Pre-Market Earnings Report for October 25, 2012 : PG, COP, OXY, MO, CL, SPG, POT, GG, DOW, NOV, BIIB, CELG

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The following companies are expected to report earnings prior to market open on 10/25/2012. Visit our Earnings Calendar for a full list of expected earnings releases.

Procter & Gamble Company ( PG ) is reporting for the quarter ending September 30, 2012. The cleaning company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 18 analysts that follow the stock is $0.96. This value represents a -6.80% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year PG 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 PG is 17.25 vs. an industry ratio of 17.10, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

ConocoPhillips ( COP ) is reporting for the quarter ending September 30, 2012. The oil company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 13 analysts that follow the stock is $1.19. This value represents a -52.78% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. COP missed the consensus earnings per share in the 1st calendar quarter by -2.88%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for COP is 9.94 vs. an industry ratio of 10.30.

Occidental Petroleum Corporation ( OXY ) is reporting for the quarter ending September 30, 2012. The oil company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 16 analysts that follow the stock is $1.67. This value represents a -23.39% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. OXY missed the consensus earnings per share in the 1st calendar quarter by -0.52%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for OXY is 11.55 vs. an industry ratio of 10.30, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Altria Group ( MO ) is reporting for the quarter ending September 30, 2012. The tobacco company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 11 analysts that follow the stock is $0.58. This value represents a 3.57% increase compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year MO 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 MO is 14.64 vs. an industry ratio of 11.60, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Colgate-Palmolive Company ( CL ) is reporting for the quarter ending September 30, 2012. The cleaning company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 19 analysts that follow the stock is $1.38. This value represents a 5.34% increase compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year CL has met analyst expectations three times and beat the expectations the other quarter. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for CL is 19.88 vs. an industry ratio of 17.10, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Simon Property Group, Inc. ( SPG ) is reporting for the quarter ending September 30, 2012. The reit company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 15 analysts that follow the stock is $1.92. This value represents a 12.28% increase compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year SPG has beat the expectations every quarter. The highest one was in the 2nd calendar quarter where they beat the consensus by 5%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for SPG is 19.49 vs. an industry ratio of 16.70, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan Inc. ( POT ) is reporting for the quarter ending September 30, 2012. The fertilizers company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 12 analysts that follow the stock is $0.72. This value represents a -23.40% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. The last two quarters POT had negative earnings surprises; the latest report they missed by -0.98%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for POT is 13.19 vs. an industry ratio of 9.60, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Goldcorp Inc. ( GG ) is reporting for the quarter ending September 30, 2012. The gold mining company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 12 analysts that follow the stock is $0.46. This value represents a -19.30% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for GG is 22.29 vs. an industry ratio of 0.30, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Dow Chemical Company ( DOW ) is reporting for the quarter ending September 30, 2012. The chemical company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 13 analysts that follow the stock is $0.37. This value represents a -40.32% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. The last two quarters DOW had negative earnings surprises; the latest report they missed by -14.06%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for DOW is 14.72 vs. an industry ratio of 13.10, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

National-Oilwell, Inc. ( NOV ) is reporting for the quarter ending September 30, 2012. The oil field machinery & equipment company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 19 analysts that follow the stock is $1.51. This value represents a 19.84% increase compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year NOV has beat the expectations every quarter. The highest one was in the 2nd calendar quarter where they beat the consensus by 4.29%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for NOV is 13.17 vs. an industry ratio of 14.10.

Biogen Idec Inc. ( BIIB ) is reporting for the quarter ending September 30, 2012. The biomedical (gene) company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 7 analysts that follow the stock is $1.61. This value represents a 2.55% increase compared to the same quarter last year. BIIB missed the consensus earnings per share in the 1st calendar quarter by -3.47%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for BIIB is 21.99 vs. an industry ratio of -5.20, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Celgene Corporation ( CELG ) is reporting for the quarter ending September 30, 2012. The biomedical (gene) company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 5 analysts that follow the stock is $1.16. This value represents a 19.59% increase compared to the same quarter last year. CELG missed the consensus earnings per share in the 1st calendar quarter by -2.94%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for CELG is 16.60 vs. an industry ratio of -5.20, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.



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