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Monday, July 18, will certainly be another busy day for many investors. Mondays are busy in general but we are going right into earnings season. We expect to see earnings on many stocks, and the following in particular caught my eye. These are the biggest ones offering the most liquid markets to profit from. If you own these names or looking to buy before the release you may want to think about protecting from the downside in case of a miss through options. Just as important, if you are considering writing options due to the "unusual" premium, know that the price may have a very fast and far move after each company reports. I am including some of the key numbers that I believe should be looked at before investing into earnings. I would expect option volume to be much higher than normal due to the previous Friday expiration day as well.

I use a proprietary blend of technical analysis, financial crowd behavior and fundamentals in my short-term trades, and while not totally the same in longer swing trades to investments, the concepts used are similar. You may want to use this article as a starting point of your own research with your financial planner. I use Seeking Alpha, Edgar Online, Goggle Finance, MSN Money, cnbc.com, Zacks and Yahoo Finance for most of my data and do not always double check it with SEC filings. I use earnings.com for my list of symbols. The following is the "confirmed" symbols that I believe to be of the most interest. I also include some that are not "confirmed" but are "proposed" for the same day. The numbers are only as good as the sources. Many of the ADRs that are relatively new provide a special challenge that can be very time consuming to figure out the "best" number. Chinese ADRs that are new seem to be especially prone to conflicts with Reuters, EDGAR Online and other sources.

Brown & Brown Inc. (BRO) is a $3.61 billion market cap company. Brown & Brown is a diversified insurance agency, wholesale brokerage, insurance programs and service organization. Brown looks weak as I write this article. On Monday it broke down through the trendline and appears to be on its way to the 200-day moving average. If this is a result of more than overall market weakness, earnings is probably not going to be the best of days for investors.

The company reported $0.32 per share in earnings for the quarter ending March 31, 2011. The next reporting quarter estimated mean earnings were $0.3 per share. Analyst estimates range between $0.29 and $0.32 per share.

The current trailing 12 months (ttm) P/E ratio is 22.451 and the forward P/E ratio is 18.93. The stock has a price to book ratio (ttm) of 2.21 and a price to sales ratio of 3.43. In the last month the stock has moved in price -0.39%, with a one year change of 31.04%. Comparing to the S&P 500 price change, BRO's performance is -2.34% vs. the S&P 500 from a month ago, and the one year difference is 7.61% vs. the S&P 500 price change.

The annual growth rate of revenue is 0.58%. For the trailing 12 months investors received $0.31 in dividends for a yield of 1.27%.

BRO has rising revenue year-over-year of $973.49 million for 2010 vs. $967.88 million for 2009. The BRO bottom line has rising earnings year-over-year of $161.75 million for 2010 vs. $153.29 million for 2009, and rising EBIT year-over-year of $266.10 million for 2010 vs. $254.75 million for 2009. Rising revenue along with rising earnings is a very good sign and what we want to see with our companies. This of course makes me wonder why the market is discounting the stock into earnings. At least the 200 day average will provide a level of support, and possibly a good bargain area to get long.

Fiscal Quarter Ending Month-YR Estimate Actual Difference Difference %
Mar-11 0.33 0.32 0.01 3.88%
Dec-10 0.21 0.22 0.01 2.9%
Sep-10 0.28 0.31 0.03 11.39%
Jun-10 0.26 0.29 0.03 9.85%
Mar-10 0.3 0.31 0.01 2.14%

Check Point Software Technologies Ltd (CHKP) is a $11.95 billion market cap company. Check Point develops, markets and supports a range of software, as well as combined hardware and software products and services for information technology (IT) security. The chart for this one looks like the stock is firing away on all cylinders. Price trends are moving higher in all the important time frames. The higher PE level may justify a second look at buying some put protection going into earnings in case it misses.

The current trailing 12 months (ttm) P/E ratio is 24.836 and the forward P/E ratio is 19.71. The stock has a price to book ratio (ttm) of 3.62 and a price to sales ratio of 8.96. In the last month the stock has moved in price 13.06%, with a one year change of 15.59%. Comparing to the S&P500 price change, CHKP's performance is 11.43% vs. the S&P 500 from a month ago, and the one year difference is 16.84% vs. S&P 500 price change.

The annual growth rate of revenue is 90.89%. The last fiscal year had accounts receivable to sales percentage of 0.2579% compared to the same period a year earlier of 0.3069%.

