Pre-Market Earnings Report for October 19, 2012 : GE, SLB, MCD, HON, BHI, APD, IR, PH, CBE, KSU, IDXX, SHAW

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The following companies are expected to report earnings prior to market open on 10/19/2012. Visit our Earnings Calendar for a full list of expected earnings releases.

General Electric Company ( GE ) is reporting for the quarter ending September 30, 2012. The diversified operations company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 9 analysts that follow the stock is $0.36. This value represents a 16.13% increase compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year GE 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 GE is 14.78 vs. an industry ratio of 15.20.

Schlumberger N.V. ( SLB ) is reporting for the quarter ending September 30, 2012. The oil (field services) company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 25 analysts that follow the stock is $1.06. This value represents a 8.16% increase compared to the same quarter last year. SLB missed the consensus earnings per share in the 3rd calendar quarter by -2.97%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for SLB is 17.50 vs. an industry ratio of 21.50.

McDonald's Corporation ( MCD ) is reporting for the quarter ending September 30, 2012. The restaurant company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 22 analysts that follow the stock is $1.47. This value represents a 1.38% increase compared to the same quarter last year. MCD missed the consensus earnings per share in the 2nd calendar quarter by -4.35%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for MCD is 17.32 vs. an industry ratio of 20.00.

Honeywell International Inc. ( HON ) is reporting for the quarter ending September 30, 2012. The diversified operations company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 16 analysts that follow the stock is $1.13. This value represents a 2.73% 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 2.7%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for HON is 13.75 vs. an industry ratio of 15.20.

Baker Hughes Incorporated ( BHI ) is reporting for the quarter ending September 30, 2012. The oil (field services) company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 23 analysts that follow the stock is $0.84. This value represents a -28.81% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for BHI is 12.87 vs. an industry ratio of 21.50.

Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. ( APD ) is reporting for the quarter ending September 30, 2012. The chemical company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 14 analysts that follow the stock is $1.44. This value represents a -4.64% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. APD missed the consensus earnings per share in the 1st calendar quarter by -1.5%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for APD is 15.67 vs. an industry ratio of 13.50, 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, 2012. The machinery company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 16 analysts that follow the stock is $0.99. This value represents a 22.22% 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 26.37%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for IR is 14.06 vs. an industry ratio of 14.10.

Parker-Hannifin Corporation ( PH ) is reporting for the quarter ending September 30, 2012. The machinery company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 9 analysts that follow the stock is $1.73. This value represents a -9.42% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. PH missed the consensus earnings per share in the 4th calendar quarter by -4.88%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for PH is 11.21 vs. an industry ratio of 14.10.

Cooper Industries, plc. ( CBE ) is reporting for the quarter ending September 30, 2012. The electrical instrument company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 11 analysts that follow the stock is $1.14. This value represents a 16.33% increase compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year CBE has beat the expectations every quarter. The highest one was in the 2nd calendar quarter where they beat the consensus by 0.89%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for CBE is 16.92 vs. an industry ratio of 8.90, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Kansas City Southern ( KSU ) is reporting for the quarter ending September 30, 2012. The transportation (rail) company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 17 analysts that follow the stock is $0.84. This value represents a 7.69% increase compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year KSU has beat the expectations every quarter. The highest one was in the 2nd calendar quarter where they beat the consensus by 1.19%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for KSU is 23.12 vs. an industry ratio of 17.90, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

IDEXX Laboratories, Inc. ( IDXX ) is reporting for the quarter ending September 30, 2012. The medical instruments company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 10 analysts that follow the stock is $0.73. This value represents a 10.61% increase compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year IDXX has beat the expectations every quarter. The highest one was in the 2nd calendar quarter where they beat the consensus by 1.11%. The "days to cover" for this stock exceeds 14 days. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for IDXX is 31.87 vs. an industry ratio of -4.50, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Shaw Group Inc. ( SHAW ) is reporting for the quarter ending August 31, 2012. The engineering company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 7 analysts that follow the stock is $1.34. This value represents a -404.55% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for SHAW is 20.17 vs. an industry ratio of 13.20, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.



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