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Friday is the slowest day for earnings reporting this week, but still very busy.

Louisiana-Pacific Corporation (LPX) is a $1.06 billion market cap company that trades an average of 2.01 million shares per day. Louisiana-Pacific Corporation was founded in 1972 and is headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee. The forward P/E ratio is 97.63. The stock has a price to book ratio (ttm) of 1.

Industry: Construction - Supplies & Fixtures

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The company reported (basic) $0.18 per share in earnings for the quarter ending March 31, 2011. The stock trades at a Beta of 2.68. During earnings season, Beta generally will increase. A Beta of 1 moves up and down with the market at an equal pace(equal amount of "volatility" as the overall market). Companies with a Beta of less than 1 have a history of relative price stability. Companies with a Beta over 1 have a history of relatively larger price swings compared to the overall market. At $7.82, the price is currently below the 200 day moving average of 9.04. The Quick Ratio is 4.16 (generally the higher the better).



The price to sales ratio is 0.88.

In the last month, the stock has moved in price -0.25%, with a one year change of -3.37%. Comparing to the S&P 500 price change, the price performance is -2.89% vs. the S&P 500 from a month ago, and the one year difference is -19.11% vs. the S&P 500 price change.



The annual growth rate of revenue is 30.41%. The last fiscal year had accounts receivable to sales percentage of 0.0618% compared to the same period a year earlier of 0.2146%.

The company has rising revenue year-over-year of $1.38 billion for 2010 vs. $1.06 billion for 2009. The bottom line has rising earnings year-over-year of $-39.00 million for 2010 vs. $-120.90 million for 2009. The company's earnings before income and taxes are rising with an EBIT year-over-year of $-7.60 million for 2010 vs. $-133.30 million for 2009.

Here is a look at reported earnings (some one time items are often excluded in reported EPS) compared to the mean estimate. Dollar differences are rounded to the nearest penny and percentage differences are rounded based on rounded dollar differences.

Fiscal Quarter Ending Month-Year Estimate Actual Difference Difference %
Mar-11-0.11-0.15-0.04NA%
Dec-10-0.16-0.120.04NA%
Sep-10-0.11-0.090.02NA%
Jun-100.200.17-0.03-16.13%
Mar-10-0.11-0.17-0.06NA%

Aon Corporation (AON) is a $16.72 billion market cap company that trades an average of 1.62 million shares per day. The company was founded in 1919 and is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois. The current trailing twelve months (ttm) P/E ratio is 19.9 and the forward P/E ratio is 13.03. The stock has a price to book ratio (ttm) of 1.66.

Industry: Insurance

The company reported (basic) $0.72 per share in earnings for the quarter ending March 31, 2011. The stock trades at a Beta of 0.55. At $50.50, the price is currently above the 200 day moving average of 48.07. The next reporting quarter estimated mean earnings are $0.82 per share. Analyst estimates range between $0.78 and $0.85 per share.



The price to sales ratio is 1.61.

In the last month, the stock has moved in price 1.71%, with a one year change of 37.41%. Comparing to the S&P 500 price change, the price performance is -0.98% vs. the S&P 500 from a month ago, and the one year difference is 15.03% vs. the S&P 500 price change.



The annual growth rate of revenue is 12.07%. For the trailing twelve months, investors received $0.6 in dividends for a yield of 1.19%.

The company has rising revenue year-over-year of $8.51 billion for 2010 vs. $7.60 billion for 2009. The bottom line has falling earnings year-over-year of $706.00 million for 2010 vs. $747.00 million for 2009. The company's earnings before income and taxes are rising with an EBIT year-over-year of $1.23 billion for 2010 vs. $1.02 billion for 2009.

Here is a look at reported earnings (some one time items are often excluded in reported EPS) compared to the mean estimate. Dollar differences are rounded to the nearest penny and percentage differences are rounded based on rounded dollar differences.

