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Pre-Market Earnings Report for February 21, 2013 : WMT, PCG, PEG, ESV, CHK, HST, HRL, THI, LINE, DNR, CMS, SCG

By: NASDAQ.com News
Posted: 2/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
Referenced Stocks: CHK;CMS;DNR;ESV;HRL;HST;LINE;PCG;PEG;SCG;THI;WMT

The following companies are expected to report earnings prior to market open on 02/21/2013. Visit our Earnings Calendar for a full list of expected earnings releases.

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. ( WMT ) is reporting for the quarter ending January 31, 2013. The supermarket company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 16 analysts that follow the stock is $1.57. This value represents a 9.03% increase compared to the same quarter last year. WMT missed the consensus earnings per share in the 1st calendar quarter of 2012 by -0.69%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for WMT is 13.98 vs. an industry ratio of 15.30.

Pacific Gas & Electric Co. ( PCG ) is reporting for the quarter ending December 31, 2012. The electric power utilities company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 9 analysts that follow the stock is $0.57. This value represents a -35.96% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. PCG missed the consensus earnings per share in the 2nd calendar quarter of 2012 by -2.41%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for PCG is 13.55 vs. an industry ratio of 8.60, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Public Service Enterprise Group Incorporated ( PEG ) is reporting for the quarter ending December 31, 2012. The electric power utilities company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 9 analysts that follow the stock is $0.39. This value represents a -17.02% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. PEG missed the consensus earnings per share in the 2nd calendar quarter of 2012 by -4.44%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for PEG is 13.14 vs. an industry ratio of 8.60, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

ENSCO plc ( ESV ) is reporting for the quarter ending December 31, 2012. The oil & gas drilling company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 24 analysts that follow the stock is $1.28. This value represents a 29.29% increase compared to the same quarter last year. ESV missed the consensus earnings per share in the 1st calendar quarter of 2012 by -0.86%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for ESV is 12.17 vs. an industry ratio of 9.60, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Chesapeake Energy Corporation ( CHK ) is reporting for the quarter ending December 31, 2012. The oil (us exp & production) company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 25 analysts that follow the stock is $0.14. This value represents a -75.86% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for CHK is 42.42 vs. an industry ratio of 16.90, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Host Marriott Financial Trust ( HST ) is reporting for the quarter ending December 31, 2012. The reit company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 18 analysts that follow the stock is $0.37. This value represents a 15.63% increase compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year HST has beat the expectations every quarter. The highest one was in the 3rd calendar quarter where they beat the consensus by 5%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for HST is 16.30 vs. an industry ratio of 15.90, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Hormel Foods Corporation ( HRL ) is reporting for the quarter ending January 31, 2013. The meat product company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 7 analysts that follow the stock is $0.49. This value represents a 2.08% increase compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year HRL has met analyst expectations three times and beat the expectations the other quarter. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for HRL is 18.55 vs. an industry ratio of 16.40, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Tim Hortons Inc. ( THI ) is reporting for the quarter ending December 31, 2012. The restaurant company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 10 analysts that follow the stock is $0.71. This value represents a 9.23% increase compared to the same quarter last year. The "days to cover" for this stock exceeds 13 days. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for THI is 18.55 vs. an industry ratio of 16.70, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Linn Energy, LLC ( LINE ) is reporting for the quarter ending December 31, 2012. The oil (us exp & production) company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 9 analysts that follow the stock is $0.39. This value represents a -23.53% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for LINE is 26.01 vs. an industry ratio of 16.90, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Denbury Resources, Inc. (Holding Company) ( DNR ) is reporting for the quarter ending December 31, 2012. The oil (us exp & production) company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 16 analysts that follow the stock is $0.29. This value represents a -35.56% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year DNR 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 DNR is 13.57 vs. an industry ratio of 16.90.

CMS Energy Corporation ( CMS ) is reporting for the quarter ending December 31, 2012. The electric power utilities company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 7 analysts that follow the stock is $0.24. This value represents a 50.00% increase compared to the same quarter last year. CMS missed the consensus earnings per share in the 1st calendar quarter of 2012 by -5.13%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for CMS is 16.83 vs. an industry ratio of 8.60, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Scana Corporation ( SCG ) is reporting for the quarter ending December 31, 2012. The electric power utilities company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 7 analysts that follow the stock is $0.78. This value represents a 4.00% increase compared to the same quarter last year. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for SCG is 15.41 vs. an industry ratio of 8.60, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.