. The financial services company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 4 analysts that follow the stock is $0.87. This value represents a 14.47% increase compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year MCO has beat the expectations every quarter. The highest one was in the 4th calendar quarter where they beat the consensus by 7.14%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for MCO is 17.32 vs. an industry ratio of -63.20, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. ( HST ) is reporting for the quarter ending March 31, 2013. The reit company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 13 analysts that follow the stock is $0.23. This value represents a 64.29% increase compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year HST has beat the expectations every quarter. The highest one was in the 4th calendar quarter where they beat the consensus by 8.11%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for HST is 14.58 vs. an industry ratio of 15.40.

Southwestern Energy Company ( SWN ) is reporting for the quarter ending March 31, 2013. The gas distribution company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 23 analysts that follow the stock is $0.39. This value represents a 25.81% increase compared to the same quarter last year. SWN missed the consensus earnings per share in the 1st calendar quarter of 2012 by -3.12%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for SWN is 20.18 vs. an industry ratio of 17.60, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Icahn Enterprises L.P. ( IEP ) is reporting for the quarter ending March 31, 2013. The diversified operations company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 1 analyst that follows the stock is $3.62. This value represents a 654.17% increase compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year IEP Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for IEP is 8.96 vs. an industry ratio of 13.90.

Newell Rubbermaid Inc. ( NWL ) is reporting for the quarter ending March 31, 2013. The consumer company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 10 analysts that follow the stock is $0.32. This value represents a 3.03% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year NWL has beat the expectations every quarter. The highest one was in the 4th calendar quarter where they beat the consensus by 2.38%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for NWL is 14.34 vs. an industry ratio of 13.60, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Pinnacle West Capital Corporation ( PNW ) is reporting for the quarter ending March 31, 2013. The electric power utilities company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 7 analysts that follow the stock is $0.08. This value represents a 214.29% increase compared to the same quarter last year. PNW missed the consensus earnings per share in the 3rd calendar quarter of 2012 by -0.9%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for PNW is 16.97 vs. an industry ratio of 12.10, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Buckeye Partners L.P. ( BPL ) is reporting for the quarter ending March 31, 2013. The oil/gas company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 10 analysts that follow the stock is $0.72. 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 BPL is 19.35 vs. an industry ratio of 27.70.

Alliant Energy Corporation ( LNT ) is reporting for the quarter ending March 31, 2013. The electric power utilities company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 6 analysts that follow the stock is $0.62. This value represents a 24.00% increase compared to the same quarter last year. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for LNT is 16.83 vs. an industry ratio of 12.10, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.



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