Fiscal Quarter Ending Month-Year Estimate Actual Difference Difference %
Mar-110.800.800.00%
Dec-100.810.840.033.07%
Sep-100.660.61-0.05-7.76%
Jun-100.750.810.068.62%
Mar-100.810.830.022.09%

AMERIGROUP Corporation (AGP) is a $3.54 billion market cap company that trades an average of 1.46 million shares per day. The company, formerly known as AMERICAID Community Care, was founded in 1994 and is headquartered in Virginia Beach, Virginia. The current trailing twelve months (ttm) P/E ratio is 11.34 and the forward P/E ratio is 14.89. The stock has a price to book ratio (ttm) of 1.91.

Industry: Healthcare Facilities

The company reported (basic) $1.46 per share in earnings for the quarter ending March 31, 2011. The stock trades at a Beta of 0.68. At $67.10, the price is currently above the 200 day moving average of 56.89, and below the 60 day moving average of 68.88. Looking further at the chart, I see the major moving averages are trending higher, which is bullish for trend followers. The next reporting quarter estimated mean earnings are $1.1 per share. Analyst estimates range between $0.9 and $1.35 per share.



The price to sales ratio is 0.38. In the last month, the stock has moved in price 3.54%, with a one year change of 119.92%. Comparing to the S&P 500 price change, the price performance is 0.8% vs. the S&P 500 from a month ago, and the one year difference is 84.1% vs. the S&P 500 price change.



The annual growth rate of revenue is 11.92%. The company has rising revenue year-over-year of $5.81 billion for 2010 vs. $5.19 billion for 2009. The bottom line has rising earnings year-over-year of $273.37 million for 2010 vs. $149.28 million for 2009. The company's earnings before income and taxes are rising with an EBIT year-over-year of $437.17 million for 2010 vs. $201.42 million for 2009.

Here is a look at reported earnings (some one time items are often excluded in reported EPS) compared to the mean estimate. Dollar differences are rounded to the nearest penny and percentage differences are rounded based on rounded dollar differences.

Fiscal Quarter Ending Month-Year Estimate Actual Difference Difference %
Mar-110.851.370.5261.59%
Dec-101.121.590.4742.46%
Sep-100.811.680.87108.7%
Jun-100.621.310.69111.43%
Mar-100.440.820.3887.13%

Apartment Investment and Management (AIV) is a $3.53 billion market cap company that trades an average of 1.27 million shares per day. Apartment Investment and Management was founded on January 10, 1994 and is headquartered in Denver, Colorado. The current trailing twelve months(ttm) P/E ratio is 9.93 and the forward P/E ratio is 15.57. The stock has a price to book ratio (ttm) of 2.87.

Industry: Real Estate Operations



The company reported (basic) $0.27 per share in earnings for the quarter ending March 31, 2011. The stock trades at a Beta of 2.12. At $27.16, the price is currently above the 200 day moving average of 25.16, and above the 60 day moving average of 26.20. Looking further at the chart, I see the major moving averages are trending higher, which is bullish for trend followers. The next reporting quarter estimated mean earnings are $0.29 per share. Analyst estimates range between $0.2 and $0.37 per share.



The price to sales ratio is 2.63.

In the last month, the stock has moved in price 8.09%, with a one year change of 26.14%. Comparing to the S&P 500 price change, the price performance is 5.23% vs. the S&P 500 from a month ago, and the one year difference is 5.59% vs. the S&P 500 price change.




The annual growth rate of revenue is 1.22%. The last fiscal year had accounts receivable to sales percentage of 0.1711% compared to the same period a year earlier of 0.1973%. For the trailing twelve months, investors received $0.3 in dividends for a yield of 1.74%.

The company has rising revenue year-over-year of $1.14 billion for 2010 vs. $1.13 billion for 2009. The bottom line has falling earnings year-over-year of $-125.32 million for 2010 vs. $-114.84 million for 2009. The company's earnings before income and taxes are falling with an EBIT year-over-year of $130.51 million for 2010 vs. $95.70 million for 2009.

Here is a look at reported earnings (some one time items are often excluded in reported EPS) compared to the mean estimate. Dollar differences are rounded to the nearest penny and percentage differences are rounded based on rounded dollar differences.

