Pre-Market Earnings Report for November 20, 2012 : MDT, HPQ, HNZ, CPB, HRL, VAL, SIG, PDCO, CHS, NRGY, DSW, TECD

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The following companies are expected to report earnings prior to market open on 11/20/2012. Visit our Earnings Calendar for a full list of expected earnings releases.

Medtronic, Inc. ( MDT ) is reporting for the quarter ending October 31, 2012. The medical products company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 19 analysts that follow the stock is $0.88. This value represents a 4.76% increase compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year MDT 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 MDT is 11.23 vs. an industry ratio of 0.30, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Hewlett-Packard Company ( HPQ ) is reporting for the quarter ending October 31, 2012. The computer company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 23 analysts that follow the stock is $1.14. This value represents a -2.56% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year HPQ has beat the expectations every quarter. The highest one was in the 3rd calendar quarter where they beat the consensus by 1.01%. The days to cover, as reported in the 10/31/2012 12:00:00 AM short interest update, increased128.064015620851 from previous report on10/15/2012 12:00:00 AM Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for HPQ is 3.19 vs. an industry ratio of 18.30.

H.J. Heinz Company ( HNZ ) is reporting for the quarter ending October 31, 2012. The food company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 13 analysts that follow the stock is $0.88. This value represents a 8.64% increase compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year HNZ has beat the expectations every quarter. The highest one was in the 3rd calendar quarter where they beat the consensus by 3.61%. The "days to cover" for this stock exceeds 10 days. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for HNZ is 16.50 vs. an industry ratio of 45.60.

Campbell Soup Company ( CPB ) is reporting for the quarter ending October 31, 2012. The food company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 14 analysts that follow the stock is $0.85. This value represents a 3.66% increase compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year CPB has beat the expectations every quarter. The highest one was in the 3rd calendar quarter where they beat the consensus by 7.89%. The "days to cover" for this stock exceeds 15 days. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for CPB is 14.43 vs. an industry ratio of 45.60.

Hormel Foods Corporation ( HRL ) is reporting for the quarter ending October 31, 2012. The meat product company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 7 analysts that follow the stock is $0.49. This value represents a 13.95% increase compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year HRL has met analyst expectations twice and beat the expectations the other two quarters. The "days to cover" for this stock exceeds 12 days. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for HRL is 16.60 vs. an industry ratio of 16.00, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Valspar Corporation ( VAL ) is reporting for the quarter ending October 31, 2012. The paint company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 10 analysts that follow the stock is $0.85. This value represents a 1.19% increase compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year VAL has beat the expectations every quarter. The highest one was in the 3rd calendar quarter where they beat the consensus by 1.04%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for VAL is 17.28 vs. an industry ratio of 16.00, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Signet Jewelers Limited ( SIG ) is reporting for the quarter ending October 31, 2012. The jewelry retail company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 7 analysts that follow the stock is $0.37. This value represents a 23.33% increase compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year SIG has beat the expectations every quarter. The highest one was in the 3rd calendar quarter where they beat the consensus by 1.19%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for SIG is 12.17 vs. an industry ratio of 18.60.

Patterson Companies, Inc. ( PDCO ) is reporting for the quarter ending October 31, 2012. The medical/dental supplies company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 12 analysts that follow the stock is $0.49. This value represents a 6.52% increase compared to the same quarter last year. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for PDCO is 16.63 vs. an industry ratio of 11.20, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Chico's FAS, Inc. ( CHS ) is reporting for the quarter ending October 31, 2012. The retail (shoe) company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 15 analysts that follow the stock is $0.22. This value represents a 22.22% increase compared to the same quarter last year. CHS missed the consensus earnings per share in the 4th calendar quarter by -10%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for CHS is 17.00 vs. an industry ratio of 12.30, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Inergy, L.P. ( NRGY ) is reporting for the quarter ending September 30, 2012. The oil refining company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 8 analysts that follow the stock is $-0.06. This value represents a -83.33% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. The last two quarters NRGY had negative earnings surprises; Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for NRGY is 185.50 vs. an industry ratio of 19.80, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

DSW Inc. ( DSW ) is reporting for the quarter ending October 31, 2012. The retail (shoe) company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 9 analysts that follow the stock is $0.89. This value represents a 1.14% increase compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year DSW has beat the expectations every quarter. The highest one was in the 3rd calendar quarter where they beat the consensus by 6.45%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for DSW is 17.92 vs. an industry ratio of 12.30, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Tech Data Corporation ( TECD ) is reporting for the quarter ending October 31, 2012. The retail company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 8 analysts that follow the stock is $1.34. This value represents a 6.35% increase compared to the same quarter last year. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for TECD is 8.15 vs. an industry ratio of 25.50.




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