Pre-Market Earnings Report for November 6, 2012 : CVS, EMR, DTV, MRO, MMC, SRE, HCN, LINTA, DISCA, CPN, EXPD, CHTR

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The following companies are expected to report earnings prior to market open on 11/06/2012. Visit our Earnings Calendar for a full list of expected earnings releases.

CVS Corporation ( CVS ) is reporting for the quarter ending September 30, 2012. The drug store company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 15 analysts that follow the stock is $0.84. This value represents a 20.00% increase compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year CVS 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 CVS is 13.86 vs. an industry ratio of 0.80, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Emerson Electric Company ( EMR ) is reporting for the quarter ending September 30, 2012. The machinery company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 16 analysts that follow the stock is $1.05. This value represents a 7.14% increase compared to the same quarter last year. EMR missed the consensus earnings per share in the 1st calendar quarter by -8.64%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for EMR is 14.91 vs. an industry ratio of 9.10, 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, 2012. The satellite communications company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 16 analysts that follow the stock is $0.92. This value represents a 31.43% increase compared to the same quarter last year. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for DTV is 11.90 vs. an industry ratio of 19.40.

Marathon Oil Corporation ( MRO ) is reporting for the quarter ending September 30, 2012. The oil company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 16 analysts that follow the stock is $0.65. This value represents a 10.17% increase compared to the same quarter last year. The last two quarters MRO had negative earnings surprises; Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for MRO is 11.18 vs. an industry ratio of 10.40, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. ( MMC ) is reporting for the quarter ending September 30, 2012. The insurance brokers company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 15 analysts that follow the stock is $0.38. This value represents a 58.33% increase compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year MMC 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 MMC is 15.94 vs. an industry ratio of 19.00.

Sempra Energy ( SRE ) 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 $1.00. This value represents a -18.03% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year SRE has beat the expectations every quarter. The highest one was in the 2nd calendar quarter where they beat the consensus by 22.5%. The days to cover, as reported in the 10/15/2012 12:00:00 AM short interest update, increased125.611180568459 from previous report on9/28/2012 12:00:00 AM Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for SRE is 16.50 vs. an industry ratio of 14.80, 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, 2012. The reit company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 16 analysts that follow the stock is $0.89. This value represents a 12.66% increase compared to the same quarter last year. HCN missed the consensus earnings per share in the 3rd calendar quarter by -10.23%. The days to cover, as reported in the 10/15/2012 12:00:00 AM short interest update, increased263.128243848092 from previous report on9/28/2012 12:00:00 AM Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for HCN is 16.79 vs. an industry ratio of 14.40, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Liberty Interactive Corporation ( LINTA ) is reporting for the quarter ending September 30, 2012. The cable tv company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 4 analysts that follow the stock is $0.18. This value represents a 12.50% increase compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year LINTA 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 LINTA is 18.71 vs. an industry ratio of 18.30, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Discovery Communications, Inc. ( DISCA ) is reporting for the quarter ending September 30, 2012. The broadcast (radio/tv) company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 20 analysts that follow the stock is $0.63. This value represents a 6.78% increase compared to the same quarter last year. DISCA missed the consensus earnings per share in the 1st calendar quarter by -5%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for DISCA is 21.46 vs. an industry ratio of 12.60, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Calpine Corporation ( CPN ) is reporting for the quarter ending September 30, 2012. The electric power utilities company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 7 analysts that follow the stock is $0.38. This value represents a -5.00% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for CPN is 49.03 vs. an industry ratio of 13.30, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Expeditors International of Washington, Inc. ( EXPD ) is reporting for the quarter ending September 30, 2012. The transportation services company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 17 analysts that follow the stock is $0.43. This value represents a -14.00% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for EXPD is 22.51 vs. an industry ratio of 41.50.

Charter Communications, Inc. ( CHTR ) is reporting for the quarter ending September 30, 2012. The satellite communications company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 5 analysts that follow the stock is $-0.44. This value represents a -42.86% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. The last two quarters CHTR had negative earnings surprises; the latest report they missed by -100%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for CHTR is -31.03 vs. an industry ratio of 19.40.



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