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Pre-Market Earnings Report for October 22, 2014 : BA, BIIB, USB, ABT, DOW, EMC, SPG, TMO, GD, NSC, NOC, BSX

The following companies are expected to report earnings prior to market open on 10/22/2014. Visit our Earnings Calendar for a full list of expected earnings releases.

Boeing Company ( BA ) is reporting for the quarter ending September 30, 2014. The aerospace and defense company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 12 analysts that follow the stock is $1.98. This value represents a 10.00% increase compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year BA has beat the expectations every quarter. The highest one was in the 2nd calendar quarter where they beat the consensus by 19.8%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2014 Price to Earnings ratio for BA is 15.05 vs. an industry ratio of 16.60.

Biogen Idec Inc. ( BIIB ) is reporting for the quarter ending September 30, 2014. The biomedical (gene) company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 2 analysts that follow the stock is $3.22. This value represents a 37.61% increase compared to the same quarter last year. BIIB missed the consensus earnings per share in the 1st calendar quarter of 2014 by -5.04%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2014 Price to Earnings ratio for BIIB is 24.60 vs. an industry ratio of -3.40, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

U.S. Bancorp ( USB ) is reporting for the quarter ending September 30, 2014. The bank company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 15 analysts that follow the stock is $0.78. This value represents a 2.63% increase compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year USB has met analyst expectations twice and beat the expectations the other two quarters. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2014 Price to Earnings ratio for USB is 12.74 vs. an industry ratio of 14.70.

Abbott Laboratories ( ABT ) is reporting for the quarter ending September 30, 2014. The large cap pharmaceutical company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 8 analysts that follow the stock is $0.60. This value represents a 9.09% increase compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year ABT has met analyst expectations once and beat the expectations the other three quarters. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2014 Price to Earnings ratio for ABT is 18.43 vs. an industry ratio of 33.30.

Dow Chemical Company ( DOW ) is reporting for the quarter ending September 30, 2014. The chemical company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 11 analysts that follow the stock is $0.67. This value represents a 34.00% increase compared to the same quarter last year. DOW missed the consensus earnings per share in the 3rd calendar quarter of 2013 by -7.41%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2014 Price to Earnings ratio for DOW is 15.98 vs. an industry ratio of 16.50.

EMC Corporation ( EMC ) is reporting for the quarter ending September 30, 2014. The computer storage company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 7 analysts that follow the stock is $0.37. This value represents a 15.63% increase compared to the same quarter last year. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2014 Price to Earnings ratio for EMC is 17.39 vs. an industry ratio of 1.40, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Simon Property Group, Inc. ( SPG ) is reporting for the quarter ending September 30, 2014. The reit company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 10 analysts that follow the stock is $2.02. This value represents a 8.60% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year SPG has beat the expectations every quarter. The highest one was in the 2nd calendar quarter where they beat the consensus by 0.93%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2014 Price to Earnings ratio for SPG is 18.91 vs. an industry ratio of 15.80, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc ( TMO ) is reporting for the quarter ending September 30, 2014. The medical instruments company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 10 analysts that follow the stock is $1.69. This value represents a 30.00% increase compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year TMO has beat the expectations every quarter. The highest one was in the 2nd calendar quarter where they beat the consensus by 6.17%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2014 Price to Earnings ratio for TMO is 16.52 vs. an industry ratio of 3.00, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

General Dynamics Corporation ( GD ) is reporting for the quarter ending September 30, 2014. The aerospace and defense company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 13 analysts that follow the stock is $1.91. This value represents a 3.80% increase compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year GD has beat the expectations every quarter. The highest one was in the 2nd calendar quarter where they beat the consensus by 6.82%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2014 Price to Earnings ratio for GD is 16.09 vs. an industry ratio of 16.60.

Norfolk Souther Corporation ( NSC ) is reporting for the quarter ending September 30, 2014. The transportation (rail) company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 12 analysts that follow the stock is $1.83. This value represents a 19.61% increase compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year NSC has beat the expectations every quarter. The highest one was in the 2nd calendar quarter where they beat the consensus by 2.87%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2014 Price to Earnings ratio for NSC is 16.45 vs. an industry ratio of 21.10.

Northrop Grumman Corporation ( NOC ) is reporting for the quarter ending September 30, 2014. The aerospace and defense company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 12 analysts that follow the stock is $2.16. This value represents a 9.64% increase compared to the same quarter last year. NOC missed the consensus earnings per share in the 2nd calendar quarter of 2014 by -7.27%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2014 Price to Earnings ratio for NOC is 13.31 vs. an industry ratio of 16.60.

Boston Scientific Corporation ( BSX ) is reporting for the quarter ending September 30, 2014. The medical products company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 13 analysts that follow the stock is $0.20. This value represents a 17.65% increase compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year BSX has beat the expectations every quarter. The highest one was in the 2nd calendar quarter where they beat the consensus by 5%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2014 Price to Earnings ratio for BSX is 14.16 vs. an industry ratio of -1.20, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

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