CHKP has falling revenue year-over-year of $1.10 million for 2010 vs. $924.42 million for 2009. The CHKP bottom line has rising earnings year-over-year of $452.83 million for 2010 vs. $357.52 million for 2009, and rising EBIT year-over-year of $535.01 million for 2010 vs. $415.02 million for 2009. When profits are not moving in the same direction as revenue, I normally let revenue be my guide. The bottom line is easier to "adjust" than the top line. Be sure to keep an eye on margins.

Fiscal Quarter Ending Month-YR Estimate Actual Difference Difference %
Mar-11 0.62 0.64 0.02 3.59%
Dec-10 0.69 0.73 0.04 6.45%
Sep-10 0.59 0.63 0.04 7.45%
Jun-10 0.56 0.58 0.02 4.3%
Mar-10 0.53 0.55 0.02 4.72%

Equity Lifestyle Properties Inc. (ELS) is a $2.49 billion market cap company. Equity LifeStyle is an integrated owner and operator of lifestyle-oriented properties. The company leases individual developed areas (sites) with access to utilities for placement of factory built homes, cottages, cabins or recreational vehicles (RVs). As of December 31, 2010, the company owned an ownership interest in a portfolio of 307 properties located throughout the United States and Canada consisting of 111,002 residential sites. These Properties are located in 27 states and British Columbia.

The company reported $0.61 per share in earnings for the quarter ending March 31, 2011. The next reporting quarter estimated mean earnings are $0.8 per share. Analyst estimates range between $0.79 and $0.82 per share.

The current trailing 12 months (ttm) P/E ratio is 47.942 and the forward P/E ratio is 14.44. The stock has a price to book ratio (ttm) of 8.75 and a price to sales ratio of 3.88. In the last month the stock has moved in price 8.44%, with a one year change of 34.59%. Comparing to the S&P 500 price change, ELS's performance is 6.31% vs. the S&P 500 from a month ago, and the one year difference is 10.53% vs. the S&P 500 price change.

The annual growth rate of revenue is 1.62%. The last fiscal year had accounts receivable to sales percentage of 0.0511% compared to the same period a year earlier of 0.0604%. For the trailing 12 months investors received $1.65 in dividends for a yield of 2.24%.

ELS has rising revenue year-over-year of $511.36 million for 2010 vs. $503.22 million for 2009. ELS bottom line has rising earnings year-over-year of $38.35 million for 2010 vs. $34.01 million for 2009, and falling EBIT year-over-year of $-199.41 million for 2010 vs. $-207.28 million for 2009.

Gannett Co Inc. (GCI) is a $3.27 billion market cap company. Gannett is an international media and marketing solutions company. As I write this the stock looks weak and a surprise to the upside with earnings could provide a very strong spring to the share price. Less a beat with earnings and there is not much about the chart that looks good.

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The company reported $0.38 per share in earnings for the quarter ending March 28, 2011. The Quick Ratio is 1.19 (generally the higher the better). The next reporting quarter estimated mean earnings are $0.57 per share. Analyst estimates range between $0.54 and $0.6 per share.

The current trailing 12 months (ttm) P/E ratio is 6.058 and the forward P/E ratio is 5.77. The stock has a price to book ratio (ttm) of 1.73 and a price to sales ratio of 0.69. In the last month the stock has moved in price 0%, with a one year change of -6.84%. Comparing to the S&P 500 price change, GCI's performance is -1.96% vs. the S&P 500 from a month ago, and the one year difference is -23.5% vs. the S&P 500 price change.

The annual growth rate of revenue is -1.29%. The last fiscal year had accounts receivable to sales percentage of 0.1376% compared to the same period a year earlier of 0.1417%. For the trailing 12 months investors received $0.16 in dividends for a yield of 1.17%.

GCI has falling revenue year-over-year of $5.44 million for 2010 vs. $5.51 million for 2009. The GCI bottom line has rising earnings year-over-year of $588.20 million for 2010 vs. $355.27 million for 2009, and rising EBIT year-over-year of $999.70 million for 2010 vs. $718.92 million for 2009.

