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Pre-Market Earnings Report for August 2, 2012 : APA, AEE, ANSS, ARIA, APO, ALE, AB, ABMD, AYR, AVD, ARQL, AGEN

Posted
8/1/2012 4:08:00 PM
By: NASDAQ.com News
Referenced Stocks:AB;ABMD;AEE;AGEN;ALE;ANSS;APA;APO;ARIA;ARQL;AVD;AYR

The following companies are expected to report earnings prior to market open on 08/02/2012. Visit our Earnings Calendar for a full list of expected earnings releases.

Apache Corporation ( APA ) is reporting for the quarter ending June 30, 2012. The oil (us exp & production) company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 21 analysts that follow the stock is $2.52. This value represents a -21.74% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. APA missed the consensus earnings per share in the 1st calendar quarter by -2.91%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for APA is 8.13 vs. an industry ratio of 999.00.

Ameren Corporation ( AEE ) is reporting for the quarter ending June 30, 2012. The electric power utilities company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 5 analysts that follow the stock is $0.60. This value represents a 1.69% increase compared to the same quarter last year. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for AEE is 14.68 vs. an industry ratio of 999.00.

ANSYS, Inc. ( ANSS ) is reporting for the quarter ending June 30, 2012. The computer software company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 4 analysts that follow the stock is $0.63. This value represents a 12.50% increase compared to the same quarter last year. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for ANSS is 22.89 vs. an industry ratio of 70.60.

ARIAD Pharmaceuticals, Inc. ( ARIA ) is reporting for the quarter ending June 30, 2012. The drug company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 15 analysts that follow the stock is $-0.26. This value represents a 36.84% increase compared to the same quarter last year. The last two quarters ARIA had negative earnings surprises; the latest report they missed by -8.7%. The days to cover, as reported in the 7/13/2012 12:00:00 AM short interest update, increased137.725305083964 from previous report on6/29/2012 12:00:00 AM Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for ARIA is -14.83 vs. an industry ratio of -5.00.

Apollo Global Management, LLC ( APO ) is reporting for the quarter ending June 30, 2012. The finance/investment management company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 6 analysts that follow the stock is $-0.05. This value represents a -104.50% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. The "days to cover" for this stock exceeds 12 days. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for APO is 5.63 vs. an industry ratio of 16.50.

Allete, Inc. ( ALE ) is reporting for the quarter ending June 30, 2012. The electric power utilities company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 3 analysts that follow the stock is $0.37. This value represents a -22.92% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for ALE is 16.20 vs. an industry ratio of 999.00.

Alliance Capital Management Holding L.P. ( AB ) is reporting for the quarter ending June 30, 2012. The finance/investment management company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 6 analysts that follow the stock is $0.23. This value represents a -34.29% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for AB is 11.77 vs. an industry ratio of 16.50.

ABIOMED, Inc. ( ABMD ) is reporting for the quarter ending June 30, 2012. The medical instruments company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 5 analysts that follow the stock is $0.03. This value represents a -127.27% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. ABMD missed the consensus earnings per share in the 2nd calendar quarter by -120%. The "days to cover" for this stock exceeds 22 days. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for ABMD is 102.50 vs. an industry ratio of 40.90, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Aircastle Limited ( AYR ) is reporting for the quarter ending June 30, 2012. The transportation company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 6 analysts that follow the stock is $0.27. This value represents a no change for the same quarter last year. AYR missed the consensus earnings per share in the 3rd calendar quarter by -8.7%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for AYR is 8.39 vs. an industry ratio of 9.60.

American Vanguard Corporation ( AVD ) is reporting for the quarter ending June 30, 2012. The chemical company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 3 analysts that follow the stock is $0.25. This value represents a 13.64% increase compared to the same quarter last year. AVD 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 AVD is 22.71 vs. an industry ratio of 13.20, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

ArQule, Inc. ( ARQL ) is reporting for the quarter ending June 30, 2012. The drug company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 6 analysts that follow the stock is $-0.07. This value represents a -65.00% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. ARQL missed the consensus earnings per share in the 1st calendar quarter by -14.29%. The "days to cover" for this stock exceeds 10 days. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for ARQL is -20.86 vs. an industry ratio of -5.00.

Agenus Inc. ( AGEN ) is reporting for the quarter ending June 30, 2012. The biomedical (gene) company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 3 analysts that follow the stock is $-0.26. This value represents a -13.33% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. The days to cover, as reported in the 7/13/2012 12:00:00 AM short interest update, increased207.519273659096 from previous report on6/29/2012 12:00:00 AM Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for AGEN is -9.66 vs. an industry ratio of 11.10.