Pre-Market Earnings Report for October 23, 2013 : BA, BMY, CAT, LLY, TMO, GD, WLP, NSC, NOC, CP, AEP, PLD

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The following companies are expected to report earnings prior to market open on 10/23/2013. Visit our Earnings Calendar for a full list of expected earnings releases.

Boeing Company ( BA ) is reporting for the quarter ending September 30, 2013. The aerospace and defense company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 15 analysts that follow the stock is $1.54. This value represents a 14.07% increase compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year BA has beat the expectations every quarter. The highest one was in the 2nd calendar quarter where they beat the consensus by 5.7%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for BA is 18.72 vs. an industry ratio of 15.80, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Bristol-Myers Squibb Company ( BMY ) is reporting for the quarter ending September 30, 2013. The large cap pharmaceutical company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 9 analysts that follow the stock is $0.44. This value represents a 18.92% increase compared to the same quarter last year. BMY missed the consensus earnings per share in the 3rd calendar quarter of 2012 by -9.76%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for BMY is 28.65 vs. an industry ratio of 16.20, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Caterpillar, Inc. ( CAT ) is reporting for the quarter ending September 30, 2013. The machinery company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 14 analysts that follow the stock is $1.68. This value represents a 25.99% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for CAT is 14.15 vs. an industry ratio of 14.60.

Eli Lilly and Company ( LLY ) is reporting for the quarter ending September 30, 2013. The large cap pharmaceutical company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 10 analysts that follow the stock is $1.05. This value represents a 32.91% increase compared to the same quarter last year. LLY missed the consensus earnings per share in the 3rd calendar quarter of 2012 by -4.82%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for LLY is 12.05 vs. an industry ratio of 16.20.

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc ( TMO ) is reporting for the quarter ending September 30, 2013. The electrical instrument company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 13 analysts that follow the stock is $1.28. This value represents a 7.56% increase compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year TMO has beat the expectations every quarter. The highest one was in the 2nd calendar quarter where they beat the consensus by 1.54%. The "days to cover" for this stock exceeds 21 days. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for TMO is 17.80 vs. an industry ratio of 8.30, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

General Dynamics Corporation ( GD ) is reporting for the quarter ending September 30, 2013. The aerospace and defense company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 13 analysts that follow the stock is $1.67. This value represents a 1.76% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for GD is 12.64 vs. an industry ratio of 15.80.

WellPoint Inc. ( WLP ) is reporting for the quarter ending September 30, 2013. The hmo company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 14 analysts that follow the stock is $1.83. This value represents a 12.44% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year WLP has beat the expectations every quarter. The highest one was in the 2nd calendar quarter where they beat the consensus by 25%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for WLP is 10.67 vs. an industry ratio of 10.80.

Norfolk Souther Corporation ( NSC ) is reporting for the quarter ending September 30, 2013. The transportation (rail) company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 17 analysts that follow the stock is $1.39. This value represents a 12.10% increase compared to the same quarter last year. NSC missed the consensus earnings per share in the 2nd calendar quarter of 2013 by -2.67%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for NSC is 14.52 vs. an industry ratio of 19.70.

Northrop Grumman Corporation ( NOC ) is reporting for the quarter ending September 30, 2013. The aerospace and defense company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 13 analysts that follow the stock is $1.81. This value represents a 4.62% increase compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year NOC has beat the expectations every quarter. The highest one was in the 2nd calendar quarter where they beat the consensus by 20.59%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for NOC is 12.86 vs. an industry ratio of 15.80.

Canadian Pacific Railway Limited ( CP ) is reporting for the quarter ending September 30, 2013. The transportation (rail) company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 14 analysts that follow the stock is $1.68. This value represents a 28.24% increase compared to the same quarter last year. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for CP is 21.65 vs. an industry ratio of 19.70, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

American Electric Power Company, Inc. ( AEP ) is reporting for the quarter ending September 30, 2013. The electric power utilities company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 11 analysts that follow the stock is $1.08. This value represents a 5.88% increase compared to the same quarter last year. AEP missed the consensus earnings per share in the 2nd calendar quarter of 2013 by -5.19%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for AEP is 14.22 vs. an industry ratio of 17.30.

ProLogis, Inc. ( PLD ) is reporting for the quarter ending September 30, 2013. The reit company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 13 analysts that follow the stock is $0.41. This value represents a 6.82% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year PLD 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 PLD is 24.18 vs. an industry ratio of 15.70, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.



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