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Pre-Market Earnings Report for December 12, 2012 : COST, JOY, UWN

By: NASDAQ.com News
Posted: 12/11/2012 4:00:00 PM
Referenced Stocks: COST;JOY;UWN

The following companies are expected to report earnings prior to market open on 12/12/2012. Visit our Earnings Calendar for a full list of expected earnings releases.

Costco Wholesale Corporation ( COST ) is reporting for the quarter ending November 30, 2012. The discount retail company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 18 analysts that follow the stock is $0.93. This value represents a 16.25% increase compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year COST has met analyst expectations twice and beat the expectations the other two quarters. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for COST is 22.09 vs. an industry ratio of 17.40, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Joy Global Inc. ( JOY ) is reporting for the quarter ending October 31, 2012. The machinery company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 20 analysts that follow the stock is $1.90. This value represents a 4.40% increase compared to the same quarter last year. The last two quarters JOY had negative earnings surprises; the latest report they missed by -5.79%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for JOY is 8.16 vs. an industry ratio of 12.20.

Nevada Gold & Casinos, Inc. ( UWN ) is reporting for the quarter ending October 31, 2012. The consensus earnings per share forecast from the 1 analyst that follows the stock is $-0.01. UWN reported earnings of $-0.05 per share for the same quarter a year ago; representing a a decrease of -80.00%.