Fiscal Quarter Ending Month-Year Estimate Actual Difference Difference %
Mar-110.360.380.026.09%
Dec-100.350.31-0.04-11.15%
Sep-100.340.420.0821.77%
Jun-100.330.40.0722.55%
Mar-100.300.22-0.08-26.3%

Helmerich & Payne, Inc. (HP) is a $7.76 billion market cap company that trades an average of 1.26 million shares per day. The company was founded in 1920 and is based in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The current trailing twelve months (ttm) P/E ratio is 21.94 and the forward P/E ratio is 15.74. The stock has a price to book ratio (ttm) of 1.55.

Industry: Oil Well Services & Equipment



The company reported (basic) $0.92 per share in earnings for the quarter ending March 31, 2011. The stock trades at a Beta of 0.97. At $71.10, the price is currently above the 200 day moving average of 57.30, and above the 60 day moving average of 63.34. Looking further at the chart, I see the major moving averages are trending higher, which is bullish for trend followers. The Quick Ratio is 2.62. The next reporting quarter estimated mean earnings are $0.98 per share. Analyst estimates range between $0.95 and $1.03 per share.



The price to sales ratio is 2.32.

In the last month, the stock has moved in price 15.17%, with a one year change of 74.36%. Comparing to the S&P 500 price change, the price performance is 12.12% vs. the S&P 500 from a month ago, and the one year difference is 45.96% vs. the S&P 500 price change.



The annual growth rate of revenue is 1.7%. The last fiscal year had accounts receivable to sales percentage of 0.2441% compared to the same period a year earlier of 0.1269%. For the trailing twelve months, investors received $0.21 in dividends for a yield of 0.39%.

The company has rising revenue year-over-year of $1.88 billion for 2010 vs. $1.84 billion for 2009. The bottom line has falling earnings year-over-year of $156.31 million for 2010 vs. $353.55 million for 2009. The company's earnings before income and taxes are falling with an EBIT year-over-year of $451.80 million for 2010 vs. $608.88 million for 2009.

Here is a look at reported earnings (some one time items are often excluded in reported EPS) compared to the mean estimate. Dollar differences are rounded to the nearest penny and percentage differences are rounded based on rounded dollar differences.

Fiscal Quarter Ending Month-Year Estimate Actual Difference Difference %
Mar-110.970.93-0.04-4.18%
Dec-100.820.940.1214.08%
Sep-100.700.770.0710.43%
Jun-100.590.60.011.03%
Mar-100.570.610.047.93%

Capitol Federal Financial, Inc. (CFFN) is a $1.96 billion market cap company that trades an average of 1.06 million shares per day. Capitol Federal was founded in 1893 and is headquartered in Topeka, Kansas. The current trailing twelve months (ttm) P/E ratio is 15.6 and the forward P/E ratio is 25.64. The stock has a price to book ratio (ttm) of 1.88.

Industry: Savings Banks

The company reported (basic) $0.21 per share in earnings for the quarter ending September 30, 2010. The stock trades at a Beta of 0.38. At $11.51, the price is currently above the 200 day moving average of 11.12, and below the 60 day moving average of 11.69. Also, I see the major moving averages are trending higher, which is bullish for trend followers. The next reporting quarter estimated mean earnings are $0.05 per share. The price to sales ratio is 9.28.

The annual growth rate of revenue is -1.89%. For the trailing twelve months, investors received $2.29 in dividends for a yield of 2.57%.

The company has falling revenue year-over-year of $195.10 million for 2010 vs. $198.85 million for 2009. The bottom line has rising earnings year-over-year of $67.84 million for 2010 vs. $66.30 million for 2009.

Here is a look at reported earnings (some one time items are often excluded in reported EPS) compared to the mean estimate. Dollar differences are rounded to the nearest penny and percentage differences are rounded based on rounded dollar differences.

Fiscal Quarter Ending Month-Year Estimate Actual Difference Difference %
Mar-110.100.100.00%
Dec-100.030.090.06237.08%
Sep-100.100.09-0.01-4.53%
Jun-100.090.10.018.43%
Mar-100.100.09-0.01-12.04%

Coventry Health Care, Inc. (CVH) is a $5.35 billion market cap company that trades an average of 1.01 million shares per day. Coventry Health Care, Inc. was founded in 1986 and is based in Bethesda, Maryland. The current trailing twelve months (ttm) P/E ratio is 11.46 and the forward P/E ratio is 10.66. The stock has a price to book ratio (ttm) of 0.93.

