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Pre-Market Earnings Report for December 6, 2012 : TD, CM, LULU, HRB, SFD, UTIW, CMN, KFY, TITN, LAYN, HITK, MEI

Posted
12/5/2012 4:00:00 PM
By: NASDAQ.com News
Referenced Stocks:CM;CMN;HITK;HRB;KFY;LAYN;LULU;MEI;SFD;TD;TITN;UTIW

The following companies are expected to report earnings prior to market open on 12/06/2012. Visit our Earnings Calendar for a full list of expected earnings releases.

Toronto Dominion Bank ( TD ) is reporting for the quarter ending October 31, 2012. The bank (foreign) company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 6 analysts that follow the stock is $1.80. This value represents a 4.05% increase compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year TD has beat the expectations every quarter. The highest one was in the 3rd calendar quarter where they beat the consensus by 7.82%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for TD is 11.33 vs. an industry ratio of 11.00, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce ( CM ) is reporting for the quarter ending October 31, 2012. The bank (foreign) company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 7 analysts that follow the stock is $1.97. This value represents a 8.84% increase compared to the same quarter last year. CM missed the consensus earnings per share in the 4th calendar quarter by -2.69%. The "days to cover" for this stock exceeds 49 days. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for CM is 10.13 vs. an industry ratio of 11.00.

lululemon athletica inc. ( LULU ) is reporting for the quarter ending October 31, 2012. The retail (shoe) company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 18 analysts that follow the stock is $0.37. This value represents a 37.04% increase compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year LULU has beat the expectations every quarter. The highest one was in the 3rd calendar quarter where they beat the consensus by 16.13%. The "days to cover" for this stock exceeds 11 days. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for LULU is 38.60 vs. an industry ratio of 11.80, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

H&R Block, Inc. ( HRB ) is reporting for the quarter ending October 31, 2012. The business services company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 3 analysts that follow the stock is $-0.40. This value represents a 5.26% increase compared to the same quarter last year. The last two quarters HRB had negative earnings surprises; the latest report they missed by -2.7%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for HRB is 11.02 vs. an industry ratio of -231.50, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Smithfield Foods, Inc. ( SFD ) is reporting for the quarter ending October 31, 2012. The meat product company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 10 analysts that follow the stock is $0.44. This value represents a -42.11% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for SFD is 12.24 vs. an industry ratio of 15.40.

UTi Worldwide Inc. ( UTIW ) is reporting for the quarter ending October 31, 2012. The transportation services company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 13 analysts that follow the stock is $0.24. This value represents a -14.29% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for UTIW is 18.53 vs. an industry ratio of 29.20.

Cantel Medical Corp. ( CMN ) is reporting for the quarter ending October 31, 2012. The medical instruments company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 2 analysts that follow the stock is $0.28. This value represents a 21.74% increase compared to the same quarter last year. CMN missed the consensus earnings per share in the 1st calendar quarter by -6.45%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for CMN is 21.90 vs. an industry ratio of 5.20, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Korn/Ferry International ( KFY ) is reporting for the quarter ending October 31, 2012. The staffing company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 6 analysts that follow the stock is $0.19. This value represents a -40.63% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for KFY is 16.71 vs. an industry ratio of 14.80, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Titan Machinery Inc. ( TITN ) is reporting for the quarter ending October 31, 2012. The retail company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 7 analysts that follow the stock is $0.65. This value represents a 6.56% increase 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 TITN is 10.74 vs. an industry ratio of 12.60.

Layne Christensen Company ( LAYN ) is reporting for the quarter ending October 31, 2012. The engineering company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 4 analysts that follow the stock is $0.40. This value represents a -11.11% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for LAYN is 18.72 vs. an industry ratio of 14.30, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Hi-Tech Pharmacal Co., Inc. ( HITK ) is reporting for the quarter ending October 31, 2012. The medical company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 4 analysts that follow the stock is $0.56. This value represents a -46.15% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. The last two quarters HITK had negative earnings surprises; the latest report they missed by -38.03%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for HITK is 11.84 vs. an industry ratio of 22.60.

Methode Electronics, Inc. ( MEI ) is reporting for the quarter ending October 31, 2012. The electrical connectors company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 1 analyst that follows the stock is $0.12. This value represents a 1100.00% increase compared to the same quarter last year. MEI missed the consensus earnings per share in the 4th calendar quarter by -80%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for MEI is 17.72 vs. an industry ratio of 17.40, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.