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Sat
19
Oct

Legg Mason Earnings Preview For Oct, 2013

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LM BLK

Legg Mason Inc. (LM)

Background: Legg Mason, Inc. provides asset management and related financial services to institutional and individual clients, company-sponsored mutual funds, and other pooled investment vehicles worldwide.

Legg Mason is anticipated to report modest second-quarter earnings before the market opens on October 25, 2013.

The consensus estimate is currently 61 cents a share, an improvement of 1 cent (1.6%) from 60 cents during the same period last year. Analysts are estimating as low as 53 cents per share, up to the most optimistic estimate of 69 cents per share.

Investors are receiving 52 cents in dividends for a yield of 1.4%.

The short interest is markedly elevated and should be treated as a red flag that short sellers expect the price to fall. The current float short is 15.3%.
 

Fri
18
Oct

Principal Financial Group Earnings Preview For Oct, 2013

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PFG LNC

Principal Financial Group Inc. (PFG)

Background: Principal Financial Group, Inc. provides retirement savings, investment, and insurance products and services.

Investors are looking forward to improving third-quarter earnings after the market closes on October 24, 2013 The consensus opinion is presently 87 cents a share, a progression of 42 cents (48.3%) from 45 cents during the corresponding period last year. Estimates from analysts range from a low of 82 cents per share, up to the highest estimate of 92 cents per share.

This stock currently has an annualized dividend of $1.04, yielding 2.2%.

The last reported short interest is paltry and without reason to consider it a meaningful influence at only 2% of the average trading float.
 

Fri
18
Oct

Valley National Bancorp Earnings Preview For Oct, 2013

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VLY HCBK NYCB

Valley National Bancorp (VLY)

Background: Valley National Bancorp operates as the bank holding company for the Valley National Bank that provides various commercial, retail, trust, and investment services. Its deposit products include savings accounts, NOW accounts, money market accounts, time deposits, and certificates of deposit.

Investors aren't expecting an improvement in earnings. Analysts forecast per share results below last year in the same quarter. The earnings release is planned before the market opens on October 24, 2013.

The average estimate is currently 15 cents a share, backsliding 6 cents (28.6%) from 21 cents during the matching period in the previous year. Estimates from analysts range from a low of 13 cents per share, up to the highest estimate of 17 cents per share.

Fri
18
Oct

Simon Property Earnings Preview For Oct, 2013

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SPG GGP MAC VNO

Simon Property Group Inc. (SPG)

Background: Simon Property Group, Inc. is an independent equity real estate investment trust. It engages in investment, ownership, and management of properties. The firm invests in the real estate markets across the globe.

Strong third-quarter earnings growth is expected by Wall Street before the market opens on October 25, 2013. The consensus mean is $2.16 a share, a gain of 17 cents (7.9%) from $1.99 during the corresponding quarter last year. Analysts are estimating as low as $2.11 per share, up to the most optimistic estimate of $2.22 per share.

Simon Property distributes $4.6 a year in dividends for a yield of 2.9%.

The last reported short interest is paltry and without reason to consider it a meaningful influence at only 2% of the average trading float.
 

Fri
18
Oct

Zions Bancorp Earnings Preview For Oct, 2013

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ZION BAC USB WFC

Zions Bancorp (ZION)

Background: Zions Bancorp is a multi-bank holding company. Zions focuses on maintaining community-minded banking by strengthening its core business lines of retail banking, small and medium-sized business lending, residential mortgage and investment activities. The banks provide a wide variety of commercial and retail banking and mortgage-lending financial services. Commercial loans, lease financing, cash management, lockbox, customized draft processing, and other special financial services are provided for business and other commercial banking customers.

Zions Bancorp is anticipated to report good third-quarter earnings after the market closes on October 21, 2013.

Fri
18
Oct

Total System Services Earnings Preview For Oct, 2013

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TSS

Total System Services Inc (TSS)

Background: Total System Services provides global commerce solutions. The company facilitates the payment exchange between buyers and sellers. TSYS' systems capture and deliver more of the right information to our clients allowing them to make wiser business decisions yielding portfolio growth more than twice the industry average. TSYS and its family of companies offer a full range of business services from credit application to collections, allowing the company' clients to focus on building their brands while we focus on safety, security, ease and convenience.

The upcoming third-quarter earnings is highly anticipated by hopeful investors expecting an earnings growth report after the market closes on October 22, 2013 .

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