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Pre-Market Earnings Report for October 18, 2012 : PM, VZ, UNP, DHR, MS, BAX, TRV, BBT, PPG, FITB, NUE, DO

By: NASDAQ.com News
Posted: 10/17/2012 4:10:00 PM
Referenced Stocks: BAX;BBT;DHR;DO;FITB;MS;NUE;PM;PPG;TRV;UNP;VZ

The following companies are expected to report earnings prior to market open on 10/18/2012. Visit our Earnings Calendar for a full list of expected earnings releases.

Philip Morris International Inc ( PM ) is reporting for the quarter ending September 30, 2012. The tobacco company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 10 analysts that follow the stock is $1.39. This value represents a 1.46% increase compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year PM has beat the expectations every quarter. The highest one was in the 2nd calendar quarter where they beat the consensus by 1.49%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for PM is 17.79 vs. an industry ratio of 16.70, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Verizon Communications Inc. ( VZ ) is reporting for the quarter ending September 30, 2012. The diversified company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 28 analysts that follow the stock is $0.65. This value represents a 16.07% increase compared to the same quarter last year. VZ missed the consensus earnings per share in the 4th calendar quarter by -1.89%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for VZ is 17.85 vs. an industry ratio of 9.70, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Union Pacific Corporation ( UNP ) is reporting for the quarter ending September 30, 2012. The transportation (rail) company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 24 analysts that follow the stock is $2.19. This value represents a 18.38% increase compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year UNP has beat the expectations every quarter. The highest one was in the 2nd calendar quarter where they beat the consensus by 7.14%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for UNP is 14.89 vs. an industry ratio of 18.00.

Danaher Corporation ( DHR ) is reporting for the quarter ending September 30, 2012. The diversified operations company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 14 analysts that follow the stock is $0.78. This value represents a 6.85% increase compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year DHR has beat the expectations every quarter. The highest one was in the 2nd calendar quarter where they beat the consensus by 1.25%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for DHR is 17.52 vs. an industry ratio of 15.20, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Morgan Stanley ( MS ) is reporting for the quarter ending September 30, 2012. The investment bankers company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 16 analysts that follow the stock is $0.24. This value represents a -78.95% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. MS missed the consensus earnings per share in the 2nd calendar quarter by -62.79%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for MS is 18.42 vs. an industry ratio of 18.80.

Baxter International Inc. ( BAX ) is reporting for the quarter ending September 30, 2012. The medical products company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 17 analysts that follow the stock is $1.14. This value represents a 4.59% increase compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year BAX 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 BAX is 13.58 vs. an industry ratio of -10.40, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

The Travelers Companies, Inc. ( TRV ) is reporting for the quarter ending September 30, 2012. The insurance (property & casualty) company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 21 analysts that follow the stock is $1.59. This value represents a 101.27% increase compared to the same quarter last year. The last two quarters TRV had negative earnings surprises; the latest report they missed by -8.03%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for TRV is 10.86 vs. an industry ratio of 11.80.

BB&T Corporation ( BBT ) is reporting for the quarter ending September 30, 2012. The bank company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 29 analysts that follow the stock is $0.70. This value represents a 34.62% increase compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year BBT has beat the expectations every quarter. The highest one was in the 2nd calendar quarter where they beat the consensus by 4.35%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for BBT is 11.48 vs. an industry ratio of 12.20.

PPG Industries, Inc. ( PPG ) is reporting for the quarter ending September 30, 2012. The chemical company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 16 analysts that follow the stock is $2.21. This value represents a 12.76% increase compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year PPG 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 PPG is 14.84 vs. an industry ratio of 13.30, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Fifth Third Bancorp ( FITB ) is reporting for the quarter ending September 30, 2012. The bank company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 23 analysts that follow the stock is $0.39. This value represents a -2.50% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. FITB missed the consensus earnings per share in the 4th calendar quarter by -5.71%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for FITB is 9.32 vs. an industry ratio of 12.20.

Nucor Corporation ( NUE ) is reporting for the quarter ending September 30, 2012. The steel company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 15 analysts that follow the stock is $0.43. This value represents a -24.56% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. NUE missed the consensus earnings per share in the 2nd calendar quarter by -4.26%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for NUE is 22.91 vs. an industry ratio of 10.80, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Diamond Offshore Drilling, Inc. ( DO ) is reporting for the quarter ending September 30, 2012. The oil & gas drilling company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 22 analysts that follow the stock is $1.01. This value represents a -45.41% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year DO has beat the expectations every quarter. The highest one was in the 2nd calendar quarter where they beat the consensus by 21.11%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for DO is 15.80 vs. an industry ratio of 3.90, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.