Fiscal Quarter Ending Month-YR Estimate Actual Difference Difference %
Mar-11 0.41 0.41 0 0.0%
Dec-10 0.8 0.83 0.03 4.4%
Sep-10 0.5 0.52 0.02 3.59%
Jun-10 0.56 0.61 0.05 8.16%
Mar-10 0.42 0.5 0.08 20.19%

Halliburton Co (HAL) is a $47.78 billion market cap company. Halliburton is an oilfield services company. The company’s two business segments are the completion and production segment and the drilling and evaluation segment. HAL has the ability to move the market so this one should be kept on your radar very close. While oil prices have bounced around I would expect based on the chart that earrings are going to fall in or near expected values. If HAL does miss or beat expect some wild price swings at first but this is such a big stock that I would guess it will settle and or start trending fast.

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The company reported $0.56 per share in earnings for the quarter ending March 31, 2011. The Quick Ratio is 2.52 (generally the higher the better). The next reporting quarter estimated mean earnings are $0.71 per share. Analyst estimates range between $0.6 and $0.78 per share.

The current trailing 12 months (ttm) P/E ratio is 22.922 and the forward P/E ratio is 13.62. The stock has a price to book ratio (ttm) of 3.59 and a price to sales ratio of 2.07. In the last month the stock has moved in price 9.04%, with a one year change of 85.37%. Comparing to the S&P 500 price change, HAL's performance is 6.9% vs. the S&P 500 from a month ago, and the one year difference is 52.23% vs. the S&P 500 price change.

The annual growth rate of revenue is 22.47%. The last fiscal year had accounts receivable to sales percentage of 0.2183% compared to the same period a year earlier of 0.202%. For the trailing twelve months investors received $0.36 in dividends for a yield of 0.69%.

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HAL has rising revenue year-over-year of $17.97 million for 2010 vs. $14.68 million for 2009. The HAL bottom line has rising earnings year-over-year of $1.84 million for 2010 vs. $1.15 million for 2009, and rising EBIT year-over-year of $3.01 million for 2010 vs. $1.99 million for 2009.

Fiscal Quarter Ending Month-YR Estimate Actual Difference Difference %
Mar-11 0.58 0.61 0.03 5.7%
Dec-10 0.63 0.68 0.05 7.63%
Sep-10 0.56 0.58 0.02 3.2%
Jun-10 0.37 0.52 0.15 40.24%
Mar-10 0.25 0.28 0.03 10.63%

Hasbro Inc. (HAS) is a $5.78 billion market cap company. Hasbro is engaged in providing children’s and family leisure time products and services with a portfolio of brands and entertainment properties. The stock chart looks weak with the trend broke Monday this week. It would appear that the market is not pricing in a big beat with earnings. If the company does pull a rabbit out of the hat, investors could see quite a big pop in the stock price.

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The company reported $0.12 per share in earnings for the quarter ending March 27, 2011. The Quick Ratio is 2.58 (generally the higher the better). The next reporting quarter estimated mean earnings are $0.38 per share. Analyst estimates range between $0.26 and $0.45 per share.

The current trailing 12 months (ttm) P/E ratio is 16.902 and the forward P/E ratio is 11.71. The stock has a price to book ratio (ttm) of 4.24 and a price to sales ratio of 1.71. In the last month the stock has moved in price 9.61%, with a one year change of 12.76%. Comparing to the S&P 500 price change, HAS' performance is 8.33% vs. the S&P 500 from a month ago, and the one year difference is 11.4% vs. the S&P 500 price change.

The annual growth rate of revenue is -1.62%. The last fiscal year had accounts receivable to sales percentage of 0.2402% compared to the same period a year earlier of 0.2554%. For the trailing 12 months investors received $1 in dividends for a yield of 2.83%.

HAS has falling revenue year-over-year of $4.00 million for 2010 vs. $4.07 million for 2009. The HAS bottom line has rising earnings year-over-year of $397.75 million for 2010 vs. $374.93 million for 2009, and falling EBIT year-over-year of $587.86 million for 2010 vs. $588.60 million for 2009. When profits are not moving in the same direction as revenue, I normally let revenue be my guide. The bottom line is easier to "adjust" than the top line. Be sure to keep an eye on margins.

Fiscal Quarter Ending Month-YR Estimate Actual Difference Difference %
Mar-11 0.17 0.1 0.07 40.51%
Dec-10 0.92 0.99 0.07 7.27%
Sep-10 1.04 1.09 0.05 4.64%
Jun-10 0.24 0.29 0.05 19.24%
Mar-10 0.16 0.26 0.1 64.97%

Icu Medical (ICUI) is a $622.18 million market cap company. ICU Medical is engaged in the development, manufacture and sale of medical devices used in vascular therapy, oncology and critical care applications.

