Pre-Market Earnings Report for October 16, 2012 : JNJ, KO, UNH, GS, PNC, STT, GWW, OMC, MAT, FRX, CBSH, DPZ

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The following companies are expected to report earnings prior to market open on 10/16/2012. Visit our Earnings Calendar for a full list of expected earnings releases.

Johnson & Johnson ( JNJ ) is reporting for the quarter ending September 30, 2012. The large cap pharmaceutical company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 14 analysts that follow the stock is $1.20. This value represents a -3.23% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year JNJ has beat the expectations every quarter. The highest one was in the 2nd calendar quarter where they beat the consensus by 0.78%. The "days to cover" for this stock exceeds 14 days. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for JNJ is 13.43 vs. an industry ratio of 14.20.

Coca-Cola Company ( KO ) is reporting for the quarter ending September 30, 2012. The beverages company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 13 analysts that follow the stock is $0.50. This value represents a -1.96% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year KO 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 KO is 19.12 vs. an industry ratio of 23.20.

UnitedHealth Group Incorporated ( UNH ) is reporting for the quarter ending September 30, 2012. The hmo company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 18 analysts that follow the stock is $1.31. This value represents a 11.97% increase compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year UNH has beat the expectations every quarter. The highest one was in the 2nd calendar quarter where they beat the consensus by 6.72%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for UNH is 11.15 vs. an industry ratio of 14.30.

Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. ( GS ) is reporting for the quarter ending September 30, 2012. The investment bankers company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 18 analysts that follow the stock is $2.22. This value represents a -364.29% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. GS missed the consensus earnings per share in the 3rd calendar quarter by -1300%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for GS is 10.77 vs. an industry ratio of 17.70.

PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. ( PNC ) is reporting for the quarter ending September 30, 2012. The bank company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 23 analysts that follow the stock is $1.61. This value represents a 3.87% increase compared to the same quarter last year. PNC missed the consensus earnings per share in the 4th calendar quarter by -1.42%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for PNC is 11.02 vs. an industry ratio of 11.80.

State Street Corporation ( STT ) is reporting for the quarter ending September 30, 2012. The bank company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 16 analysts that follow the stock is $0.96. This value represents a no change for the same quarter last year. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for STT is 10.80 vs. an industry ratio of 11.80.

W.W. Grainger, Inc. ( GWW ) is reporting for the quarter ending September 30, 2012. The industrial services company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 13 analysts that follow the stock is $2.91. This value represents a 15.94% increase compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year GWW 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 GWW is 20.21 vs. an industry ratio of 12.10, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Omnicom Group Inc. ( OMC ) is reporting for the quarter ending September 30, 2012. The advertising/marketing company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 14 analysts that follow the stock is $0.73. This value represents a 1.39% increase compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year OMC has beat the expectations every quarter. The highest one was in the 2nd calendar quarter where they beat the consensus by 0.99%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for OMC is 14.29 vs. an industry ratio of 12.50, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Mattel, Inc. ( MAT ) is reporting for the quarter ending September 30, 2012. The toy (game/hobby) company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 12 analysts that follow the stock is $0.99. This value represents a 15.12% increase compared to the same quarter last year. MAT missed the consensus earnings per share in the 1st calendar quarter by -14.29%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for MAT is 14.64 vs. an industry ratio of 5.20, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Forest Laboratories, Inc. ( FRX ) is reporting for the quarter ending September 30, 2012. The drug company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 21 analysts that follow the stock is $0.02. This value represents a -97.80% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for FRX is 54.15 vs. an industry ratio of -6.30, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Commerce Bancshares, Inc. ( CBSH ) is reporting for the quarter ending September 30, 2012. The bank (midwest) company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 13 analysts that follow the stock is $0.77. This value represents a 1.32% increase compared to the same quarter last year. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for CBSH is 12.54 vs. an industry ratio of 11.60, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Domino's Pizza Inc ( DPZ ) is reporting for the quarter ending September 30, 2012. The restaurant company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 11 analysts that follow the stock is $0.41. This value represents a 17.14% increase compared to the same quarter last year. DPZ missed the consensus earnings per share in the 1st calendar quarter by -4.08%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for DPZ is 19.53 vs. an industry ratio of 19.60.




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