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Pre-Market Earnings Report for February 27, 2013 : TGT, TJX, DLTR, CNP, AES, JOY, OGE, NRG, ARCC, TAC, STWD, CRI

By: NASDAQ.com News
Posted: 2/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Referenced Stocks: AES;ARCC;CNP;CRI;DLTR;JOY;NRG;OGE;STWD;TAC;TGT;TJX

The following companies are expected to report earnings prior to market open on 02/27/2013. Visit our Earnings Calendar for a full list of expected earnings releases.

Target Corporation ( TGT ) is reporting for the quarter ending January 31, 2013. The discount retail company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 13 analysts that follow the stock is $1.48. This value represents a -0.67% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year TGT has beat the expectations every quarter. The highest one was in the 4th calendar quarter where they beat the consensus by 13.92%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for TGT is 14.16 vs. an industry ratio of 18.40.

TJX Companies, Inc. ( TJX ) is reporting for the quarter ending January 31, 2013. The discount retail company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 10 analysts that follow the stock is $0.81. This value represents a 30.65% increase compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year TJX has met analyst expectations once and beat the expectations the other three quarters. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for TJX is 17.23 vs. an industry ratio of 18.40.

Dollar Tree, Inc. ( DLTR ) is reporting for the quarter ending January 31, 2013. The discount retail company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 20 analysts that follow the stock is $0.99. This value represents a 23.75% increase compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year DLTR has met analyst expectations once and beat the expectations the other three quarters. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for DLTR is 16.26 vs. an industry ratio of 18.40.

CenterPoint Energy, Inc. ( CNP ) 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 $0.20. This value represents a -23.08% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year CNP has beat the expectations every quarter. The highest one was in the 3rd calendar quarter where they beat the consensus by 17.65%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for CNP is 17.10 vs. an industry ratio of 7.70, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

The AES Corporation ( AES ) is reporting for the quarter ending December 31, 2012. The electric power utilities company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 3 analysts that follow the stock is $0.30. This value represents a 50.00% increase compared to the same quarter last year. AES missed the consensus earnings per share in the 2nd calendar quarter of 2012 by -46.15%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for AES is 8.93 vs. an industry ratio of 7.70, 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 January 31, 2013. The machinery company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 16 analysts that follow the stock is $1.14. This value represents a -9.52% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for JOY is 9.64 vs. an industry ratio of 13.50.

OGE Energy Corporation ( OGE ) is reporting for the quarter ending December 31, 2012. The electric power utilities company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 5 analysts that follow the stock is $0.34. This value represents a -2.86% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year OGE has met analyst expectations twice and beat the expectations the other two quarters. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for OGE is 16.51 vs. an industry ratio of 7.70, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

NRG Energy, Inc. ( NRG ) is reporting for the quarter ending December 31, 2012. The electric power utilities company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 2 analysts that follow the stock is $-0.29. This value represents a -39.58% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for NRG is 20.93 vs. an industry ratio of 7.70, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Ares Capital Corporation ( ARCC ) is reporting for the quarter ending December 31, 2012. The financial services company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 14 analysts that follow the stock is $0.41. This value represents a -14.58% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. ARCC missed the consensus earnings per share in the 1st calendar quarter of 2012 by -2.56%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for ARCC is 11.31 vs. an industry ratio of 19.00.

TransAlta Corporation ( TAC ) is reporting for the quarter ending December 31, 2012. The electric power utilities company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 5 analysts that follow the stock is $0.28. This value represents a 40.00% increase compared to the same quarter last year. The "days to cover" for this stock exceeds 34 days. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for TAC is 27.12 vs. an industry ratio of 7.70, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

STARWOOD PROPERTY TRUST, INC. ( STWD ) is reporting for the quarter ending December 31, 2012. The reit company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 1 analyst that follows the stock is $0.39. This value represents a -2.50% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. STWD missed the consensus earnings per share in the 3rd calendar quarter of 2012 by -100%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for STWD is 14.60 vs. an industry ratio of 15.20.

Carter's, Inc. ( CRI ) is reporting for the quarter ending December 31, 2012. The retail (shoe) company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 4 analysts that follow the stock is $0.87. This value represents a 38.10% increase compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year CRI has beat the expectations every quarter. The highest one was in the 3rd calendar quarter where they beat the consensus by 13.33%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for CRI is 20.44 vs. an industry ratio of -6.20, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.