Pre-Market Earnings Report for September 13, 2012 : PIR, LRN, GENT

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The following companies are expected to report earnings prior to market open on 09/13/2012. Visit our Earnings Calendar for a full list of expected earnings releases.

Pier 1 Imports, Inc. ( PIR ) is reporting for the quarter ending August 31, 2012. The home furnishings company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 8 analysts that follow the stock is $0.19. This value represents a 35.71% increase compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year PIR has met analyst expectations four times Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for PIR is 16.54 vs. an industry ratio of 18.70.

K12 Inc ( LRN ) is reporting for the quarter ending June 30, 2012. The education (school) company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 6 analysts that follow the stock is $-0.04. This value represents a 300.00% increase compared to the same quarter last year. The last two quarters LRN had negative earnings surprises; the latest report they missed by -14.29%. The "days to cover" for this stock exceeds 52 days. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for LRN is 52.08 vs. an industry ratio of 9.90, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Gentium SpA ( GENT ) is reporting for the quarter ending June 30, 2012. The biomedical (gene) company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 3 analysts that follow the stock is $-0.04. This value represents a -150.00% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. The last two quarters GENT had negative earnings surprises; the latest report they missed by -214.29%. The "days to cover" for this stock exceeds 40 days.The days to cover, as reported in the 8/15/2012 12:00:00 AM short interest update, increased162.417629428626 from previous report on7/31/2012 12:00:00 AM Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for GENT is -85.92 vs. an industry ratio of -1.20.



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