Pre-Market Earnings Report for September 6, 2012 : UTIW, DSGX, LAYN, HOV, MPR, HOFT, JADE, USAT

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The following companies are expected to report earnings prior to market open on 09/06/2012. Visit our Earnings Calendar for a full list of expected earnings releases.

UTi Worldwide Inc. ( UTIW ) is reporting for the quarter ending July 31, 2012. The transportation services company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 13 analysts that follow the stock is $0.23. This value represents a -4.17% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. UTIW missed the consensus earnings per share in the 2nd calendar quarter by -12.5%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for UTIW is 15.98 vs. an industry ratio of 29.00.

The Descartes Systems Group Inc. ( DSGX ) is reporting for the quarter ending July 31, 2012. The computer software company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 5 analysts that follow the stock is $0.14. This value represents a 100.00% increase compared to the same quarter last year. The last two quarters DSGX had negative earnings surprises; the latest report they missed by -23.08%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for DSGX is 14.93 vs. an industry ratio of 4.50, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Layne Christensen Company ( LAYN ) is reporting for the quarter ending July 31, 2012. The engineering company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 5 analysts that follow the stock is $0.42. This value represents a -8.70% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. LAYN missed the consensus earnings per share in the 4th calendar quarter by -8.16%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for LAYN is 13.56 vs. an industry ratio of 11.90, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Hovnanian Enterprises Inc ( HOV ) is reporting for the quarter ending July 31, 2012. The building (residential/commercial) company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 6 analysts that follow the stock is $-0.14. This value represents a -70.21% 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 HOV is -7.00 vs. an industry ratio of 32.90.

Met-Pro Corporation ( MPR ) is reporting for the quarter ending July 31, 2012. The pollution control company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 2 analysts that follow the stock is $0.15. This value represents a 36.36% increase compared to the same quarter last year. The "days to cover" for this stock exceeds 13 days. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for MPR is 16.44 vs. an industry ratio of 15.00, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Hooker Furniture Corporation ( HOFT ) is reporting for the quarter ending July 31, 2012. The furniture company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 2 analysts that follow the stock is $0.09. This value represents a -40.00% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. HOFT missed the consensus earnings per share in the 1st calendar quarter by -20%. The "days to cover" for this stock exceeds 28 days. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for HOFT is 23.58 vs. an industry ratio of 22.30, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

LJ International, Inc. ( JADE ) is reporting for the quarter ending June 30, 2012. The precious metals (jewelry) company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 1 analyst that follows the stock is $-0.06. This value represents a -160.00% 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 JADE is 30.83 vs. an industry ratio of 23.40, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

USA Technologies, Inc. ( USAT ) is reporting for the quarter ending June 30, 2012. The computer company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 1 analyst that follows the stock is $-0.05. This value represents a 25.00% increase compared to the same quarter last year. The "days to cover" for this stock exceeds 17 days. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for USAT is -8.88 vs. an industry ratio of 9.60.



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