Pre-Market Earnings Report for October 29, 2012 : PCG, L, CNA, UDR, HRS, BWP, SNH, WRI, GDI, AWI, CMP, EDU

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The following companies are expected to report earnings prior to market open on 10/29/2012. Visit our Earnings Calendar for a full list of expected earnings releases.

Pacific Gas & Electric Co. ( PCG ) is reporting for the quarter ending September 30, 2012. The electric power utilities company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 11 analysts that follow the stock is $0.88. This value represents a -18.52% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. PCG missed the consensus earnings per share in the 2nd calendar quarter by -2.41%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for PCG is 13.30 vs. an industry ratio of 13.50.

Loews Corporation ( L ) is reporting for the quarter ending September 30, 2012. The insurance company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 2 analysts that follow the stock is $0.72. This value represents a 63.64% increase compared to the same quarter last year. The last two quarters L had negative earnings surprises; the latest report they missed by -33.8%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for L is 15.09 vs. an industry ratio of -34.50, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

CNA Financial Corporation ( CNA ) is reporting for the quarter ending September 30, 2012. The insurance (property & casualty) company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 4 analysts that follow the stock is $0.68. This value represents a 100.00% increase compared to the same quarter last year. CNA missed the consensus earnings per share in the 4th calendar quarter by -6.58%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for CNA is 10.13 vs. an industry ratio of 10.50.

United Dominion Realty Trust, Inc. ( UDR ) is reporting for the quarter ending September 30, 2012. The reit company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 14 analysts that follow the stock is $0.33. This value represents a 3.13% increase compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year UDR 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 UDR is 17.92 vs. an industry ratio of 18.20.

Harris Corporation ( HRS ) is reporting for the quarter ending September 30, 2012. The wireless equipment company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 12 analysts that follow the stock is $1.12. This value represents a 5.66% increase compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year HRS 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 HRS is 9.17 vs. an industry ratio of 9.90.

Boardwalk Pipeline Partners L.P. ( BWP ) is reporting for the quarter ending September 30, 2012. The oil/gas company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 12 analysts that follow the stock is $0.29. This value represents a 16.00% increase compared to the same quarter last year. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for BWP is 18.65 vs. an industry ratio of 25.30.

Senior Housing Properties Trust ( SNH ) is reporting for the quarter ending September 30, 2012. The reit company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 10 analysts that follow the stock is $0.42. This value represents a -2.33% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. The last two quarters SNH had negative earnings surprises; the latest report they missed by -2.17%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for SNH is 12.29 vs. an industry ratio of 14.40.

Weingarten Realty Investors ( WRI ) is reporting for the quarter ending September 30, 2012. The reit company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 10 analysts that follow the stock is $0.44. This value represents a -6.38% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. The "days to cover" for this stock exceeds 10 days. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for WRI is 14.81 vs. an industry ratio of 16.60.

Gardner Denver, Inc. ( GDI ) is reporting for the quarter ending September 30, 2012. The machinery company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 7 analysts that follow the stock is $1.21. This value represents a -18.24% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year GDI has beat the expectations every quarter. The highest one was in the 2nd calendar quarter where they beat the consensus by 7.75%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for GDI is 11.35 vs. an industry ratio of 13.80.

Armstrong World Industries Inc ( AWI ) is reporting for the quarter ending September 30, 2012. The building company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 9 analysts that follow the stock is $0.90. This value represents a 4.65% increase compared to the same quarter last year. The last two quarters AWI had negative earnings surprises; the latest report they missed by -10.26%. The "days to cover" for this stock exceeds 10 days. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for AWI is 19.08 vs. an industry ratio of 31.10.

Compass Minerals Intl Inc ( CMP ) is reporting for the quarter ending September 30, 2012. The chemical company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 7 analysts that follow the stock is $0.30. This value represents a -70.87% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. CMP missed the consensus earnings per share in the 1st calendar quarter by -2.63%. The "days to cover" for this stock exceeds 12 days. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for CMP is 23.10 vs. an industry ratio of 13.20, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

New Oriental Education & Technology Group, Inc. ( EDU ) is reporting for the quarter ending August 31, 2012. The education (school) company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 6 analysts that follow the stock is $0.72. This value represents a 24.14% increase compared to the same quarter last year. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for EDU is 15.37 vs. an industry ratio of 10.50, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.



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