Pre-Market Earnings Report for November 19, 2012 : LOW, TSN, NJR, LG, DCIX, AERL, HAST

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The following companies are expected to report earnings prior to market open on 11/19/2012. Visit our Earnings Calendar for a full list of expected earnings releases.

Lowe's Companies, Inc. ( LOW ) is reporting for the quarter ending October 31, 2012. The building company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 20 analysts that follow the stock is $0.35. This value represents a no change for the same quarter last year. LOW missed the consensus earnings per share in the 3rd calendar quarter by -7.14%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for LOW is 18.92 vs. an industry ratio of 17.70, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Tyson Foods, Inc. ( TSN ) is reporting for the quarter ending September 30, 2012. The meat product company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 9 analysts that follow the stock is $0.43. This value represents a 65.38% increase compared to the same quarter last year. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for TSN is 9.36 vs. an industry ratio of 16.00.

NewJersey Resources Corporation ( NJR ) is reporting for the quarter ending September 30, 2012. The gas distribution company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 6 analysts that follow the stock is $-0.26. This value represents a -1400.00% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. NJR missed the consensus earnings per share in the 3rd calendar quarter by -50%. The "days to cover" for this stock exceeds 10 days. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for NJR is 14.34 vs. an industry ratio of 14.30, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Laclede Group, Inc. ( LG ) is reporting for the quarter ending September 30, 2012. The gas distribution company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 3 analysts that follow the stock is $-0.16. This value represents a 14.29% increase compared to the same quarter last year. The last two quarters LG had negative earnings surprises; The "days to cover" for this stock exceeds 14 days. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for LG is 14.48 vs. an industry ratio of 14.30, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Diana Containerships Inc. ( DCIX ) is reporting for the quarter ending September 30, 2012. The shipping company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 6 analysts that follow the stock is $0.05. This value represents a -58.33% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. The last two quarters DCIX had negative earnings surprises; the latest report they missed by -50%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for DCIX is 19.67 vs. an industry ratio of -0.70, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Asia Entertainment & Resources Ltd ( AERL ) is reporting for the quarter ending September 30, 2012. The gaming company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 4 analysts that follow the stock is $0.32. This value represents a -43.86% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for AERL is 2.20 vs. an industry ratio of 8.40.

Hastings Entertainment, Inc. ( HAST ) is reporting for the quarter ending October 31, 2012. The retail company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 1 analyst that follows the stock is $-1.02. This value represents a 56.92% increase compared to the same quarter last year. The "days to cover" for this stock exceeds 175 days.The days to cover, as reported in the 10/31/2012 12:00:00 AM short interest update, increased205.564285027965 from previous report on10/15/2012 12:00:00 AM Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for HAST is -2.17 vs. an industry ratio of 23.40.



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Referenced Stocks: AERL , DCIX , HAST , LG , LOW , NJR , TSN

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