Pre-Market Earnings Report for November 29, 2012 : KR, TIF, GIL, NJR, CBRL, BECN, JOSB, LQDT, SFL, BKS, DSGX, GBDC

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The following companies are expected to report earnings prior to market open on 11/29/2012. Visit our Earnings Calendar for a full list of expected earnings releases.

Kroger Company ( KR ) 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 $0.43. This value represents a 30.30% increase compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year KR has beat the expectations every quarter. The highest one was in the 3rd calendar quarter where they beat the consensus by 4.08%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for KR is 10.32 vs. an industry ratio of 15.00.

Tiffany & Co. ( TIF ) is reporting for the quarter ending October 31, 2012. The jewelry retail company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 17 analysts that follow the stock is $0.62. This value represents a -11.43% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. The last two quarters TIF had negative earnings surprises; the latest report they missed by -2.7%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for TIF is 17.45 vs. an industry ratio of 19.20.

Gildan Activewear, Inc. ( GIL ) 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 $0.80. This value represents a 90.48% increase compared to the same quarter last year. GIL missed the consensus earnings per share in the 2nd calendar quarter by -1.49%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for GIL is 25.45 vs. an industry ratio of 16.60, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

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 12 days. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for NJR is 14.83 vs. an industry ratio of 15.10.

Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc. ( CBRL ) is reporting for the quarter ending October 31, 2012. The restaurant company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 7 analysts that follow the stock is $1.05. This value represents a 1.94% increase compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year CBRL has beat the expectations every quarter. The highest one was in the 3rd calendar quarter where they beat the consensus by 13.95%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for CBRL is 13.85 vs. an industry ratio of 16.60.

Beacon Roofing Supply, Inc. ( BECN ) is reporting for the quarter ending September 30, 2012. The building company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 11 analysts that follow the stock is $0.60. This value represents a 7.14% increase compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year BECN has beat the expectations every quarter. The highest one was in the 2nd calendar quarter where they beat the consensus by 10.71%. The "days to cover" for this stock exceeds 14 days. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for BECN is 18.49 vs. an industry ratio of 18.50.

Jos. A. Bank Clothiers, Inc. ( JOSB ) is reporting for the quarter ending October 31, 2012. The retail (shoe) company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 5 analysts that follow the stock is $0.55. This value represents a 1.85% increase compared to the same quarter last year. The "days to cover" for this stock exceeds 25 days. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for JOSB is 12.54 vs. an industry ratio of 11.90, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Liquidity Services, Inc. ( LQDT ) is reporting for the quarter ending September 30, 2012. The auction company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 3 analysts that follow the stock is $0.33. This value represents a 50.00% increase compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year LQDT has beat the expectations every quarter. The highest one was in the 2nd calendar quarter where they beat the consensus by 16.28%. The "days to cover" for this stock exceeds 15 days. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for LQDT is 26.06 vs. an industry ratio of 22.20, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Ship Finance International Limited ( SFL ) is reporting for the quarter ending September 30, 2012. The shipping company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 3 analysts that follow the stock is $0.34. This value represents a -15.00% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year SFL 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 SFL is 9.15 vs. an industry ratio of 0.90, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Barnes & Noble, Inc. ( BKS ) is reporting for the quarter ending October 31, 2012. The retail company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 4 analysts that follow the stock is $-0.03. This value represents a -82.35% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. The last two quarters BKS had negative earnings surprises; The "days to cover" for this stock exceeds 15 days. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for BKS is -26.53 vs. an industry ratio of 21.60.

The Descartes Systems Group Inc. ( DSGX ) is reporting for the quarter ending October 31, 2012. The computer software company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 6 analysts that follow the stock is $0.14. This value represents a 55.56% increase compared to the same quarter last year. The last two quarters DSGX had negative earnings surprises; the latest report they missed by -35.71%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for DSGX is 15.85 vs. an industry ratio of 7.80, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Golub Capital BDC, Inc. ( GBDC ) is reporting for the quarter ending September 30, 2012. The financial services company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 4 analysts that follow the stock is $0.30. This value represents a no change for the same quarter last year. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for GBDC is 13.73 vs. an industry ratio of 24.40.



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