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Valspar Corp $VAL Earnings Preview For Tuesday's Release

Valspar (VAL) is expected to report last fiscal quarter's results before the opening bell on February 14, 2012. We can review how Valspar has performed recently.

Who They Are: 

The Valspar Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and distributes coatings, paints, and related products worldwide. The company was founded in 1806 and is based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Valspar Corp shares trade an average of 668,000 shares per day and has a marketcap of $4.1 Billion.

52 Week High: $44.72
52 Week Low: $27.44
Book Value: $12.96
Float Short: 2.35%

What To Expect:

On average, 10 analysts are expecting a drop of $-0.36 in earnings per share compared to last quarter's results of $0.84. A surprise above $0.48 per share will top the estimated per share earnings.
Analyst estimates range between $0.43 and $0.51 per share.


Recent Stock and Valuation Performance:

The current trailing twelve months P/E ratio is 16.6. The forward P/E ratio is 14.74.
From a month ago, the stock has increased in price 8.01%, and changing from last year at this time 16.22%.
The stock is performing better than the overall market with a relative gain. When comparing to the S&P 500, the year to date difference is 6.03%.

Investors have been rewarded with an increase of year-over-year revenue. Revenue reported was $3.95 billion for 2011 vs. $3.23 billion for 2010. The bottom line has falling earnings year-over-year of $-138.60 million for 2011 vs. $222.06 million for 2010.The company's earnings before interest and taxes are falling with an EBIT year-over-year of $-40.07 million for 2011 vs. $376.08 million for 2010.
The short interest is relatively low at 2.35%.

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