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Pre-Market Earnings Report for February 21, 2017 : WMT, HD, MDT, ECL, GPC, HSIC, AAP, M, AER, WLK, WAB, SNI

The following companies are expected to report earnings prior to market open on 02/21/2017. Visit our Earnings Calendar for a full list of expected earnings releases.

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. ( WMT ) is reporting for the quarter ending January 31, 2017. The supermarket company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 13 analysts that follow the stock is $1.30. This value represents a 12.75% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year WMT has beat the expectations every quarter. The highest one was in the 4th calendar quarter where they beat the consensus by 2.08%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2017 Price to Earnings ratio for WMT is 16.10 vs. an industry ratio of 21.50.

Home Depot, Inc. ( HD ) is reporting for the quarter ending January 31, 2017. The building company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 13 analysts that follow the stock is $1.33. This value represents a 13.68% increase compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year HD has beat the expectations every quarter. The highest one was in the 4th calendar quarter where they beat the consensus by 1.27%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2017 Price to Earnings ratio for HD is 22.56 vs. an industry ratio of 17.70, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Medtronic plc ( MDT ) is reporting for the quarter ending January 31, 2017. The medical products company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 18 analysts that follow the stock is $1.11. This value represents a 4.72% increase compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year MDT has met analyst expectations once and beat the expectations the other three quarters. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2017 Price to Earnings ratio for MDT is 17.30 vs. an industry ratio of 13.20, 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 December 31, 2016. The chemical company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 8 analysts that follow the stock is $1.28. This value represents a 4.92% increase compared to the same quarter last year. ECL missed the consensus earnings per share in the 4th calendar quarter of 2015 by -1.61%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2016 Price to Earnings ratio for ECL is 28.11 vs. an industry ratio of 13.10, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Genuine Parts Company ( GPC ) is reporting for the quarter ending December 31, 2016. The auto (truck) company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 4 analysts that follow the stock is $1.01. This value represents a 5.61% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. The last two quarters GPC had negative earnings surprises; the latest report they missed by -3.88%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2016 Price to Earnings ratio for GPC is 21.98 vs. an industry ratio of 20.90, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Henry Schein, Inc. ( HSIC ) is reporting for the quarter ending December 31, 2016. The medical/dental supplies company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 9 analysts that follow the stock is $1.84. This value represents a 10.18% increase compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year HSIC has beat the expectations every quarter. The highest one was in the 3rd calendar quarter where they beat the consensus by 1.82%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2016 Price to Earnings ratio for HSIC is 25.55 vs. an industry ratio of 8.20, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Advance Auto Parts Inc ( AAP ) is reporting for the quarter ending December 31, 2016. The wholesale retail company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 11 analysts that follow the stock is $1.09. This value represents a 10.66% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2016 Price to Earnings ratio for AAP is 22.32 vs. an industry ratio of 25.40.

Macy's Inc ( M ) is reporting for the quarter ending January 31, 2017. The retail company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 9 analysts that follow the stock is $1.97. This value represents a 5.74% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. M missed the consensus earnings per share in the 4th calendar quarter of 2016 by -57.5%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2017 Price to Earnings ratio for M is 10.63 vs. an industry ratio of 28.40.

Aercap Holdings N.V. ( AER ) is reporting for the quarter ending December 31, 2016. The financial services company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 8 analysts that follow the stock is $1.70. This value represents a 19.72% increase compared to the same quarter last year. AER missed the consensus earnings per share in the 4th calendar quarter of 2015 by -4.7%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2016 Price to Earnings ratio for AER is 7.28 vs. an industry ratio of 12.00.

Westlake Chemical Corporation ( WLK ) is reporting for the quarter ending December 31, 2016. The plastics company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 4 analysts that follow the stock is $0.75. This value represents a 10.71% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2016 Price to Earnings ratio for WLK is 18.63 vs. an industry ratio of 17.00, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies Corporation ( WAB ) is reporting for the quarter ending December 31, 2016. The transportation company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 6 analysts that follow the stock is $0.94. This value represents a 10.48% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. The last two quarters WAB had negative earnings surprises; the latest report they missed by -5.05%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2016 Price to Earnings ratio for WAB is 22.05 vs. an industry ratio of -233.50, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Scripps Networks Interactive, Inc ( SNI ) is reporting for the quarter ending December 31, 2016. The broadcast (radio/tv) company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 9 analysts that follow the stock is $1.05. This value represents a 22.22% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year SNI has beat the expectations every quarter. The highest one was in the 3rd calendar quarter where they beat the consensus by 35.48%. The "days to cover" for this stock exceeds 10 days. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2016 Price to Earnings ratio for SNI is 14.54 vs. an industry ratio of 30.30.

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