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After-Hours Earnings Report for August 8, 2012 : NWSA, CTL, NWS, CLR, AUY, KGC, NUAN, DNB, ATO, CPA, SLXP, CPNO

Posted
8/8/2012 12:00:00 AM
By: NASDAQ.com News
Referenced Stocks:ATO;AUY;CLR;CPA;CPNO;CTL;DNB;KGC;NUAN;NWS;NWSA;SLXP

The following companies are expected to report earnings after hours on 08/08/2012. Visit our Earnings Calendar for a full list of expected earnings releases.

News Corporation ( NWSA ) is reporting for the quarter ending June 30, 2012. The publishing company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 18 analysts that follow the stock is $0.32. This value represents a -8.57% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year NWSA has beat the expectations every quarter. The highest one was in the 1st calendar quarter where they beat the consensus by 19.35%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for NWSA is 17.04 vs. an industry ratio of 11.50, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

CenturyLink, Inc. ( CTL ) is reporting for the quarter ending June 30, 2012. The wireless (national) company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 15 analysts that follow the stock is $0.61. This value represents a -4.69% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for CTL is 16.94 vs. an industry ratio of 124.10.

News Corporation ( NWS ) is reporting for the quarter ending June 30, 2012. The publishing company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 3 analysts that follow the stock is $0.32. This value represents a -8.57% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year NWS has beat the expectations every quarter. The highest one was in the 1st calendar quarter where they beat the consensus by 15.63%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for NWS is 17.38 vs. an industry ratio of 11.50, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Continental Resources, Inc. ( CLR ) is reporting for the quarter ending June 30, 2012. The oil (us exp & production) company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 16 analysts that follow the stock is $0.73. This value represents a 21.67% increase compared to the same quarter last year. CLR 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 CLR is 21.65 vs. an industry ratio of 999.00.

Yamana Gold, Inc. ( AUY ) is reporting for the quarter ending June 30, 2012. The mining company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 11 analysts that follow the stock is $0.23. This value represents a -8.00% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. AUY missed the consensus earnings per share in the 1st calendar quarter by -3.85%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for AUY is 14.31 vs. an industry ratio of -3.20, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Kinross Gold Corporation ( KGC ) is reporting for the quarter ending June 30, 2012. The gold mining company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 12 analysts that follow the stock is $0.16. This value represents a -20.00% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for KGC is 9.80 vs. an industry ratio of -7.80, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Nuance Communications, Inc. ( NUAN ) is reporting for the quarter ending June 30, 2012. The computer software company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 5 analysts that follow the stock is $0.28. This value represents a 16.67% increase compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year NUAN has beat the expectations every quarter. The highest one was in the 2nd calendar quarter where they beat the consensus by 10.71%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for NUAN is 18.49 vs. an industry ratio of 77.50.

Dun & Bradstreet Corporation ( DNB ) is reporting for the quarter ending June 30, 2012. The business info service company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 7 analysts that follow the stock is $1.40. This value represents a 3.70% increase compared to the same quarter last year. DNB missed the consensus earnings per share in the 1st calendar quarter by -3.57%. The "days to cover" for this stock exceeds 12 days. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for DNB is 11.15 vs. an industry ratio of 12.80.

Atmos Energy Corporation ( ATO ) is reporting for the quarter ending June 30, 2012. The gas distribution company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 6 analysts that follow the stock is $0.16. This value represents a 220.00% increase compared to the same quarter last year. The last two quarters ATO had negative earnings surprises; the latest report they missed by -10.49%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for ATO is 15.95 vs. an industry ratio of 17.30.

Copa Holdings, S.A. ( CPA ) is reporting for the quarter ending June 30, 2012. The airline company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 10 analysts that follow the stock is $1.34. This value represents a 4.69% increase compared to the same quarter last year. CPA missed the consensus earnings per share in the 4th calendar quarter by -1.03%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for CPA is 9.89 vs. an industry ratio of 46.80.

Salix Pharmaceuticals, Ltd. ( SLXP ) is reporting for the quarter ending June 30, 2012. The drug company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 3 analysts that follow the stock is $0.47. This value represents a -12.96% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year SLXP has beat the expectations every quarter. The highest one was in the 1st calendar quarter where they beat the consensus by 24.07%. The days to cover, as reported in the 7/13/2012 12:00:00 AM short interest update, increased131.45028369037 from previous report on6/29/2012 12:00:00 AM Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for SLXP is 18.17 vs. an industry ratio of -148.00, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Copano Energy, L.L.C. ( CPNO ) is reporting for the quarter ending June 30, 2012. The oil (production/pipeline) company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 10 analysts that follow the stock is $0.02. This value represents a 100.00% increase compared to the same quarter last year. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for CPNO is 188.13 vs. an industry ratio of 22.40, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.