The following companies are expected to report earnings prior to market open on 12/11/2013. Visit our Earnings Calendar for a full list of expected earnings releases.
Costco Wholesale Corporation ( COST ) is reporting for the quarter ending November 30, 2013. The discount retail company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 17 analysts that follow the stock is $1.02. This value represents a 7.37% increase compared to the same quarter last year. The last two quarters COST had negative earnings surprises; the latest report they missed by -4.11%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2014 Price to Earnings ratio for COST is 24.58 vs. an industry ratio of 20.40, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.
Joy Global Inc. ( JOY ) is reporting for the quarter ending October 31, 2013. The machinery company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 13 analysts that follow the stock is $1.11. This value represents a 42.78% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year JOY has beat the expectations every quarter. The highest one was in the 3rd calendar quarter where they beat the consensus by 25%. The "days to cover" for this stock exceeds 14 days. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for JOY is 9.58 vs. an industry ratio of 15.30.