Pre-Market Earnings Report for November 9, 2012 : COV, BAM, AEE, JCP, LNT, MKL, WR, WCRX, ERF, FWLT, GEN, APO

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The following companies are expected to report earnings prior to market open on 11/09/2012. Visit our Earnings Calendar for a full list of expected earnings releases.

Covidien plc. ( COV ) is reporting for the quarter ending September 30, 2012. The medical products company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 14 analysts that follow the stock is $1.00. This value represents a -7.41% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year COV has beat the expectations every quarter. The highest one was in the 2nd calendar quarter where they beat the consensus by 0.94%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for COV is 12.84 vs. an industry ratio of -1.30, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Brookfield Asset Management Inc ( BAM ) is reporting for the quarter ending September 30, 2012. The finance/investment management company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 2 analysts that follow the stock is $0.25. This value represents a 177.78% increase compared to the same quarter last year. The last two quarters BAM had negative earnings surprises; the latest report they missed by -57.5%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for BAM is 30.18 vs. an industry ratio of 35.30.

Ameren Corporation ( AEE ) 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 $1.42. This value represents a -9.55% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. AEE missed the consensus earnings per share in the 4th calendar quarter by -6.67%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for AEE is 12.71 vs. an industry ratio of 13.40.

J.C. Penney Company, Inc. Holding Company ( JCP ) 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 $-0.05. This value represents a -127.78% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. The last two quarters JCP had negative earnings surprises; the latest report they missed by -54.17%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for JCP is 63.33 vs. an industry ratio of 16.30, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Alliant Energy Corporation ( LNT ) 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 $1.30. This value represents a 16.07% increase compared to the same quarter last year. The last two quarters LNT had negative earnings surprises; Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for LNT is 14.46 vs. an industry ratio of 13.40, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Markel Corporation ( MKL ) is reporting for the quarter ending September 30, 2012. The insurance (property & casualty) company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 9 analysts that follow the stock is $4.62. This value represents a -15.69% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year MKL has beat the expectations every quarter. The highest one was in the 2nd calendar quarter where they beat the consensus by 114.44%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for MKL is 21.07 vs. an industry ratio of 10.90, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Westar Energy, Inc. ( WR ) is reporting for the quarter ending September 30, 2012. The electric power utilities company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 8 analysts that follow the stock is $1.05. This value represents a 7.14% increase compared to the same quarter last year. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for WR is 14.54 vs. an industry ratio of 13.40, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Warner Chilcott plc ( WCRX ) is reporting for the quarter ending September 30, 2012. The drug company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 17 analysts that follow the stock is $0.78. This value represents a -12.36% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. WCRX missed the consensus earnings per share in the 3rd calendar quarter by -1.11%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for WCRX is 3.10 vs. an industry ratio of -2.40, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Enerplus Corporation ( ERF ) is reporting for the quarter ending September 30, 2012. The oil company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 2 analysts that follow the stock is $-0.13. This value represents a -121.67% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. ERF missed the consensus earnings per share in the 4th calendar quarter by -2485.71%. Foster Wheeler AG. ( FWLT ) is reporting for the quarter ending September 30, 2012. The engineering company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 15 analysts that follow the stock is $0.45. This value represents a 36.36% increase compared to the same quarter last year. The last two quarters FWLT had negative earnings surprises; the latest report they missed by -25.58%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for FWLT is 14.01 vs. an industry ratio of 13.80, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

GenOn Energy, Inc. ( GEN ) is reporting for the quarter ending September 30, 2012. The electric power utilities company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 8 analysts that follow the stock is $0.03. This value represents a -70.00% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. GEN missed the consensus earnings per share in the 2nd calendar quarter by -40%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for GEN is -7.11 vs. an industry ratio of 13.40.

Apollo Global Management, LLC ( APO ) is reporting for the quarter ending September 30, 2012. The finance/investment management company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 7 analysts that follow the stock is $0.67. This value represents a -107.03% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for APO is 5.97 vs. an industry ratio of 35.30.



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