Pre-Market Earnings Report for September 11, 2012 : UNFI, AEPI, HSOL, PTN

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The following companies are expected to report earnings prior to market open on 09/11/2012. Visit our Earnings Calendar for a full list of expected earnings releases.

United Natural Foods, Inc. ( UNFI ) is reporting for the quarter ending July 31, 2012. The wholesale food company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 14 analysts that follow the stock is $0.51. This value represents a 18.60% increase compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year UNFI has met analyst expectations twice and beat the expectations the other two quarters. The "days to cover" for this stock exceeds 10 days. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for UNFI is 30.85 vs. an industry ratio of 18.60, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

AEP Industries Inc. ( AEPI ) is reporting for the quarter ending July 31, 2012. The construction company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 1 analyst that follows the stock is $0.67. This value represents a 55.81% increase compared to the same quarter last year. AEPI missed the consensus earnings per share in the 4th calendar quarter by -17.39%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for AEPI is 22.78 vs. an industry ratio of 7.30, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Hanwha SolarOne Co., Ltd. ( HSOL ) is reporting for the quarter ending June 30, 2012. The semiconductor company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 3 analysts that follow the stock is $-0.33. This value represents a 175.00% increase compared to the same quarter last year. The last two quarters HSOL had negative earnings surprises; the latest report they missed by -24.39%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for HSOL is -0.68 vs. an industry ratio of 13.60.

Palatin Technologies, Inc. ( PTN ) is reporting for the quarter ending June 30, 2012. The consensus earnings per share forecast from the 2 analysts that follow the stock is $-0.10. PTN reported earnings of $-0.13 per share for the same quarter a year ago; representing a a decrease of -23.08%.



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