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Constellation Brands, Inc. (NYSE:STZ) is due to report earnings before the opening bell on October 6, 2011.

STZ trades an average of 2 million shares per day.

52-Week High: $23.19
52-Week Low: $16.42
Book Value: $12.67
Float Short: 2.18%

Analysts are expecting an improvement of $0.27 in earnings per share compared to last quarter's results of $0.39. The reporting quarter's estimated mean earnings are $0.66 per share. Analyst estimates range between $0.65 and $0.68 per share.

In the last month, the stock has decreased in price -5.96%, with a one-year change of 1.75%.
Compared to the S&P 500, the year-to-date difference is -9.67%.

The company has falling revenue year-over-year of $3.33 billion for 2011 vs. $3.36 billion for 2010. The bottom line has rising earnings year-over-year of $559.50 million for 2011 vs. $99.30 million for 2010. The company's earnings before income and taxes are rising with an EBIT year-over-year of $502.50 million for 2011 vs. $311.50 million for 2010.

Gross reported revenue compared to the mean estimate (rounded).

Fiscal Quarter Ending Month-Year Revenue Estimates Actual $ Difference Difference %
May-11$ 628.63 M$ 635.00 M$ 6.37 M1.01%
Feb-11$ 724.19 M$ 715.30 M$ -8.89 M-1.23%
Nov-10$ 992.83 M$ 966.00 M$ -26.83 M-2.7%
Aug-10$ 855.84 M$ 862.80 M$ 6.96 M0.81%
May-10$ 796.91 M$ 787.50 M$ -9.41 M-1.18%

M = millions, B = billions
Differences are rounded.
Some one-time items are often excluded in reported EPS.

Reported earnings per share compared to the mean estimate. Differences are rounded.

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Source: Earnings Preview: Constellation Brands Reports Q2 Results Thursday