Pre-Market Earnings Report for September 21, 2012 : DRI, KBH, PKE

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The following companies are expected to report earnings prior to market open on 09/21/2012. Visit our Earnings Calendar for a full list of expected earnings releases.

Darden Restaurants, Inc. ( DRI ) is reporting for the quarter ending August 31, 2012. The restaurant company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 26 analysts that follow the stock is $0.83. This value represents a 6.41% increase compared to the same quarter last year. DRI missed the consensus earnings per share in the 4th calendar quarter by -2.38%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for DRI is 14.40 vs. an industry ratio of 20.80.

KB Home ( KBH ) is reporting for the quarter ending August 31, 2012. The building (residential/commercial) company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 13 analysts that follow the stock is $-0.18. This value represents a 38.46% increase compared to the same quarter last year. KBH missed the consensus earnings per share in the 1st calendar quarter by -121.74%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for KBH is -13.03 vs. an industry ratio of 29.10.

Park Electrochemical Corporation ( PKE ) is reporting for the quarter ending August 31, 2012. The electrical instrument company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 3 analysts that follow the stock is $0.27. This value represents a -15.63% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. The last two quarters PKE had negative earnings surprises; The "days to cover" for this stock exceeds 14 days. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for PKE is 22.47 vs. an industry ratio of 7.70, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.




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