The company reported $0.59 per share in earnings for the quarter ending March 31, 2011. The Quick Ratio is 6.36 (generally the higher the better). The next reporting quarter estimated mean earnings are $0.56 per share. Analyst estimates range between $0.53 and $0.6 per share.

The current trailing 12 months (ttm) P/E ratio is 18.3 and the forward P/E ratio is 17.2. The stock has a price to book ratio (ttm) of 1.84 and a price to sales ratio of 1.78. In the last month the stock has moved in price 9.71%, with a one year change of 10.61%. Comparing to the S&P 500 price change, ICUI's performance is 7.74% vs. the S&P 500 from a month ago, and the one year difference is 10.41% vs. the S&P 500 price change.

The annual growth rate of revenue is 22.92%. The last fiscal year had accounts receivable to sales percentage of 0.1936% compared to the same period a year earlier of 0.2064%.

ICUI has rising revenue year-over-year of $284.58 million for 2010 vs. $231.51 million for 2009. The ICUI bottom line has rising earnings year-over-year of $30.93 million for 2010 vs. $26.56 million for 2009, and rising EBIT year-over-year of $49.28 million for 2010 vs. $37.97 million for 2009.

Fiscal Quarter Ending Month-YR Estimate Actual Difference Difference %
Mar-11 0.47 0.46 0.01 2.13%
Dec-10 0.53 0.72 0.19 35.85%
Sep-10 0.48 0.65 0.17 34.49%
Jun-10 0.37 0.56 0.19 52.05%
Mar-10 0.42 0.3 0.12 27.88%

IBM Corp (IBM) is a $211.14 billion market cap company. Big Blue's' stock looks good on the chart. The market is pricing in some "happy news" or at least not expecting a beat down. The PE is at a level that makes it almost a value buy.

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The company reported $2.34 per share in earnings for the quarter ending March 31, 2011. The Quick Ratio is 1.13 (generally the higher the better). The next reporting quarter estimated mean earnings are $3.01 per share. Analyst estimates range between $2.91 and $3.12 per share.

The current trailing 12 months (ttm) P/E ratio is 14.732 and the forward P/E ratio is 11.95. The stock has a price to book ratio (ttm) of 8.2 and a price to sales ratio of 1.89. In the last month the stock has moved in price 7.39%, with a one year change of 33.6%. Comparing to the S&P 500 price change, IBM's performance is 3.13% vs. the S&P 500 from a month ago, and the one year difference is 11.06% vs. the S&P 500 price change.

The annual growth rate of revenue is 4.29%. The last fiscal year had accounts receivable to sales percentage of 0.2826% compared to the same period a year earlier of 0.2798%. For the trailing 12 months investors received $2.47 in dividends for a yield of 1.72%.

IBM has rising revenue year-over-year of $99.87 million for 2010 vs. $95.76 million for 2009. The IBM bottom line has rising earnings year-over-year of $14.83 million for 2010 vs. $13.43 million for 2009, and rising EBIT year-over-year of $19.31 million for 2010 vs. $18.19 million for 2009.

Fiscal Quarter Ending Month-YR Estimate Actual Difference Difference %
Mar-11 2.29 2.41 0.12 5.26%
Dec-10 4.08 4.18 0.1 2.49%
Sep-10 2.75 2.82 0.07 2.63%
Jun-10 2.58 2.61 0.03 1.1%
Mar-10 1.93 1.97 0.04 1.86%

Lincare Holdings Inc (LNCR) is a $2.78 billion market cap company. Lincare is a provider of oxygen and other respiratory therapy services to patients in the home.

The company reported $0.5 per share in earnings for the quarter ending March 31, 2011. The Quick Ratio is 2.46 (generally the higher the better). The next reporting quarter estimated mean earnings are $0.51 per share. Analyst estimates range between $0.5 and $0.52 per share.

The current trailing 12 months (ttm) P/E ratio is 15.288 and the forward P/E ratio is 12.07. The stock has a price to book ratio (ttm) of 2.61 and a price to sales ratio of 1.56. In the last month the stock has moved in price 10.47%, with a one year change of 11.85%. Comparing to the S&P 500 price change, LNCR's performance is 7.74% vs. the S&P 500 from a month ago, and the one year difference is 10.41% vs. the S&P 500 price change.

