Pre-Market Earnings Report for September 4, 2012 : CPB, SFD, NX, NTWK

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The following companies are expected to report earnings prior to market open on 09/04/2012. Visit our Earnings Calendar for a full list of expected earnings releases.

Campbell Soup Company ( CPB ) is reporting for the quarter ending July 31, 2012. The food company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 14 analysts that follow the stock is $0.38. This value represents a -11.63% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year CPB has beat the expectations every quarter. The highest one was in the 2nd calendar quarter where they beat the consensus by 7.69%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for CPB is 14.62 vs. an industry ratio of 39.50.

Smithfield Foods, Inc. ( SFD ) is reporting for the quarter ending July 31, 2012. The meat product company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 10 analysts that follow the stock is $0.45. This value represents a -34.78% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. SFD missed the consensus earnings per share in the 2nd calendar quarter by -18.87%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for SFD is 9.23 vs. an industry ratio of 14.60.

Quanex Building Products Corporation ( NX ) is reporting for the quarter ending July 31, 2012. The building company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 8 analysts that follow the stock is $0.22. This value represents a -26.67% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. The "days to cover" for this stock exceeds 10 days. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for NX is 67.31 vs. an industry ratio of 16.60, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

NetSol Technologies Inc. ( NTWK ) is reporting for the quarter ending June 30, 2012. The computer software company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 1 analyst that follows the stock is $0.30. This value represents a -250.00% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year NTWK has met analyst expectations three times and beat the expectations the other quarter. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for NTWK is 11.55 vs. an industry ratio of 4.50, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.



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