Pre-Market Earnings Report for September 20, 2012 : CAG, IHS, KMX, JEF, RAD, SCHL, MCS

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The following companies are expected to report earnings prior to market open on 09/20/2012. Visit our Earnings Calendar for a full list of expected earnings releases.

ConAgra Foods, Inc. ( CAG ) is reporting for the quarter ending August 31, 2012. The food company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 11 analysts that follow the stock is $0.36. This value represents a 24.14% increase compared to the same quarter last year. CAG missed the consensus earnings per share in the 3rd calendar quarter by -6.45%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for CAG is 12.95 vs. an industry ratio of 39.00.

IHS Inc. ( IHS ) is reporting for the quarter ending August 31, 2012. The business info service company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 8 analysts that follow the stock is $0.72. This value represents a 10.77% increase compared to the same quarter last year. IHS missed the consensus earnings per share in the 1st calendar quarter by -15.69%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for IHS is 43.44 vs. an industry ratio of 14.60, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

CarMax Inc ( KMX ) is reporting for the quarter ending August 31, 2012. The wholesale retail company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 13 analysts that follow the stock is $0.52. This value represents a 6.12% increase compared to the same quarter last year. The "days to cover" for this stock exceeds 11 days. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for KMX is 16.68 vs. an industry ratio of 10.30, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Jefferies Group, Inc. ( JEF ) is reporting for the quarter ending August 31, 2012. The investment bankers company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 7 analysts that follow the stock is $0.30. This value represents a 200.00% increase compared to the same quarter last year. JEF missed the consensus earnings per share in the 3rd calendar quarter by -56.52%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for JEF is 12.98 vs. an industry ratio of 13.00.

Rite Aid Corporation ( RAD ) is reporting for the quarter ending August 31, 2012. The drug store company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 5 analysts that follow the stock is $-0.08. This value represents a -33.33% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. RAD missed the consensus earnings per share in the 1st calendar quarter by -41.67%. The "days to cover" for this stock exceeds 16 days. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for RAD is -7.65 vs. an industry ratio of 2.10.

Scholastic Corporation ( SCHL ) is reporting for the quarter ending August 31, 2012. The book publisher company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 1 analyst that follows the stock is $-1.05. This value represents a 36.36% increase compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year SCHL has beat the expectations every quarter. The highest one was in the 2nd calendar quarter where they beat the consensus by 8.77%. The "days to cover" for this stock exceeds 17 days. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for SCHL is 15.01 vs. an industry ratio of 12.50, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Marcus Corporation ( MCS ) is reporting for the quarter ending August 31, 2012. The hotel company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 1 analyst that follows the stock is $0.49. This value represents a 16.67% increase compared to the same quarter last year. MCS missed the consensus earnings per share in the 4th calendar quarter by -9.09%. The "days to cover" for this stock exceeds 15 days. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for MCS is 14.28 vs. an industry ratio of 25.90.



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Referenced Stocks: CAG , IHS , JEF , KMX , MCS , RAD , SCHL

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