The annual growth rate of revenue is 7.66%. The last fiscal year had accounts receivable to sales percentage of 0.1171% compared to the same period a year earlier of 0.105%. For the trailing 12 months investors received $0.4 in dividends for a yield of 2.73%.

LNCR has rising revenue year-over-year of $1.67 million for 2010 vs. $1.55 million for 2009. The LNCR bottom line has rising earnings year-over-year of $181.57 million for 2010 vs. $136.10 million for 2009, and rising EBIT year-over-year of $334.18 million for 2010 vs. $257.46 million for 2009. Rising revenue along with rising earnings is a very good sign and what we want to see with our companies.

Fiscal Quarter Ending Month-YR Estimate Actual Difference Difference %
Mar-11 0.49 0.49 0 0.%
Dec-10 0.48 0.48 0 0.%
Sep-10 0.47 0.47 0 0.%
Jun-10 0.46 0.47 0.01 2.15%
Mar-10 0.4 0.45 0.05 12.21%

MGIC Investment Corp (MTG) is a $1.28 billion market cap holding company. Through its wholly owned subsidiaries, the company provides private mortgage insurance in the United States. As I write this the price is very near technical support that is just above $6. A break through that level and the last sell-off that happened in June may be wishful thinking. It is hard to imagine

The company reported $-0.17 per share in earnings for the quarter ending March 31, 2011. The next reporting quarter estimated mean earnings are $0.05 per share.

The forward P/E ratio is 6.76. The stock has a price to book ratio (ttm) of 1.08 and a price to sales ratio of 1.18. In the last month the stock has moved in price 2.09%, with a one year change of -21.58%. Comparing to the S&P 500 price change, MTG's performance is -1.96% vs. the S&P 500 from a month ago, and the one year difference is -34.81% vs. the S&P 500 price change.

The annual growth rate of revenue is -11%.

MTG has falling revenue year-over-year of $1.52 million for 2010 vs. $1.71 million for 2009. The MTG bottom line has rising earnings year-over-year of $-363.74 million for 2010 vs. $-1.32 million for 2009, and rising EBIT year-over-year of $-359.40 million for 2010 vs. $-1,765.05 million for 2009. Lower revenue along with a drop in earnings is often one of the last signs to get out of the way of a falling stock price. With the numbers as they are, much of the weakness in earnings appears to be priced in.

Fiscal Quarter Ending Month-YR Estimate Actual Difference Difference %
Mar-11 -0.05 -0.17 0.12 -209.09%
Dec-10 -0.5 -0.79 0.29 -59.47%
Sep-10 -0.77 -0.26 0.51 -66.32%
Jun-10 -0.62 0.13 0.75 -120.88%
Mar-10 -1.47 -1.42 0.05 -3.16%

Mosaic Company (Mosaic), formerly GNS II (U.S.) Corp., is a producer and marketer of concentrated phosphate and potash crop nutrients for the global agriculture industry.

The company reported $1.21 per share in earnings for the quarter ending February 28, 2011. The Quick Ratio is 3.05 (generally the higher the better). The next reporting quarter estimated mean earnings are $1.38 per share. Analyst estimates range between $1.26 and $1.59 per share.

The current trailing 12 months (ttm) P/E ratio is 13.164 and the forward P/E ratio is 11.72. The stock has a price to book ratio (ttm) of 2.36 and a price to sales ratio of 3.05. In the last month the stock has moved in price 2.09%, with a one year change of -21.58%. Comparing to the S&P 500 price change, MOS' performance is -1.96% vs. the S&P 500 from a month ago, and the one year difference is -34.81% vs. the S&P 500 price change.

The annual growth rate of revenue is -34.36%. The last fiscal year had accounts receivable to sales percentage of 0.0887% compared to the same period a year earlier of 0.0566%.

MOS has rising revenue year-over-year of $6.76 million for 2010 vs. $10.30 million for 2009. The MOS bottom line has rising earnings year-over-year of $827.10 million for 2010 vs. $2.35 million for 2009, and falling EBIT year-over-year of $1.27 million for 2010 vs. $2.40 million for 2009.

Fiscal Quarter Ending Month-YR Estimate Actual Difference Difference %
Mar-11 -0.05 -0.17 0.12 -209.09%
Dec-10 -0.5 -0.79 0.29 -59.47%
Sep-10 -0.77 -0.26 0.51 -66.32%
Jun-10 -0.62 0.13 0.75 -120.88%
Mar-10 -1.47 -1.42 0.05 -3.16%

New Oriental Education and Technology Group Inc. (EDU) is a $4.55 billion market cap company.

