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Pre-Market Earnings Report for October 25, 2018 : MRK, CMCSA, MO, UNP, BMY, COP, CME, CELG, RTN, SPG, SPGI, MMC


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The following companies are expected to report earnings prior to market open on 10/25/2018. Visit our Earnings Calendar for a full list of expected earnings releases.



Merck & Company, Inc. ( MRK ) is reporting for the quarter ending September 30, 2018. The large cap pharmaceutical company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 5 analysts that follow the stock is $1.16. This value represents a 4.50% increase 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 2.91%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2018 Price to Earnings ratio for MRK is 16.85 vs. an industry ratio of 15.90, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Comcast Corporation ( CMCSA ) is reporting for the quarter ending September 30, 2018. The cable tv company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 13 analysts that follow the stock is $0.61. This value represents a 17.31% increase compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year CMCSA has beat the expectations every quarter. The highest one was in the 2nd calendar quarter where they beat the consensus by 6.56%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2018 Price to Earnings ratio for CMCSA is 14.04 vs. an industry ratio of 26.50.

Altria Group ( MO ) is reporting for the quarter ending September 30, 2018. The tobacco company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 8 analysts that follow the stock is $1.07. This value represents a 18.89% increase compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year MO has beat the expectations every quarter. The highest one was in the 2nd calendar quarter where they beat the consensus by 1%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2018 Price to Earnings ratio for MO is 15.50 vs. an industry ratio of 12.80, 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, 2018. The transportation (rail) company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 10 analysts that follow the stock is $2.09. This value represents a 39.33% increase compared to the same quarter last year. UNP missed the consensus earnings per share in the 4th calendar quarter of 2017 by -0.65%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2018 Price to Earnings ratio for UNP is 18.43 vs. an industry ratio of 15.80, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Bristol-Myers Squibb Company ( BMY ) is reporting for the quarter ending September 30, 2018. The large cap pharmaceutical company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 6 analysts that follow the stock is $0.91. This value represents a 21.33% increase compared to the same quarter last year. BMY missed the consensus earnings per share in the 3rd calendar quarter of 2017 by -2.6%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2018 Price to Earnings ratio for BMY is 13.91 vs. an industry ratio of 15.90.

ConocoPhillips ( COP ) is reporting for the quarter ending September 30, 2018. The oil company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 6 analysts that follow the stock is $1.17. This value represents a 631.25% increase compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year COP has met analyst expectations once and beat the expectations the other three quarters. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2018 Price to Earnings ratio for COP is 15.11 vs. an industry ratio of -3.10, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

CME Group Inc. ( CME ) is reporting for the quarter ending September 30, 2018. The securities exchange company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 4 analysts that follow the stock is $1.42. This value represents a 19.33% increase compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year CME has beat the expectations every quarter. The highest one was in the 2nd calendar quarter where they beat the consensus by 1.16%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2018 Price to Earnings ratio for CME is 27.52 vs. an industry ratio of 25.00, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Celgene Corporation ( CELG ) is reporting for the quarter ending September 30, 2018. The biomedical (gene) company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 2 analysts that follow the stock is $2.03. This value represents a 14.04% increase compared to the same quarter last year. CELG missed the consensus earnings per share in the 1st calendar quarter of 2018 by -9.55%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2018 Price to Earnings ratio for CELG is 10.23 vs. an industry ratio of -10.00, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Raytheon Company ( RTN ) is reporting for the quarter ending September 30, 2018. The aerospace and defense company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 7 analysts that follow the stock is $1.94. This value represents a 1.52% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year RTN has beat the expectations every quarter. The highest one was in the 2nd calendar quarter where they beat the consensus by 5.6%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2018 Price to Earnings ratio for RTN is 19.27 vs. an industry ratio of 26.90.

Simon Property Group, Inc. ( SPG ) is reporting for the quarter ending September 30, 2018. The reit company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 9 analysts that follow the stock is $3.02. This value represents a 4.50% increase compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year SPG has met analyst expectations once and beat the expectations the other three quarters. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2018 Price to Earnings ratio for SPG is 14.25 vs. an industry ratio of 12.60, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

S&P Global Inc. ( SPGI ) is reporting for the quarter ending September 30, 2018. The business info service company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 5 analysts that follow the stock is $2.01. This value represents a 17.54% increase compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year SPGI has beat the expectations every quarter. The highest one was in the 2nd calendar quarter where they beat the consensus by 1.88%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2018 Price to Earnings ratio for SPGI is 21.68 vs. an industry ratio of 20.90, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. ( MMC ) is reporting for the quarter ending September 30, 2018. The insurance brokers company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 8 analysts that follow the stock is $0.75. This value represents a 5.06% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. MMC missed the consensus earnings per share in the 2nd calendar quarter of 2018 by -0.9%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2018 Price to Earnings ratio for MMC is 18.67 vs. an industry ratio of 44.50.

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