Pre-Market Earnings Report for October 17, 2013 : PM, VZ, UNH, UNP, GS, DHR, BAX, PPG, BBT, TSM, FITB, NUE

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The following companies are expected to report earnings prior to market open on 10/17/2013. Visit our Earnings Calendar for a full list of expected earnings releases.

Philip Morris International Inc ( PM ) is reporting for the quarter ending September 30, 2013. The tobacco company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 9 analysts that follow the stock is $1.43. This value represents a 3.62% increase compared to the same quarter last year. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for PM is 15.75 vs. an industry ratio of 13.40, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Verizon Communications Inc. ( VZ ) is reporting for the quarter ending September 30, 2013. The diversified company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 20 analysts that follow the stock is $0.74. This value represents a 15.63% increase compared to the same quarter last year. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for VZ is 16.72 vs. an industry ratio of 0.50, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

UnitedHealth Group Incorporated ( UNH ) is reporting for the quarter ending September 30, 2013. The hmo company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 15 analysts that follow the stock is $1.53. This value represents a 2.00% increase compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year UNH has met analyst expectations twice and beat the expectations the other two quarters. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for UNH is 13.41 vs. an industry ratio of 10.90, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Union Pacific Corporation ( UNP ) is reporting for the quarter ending September 30, 2013. The transportation (rail) company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 12 analysts that follow the stock is $2.47. This value represents a 12.79% increase compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year UNP has met analyst expectations once and beat the expectations the other three quarters. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for UNP is 16.56 vs. an industry ratio of 19.50.

Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. ( GS ) is reporting for the quarter ending September 30, 2013. The investment bankers company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 14 analysts that follow the stock is $2.48. This value represents a 12.98% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year GS has beat the expectations every quarter. The highest one was in the 2nd calendar quarter where they beat the consensus by 31.67%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for GS is 10.46 vs. an industry ratio of 10.60.

Danaher Corporation ( DHR ) is reporting for the quarter ending September 30, 2013. The diversified operations company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 13 analysts that follow the stock is $0.83. This value represents a 7.79% increase compared to the same quarter last year. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for DHR is 20.30 vs. an industry ratio of 34.30.

Baxter International Inc. ( BAX ) is reporting for the quarter ending September 30, 2013. The medical products company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 11 analysts that follow the stock is $1.19. This value represents a 4.39% increase compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year BAX has met analyst expectations twice and beat the expectations the other two quarters. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for BAX is 14.19 vs. an industry ratio of 7.00, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

PPG Industries, Inc. ( PPG ) is reporting for the quarter ending September 30, 2013. The chemical company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 16 analysts that follow the stock is $2.34. This value represents a 4.46% increase compared to the same quarter last year. PPG missed the consensus earnings per share in the 4th calendar quarter of 2012 by -0.65%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for PPG is 20.48 vs. an industry ratio of 13.70, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

BB&T Corporation ( BBT ) is reporting for the quarter ending September 30, 2013. The bank company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 19 analysts that follow the stock is $0.71. This value represents a 1.43% increase compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year BBT has met analyst expectations once and beat the expectations the other three quarters. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for BBT is 11.48 vs. an industry ratio of 13.00.

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Ltd. ( TSM ) is reporting for the quarter ending September 30, 2013. The semi fab foundry company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 2 analysts that follow the stock is $0.34. This value represents a 6.25% increase compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year TSM has met analyst expectations once and beat the expectations the other three quarters. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for TSM is 14.88 vs. an industry ratio of 24.80.

Fifth Third Bancorp ( FITB ) is reporting for the quarter ending September 30, 2013. The bank company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 13 analysts that follow the stock is $0.42. This value represents a 5.00% increase compared to the same quarter last year. FITB missed the consensus earnings per share in the 2nd calendar quarter of 2013 by -2.27%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for FITB is 9.39 vs. an industry ratio of 13.00.

Nucor Corporation ( NUE ) is reporting for the quarter ending September 30, 2013. The steel company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 12 analysts that follow the stock is $0.38. This value represents a 15.56% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. NUE missed the consensus earnings per share in the 2nd calendar quarter of 2013 by -10%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for NUE is 36.93 vs. an industry ratio of 23.20, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.



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