The current trailing 12 months (ttm) P/E ratio is 41.153 and the forward P/E ratio is 33.81. The stock has a price to book ratio (ttm) of 33.2 and a price to sales ratio of 36.74. In the last month the stock has moved in price 17.87%, with a one year change of 17.67%. Comparing to the S& P500 price change, EDU's performance is 13.2% vs. the S&P 500 from a month ago, and the one year difference is -2.19% vs. S&P 500 price change.

The annual growth rate of revenue is 308.7%. The last fiscal year had accounts receivable to sales percentage of 0.005% compared to the same period a year earlier of 0.0053%.

EDU has rising revenue year-over-year of $386.31 million for 2010 vs. $292.57 million for 2009. The EDU bottom line has rising earnings year-over-year of $77.79 million for 2010 vs. $61.02 million for 2009, and rising EBIT year-over-year of $77.31 million for 2010 vs. $60.92 million for 2009. Rising revenue along with rising earnings is a very good sign and what we want to see with our companies. Be sure to check the margins to make sure that the bottom line is keeping up with the top line.

Fiscal Quarter Ending Month-YR Estimate Actual Difference Difference %
Feb-11 0.48 0.6 0.12 25.97%
Nov-10 0.04 0.05 0.02 42.86%
Aug-10 1.71 1.61 0.1 5.67%
May-10 0.14 0.15 0.01 7.99%
Feb-10 0.3 0.36 0.06 18.27%

Packaging Corp. of America (PKG) is a $2.86 billion market cap company, a producer of containerboard and corrugated products in the United States.

The company reported $0.37 per share in earnings for the quarter ending March 31, 2011. The Quick Ratio is 1.37 (generally the higher the better). The next reporting quarter estimated mean earnings are $0.34 per share. Analyst estimates range between $0.33 and $0.35 per share.

The current trailing 12 months (ttm) P/E ratio is 12.638 and the forward P/E ratio is 11.02. The stock has a price to book ratio (ttm) of 2.63 and a price to sales ratio of 1.09. In the last month the stock has moved in price 2.78%, with a one year change of 23.07%. Comparing to the S&P 500 price change, PKG's performance is -1.3% vs. the S&P 500 from a month ago, and the one year difference is 2.3% vs. the S&P 500 price change.

The annual growth rate of revenue is 13.41%. The last fiscal year had accounts receivable to sales percentage of 0.1204% compared to the same period a year earlier of 0.175%. For the trailing 12 months investors received $0.6 in dividends for a yield of 2.85%.

PKG has rising revenue year-over-year of $2.44 million for 2010 vs. $2.15 million for 2009. PKG bottom line has falling earnings year-over-year of $205.44 million for 2010 vs. $265.90 million for 2009, and falling EBIT year-over-year of $185.38 million for 2010 vs. $352.45 million for 2009. When profits are not moving in the same direction as revenue, I normally let revenue be my guide. The bottom line is easier to "adjust" than the top line. Be sure to keep an eye on margins.

Fiscal Quarter Ending Month-YR Estimate Actual Difference Difference %
Mar-11 0.41 0.39 0.02 4.41%
Dec-10 0.53 0.52 0.01 1.42%
Sep-10 0.58 0.6 0.02 2.67%
Jun-10 0.31 0.38 0.07 22.15%
Mar-10 0.11 0.12 0.01 5.91%

Petmed Express Inc. (PETS) is a $254.87 million market cap company. PetMed Express and its subsidiaries, doing business as 1-800-PetMeds, is a pet pharmacy. The company markets prescription and non-prescription pet medications and other health products for dogs, cats and horses direct to the consumer. The stock looks like a sick dog, or maybe a puking cat. The stock does appear to have found some sort of strong support at $11.50. A breach below support could get ugly.

The company reported $0.19 per share in earnings for the quarter ending March 31, 2011. The Quick Ratio is 7.19 (generally the higher the better). The next reporting quarter estimated mean earnings are $0.24 per share. Analyst estimates range between $0.2 and $0.27 per share.

