Pre-Market Earnings Report for September 19, 2012 : GIS, AZO, CBRL

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The following companies are expected to report earnings prior to market open on 09/19/2012. Visit our Earnings Calendar for a full list of expected earnings releases.

General Mills, Inc. ( GIS ) is reporting for the quarter ending August 31, 2012. The food company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 14 analysts that follow the stock is $0.62. This value represents a -3.13% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for GIS is 14.70 vs. an industry ratio of 39.00.

AutoZone, Inc. ( AZO ) is reporting for the quarter ending August 31, 2012. The wholesale retail company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 16 analysts that follow the stock is $8.40. This value represents a 16.99% increase compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year AZO has met analyst expectations once and beat the expectations the other three quarters. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for AZO is 15.29 vs. an industry ratio of 10.20, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc. ( CBRL ) is reporting for the quarter ending July 31, 2012. The restaurant company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 6 analysts that follow the stock is $1.29. This value represents a 30.30% increase compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year CBRL has beat the expectations every quarter. The highest one was in the 2nd calendar quarter where they beat the consensus by 16.22%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for CBRL is 14.44 vs. an industry ratio of 20.80.



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Referenced Stocks: AZO , CBRL , GIS

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