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Pre-Market Earnings Report for January 26, 2017 : CMCSA, CELG, BMY, DOW, BIIB, CAT, F, RTN, NOC, PX, AEP, LUV

The following companies are expected to report earnings prior to market open on 01/26/2017. Visit our Earnings Calendar for a full list of expected earnings releases.

Comcast Corporation ( CMCSA ) is reporting for the quarter ending December 31, 2016. The cable tv company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 14 analysts that follow the stock is $0.87. This value represents a 7.41% increase compared to the same quarter last year. CMCSA missed the consensus earnings per share in the 4th calendar quarter of 2015 by -1.22%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2016 Price to Earnings ratio for CMCSA is 21.27 vs. an industry ratio of 16.30, 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 December 31, 2016. The biomedical (gene) company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 5 analysts that follow the stock is $1.43. This value represents a 43.00% increase compared to the same quarter last year. CELG missed the consensus earnings per share in the 4th calendar quarter of 2015 by -1.96%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2016 Price to Earnings ratio for CELG is 21.30 vs. an industry ratio of 27.60.

Bristol-Myers Squibb Company ( BMY ) is reporting for the quarter ending December 31, 2016. The large cap pharmaceutical company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 10 analysts that follow the stock is $0.66. This value represents a 73.68% increase compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year BMY has beat the expectations every quarter. The highest one was in the 3rd calendar quarter where they beat the consensus by 18.46%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2016 Price to Earnings ratio for BMY is 17.18 vs. an industry ratio of 16.70, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Dow Chemical Company ( DOW ) 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 $0.88. This value represents a 5.38% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year DOW has beat the expectations every quarter. The highest one was in the 3rd calendar quarter where they beat the consensus by 13.75%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2016 Price to Earnings ratio for DOW is 16.43 vs. an industry ratio of 15.60, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Biogen Inc. ( BIIB ) is reporting for the quarter ending December 31, 2016. The biomedical (gene) company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 20 analysts that follow the stock is $4.97. This value represents a 10.44% increase compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year BIIB has beat the expectations every quarter. The highest one was in the 3rd calendar quarter where they beat the consensus by 4.01%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2016 Price to Earnings ratio for BIIB is 13.58 vs. an industry ratio of 27.60.

Caterpillar, Inc. ( CAT ) is reporting for the quarter ending December 31, 2016. The machinery company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 9 analysts that follow the stock is $0.65. This value represents a 12.16% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year CAT has met analyst expectations once and beat the expectations the other three quarters. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2016 Price to Earnings ratio for CAT is 29.70 vs. an industry ratio of 26.20, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Ford Motor Company ( F ) is reporting for the quarter ending December 31, 2016. The auto (domestic) company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 9 analysts that follow the stock is $0.36. This value represents a 37.93% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. F missed the consensus earnings per share in the 2nd calendar quarter of 2016 by -13.33%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2016 Price to Earnings ratio for F is 7.01 vs. an industry ratio of 2.50, 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 December 31, 2016. The aerospace and defense company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 9 analysts that follow the stock is $1.86. This value represents a 3.63% 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 3rd calendar quarter where they beat the consensus by 9.15%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2016 Price to Earnings ratio for RTN is 21.38 vs. an industry ratio of 17.40, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Northrop Grumman Corporation ( NOC ) is reporting for the quarter ending December 31, 2016. The aerospace and defense company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 9 analysts that follow the stock is $2.49. This value represents a 14.22% increase compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year NOC has beat the expectations every quarter. The highest one was in the 3rd calendar quarter where they beat the consensus by 7.47%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2016 Price to Earnings ratio for NOC is 19.83 vs. an industry ratio of 15.30, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Praxair, Inc. ( PX ) is reporting for the quarter ending December 31, 2016. The chemical company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 11 analysts that follow the stock is $1.41. This value represents a 4.08% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year PX has met analyst expectations once and beat the expectations the other three quarters. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2016 Price to Earnings ratio for PX is 21.48 vs. an industry ratio of 15.60, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

American Electric Power Company, Inc. ( AEP ) 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 $0.55. This value represents a 14.58% increase compared to the same quarter last year. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2016 Price to Earnings ratio for AEP is 16.48 vs. an industry ratio of 11.20, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Southwest Airlines Company ( LUV ) is reporting for the quarter ending December 31, 2016. The airline company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 9 analysts that follow the stock is $0.69. This value represents a 23.33% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. LUV missed the consensus earnings per share in the 2nd calendar quarter of 2016 by -2.46%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2016 Price to Earnings ratio for LUV is 13.38 vs. an industry ratio of 20.10.

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