The current trailing 12 months (ttm) P/E ratio is 12.75 and the forward P/E ratio is 13.64. The stock has a price to book ratio (ttm) of 3.7 and a price to sales ratio of 1.55. In the last month the stock has moved in price 26.39%, with a one year change of 28.94%. Comparing to the S&P 500 price change, PETS' performance is 4.62% vs. the S&P 500 from a month ago, and the one year difference is 7.67% vs. the S&P 500 price change.

The annual growth rate of revenue is -2.78%. The last fiscal year had accounts receivable to sales percentage of 0.0086% compared to the same period a year earlier of 0.0088%. For the trailing 12 months investors received $0.48 in dividends for a yield of 4.24%.

PETS has falling revenue year-over-year of $231.64 million for 2010 vs. $238.27 million for 2009. The PETS bottom line has falling earnings year-over-year of $20.87 million for 2010 vs. $26.00 million for 2009, and falling EBIT year-over-year of $33.02 million for 2010 vs. $40.54 million for 2009. Lower revenue along with a drop in earnings is often one of the last signs to get out of the way of a falling stock price.

Fiscal Quarter Ending Month-YR Estimate Actual Difference Difference %
Mar-11 0.22 0.19 0.03 15.56%
Dec-10 0.2 0.2 0 0.0%
Sep-10 0.26 0.22 0.04 14.3%
Jun-10 0.38 0.32 0.06 15.05%
Mar-10 0.27 0.27 0 0.0%

Steel Dynamics Inc (STLD) is a $3.5 billion market cap company. Steel Dynamics is a steel producer and metals recycler in the United States.

The company reported $0.49 per share in earnings for the quarter ending March 31, 2011. The Quick Ratio is 1.58 (generally the higher the better). The next reporting quarter estimated mean earnings are $0.41 per share. Analyst estimates range between $0.35 and $0.6 per share.

The current trailing 12 months (ttm) P/E ratio is 19.395 and the forward P/E ratio is 7.38. The stock has a price to book ratio (ttm) of 2.05 and a price to sales ratio of 0.68. In the last month the stock has moved in price 6.55%, with a one year change of 7.79%. Comparing to the S&P 500 price change, STLD's performance is 9.64% vs. the S&P 500 from a month ago, and the one year difference is 11.69% vs. the S&P 500 price change.

The annual growth rate of revenue is 59.16%. The last fiscal year had accounts receivable to sales percentage of 0.0986% compared to the same period a year earlier of 0.1347%. For the trailing 12 months investors received $0.3 in dividends for a yield of 2.5%.

STLD has rising revenue year-over-year of $6.30 million for 2010 vs. $3.96 million for 2009. The STLD bottom line has rising earnings year-over-year of $140.71 million for 2010 vs. $-8.18 million for 2009, and rising EBIT year-over-year of $364.75 million for 2010 vs. $119.53 million for 2009.

Fiscal Quarter Ending Month-YR Estimate Actual Difference Difference %
Mar-11 0.41 0.46 0.05 12.5%
Dec-10 0.09 0.07 0.02 21.35%
Sep-10 0.1 0.09 0.01 10.98%
Jun-10 0.25 0.22 0.03 10.28%
Mar-10 0.26 0.29 0.03 10.27%

Zions Bancorporation (ZION) is a $4.38 billion market cap financial holding company. The company along with its subsidiaries owns and operates eight commercial banks with a total of 495 domestic branches during the year ended December 31, 2010.

The company reported $0.08 per share in earnings for the quarter ending March 31, 2011.

The current forward P/E ratio is 13.21. The stock has a price to book ratio (ttm) of 0.61 and a price to sales ratio of 3.06.

The annual growth rate of revenue is 92.16%. For the trailing 12 months investors received $0.66 in dividends for a yield of 0.17%.

ZION has falling revenue year-over-year of $1.32 million for 2010 vs. $684.71 million for 2009. The ZION bottom line has rising earnings year-over-year of $-412.51 million for 2010 vs. $-1.23 million for 2009, and falling EBIT year-over-year of $0.00 million for 2010 vs. $0.00 million for 2009.

Fiscal Quarter Ending Month-YR Estimate Actual Difference Difference %
Mar-11 -0.18 0.08 0.26 -144.22%
Dec-10 -0.36 -0.62 0.26 -71.37%
Sep-10 -0.52 -0.47 0.05 -9.02%
Jun-10 -0.54 -0.84 0.3 -54.5%
Mar-10 -0.94 -0.57 0.37 -39.08%
Source: Companies to Consider That Are Reporting Earnings Monday