Pre-Market Earnings Report for October 18, 2013 : GE, SLB, HON, MS, BHI, IR, STI, PH, KSU, GPC, LH, TXT

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The following companies are expected to report earnings prior to market open on 10/18/2013. Visit our Earnings Calendar for a full list of expected earnings releases.


General Electric Company ( GE ) is reporting for the quarter ending September 30, 2013. The diversified operations company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 9 analysts that follow the stock is $0.35. This value represents a 2.78% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year GE 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 GE is 14.94 vs. an industry ratio of 34.40.

Schlumberger N.V. ( SLB ) is reporting for the quarter ending September 30, 2013. The oil (field services) company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 19 analysts that follow the stock is $1.24. This value represents a 14.81% increase compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year SLB 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 SLB is 19.37 vs. an industry ratio of 12.90, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Honeywell International Inc. ( HON ) 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 $1.24. This value represents a 3.33% increase compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year HON has beat the expectations every quarter. The highest one was in the 2nd calendar quarter where they beat the consensus by 4.92%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for HON is 17.32 vs. an industry ratio of 34.40.

Morgan Stanley ( MS ) is reporting for the quarter ending September 30, 2013. The investment bankers company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 15 analysts that follow the stock is $0.42. This value represents a 50.00% increase compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year MS has beat the expectations every quarter. The highest one was in the 2nd calendar quarter where they beat the consensus by 4.65%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for MS is 14.17 vs. an industry ratio of 11.00, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Baker Hughes Incorporated ( BHI ) is reporting for the quarter ending September 30, 2013. The oil (field services) company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 19 analysts that follow the stock is $0.78. This value represents a 6.85% increase compared to the same quarter last year. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for BHI is 17.16 vs. an industry ratio of 12.90, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Ingersoll-Rand plc (Ireland) ( IR ) is reporting for the quarter ending September 30, 2013. The machinery company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 10 analysts that follow the stock is $1.10. This value represents a 2.80% increase compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year IR has beat the expectations every quarter. The highest one was in the 2nd calendar quarter where they beat the consensus by 5.56%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for IR is 17.60 vs. an industry ratio of 16.90, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

SunTrust Banks, Inc. ( STI ) is reporting for the quarter ending September 30, 2013. The bank company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 21 analysts that follow the stock is $0.60. This value represents a 69.70% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. STI missed the consensus earnings per share in the 3rd calendar quarter of 2012 by -1%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for STI is 12.87 vs. an industry ratio of 13.20.

Parker-Hannifin Corporation ( PH ) is reporting for the quarter ending September 30, 2013. The machinery company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 6 analysts that follow the stock is $1.47. This value represents a 6.37% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2014 Price to Earnings ratio for PH is 16.48 vs. an industry ratio of 16.90.

Kansas City Southern ( KSU ) is reporting for the quarter ending September 30, 2013. The transportation (rail) company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 11 analysts that follow the stock is $1.11. This value represents a 35.37% increase compared to the same quarter last year. KSU missed the consensus earnings per share in the 3rd calendar quarter of 2012 by -2.38%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for KSU is 27.55 vs. an industry ratio of 19.60, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Genuine Parts Company ( GPC ) is reporting for the quarter ending September 30, 2013. The auto (truck) company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 8 analysts that follow the stock is $1.20. This value represents a 8.11% increase compared to the same quarter last year. The "days to cover" for this stock exceeds 13 days. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for GPC is 18.29 vs. an industry ratio of 20.00.

Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings ( LH ) is reporting for the quarter ending September 30, 2013. The medical/dental supplies company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 16 analysts that follow the stock is $1.79. This value represents a 1.70% 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 LH is 14.37 vs. an industry ratio of 2.60, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Textron Inc. ( TXT ) is reporting for the quarter ending September 30, 2013. The diversified operations company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 10 analysts that follow the stock is $0.47. This value represents a 2.08% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for TXT is 13.67 vs. an industry ratio of 34.40.



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