U.S. Companies Reporting Higher Quarterly EPS, Aug. 18

The following U.S. companies reported higher earnings per share for their latest quarter (end date of the quarter is noted in the last column).

Earnings estimates provided by Bloomberg.


TICKER                                             EST
SYM     COMPANY               Q11    Q10   % CHG    Q11   % CHG   Q/E
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MENT#   MENTOR GRAPHICS      0.11   0.01  1000.0   0.05   120.0   Jul
LYTS    LSI INDUSTRIES       0.06   0.04    50.0   0.14   -57.1   Jun
WTSLA#  WET SEAL INC -A      0.03   0.02    50.0   0.02    50.0   Jul
TECD    TECH DATA CORP       1.10   0.82    34.1   0.95    15.8   Jul
DLTR    DOLLAR TREE INC      0.77   0.61    26.2   0.75     2.7   Jul
NDSN#   NORDSON CORP         0.81   0.65    24.6   0.89    -9.0   Jul
ADSK*#  AUTODESK INC         0.44   0.36    22.2   0.41     7.3   Jul
ROST*   ROSS STORES INC      1.28   1.07    19.6   1.28     0.0   Jul
CMRG    CASUAL MALE RETA     0.14   0.12    16.7   0.13     7.7   Jul
TICKER                                             EST
SYM     COMPANY               Q11    Q10   % CHG    Q11   % CHG   Q/E
========================================================================
BKE#    THE BUCKLE INC       0.50   0.44    13.6   0.50     0.0   Jul
CATO#   CATO CORP-A          0.61   0.54    13.0   0.59     3.4   Jul
AFCE    AFC ENTERPRISES      0.23   0.21     9.5   0.23     0.0   Jun
SJM*    JM SMUCKER CO        1.12   1.04     7.7   1.09     2.8   Jul
SSI     STAGE STORES INC     0.29   0.27     7.4   0.29     0.0   Jul
BONT    BON-TON STORES      -1.78  -1.91     6.8  -1.63    -9.2   Jul
CRM*#   SALESFORCE.COM       0.30   0.29     3.4   0.29     3.4   Jul
HPQ*#   HEWLETT-PACKARD      1.10   1.08     1.9   1.09     0.9   Jul

Number of companies reporting higher earnings today:           17
Total number of companies reporting earnings today:            30

* - Company in Standard & Poor’s 500 Index.
# - Company reported in the late afternoon.

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