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Pre-Market Earnings Report for February 16, 2017 : CHTR, DUK, PCG, WM, ALXN, ZTS, MGM, LH, AEE, ECA, SCG, HII

The following companies are expected to report earnings prior to market open on 02/16/2017. Visit our Earnings Calendar for a full list of expected earnings releases.

Charter Communications, Inc. ( CHTR ) is reporting for the quarter ending December 31, 2016. The cable tv company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 11 analysts that follow the stock is $1.06. This value represents a 187.60% increase compared to the same quarter last year. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2016 Price to Earnings ratio for CHTR is 95.27 vs. an industry ratio of 16.50, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Duke Energy Corporation ( DUK ) is reporting for the quarter ending December 31, 2016. The electric power utilities company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 7 analysts that follow the stock is $0.81. This value represents a 6.90% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. DUK missed the consensus earnings per share in the 4th calendar quarter of 2015 by -7.45%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2016 Price to Earnings ratio for DUK is 16.64 vs. an industry ratio of 13.70, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Pacific Gas & Electric Co. ( PCG ) is reporting for the quarter ending December 31, 2016. The electric power utilities company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 6 analysts that follow the stock is $1.29. This value represents a 158.00% increase compared to the same quarter last year. The last two quarters PCG had negative earnings surprises; the latest report they missed by -14.55%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2016 Price to Earnings ratio for PCG is 17.02 vs. an industry ratio of 13.70, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Waste Management, Inc. ( WM ) is reporting for the quarter ending December 31, 2016. The waste removal company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 7 analysts that follow the stock is $0.77. This value represents a 8.45% increase compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year WM has beat the expectations every quarter. The highest one was in the 3rd calendar quarter where they beat the consensus by 5%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2016 Price to Earnings ratio for WM is 24.35 vs. an industry ratio of -12.20, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. ( ALXN ) is reporting for the quarter ending December 31, 2016. The biomedical (gene) company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 1 analyst that follows the stock is $1.10. This value represents a 30.95% increase compared to the same quarter last year. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2016 Price to Earnings ratio for ALXN is 33.55 vs. an industry ratio of 21.70, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Zoetis Inc. ( ZTS ) is reporting for the quarter ending December 31, 2016. The drug company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 9 analysts that follow the stock is $0.45. This value represents a 4.65% increase compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year ZTS has beat the expectations every quarter. The highest one was in the 3rd calendar quarter where they beat the consensus by 13.04%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2016 Price to Earnings ratio for ZTS is 28.22 vs. an industry ratio of 1.80, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

MGM Resorts International ( MGM ) is reporting for the quarter ending December 31, 2016. The gaming company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 5 analysts that follow the stock is $0.17. This value represents a 1800.00% increase compared to the same quarter last year. MGM missed the consensus earnings per share in the 4th calendar quarter of 2015 by -114.29%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2016 Price to Earnings ratio for MGM is 23.88 vs. an industry ratio of 12.30, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings ( LH ) is reporting for the quarter ending December 31, 2016. The medical/dental supplies company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 10 analysts that follow the stock is $2.12. This value represents a 7.07% increase compared to the same quarter last year. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2016 Price to Earnings ratio for LH is 15.46 vs. an industry ratio of 8.40, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Ameren Corporation ( AEE ) is reporting for the quarter ending December 31, 2016. The electric power utilities company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 3 analysts that follow the stock is $0.15. This value represents a 25.00% increase compared to the same quarter last year. AEE missed the consensus earnings per share in the 4th calendar quarter of 2015 by -33.33%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2016 Price to Earnings ratio for AEE is 19.50 vs. an industry ratio of 13.70, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Encana Corporation ( ECA ) is reporting for the quarter ending December 31, 2016. The oil company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 5 analysts that follow the stock is $0.03. This value represents a 76.92% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. ECA missed the consensus earnings per share in the 1st calendar quarter of 2016 by -36.36%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2016 Price to Earnings ratio for ECA is -183.71 vs. an industry ratio of -4.20.

Scana Corporation ( SCG ) is reporting for the quarter ending December 31, 2016. The electric power utilities company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 3 analysts that follow the stock is $0.93. This value represents a 12.05% increase compared to the same quarter last year. SCG missed the consensus earnings per share in the 1st calendar quarter of 2016 by -7.91%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2016 Price to Earnings ratio for SCG is 16.11 vs. an industry ratio of 13.70, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc. ( HII ) is reporting for the quarter ending December 31, 2016. The aerospace and defense company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 4 analysts that follow the stock is $2.48. This value represents a 10.71% increase compared to the same quarter last year. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2016 Price to Earnings ratio for HII is 19.44 vs. an industry ratio of 14.30, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

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