Pre-Market Earnings Report for November 2, 2012 : CVX, TRI, HES, VRX, MHP, CLX, RL, BEAM, BPO, NI, PNW, XEC

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The following companies are expected to report earnings prior to market open on 11/02/2012. Visit our Earnings Calendar for a full list of expected earnings releases.

Chevron Corporation ( CVX ) is reporting for the quarter ending September 30, 2012. The oil company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 14 analysts that follow the stock is $2.85. This value represents a -27.30% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for CVX is 8.62 vs. an industry ratio of 0.30, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Thomson Reuters Corp ( TRI ) is reporting for the quarter ending September 30, 2012. The technology services company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 15 analysts that follow the stock is $0.47. This value represents a -16.07% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. TRI missed the consensus earnings per share in the 4th calendar quarter by -1.82%. The "days to cover" for this stock exceeds 26 days. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for TRI is 14.06 vs. an industry ratio of 10.80, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Hess Corporation ( HES ) is reporting for the quarter ending September 30, 2012. The oil company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 13 analysts that follow the stock is $1.19. This value represents a 7.21% increase compared to the same quarter last year. The last two quarters HES had negative earnings surprises; Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for HES is 8.89 vs. an industry ratio of 10.40.

Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. ( VRX ) is reporting for the quarter ending September 30, 2012. The drug company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 2 analysts that follow the stock is $1.09. This value represents a 75.81% increase compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year VRX has beat the expectations every quarter. The highest one was in the 2nd calendar quarter where they beat the consensus by 1%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for VRX is 12.43 vs. an industry ratio of -1.90, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. ( MHP ) is reporting for the quarter ending September 30, 2012. The book publisher company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 6 analysts that follow the stock is $1.30. This value represents a 7.44% increase compared to the same quarter last year. MHP missed the consensus earnings per share in the 3rd calendar quarter by -1.63%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for MHP is 16.26 vs. an industry ratio of 12.00, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Clorox Company ( CLX ) is reporting for the quarter ending September 30, 2012. The cleaning company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 13 analysts that follow the stock is $0.95. This value represents a -5.94% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year CLX has beat the expectations every quarter. The highest one was in the 3rd calendar quarter where they beat the consensus by 6.32%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for CLX is 16.85 vs. an industry ratio of 17.00.

Ralph Lauren Corporation ( RL ) is reporting for the quarter ending September 30, 2012. The textile company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 12 analysts that follow the stock is $2.15. This value represents a -12.60% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year RL has beat the expectations every quarter. The highest one was in the 2nd calendar quarter where they beat the consensus by 14.04%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for RL is 19.53 vs. an industry ratio of 20.20.

Beam Inc. ( BEAM ) is reporting for the quarter ending September 30, 2012. The alcohol company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 8 analysts that follow the stock is $0.55. This value represents a 3.77% increase compared to the same quarter last year. BEAM missed the consensus earnings per share in the 3rd calendar quarter by -10.17%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for BEAM is 23.25 vs. an industry ratio of 17.10, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Brookfield Office Properties Inc. ( BPO ) is reporting for the quarter ending September 30, 2012. The real estate development company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 11 analysts that follow the stock is $0.28. This value represents a -61.64% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year BPO has met analyst expectations once and beat the expectations the other three quarters. The days to cover, as reported in the 10/15/2012 12:00:00 AM short interest update, increased130.052918384344 from previous report on9/28/2012 12:00:00 AM Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for BPO is 13.78 vs. an industry ratio of -0.40, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

NiSource, Inc ( NI ) is reporting for the quarter ending September 30, 2012. The electric power utilities company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 4 analysts that follow the stock is $0.05. This value represents a -54.55% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. NI missed the consensus earnings per share in the 4th calendar quarter by -13.89%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for NI is 17.69 vs. an industry ratio of 13.50, 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 September 30, 2012. The electric power utilities company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 9 analysts that follow the stock is $2.23. This value represents a -0.45% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year PNW has met analyst expectations once and beat the expectations the other three quarters. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for PNW is 15.44 vs. an industry ratio of 13.50, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Cimarex Energy Co ( XEC ) is reporting for the quarter ending September 30, 2012. The oil (us exp & production) company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 16 analysts that follow the stock is $0.94. This value represents a -35.17% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for XEC is 13.95 vs. an industry ratio of 41.50.



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