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Pre-Market Earnings Report for October 30, 2018 : PFE, MA, KO, GE, AMT, AET, AGN, HCA, ECL, CTSH, BP, LYB


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The following companies are expected to report earnings prior to market open on 10/30/2018. Visit our Earnings Calendar for a full list of expected earnings releases.



Pfizer, Inc. ( PFE ) 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 $0.76. This value represents a 13.43% increase compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year PFE has beat the expectations every quarter. The highest one was in the 2nd calendar quarter where they beat the consensus by 8%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2018 Price to Earnings ratio for PFE is 14.25 vs. an industry ratio of 15.10.

Mastercard Incorporated ( MA ) is reporting for the quarter ending September 30, 2018. The financial transactions company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 14 analysts that follow the stock is $1.68. This value represents a 25.37% increase compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year MA has beat the expectations every quarter. The highest one was in the 2nd calendar quarter where they beat the consensus by 8.5%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2018 Price to Earnings ratio for MA is 30.95 vs. an industry ratio of 18.30, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Coca-Cola Company ( KO ) is reporting for the quarter ending September 30, 2018. The beverages company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 8 analysts that follow the stock is $0.55. This value represents a 10.00% increase compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year KO has beat the expectations every quarter. The highest one was in the 2nd calendar quarter where they beat the consensus by 1.67%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2018 Price to Earnings ratio for KO is 22.18 vs. an industry ratio of 18.50, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

General Electric Company ( GE ) is reporting for the quarter ending September 30, 2018. The diversified operations company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 5 analysts that follow the stock is $0.21. This value represents a 27.59% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2018 Price to Earnings ratio for GE is 12.15 vs. an industry ratio of 11.50, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

American Tower Corporation (REIT) ( AMT ) is reporting for the quarter ending September 30, 2018. The reit company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 5 analysts that follow the stock is $1.75. This value represents a 1.16% increase compared to the same quarter last year. AMT missed the consensus earnings per share in the 4th calendar quarter of 2017 by -3.05%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2018 Price to Earnings ratio for AMT is 21.04 vs. an industry ratio of 14.40, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Aetna Inc. ( AET ) is reporting for the quarter ending September 30, 2018. The hmo company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 9 analysts that follow the stock is $2.84. This value represents a 15.92% increase compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year AET has beat the expectations every quarter. The highest one was in the 2nd calendar quarter where they beat the consensus by 11.73%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2018 Price to Earnings ratio for AET is 17.28 vs. an industry ratio of 25.50.

Allergan plc. ( AGN ) is reporting for the quarter ending September 30, 2018. The medical company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 19 analysts that follow the stock is $4.01. This value represents a 3.37% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year AGN has beat the expectations every quarter. The highest one was in the 2nd calendar quarter where they beat the consensus by 7.02%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2018 Price to Earnings ratio for AGN is 10.84 vs. an industry ratio of 8.80, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

HCA Healthcare, Inc. ( HCA ) is reporting for the quarter ending September 30, 2018. The hospital company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 12 analysts that follow the stock is $1.93. This value represents a 59.50% increase compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year HCA 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 HCA is 13.85 vs. an industry ratio of 11.30, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Ecolab Inc. ( ECL ) is reporting for the quarter ending September 30, 2018. The chemical company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 10 analysts that follow the stock is $1.55. This value represents a 13.14% increase compared to the same quarter last year. ECL missed the consensus earnings per share in the 4th calendar quarter of 2017 by -0.71%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2018 Price to Earnings ratio for ECL is 27.49 vs. an industry ratio of 13.10, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation ( CTSH ) is reporting for the quarter ending September 30, 2018. The business software company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 8 analysts that follow the stock is $1.05. This value represents a 12.90% increase compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year CTSH has beat the expectations every quarter. The highest one was in the 2nd calendar quarter where they beat the consensus by 6.8%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2018 Price to Earnings ratio for CTSH is 16.87 vs. an industry ratio of -185.70, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

BP p.l.c. ( BP ) is reporting for the quarter ending September 30, 2018. The oil company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 3 analysts that follow the stock is $0.86. This value represents a 50.88% increase compared to the same quarter last year. BP missed the consensus earnings per share in the 4th calendar quarter of 2017 by -3.03%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2018 Price to Earnings ratio for BP is 12.09 vs. an industry ratio of 10.70, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

LyondellBasell Industries NV ( LYB ) is reporting for the quarter ending September 30, 2018. The chemical company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 7 analysts that follow the stock is $2.73. This value represents a 13.28% increase compared to the same quarter last year. LYB missed the consensus earnings per share in the 3rd calendar quarter of 2017 by -0.82%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2018 Price to Earnings ratio for LYB is 7.62 vs. an industry ratio of 12.30.

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