Industry: Insurance (Accident & Health)



The company reported (basic) $0.75 per share in earnings for the quarter ending March 31, 2011. The stock trades at a Beta of 1.87. At $34.78, the price is currently above the 200 day moving average of 30.46, and below the 60 day moving average of 35.11. Looking further at the chart, I see the major moving averages are trending higher, which is bullish for trend followers. The Quick Ratio is 1.33. The next reporting quarter estimated mean earnings are $0.76 per share. Analyst estimates range between $0.7 and $0.84 per share.



The price to sales ratio is 0.34.

In the last month, the stock has moved in price -1.1%, with a one year change of 87.2%. Comparing to the S&P 500 price change, the price performance is -3.72% vs. the S&P 500 from a month ago, and the one year difference is 56.71% vs. the S&P 500 price change.



The annual growth rate of revenue is -16.65%. The last fiscal year had accounts receivable to sales percentage of 0.0684% compared to the same period a year earlier of 0.0543%.

The company has falling revenue year-over-year of $11.59 billion for 2010 vs. $13.90 billion for 2009. The bottom line has rising earnings year-over-year of $438.62 million for 2010 vs. $242.30 million for 2009. The company's earnings before income and taxes are rising with an EBIT year-over-year of $689.29 million for 2010 vs. $501.95 million for 2009.

Here is a look at reported earnings (some one time items are often excluded in reported EPS) compared to the mean estimate. Dollar differences are rounded to the nearest penny and percentage differences are rounded based on rounded dollar differences.

Fiscal Quarter Ending Month-Year Estimate Actual Difference Difference %
Mar-110.520.660.1426.24%
Dec-100.880.960.089.68%
Sep-100.671.240.5784.09%
Jun-100.531.010.4892.31%
Mar-100.320.490.1751.94%

ITT Corporation (ITT) is a $10.3 billion market cap company that trades an average of 1 million shares per day. The company was founded in 1920 and is based in White Plains, New York. The current trailing twelve months (ttm) P/E ratio is 16.08 and the forward P/E ratio is 10.57. The stock has a price to book ratio (ttm) of 2.14.

Industry: Aerospace & Defense



The company reported (basic) $0.67 per share in earnings for the quarter ending March 31, 2011. The stock trades at a Beta of 1.10. At $54.96, the price is currently below the 200 day moving average of 54.98, and below the 60 day moving average of 56.90. The Quick Ratio is 1.29. The next reporting quarter estimated mean earnings are $1.17 per share. Analyst estimates range between $1.12 and $1.28 per share.



The price to sales ratio is 0.88.

In the last month, the stock has moved in price -2.98%, with a one year change of 10.95%. Comparing to the S&P 500 price change, the price performance is -5.55% vs. the S&P 500 from a month ago, and the one year difference is -7.12% vs. the S&P 500 price change.



The annual growth rate of revenue is 3.01%. The last fiscal year had accounts receivable to sales percentage of 0.1768% compared to the same period a year earlier of 0.1643%. For the trailing twelve months, investors received $1 in dividends for a yield of 1.79%.

The company has rising revenue year-over-year of $11.00 billion for 2010 vs. $10.67 billion for 2009. The bottom line has rising earnings year-over-year of $798.00 million for 2010 vs. $644.00 million for 2009. The company's earnings before income and taxes are rising with an EBIT year-over-year of $900.00 million for 2010 vs. $894.00 million for 2009.

Here is a look at reported earnings (some one time items are often excluded in reported EPS) compared to the mean estimate. Dollar differences are rounded to the nearest penny and percentage differences are rounded based on rounded dollar differences.

Fiscal Quarter Ending Month-Year Estimate Actual Difference Difference %
Mar-110.930.980.055.31%
Dec-101.261.360.17.99%
Sep-100.991.080.099.02%
Jun-101.071.140.076.4%
Mar-100.750.840.0911.94%

Disclaimer: 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, Google Finance, MSN Money, CNBC, Zacks and Yahoo Finance for most of my data. I use the "confirmed" symbols from earnings.com that I believe to be of the most interest. I also often 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.

Source: 8 Companies to Consider That Are Reporting Earnings on Friday, Part II