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After-Hours Earnings Report for October 23, 2012 : AMGN, ACE, AFL, NSC, BRCM, BXP, VMW, ALTR, FTI, CHRW, JNPR, BCR

By: NASDAQ.com News
Posted: 10/23/2012 12:00:00 AM
Referenced Stocks: ACE;AFL;ALTR;AMGN;BCR;BRCM;BXP;CHRW;FTI;JNPR;NSC;VMW

The following companies are expected to report earnings after hours on 10/23/2012. Visit our Earnings Calendar for a full list of expected earnings releases.

Amgen Inc. ( AMGN ) is reporting for the quarter ending September 30, 2012. The biomedical (gene) company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 4 analysts that follow the stock is $1.43. This value represents a 3.62% increase compared to the same quarter last year. AMGN missed the consensus earnings per share in the 4th calendar quarter by -4.03%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for AMGN is 14.12 vs. an industry ratio of -5.50, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Ace Limited ( ACE ) is reporting for the quarter ending September 30, 2012. The insurance (property & casualty) company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 20 analysts that follow the stock is $1.86. This value represents a -16.22% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year ACE has beat the expectations every quarter. The highest one was in the 2nd calendar quarter where they beat the consensus by 13.02%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for ACE is 10.19 vs. an industry ratio of 10.60.

Aflac Incorporated ( AFL ) is reporting for the quarter ending September 30, 2012. The insurance company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 18 analysts that follow the stock is $1.66. This value represents a no change for the same quarter last year. AFL missed the consensus earnings per share in the 4th calendar quarter by -1.99%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for AFL is 7.69 vs. an industry ratio of 36.20.

Norfolk Souther Corporation ( NSC ) is reporting for the quarter ending September 30, 2012. The transportation (rail) company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 24 analysts that follow the stock is $1.23. This value represents a -22.64% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. NSC missed the consensus earnings per share in the 4th calendar quarter by -0.71%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for NSC is 12.31 vs. an industry ratio of 17.90.

Broadcom Corporation ( BRCM ) is reporting for the quarter ending September 30, 2012. The telecommunications equipment company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 15 analysts that follow the stock is $0.56. This value represents a 16.67% increase compared to the same quarter last year. BRCM missed the consensus earnings per share in the 3rd calendar quarter by -11.11%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for BRCM is 16.54 vs. an industry ratio of 12.70, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Boston Properties, Inc. ( BXP ) is reporting for the quarter ending September 30, 2012. The reit company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 15 analysts that follow the stock is $1.16. This value represents a -9.38% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. BXP missed the consensus earnings per share in the 1st calendar quarter by -1.75%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for BXP is 22.40 vs. an industry ratio of 14.60, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Vmware, Inc. ( VMW ) is reporting for the quarter ending September 30, 2012. The computer software company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 14 analysts that follow the stock is $0.42. This value represents a 35.48% increase compared to the same quarter last year. VMW missed the consensus earnings per share in the 3rd calendar quarter by -6.06%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for VMW is 42.97 vs. an industry ratio of -0.10, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Altera Corporation ( ALTR ) is reporting for the quarter ending September 30, 2012. The semiconductor company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 20 analysts that follow the stock is $0.46. This value represents a -19.30% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for ALTR is 18.39 vs. an industry ratio of 18.70.

FMC Technologies, Inc. ( FTI ) is reporting for the quarter ending September 30, 2012. The oil field machinery & equipment company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 22 analysts that follow the stock is $0.57. This value represents a 14.00% increase compared to the same quarter last year. The last two quarters FTI had negative earnings surprises; the latest report they missed by -4.17%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for FTI is 21.06 vs. an industry ratio of 14.20, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

C.H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc. ( CHRW ) is reporting for the quarter ending September 30, 2012. The transportation services company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 24 analysts that follow the stock is $0.73. This value represents a 4.29% increase compared to the same quarter last year. CHRW missed the consensus earnings per share in the 4th calendar quarter by -1.47%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for CHRW is 21.38 vs. an industry ratio of 28.80.

Juniper Networks, Inc. ( JNPR ) is reporting for the quarter ending September 30, 2012. The wireless equipment company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 11 analysts that follow the stock is $0.10. This value represents a -47.37% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for JNPR is 40.25 vs. an industry ratio of 9.90, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

C.R. Bard, Inc. ( BCR ) is reporting for the quarter ending September 30, 2012. The medical/dental supplies company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 15 analysts that follow the stock is $1.63. This value represents a 0.62% increase compared to the same quarter last year. BCR missed the consensus earnings per share in the 2nd calendar quarter by -1.22%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for BCR is 14.87 vs. an industry ratio of 8.20, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.