Pre-Market Earnings Report for September 27, 2012 : DFS, MKC, ATU, WOR

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The following companies are expected to report earnings prior to market open on 09/27/2012. Visit our Earnings Calendar for a full list of expected earnings releases.

Discover Financial Services ( DFS ) is reporting for the quarter ending August 31, 2012. The financial services company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 15 analysts that follow the stock is $1.04. This value represents a -11.86% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year DFS has beat the expectations every quarter. The highest one was in the 2nd calendar quarter where they beat the consensus by 1.01%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for DFS is 8.86 vs. an industry ratio of 10.20.

McCormick & Company, Incorporated ( MKC ) 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 $0.76. This value represents a 10.14% increase compared to the same quarter last year. MKC missed the consensus earnings per share in the 2nd calendar quarter by -1.64%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for MKC is 20.71 vs. an industry ratio of 39.70.

Actuant Corporation ( ATU ) is reporting for the quarter ending August 31, 2012. The machinery company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 12 analysts that follow the stock is $0.54. This value represents a 8.00% increase compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year ATU has beat the expectations every quarter. The highest one was in the 2nd calendar quarter where they beat the consensus by 1.69%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for ATU is 14.45 vs. an industry ratio of 11.60, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Worthington Industries, Inc. ( WOR ) is reporting for the quarter ending August 31, 2012. The metal processing & fabrication company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 7 analysts that follow the stock is $0.47. This value represents a 34.29% increase compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year WOR has met analyst expectations twice and beat the expectations the other two quarters. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for WOR is 10.56 vs. an industry ratio of 17.00.




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