Pre-Market Earnings Report for November 15, 2012 : WMT, TGT, ROST, DLTR, TDG, HP, SBH, GME, VIA, BKE, MMS, BRC

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The following companies are expected to report earnings prior to market open on 11/15/2012. Visit our Earnings Calendar for a full list of expected earnings releases.

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. ( WMT ) is reporting for the quarter ending October 31, 2012. The supermarket company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 18 analysts that follow the stock is $1.07. This value represents a 10.31% increase compared to the same quarter last year. WMT missed the consensus earnings per share in the 1st calendar quarter by -0.69%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for WMT is 14.60 vs. an industry ratio of 14.70.

Target Corporation ( TGT ) is reporting for the quarter ending October 31, 2012. The discount retail company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 11 analysts that follow the stock is $0.77. This value represents a -6.10% 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 3rd calendar quarter where they beat the consensus by 4.95%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for TGT is 14.11 vs. an industry ratio of 13.60, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Ross Stores, Inc. ( ROST ) is reporting for the quarter ending October 31, 2012. The discount retail company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 18 analysts that follow the stock is $0.72. This value represents a 14.29% increase compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year ROST has met analyst expectations four times Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for ROST is 16.17 vs. an industry ratio of 13.60, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Dollar Tree, Inc. ( DLTR ) is reporting for the quarter ending October 31, 2012. The discount retail company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 20 analysts that follow the stock is $0.49. This value represents a 11.36% increase compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year DLTR has met analyst expectations once and beat the expectations the other three quarters. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for DLTR is 15.21 vs. an industry ratio of 13.60, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Transdigm Group Incorporated ( TDG ) is reporting for the quarter ending September 30, 2012. The aerospace and defense company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 10 analysts that follow the stock is $1.63. This value represents a 18.98% increase compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year TDG has beat the expectations every quarter. The highest one was in the 2nd calendar quarter where they beat the consensus by 14.65%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for TDG is 22.74 vs. an industry ratio of 14.50, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Helmerich & Payne, Inc. ( HP ) is reporting for the quarter ending September 30, 2012. The oil & gas drilling company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 18 analysts that follow the stock is $1.24. This value represents a 13.76% increase compared to the same quarter last year. HP missed the consensus earnings per share in the 1st calendar quarter by -6.61%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for HP is 9.31 vs. an industry ratio of 6.60, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Sally Beauty Holdings, Inc. ( SBH ) is reporting for the quarter ending September 30, 2012. The retail company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 8 analysts that follow the stock is $0.36. This value represents a 24.14% increase compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year SBH has beat the expectations every quarter. The highest one was in the 2nd calendar quarter where they beat the consensus by 2.7%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for SBH is 18.17 vs. an industry ratio of 23.10.

Gamestop Corporation ( GME ) is reporting for the quarter ending October 31, 2012. The retail company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 18 analysts that follow the stock is $0.32. This value represents a -17.95% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year GME has met analyst expectations twice and beat the expectations the other two quarters. The "days to cover" for this stock exceeds 20 days. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for GME is 7.41 vs. an industry ratio of -0.40, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Viacom Inc. ( VIA ) is reporting for the quarter ending September 30, 2012. The media company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 1 analyst that follows the stock is $1.19. This value represents a 12.26% increase compared to the same quarter last year. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for VIA is 11.78 vs. an industry ratio of 13.00.

Buckle, Inc. ( BKE ) is reporting for the quarter ending October 31, 2012. The retail (shoe) company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 8 analysts that follow the stock is $0.83. This value represents a 2.47% increase compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year BKE has met analyst expectations twice and beat the expectations the other two quarters. The "days to cover" for this stock exceeds 26 days. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for BKE is 14.15 vs. an industry ratio of 12.50, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Maximus, Inc. ( MMS ) is reporting for the quarter ending September 30, 2012. The government services company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 6 analysts that follow the stock is $0.69. This value represents a 7.81% increase compared to the same quarter last year. MMS missed the consensus earnings per share in the 4th calendar quarter by -3.77%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for MMS is 25.23 vs. an industry ratio of 14.00, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Brady Corporation ( BRC ) is reporting for the quarter ending October 31, 2012. The protection safety company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 7 analysts that follow the stock is $0.55. This value represents a -11.29% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. BRC missed the consensus earnings per share in the 3rd calendar quarter by -9.62%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for BRC is 13.79 vs. an industry ratio of 8.80, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.



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