Pre-Market Earnings Report for October 17, 2012 : ABT, PEP, BAC, USB, HAL, BLK, BK, ASML, STJ, MTB, SWK, NTRS

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The following companies are expected to report earnings prior to market open on 10/17/2012. Visit our Earnings Calendar for a full list of expected earnings releases.

Abbott Laboratories ( ABT ) 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 $1.28. This value represents a 8.47% increase compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year ABT has beat the expectations every quarter. The highest one was in the 2nd calendar quarter where they beat the consensus by 0.82%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for ABT is 14.24 vs. an industry ratio of 14.50.

Pepsico, Inc. ( PEP ) is reporting for the quarter ending September 30, 2012. The beverages company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 12 analysts that follow the stock is $1.16. This value represents a -11.45% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year PEP has beat the expectations every quarter. The highest one was in the 2nd calendar quarter where they beat the consensus by 2.75%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for PEP is 17.33 vs. an industry ratio of 23.70.

Bank of America Corporation ( BAC ) 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 $-0.05. This value represents a -117.86% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. BAC missed the consensus earnings per share in the 4th calendar quarter by -34.78%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for BAC is 26.22 vs. an industry ratio of 12.10, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

U.S. Bancorp ( USB ) is reporting for the quarter ending September 30, 2012. The bank company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 26 analysts that follow the stock is $0.73. This value represents a 14.06% increase compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year USB has beat the expectations every quarter. The highest one was in the 2nd calendar quarter where they beat the consensus by 2.9%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for USB is 11.84 vs. an industry ratio of 12.10.

Halliburton Company ( HAL ) is reporting for the quarter ending September 30, 2012. The oil (field services) company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 24 analysts that follow the stock is $0.68. This value represents a -27.66% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year HAL has beat the expectations every quarter. The highest one was in the 2nd calendar quarter where they beat the consensus by 6.67%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for HAL is 10.85 vs. an industry ratio of 20.80.

BlackRock, Inc. ( BLK ) is reporting for the quarter ending September 30, 2012. The finance/investment management company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 16 analysts that follow the stock is $3.28. This value represents a 15.90% increase compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year BLK has beat the expectations every quarter. The highest one was in the 2nd calendar quarter where they beat the consensus by 2.31%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for BLK is 14.08 vs. an industry ratio of 16.60.

Bank Of New York Mellon Corporation ( BK ) 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 $0.54. This value represents a 1.89% increase compared to the same quarter last year. BK missed the consensus earnings per share in the 4th calendar quarter by -11.11%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for BK is 11.32 vs. an industry ratio of 12.10.

ASML Holding N.V. ( ASML ) is reporting for the quarter ending September 30, 2012. The capital goods company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 7 analysts that follow the stock is $0.86. This value represents a -24.56% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year ASML 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 ASML is 15.22 vs. an industry ratio of 15.40.

St. Jude Medical, Inc. ( STJ ) is reporting for the quarter ending September 30, 2012. The medical products company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 18 analysts that follow the stock is $0.80. This value represents a 2.56% increase compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year STJ has beat the expectations every quarter. The highest one was in the 2nd calendar quarter where they beat the consensus by 1.15%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for STJ is 12.41 vs. an industry ratio of -10.30, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

M&T Bank Corporation ( MTB ) is reporting for the quarter ending September 30, 2012. The bank company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 19 analysts that follow the stock is $1.84. This value represents a 20.26% increase compared to the same quarter last year. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for MTB is 14.05 vs. an industry ratio of 12.10, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. ( SWK ) is reporting for the quarter ending September 30, 2012. The machinery company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 11 analysts that follow the stock is $1.45. This value represents a 8.21% increase compared to the same quarter last year. SWK missed the consensus earnings per share in the 2nd calendar quarter by -13.16%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for SWK is 12.95 vs. an industry ratio of 17.70.

Northern Trust Corporation ( NTRS ) is reporting for the quarter ending September 30, 2012. The bank company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 17 analysts that follow the stock is $0.74. This value represents a 2.78% increase compared to the same quarter last year. NTRS missed the consensus earnings per share in the 2nd calendar quarter by -1.33%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for NTRS is 16.03 vs. an industry ratio of 12.10, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.



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