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Pre-Market Earnings Report for October 28, 2013 : MRK, BIIB, L, ROP, CNA, EW, BWP, BKW, KEX, AHGP, AWI, TEN

By: NASDAQ.com News
Posted: 10/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Referenced Stocks: AHGP;AWI;BIIB;BKW;BWP;CNA;EW;KEX;L;MRK;ROP;TEN

The following companies are expected to report earnings prior to market open on 10/28/2013. Visit our Earnings Calendar for a full list of expected earnings releases.

Merck & Company, Inc. ( MRK ) is reporting for the quarter ending September 30, 2013. The large cap pharmaceutical company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 9 analysts that follow the stock is $0.88. This value represents a 7.37% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year MRK has beat the expectations every quarter. The highest one was in the 2nd calendar quarter where they beat the consensus by 2.44%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for MRK is 13.28 vs. an industry ratio of 16.50.

Biogen Idec Inc. ( BIIB ) is reporting for the quarter ending September 30, 2013. The biomedical (gene) company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 6 analysts that follow the stock is $2.14. This value represents a 12.63% increase compared to the same quarter last year. BIIB missed the consensus earnings per share in the 4th calendar quarter of 2012 by -4.11%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for BIIB is 28.45 vs. an industry ratio of 16.90, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Loews Corporation ( L ) is reporting for the quarter ending September 30, 2013. The insurance company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 2 analysts that follow the stock is $0.77. This value represents a 10.47% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for L is 17.17 vs. an industry ratio of 11.30, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Roper Industries, Inc. ( ROP ) is reporting for the quarter ending September 30, 2013. The industrial company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 7 analysts that follow the stock is $1.45. This value represents a 16.94% increase compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year ROP has beat the expectations every quarter. The highest one was in the 2nd calendar quarter where they beat the consensus by 0.77%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for ROP is 22.76 vs. an industry ratio of 14.30, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

CNA Financial Corporation ( CNA ) is reporting for the quarter ending September 30, 2013. The insurance (property & casualty) company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 5 analysts that follow the stock is $0.76. This value represents a 5.00% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. CNA missed the consensus earnings per share in the 4th calendar quarter of 2012 by -150%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for CNA is 12.63 vs. an industry ratio of 15.40.

Edwards Lifesciences Corporation ( EW ) is reporting for the quarter ending September 30, 2013. The medical products company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 11 analysts that follow the stock is $0.66. This value represents a 13.79% increase compared to the same quarter last year. EW missed the consensus earnings per share in the 1st calendar quarter of 2013 by -5.26%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for EW is 25.31 vs. an industry ratio of 7.50, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Boardwalk Pipeline Partners L.P. ( BWP ) is reporting for the quarter ending September 30, 2013. The oil/gas company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 10 analysts that follow the stock is $0.25. This value represents a 3.85% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. BWP missed the consensus earnings per share in the 3rd calendar quarter of 2012 by -10.34%. The "days to cover" for this stock exceeds 10 days. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for BWP is 25.08 vs. an industry ratio of 34.50.

Burger King Worldwide Inc. ( BKW ) is reporting for the quarter ending September 30, 2013. The restaurant company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 4 analysts that follow the stock is $0.21. This value represents a 23.53% increase compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year BKW has met analyst expectations once and beat the expectations the other three quarters. The "days to cover" for this stock exceeds 13 days. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for BKW is 24.09 vs. an industry ratio of 35.30.

Kirby Corporation ( KEX ) is reporting for the quarter ending September 30, 2013. The shipping company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 9 analysts that follow the stock is $1.12. This value represents a 17.89% increase compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year KEX has beat the expectations every quarter. The highest one was in the 2nd calendar quarter where they beat the consensus by 0.94%. The "days to cover" for this stock exceeds 14 days. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for KEX is 21.26 vs. an industry ratio of 24.30.

Alliance Holdings GP, L.P. ( AHGP ) is reporting for the quarter ending September 30, 2013. The coal company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 3 analysts that follow the stock is $0.93. This value represents a 6.90% increase compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year AHGP has beat the expectations every quarter. The highest one was in the 2nd calendar quarter where they beat the consensus by 17.24%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for AHGP is 15.20 vs. an industry ratio of 12.10, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Armstrong World Industries Inc ( AWI ) is reporting for the quarter ending September 30, 2013. The building company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 12 analysts that follow the stock is $0.86. This value represents a 26.50% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. The last two quarters AWI had negative earnings surprises; the latest report they missed by -3.17%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for AWI is 25.79 vs. an industry ratio of 33.60.

Tenneco Inc. ( TEN ) is reporting for the quarter ending September 30, 2013. The auto (truck) company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 9 analysts that follow the stock is $0.95. This value represents a 11.76% increase compared to the same quarter last year. TEN missed the consensus earnings per share in the 4th calendar quarter of 2012 by -2.94%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for TEN is 14.75 vs. an industry ratio of 19.80.