Pre-Market Earnings Report for October 9, 2013 : COST, PGR, FAST, FDO, RPM, DFRG, ZEP

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The following companies are expected to report earnings prior to market open on 10/09/2013. Visit our Earnings Calendar for a full list of expected earnings releases.

Costco Wholesale Corporation ( COST ) is reporting for the quarter ending August 31, 2013. The discount retail company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 17 analysts that follow the stock is $1.46. This value represents a 5.04% increase compared to the same quarter last year. COST missed the consensus earnings per share in the 2nd calendar quarter of 2013 by -1.89%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for COST is 24.87 vs. an industry ratio of 19.10, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Progressive Corporation ( PGR ) is reporting for the quarter ending September 30, 2013. The insurance (property & casualty) company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 13 analysts that follow the stock is $0.36. This value represents a 28.57% increase compared to the same quarter last year. The last two quarters PGR had negative earnings surprises; the latest report they missed by -2.44%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for PGR is 17.01 vs. an industry ratio of 15.30, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Fastenal Company ( FAST ) is reporting for the quarter ending September 30, 2013. The building company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 9 analysts that follow the stock is $0.41. This value represents a 10.81% increase compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year FAST has met analyst expectations four times Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for FAST is 32.34 vs. an industry ratio of 19.10, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Family Dollar Stores, Inc. ( FDO ) is reporting for the quarter ending August 31, 2013. The discount retail company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 14 analysts that follow the stock is $0.84. This value represents a 12.00% increase compared to the same quarter last year. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for FDO is 18.69 vs. an industry ratio of 19.10.

RPM International Inc. ( RPM ) is reporting for the quarter ending August 31, 2013. The paint company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 6 analysts that follow the stock is $0.70. This value represents a 9.37% increase compared to the same quarter last year. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2014 Price to Earnings ratio for RPM is 17.91 vs. an industry ratio of 20.10.

Del Frisco's Restaurant Group, Inc. ( DFRG ) is reporting for the quarter ending September 30, 2013. The restaurant company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 4 analysts that follow the stock is $0.11. This value represents a 10.00% increase compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year DFRG has beat the expectations every quarter. The highest one was in the 2nd calendar quarter where they beat the consensus by 5.26%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for DFRG is 21.02 vs. an industry ratio of 34.50.

Zep Inc. ( ZEP ) is reporting for the quarter ending August 31, 2013. The chemical company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 3 analysts that follow the stock is $0.23. This value represents a 25.81% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for ZEP is 19.35 vs. an industry ratio of 13.50, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.



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