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Pre-Market Earnings Report for August 23, 2012 : HRL, SIG, PDCO, BIG, TTC, LANC, RGS, FRED, NM, GSOL, SHLO, FLWS

Posted
8/22/2012 4:12:00 PM
By: NASDAQ.com News
Referenced Stocks:BIG;FLWS;FRED;GSOL;HRL;LANC;NM;PDCO;RGS;SHLO;SIG;TTC

The following companies are expected to report earnings prior to market open on 08/23/2012. Visit our Earnings Calendar for a full list of expected earnings releases.

Hormel Foods Corporation ( HRL ) is reporting for the quarter ending July 31, 2012. The meat product company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 8 analysts that follow the stock is $0.41. This value represents a 13.89% increase compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year HRL has met analyst expectations once and beat the expectations the other three quarters. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for HRL is 15.41 vs. an industry ratio of 14.90, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Signet Jewelers Limited ( SIG ) is reporting for the quarter ending July 31, 2012. The jewelry retail company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 8 analysts that follow the stock is $0.84. This value represents a 10.53% increase compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year SIG has beat the expectations every quarter. The highest one was in the 2nd calendar quarter where they beat the consensus by 4.35%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for SIG is 11.47 vs. an industry ratio of -17.00, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Patterson Companies, Inc. ( PDCO ) is reporting for the quarter ending July 31, 2012. The medical/dental supplies company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 12 analysts that follow the stock is $0.49. This value represents a 16.67% increase compared to the same quarter last year. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for PDCO is 16.88 vs. an industry ratio of -13.80, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Big Lots, Inc. ( BIG ) is reporting for the quarter ending July 31, 2012. The discount retail company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 13 analysts that follow the stock is $0.42. This value represents a -16.00% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. The "days to cover" for this stock exceeds 11 days. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for BIG is 11.77 vs. an industry ratio of 16.80.

Toro Company ( TTC ) is reporting for the quarter ending July 31, 2012. The tools company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 5 analysts that follow the stock is $0.62. This value represents a 10.71% increase compared to the same quarter last year. TTC missed the consensus earnings per share in the 3rd calendar quarter by -1.75%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for TTC is 17.16 vs. an industry ratio of 13.60, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Lancaster Colony Corporation ( LANC ) is reporting for the quarter ending June 30, 2012. The food company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 4 analysts that follow the stock is $0.79. This value represents a 6.76% increase compared to the same quarter last year. The last two quarters LANC had negative earnings surprises; the latest report they missed by -14.1%. The "days to cover" for this stock exceeds 35 days. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for LANC is 21.48 vs. an industry ratio of 37.20.

Regis Corporation ( RGS ) is reporting for the quarter ending June 30, 2012. The retail company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 7 analysts that follow the stock is $0.31. This value represents a -16.22% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. RGS missed the consensus earnings per share in the 3rd calendar quarter by -3.7%. The "days to cover" for this stock exceeds 16 days. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for RGS is 14.93 vs. an industry ratio of -0.80, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Fred's, Inc. ( FRED ) is reporting for the quarter ending July 31, 2012. The discount retail company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 6 analysts that follow the stock is $0.18. This value represents a 38.46% increase compared to the same quarter last year. FRED missed the consensus earnings per share in the 3rd calendar quarter by -7.14%. The "days to cover" for this stock exceeds 33 days. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for FRED is 15.23 vs. an industry ratio of 16.80.

Navios Maritime Holdings Inc. ( NM ) is reporting for the quarter ending June 30, 2012. The shipping company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 2 analysts that follow the stock is $0.11. This value represents a no change for the same quarter last year. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for NM is 8.93 vs. an industry ratio of 5.20, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Global Sources Ltd. ( GSOL ) is reporting for the quarter ending June 30, 2012. The internet content company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 1 analyst that follows the stock is $0.23. This value represents a -20.69% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year GSOL has met analyst expectations once and beat the expectations the other three quarters. The "days to cover" for this stock exceeds 15 days. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for GSOL is 8.74 vs. an industry ratio of 6.90, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Shiloh Industries, Inc. ( SHLO ) is reporting for the quarter ending July 31, 2012. The steel company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 1 analyst that follows the stock is $0.11. This value represents a no change for the same quarter last year. The "days to cover" for this stock exceeds 28 days. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for SHLO is 14.40 vs. an industry ratio of 11.10, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

1-800 FLOWERS.COM, Inc. ( FLWS ) is reporting for the quarter ending June 30, 2012. The mail order retail company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 4 analysts that follow the stock is $0.01. This value represents a no change for the same quarter last year. FLWS missed the consensus earnings per share in the 4th calendar quarter by -4.35%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for FLWS is 24.53 vs. an industry ratio of 10.20, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.