Pre-Market Earnings Report for November 5, 2013 : CVS, EMR, D, DTV, TRP, REGN, CTSH, SRE, HCA, BDX, HCN, MPEL

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The following companies are expected to report earnings prior to market open on 11/05/2013. Visit our Earnings Calendar for a full list of expected earnings releases.

CVS Corporation ( CVS ) is reporting for the quarter ending September 30, 2013. The drug store company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 14 analysts that follow the stock is $1.02. This value represents a 20.00% increase compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year CVS has beat the expectations every quarter. The highest one was in the 2nd calendar quarter where they beat the consensus by 1.04%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for CVS is 15.85 vs. an industry ratio of 42.90.

Emerson Electric Company ( EMR ) is reporting for the quarter ending September 30, 2013. The machinery company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 16 analysts that follow the stock is $1.11. This value represents a no change for the same quarter last year. The last two quarters EMR had negative earnings surprises; the latest report they missed by -2.02%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for EMR is 19.26 vs. an industry ratio of 7.40, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Dominion Resources, Inc. ( D ) is reporting for the quarter ending September 30, 2013. The electric power utilities company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 8 analysts that follow the stock is $0.91. This value represents a 1.09% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for D is 19.25 vs. an industry ratio of 17.40, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

DIRECTV ( DTV ) is reporting for the quarter ending September 30, 2013. The satellite communications company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 14 analysts that follow the stock is $1.01. This value represents a 12.22% increase compared to the same quarter last year. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for DTV is 13.55 vs. an industry ratio of -24.80, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

TransCanada Corporation ( TRP ) is reporting for the quarter ending September 30, 2013. The oil (production/pipeline) company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 3 analysts that follow the stock is $0.55. This value represents a 7.84% increase compared to the same quarter last year. The "days to cover" for this stock exceeds 11 days. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for TRP is 20.95 vs. an industry ratio of 26.90.

Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. ( REGN ) is reporting for the quarter ending September 30, 2013. The biomedical (gene) company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 7 analysts that follow the stock is $0.99. This value represents a 44.07% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year REGN has beat the expectations every quarter. The highest one was in the 2nd calendar quarter where they beat the consensus by 58.14%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for REGN is 78.95 vs. an industry ratio of 19.00, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation ( CTSH ) is reporting for the quarter ending September 30, 2013. The business software company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 13 analysts that follow the stock is $1.01. This value represents a 10.99% increase compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year CTSH has beat the expectations every quarter. The highest one was in the 2nd calendar quarter where they beat the consensus by 3.09%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for CTSH is 22.05 vs. an industry ratio of 211.40.

Sempra Energy ( SRE ) is reporting for the quarter ending September 30, 2013. The gas distribution company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 5 analysts that follow the stock is $1.24. This value represents a 6.77% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. The last two quarters SRE had negative earnings surprises; the latest report they missed by -23.53%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for SRE is 20.75 vs. an industry ratio of 15.60, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

HCA Holdings, Inc. ( HCA ) is reporting for the quarter ending September 30, 2013. The hospital company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 8 analysts that follow the stock is $0.79. This value represents a 2.60% increase compared to the same quarter last year. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for HCA is 14.21 vs. an industry ratio of 8.40, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Becton, Dickinson and Company ( BDX ) is reporting for the quarter ending September 30, 2013. The medical/dental supplies company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 14 analysts that follow the stock is $1.47. This value represents a 3.52% increase compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year BDX has beat the expectations every quarter. The highest one was in the 2nd calendar quarter where they beat the consensus by 7.48%. The "days to cover" for this stock exceeds 11 days. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for BDX is 18.29 vs. an industry ratio of 2.50, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Health Care REIT, Inc. ( HCN ) is reporting for the quarter ending September 30, 2013. The reit company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 13 analysts that follow the stock is $0.96. This value represents a 5.49% increase compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year HCN has beat the expectations every quarter. The highest one was in the 2nd calendar quarter where they beat the consensus by 1.09%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for HCN is 17.19 vs. an industry ratio of 15.70, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Melco Crown Entertainment Limited ( MPEL ) is reporting for the quarter ending September 30, 2013. The gaming company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 8 analysts that follow the stock is $0.31. This value represents a 55.00% increase compared to the same quarter last year. MPEL missed the consensus earnings per share in the 4th calendar quarter of 2012 by -4.76%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for MPEL is 27.83 vs. an industry ratio of 246.90.



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