Pre-Market Earnings Report for October 1, 2013 : WAG, AYI, ATU

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The following companies are expected to report earnings prior to market open on 10/01/2013. Visit our Earnings Calendar for a full list of expected earnings releases.

Walgreen Co. ( WAG ) is reporting for the quarter ending August 31, 2013. The drug store company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 12 analysts that follow the stock is $0.73. This value represents a 37.74% increase compared to the same quarter last year. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for WAG is 17.42 vs. an industry ratio of 49.10.

Acuity Brands Inc ( AYI ) is reporting for the quarter ending August 31, 2013. The building company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 10 analysts that follow the stock is $1.02. This value represents a 15.91% increase compared to the same quarter last year. The "days to cover" for this stock exceeds 16 days. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for AYI is 27.71 vs. an industry ratio of 206.80.

Actuant Corporation ( ATU ) is reporting for the quarter ending August 31, 2013. The machinery 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. The "days to cover" for this stock exceeds 17 days. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for ATU is 20.80 vs. an industry ratio of 19.20, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.




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