Pre-Market Earnings Report for October 24, 2012 : T, LLY, BMY, BA, EMC, KMB, PX, NEE, LMT, GD, AEP, TMO

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The following companies are expected to report earnings prior to market open on 10/24/2012. Visit our Earnings Calendar for a full list of expected earnings releases.

AT&T Inc. ( T ) is reporting for the quarter ending September 30, 2012. The diversified company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 27 analysts that follow the stock is $0.60. This value represents a -1.64% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. T missed the consensus earnings per share in the 4th calendar quarter by -2.33%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for T is 14.82 vs. an industry ratio of 9.50, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Eli Lilly and Company ( LLY ) is reporting for the quarter ending September 30, 2012. The large cap pharmaceutical company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 12 analysts that follow the stock is $0.82. This value represents a -27.43% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year LLY 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 LLY is 15.42 vs. an industry ratio of 14.50, 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, 2012. The large cap pharmaceutical company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 10 analysts that follow the stock is $0.41. This value represents a -32.79% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for BMY is 17.73 vs. an industry ratio of 14.50, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Boeing Company ( BA ) is reporting for the quarter ending September 30, 2012. The aerospace and defense company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 18 analysts that follow the stock is $1.12. This value represents a -23.29% decrease 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 14.41%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for BA is 15.65 vs. an industry ratio of 12.60, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

EMC Corporation ( EMC ) is reporting for the quarter ending September 30, 2012. The computer storage company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 6 analysts that follow the stock is $0.34. This value represents a 9.68% increase compared to the same quarter last year. EMC missed the consensus earnings per share in the 2nd calendar quarter by -3.03%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for EMC is 17.63 vs. an industry ratio of -5.20, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Kimberly-Clark Corporation ( KMB ) is reporting for the quarter ending September 30, 2012. The consumer company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 11 analysts that follow the stock is $1.32. This value represents a 4.76% increase compared to the same quarter last year. KMB missed the consensus earnings per share in the 4th calendar quarter by -0.78%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for KMB is 16.67 vs. an industry ratio of 12.60, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Praxair, Inc. ( PX ) 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 $1.39. This value represents a -0.71% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. PX missed the consensus earnings per share in the 4th calendar quarter by -0.73%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for PX is 18.66 vs. an industry ratio of 13.30, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

NextEra Energy, Inc. ( NEE ) is reporting for the quarter ending September 30, 2012. The electric power utilities company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 9 analysts that follow the stock is $1.38. This value represents a 5.34% increase compared to the same quarter last year. NEE missed the consensus earnings per share in the 3rd calendar quarter by -8.39%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for NEE is 15.78 vs. an industry ratio of 13.10, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Lockheed Martin Corporation ( LMT ) is reporting for the quarter ending September 30, 2012. The aerospace and defense company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 18 analysts that follow the stock is $1.85. This value represents a -10.63% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year LMT has beat the expectations every quarter. The highest one was in the 2nd calendar quarter where they beat the consensus by 23.96%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for LMT is 11.45 vs. an industry ratio of 12.60.

General Dynamics Corporation ( GD ) is reporting for the quarter ending September 30, 2012. The aerospace and defense company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 17 analysts that follow the stock is $1.77. This value represents a -3.28% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year GD 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 GD is 9.46 vs. an industry ratio of 12.60.

American Electric Power Company, Inc. ( AEP ) is reporting for the quarter ending September 30, 2012. The electric power utilities company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 10 analysts that follow the stock is $1.02. This value represents a -12.82% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year AEP has met analyst expectations twice and beat the expectations the other two quarters. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for AEP is 14.79 vs. an industry ratio of 13.10, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc ( TMO ) is reporting for the quarter ending September 30, 2012. The electrical instrument company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 15 analysts that follow the stock is $1.16. This value represents a 8.41% increase compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year TMO 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 TMO is 12.15 vs. an industry ratio of 14.40.



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