Pre-Market Earnings Report for October 21, 2013 : MCD, HAL, VFC, CHKP, BBD, GCI, MAN, HAS, NVR, LII, AOS, SAP

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The following companies are expected to report earnings prior to market open on 10/21/2013. Visit our Earnings Calendar for a full list of expected earnings releases.

McDonald's Corporation ( MCD ) is reporting for the quarter ending September 30, 2013. The restaurant company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 18 analysts that follow the stock is $1.50. This value represents a 4.90% increase compared to the same quarter last year. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for MCD is 17.02 vs. an industry ratio of 34.30.

Halliburton Company ( HAL ) is reporting for the quarter ending September 30, 2013. The oil (field services) company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 18 analysts that follow the stock is $0.83. This value represents a 23.88% increase compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year HAL 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 HAL is 16.06 vs. an industry ratio of 13.20, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

V.F. Corporation ( VFC ) is reporting for the quarter ending September 30, 2013. The textile company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 17 analysts that follow the stock is $3.77. This value represents a 7.10% increase compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year VFC has beat the expectations every quarter. The highest one was in the 2nd calendar quarter where they beat the consensus by 8.55%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for VFC is 18.44 vs. an industry ratio of 17.30, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. ( CHKP ) is reporting for the quarter ending September 30, 2013. The computer software company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 10 analysts that follow the stock is $0.78. This value represents a 6.85% increase compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year CHKP has met analyst expectations three times and beat the expectations the other quarter. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for CHKP is 18.10 vs. an industry ratio of 22.70.

Banco Bradesco Sa ( BBD ) is reporting for the quarter ending September 30, 2013. The bank (foreign) company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 4 analysts that follow the stock is $0.32. This value represents a 5.88% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for BBD is 12.00 vs. an industry ratio of 11.10, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Gannett Co., Inc. ( GCI ) is reporting for the quarter ending September 30, 2013. The publishing company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 5 analysts that follow the stock is $0.41. This value represents a 26.79% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. GCI missed the consensus earnings per share in the 2nd calendar quarter of 2013 by -1.69%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for GCI is 12.71 vs. an industry ratio of -15.20, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

ManpowerGroup ( MAN ) is reporting for the quarter ending September 30, 2013. The staffing company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 8 analysts that follow the stock is $1.08. This value represents a 36.71% increase compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year MAN has beat the expectations every quarter. The highest one was in the 2nd calendar quarter where they beat the consensus by 17.98%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for MAN is 19.83 vs. an industry ratio of 11.10, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Hasbro, Inc. ( HAS ) is reporting for the quarter ending September 30, 2013. The toy (game/hobby) company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 8 analysts that follow the stock is $1.27. This value represents a 2.42% increase compared to the same quarter last year. HAS missed the consensus earnings per share in the 2nd calendar quarter of 2013 by -17.14%. The "days to cover" for this stock exceeds 15 days. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for HAS is 16.37 vs. an industry ratio of 14.10, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

NVR, Inc. ( NVR ) is reporting for the quarter ending September 30, 2013. The building (residential/commercial) company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 6 analysts that follow the stock is $15.71. This value represents a 52.08% increase compared to the same quarter last year. The last two quarters NVR had negative earnings surprises; the latest report they missed by -18.34%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for NVR is 17.76 vs. an industry ratio of 19.80.

Lennox International, Inc. ( LII ) is reporting for the quarter ending September 30, 2013. The building company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 10 analysts that follow the stock is $1.26. This value represents a 29.90% increase compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year LII 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 LII is 20.30 vs. an industry ratio of 30.50.

Smith (A.O.) Corporation ( AOS ) is reporting for the quarter ending September 30, 2013. The machinery company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 7 analysts that follow the stock is $0.43. This value represents a 22.86% increase compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year AOS has beat the expectations every quarter. The highest one was in the 2nd calendar quarter where they beat the consensus by 20.93%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for AOS is 23.83 vs. an industry ratio of 7.20, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

SAP AG ( SAP ) is reporting for the quarter ending September 30, 2013. The computer software company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 1 analyst that follows the stock is $0.98. This value represents a 32.43% increase compared to the same quarter last year. The "days to cover" for this stock exceeds 10 days. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for SAP is 17.07 vs. an industry ratio of 22.70.



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