Pre-Market Earnings Report for October 11, 2012 : FAST, SWY, CMN, WGO, ATNY

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The following companies are expected to report earnings prior to market open on 10/11/2012. Visit our Earnings Calendar for a full list of expected earnings releases.

Fastenal Company ( FAST ) is reporting for the quarter ending September 30, 2012. The building company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 9 analysts that follow the stock is $0.37. This value represents a 12.12% increase compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year FAST has met analyst expectations three times and beat the expectations the other quarter. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for FAST is 29.71 vs. an industry ratio of 17.10, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Safeway Inc. ( SWY ) is reporting for the quarter ending September 30, 2012. The supermarket company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 16 analysts that follow the stock is $0.42. This value represents a 10.53% increase compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year SWY has met analyst expectations once and beat the expectations the other three quarters. The "days to cover" for this stock exceeds 12 days. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for SWY is 8.25 vs. an industry ratio of 14.70.

Cantel Medical Corp. ( CMN ) is reporting for the quarter ending July 31, 2012. The medical instruments company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 2 analysts that follow the stock is $0.31. This value represents a 72.22% increase compared to the same quarter last year. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for CMN is 24.82 vs. an industry ratio of -2.50, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Winnebago Industries, Inc. ( WGO ) is reporting for the quarter ending August 31, 2012. The building company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 2 analysts that follow the stock is $0.17. This value represents a 41.67% increase compared to the same quarter last year. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for WGO is 40.23 vs. an industry ratio of 20.80, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

API Technologies Corp. ( ATNY ) is reporting for the quarter ending August 31, 2012. The military company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 2 analysts that follow the stock is $-0.01. This value represents a -75.00% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. The "days to cover" for this stock exceeds 12 days. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for ATNY is -1.56 vs. an industry ratio of 5.90.



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