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Pre-Market Earnings Report for March 20, 2013 : FDX, GIS, LEN, ATU, TEAR

Posted
3/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
By: NASDAQ.com News
Referenced Stocks:ATU;FDX;GIS;LEN;TEAR

The following companies are expected to report earnings prior to market open on 03/20/2013. Visit our Earnings Calendar for a full list of expected earnings releases.

FedEx Corporation ( FDX ) is reporting for the quarter ending February 28, 2013. The transportation company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 21 analysts that follow the stock is $1.38. This value represents a 10.97% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. FDX missed the consensus earnings per share in the 4th calendar quarter of 2012 by -1.42%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for FDX is 16.90 vs. an industry ratio of 15.00, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

General Mills, Inc. ( GIS ) is reporting for the quarter ending February 28, 2013. The food company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 15 analysts that follow the stock is $0.57. This value represents a 3.64% increase compared to the same quarter last year. GIS missed the consensus earnings per share in the 1st calendar quarter of 2012 by -1.79%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for GIS is 17.29 vs. an industry ratio of 21.40.

Lennar Corporation ( LEN ) is reporting for the quarter ending February 28, 2013. The building (residential/commercial) company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 11 analysts that follow the stock is $0.13. This value represents a 62.50% increase compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year LEN has beat the expectations every quarter. The highest one was in the 4th calendar quarter where they beat the consensus by 30.23%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for LEN is 25.99 vs. an industry ratio of 144.80.

Actuant Corporation ( ATU ) is reporting for the quarter ending February 28, 2013. The machinery company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 12 analysts that follow the stock is $0.37. This value represents a 13.95% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. ATU missed the consensus earnings per share in the 4th calendar quarter of 2012 by -2%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for ATU is 14.56 vs. an industry ratio of 14.40, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

TearLab Corporation ( TEAR ) is reporting for the quarter ending December 31, 2012. The medical instruments company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 2 analysts that follow the stock is $-0.11. This value represents a 21.43% increase compared to the same quarter last year. The "days to cover" for this stock exceeds 32 days. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for TEAR is -13.93 vs. an industry ratio of 127.00.