Pre-Market Earnings Report for November 5, 2012 : SO, TWC, SYY, RIG, SLW, TEL, ETR, HUM, ROK, ICE, CHD, KOS

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The following companies are expected to report earnings prior to market open on 11/05/2012. Visit our Earnings Calendar for a full list of expected earnings releases.

Southern Company ( SO ) is reporting for the quarter ending September 30, 2012. The electric power utilities company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 11 analysts that follow the stock is $1.14. This value represents a 6.54% increase compared to the same quarter last year. SO missed the consensus earnings per share in the 1st calendar quarter by -8.7%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for SO is 17.37 vs. an industry ratio of 13.40, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Time Warner Cable Inc ( TWC ) is reporting for the quarter ending September 30, 2012. The cable tv company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 17 analysts that follow the stock is $1.41. This value represents a 27.03% increase compared to the same quarter last year. TWC missed the consensus earnings per share in the 3rd calendar quarter by -2.63%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for TWC is 17.45 vs. an industry ratio of 18.30.

Sysco Corporation ( SYY ) is reporting for the quarter ending September 30, 2012. The wholesale food company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 9 analysts that follow the stock is $0.50. This value represents a -9.09% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. SYY missed the consensus earnings per share in the 2nd calendar quarter by -1.85%. The "days to cover" for this stock exceeds 13 days. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for SYY is 15.71 vs. an industry ratio of 23.70.

Transocean Ltd. ( RIG ) is reporting for the quarter ending September 30, 2012. The oil & gas drilling company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 20 analysts that follow the stock is $0.76. This value represents a 2433.33% increase compared to the same quarter last year. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for RIG is 16.18 vs. an industry ratio of 4.20, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Silver Wheaton Corp ( SLW ) is reporting for the quarter ending September 30, 2012. The mining company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 8 analysts that follow the stock is $0.40. This value represents a 5.26% increase compared to the same quarter last year. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for SLW is 24.34 vs. an industry ratio of 7.00, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

TE Connectivity Ltd. ( TEL ) is reporting for the quarter ending September 30, 2012. The electrical instrument company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 11 analysts that follow the stock is $0.74. This value represents a -16.85% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. TEL missed the consensus earnings per share in the 4th calendar quarter by -5.71%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for TEL is 11.48 vs. an industry ratio of 3.60, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Entergy Corporation ( ETR ) is reporting for the quarter ending September 30, 2012. The electric power utilities company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 6 analysts that follow the stock is $1.96. This value represents a -44.48% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for ETR is 13.30 vs. an industry ratio of 13.40.

Humana Inc. ( HUM ) is reporting for the quarter ending September 30, 2012. The hmo company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 16 analysts that follow the stock is $2.05. This value represents a -19.29% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for HUM is 10.62 vs. an industry ratio of 6.70, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Rockwell Automation, Inc. ( ROK ) is reporting for the quarter ending September 30, 2012. The industrial company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 12 analysts that follow the stock is $1.32. This value represents a -5.04% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. ROK missed the consensus earnings per share in the 1st calendar quarter by -8.66%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for ROK is 14.71 vs. an industry ratio of 15.60.

IntercontinentalExchange, Inc. ( ICE ) is reporting for the quarter ending September 30, 2012. The securities exchange company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 16 analysts that follow the stock is $1.72. This value represents a -8.02% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year ICE 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 ICE is 17.34 vs. an industry ratio of 16.00, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Church & Dwight Company, Inc. ( CHD ) 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 $0.59. This value represents a 9.26% increase compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year CHD has beat the expectations every quarter. The highest one was in the 2nd calendar quarter where they beat the consensus by 1.82%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for CHD is 21.26 vs. an industry ratio of 17.10, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Kosmos Energy Ltd. ( KOS ) is reporting for the quarter ending September 30, 2012. The international company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 6 analysts that follow the stock is $-0.09. This value represents a -169.23% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for KOS is -95.92 vs. an industry ratio of 33.10.




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