Midmorning Positive EPS Surprises for U.S. Companies, Nov. 1

The following U.S. companies reported positive surprises or matched expectations today. This list ranks percent surprises of actual earnings to earnings estimates.

Earnings estimates provided by Bloomberg.


TICKER                                             EST
SYM     COMPANY               Q11    Q10   % CHG    Q10   % CHG   Q/E
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NOVB    NORTH VALLEY BNC     0.19  -4.70      NM   0.08   137.5   Sep
AKRX    AKORN INC            0.13   0.04   225.0   0.06   116.7   Sep
SIRI    SIRIUS XM RADIO      0.02   0.01   100.0   0.01   100.0   Sep
CRK     COMSTOCK RES INC    -0.01  -0.10    90.0  -0.09    88.9   Sep
IDTI    INTEGRAT DEVICE      0.11   0.19   -42.1   0.07    57.1   Sep
ASTX    ASTEX PHARMACEUT    -0.03   0.06      NM  -0.07    57.1   Sep
OSK     OSHKOSH CORP         0.48   1.42   -66.2   0.32    50.0   Sep
RTI     RTI INTL METALS      0.07  -0.56      NM   0.05    40.0   Sep
GMO     GENERAL MOLY INC    -0.03  -0.04    25.0  -0.04    25.0   Sep
TICKER                                             EST
SYM     COMPANY               Q11    Q10   % CHG    Q10   % CHG   Q/E
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SMP     STANDARD MOTOR       0.59   0.43    37.2   0.49    20.4   Sep
ECOL    US ECOLOGY INC       0.33   0.22    50.0   0.28    17.9   Sep
ETR*    ENTERGY CORP         3.53   2.76    27.9   3.05    15.7   Sep
AFSI    AMTRUST FIN SERV     0.68   0.57    19.3   0.60    13.3   Sep
FDP     FRESH DEL MONTE      0.22   0.22     0.0   0.20    10.0   Sep
HHGP    HUDSON HIGHLAND      0.11  -0.05      NM   0.10    10.0   Sep
FE*     FIRSTENERGY CORP     1.34   1.28     4.7   1.23     8.9   Sep
MRO*    MARATHON OIL         0.91   1.00    -9.0   0.84     8.3   Sep
DNKN    DUNKIN’ BRANDS G     0.28     na      na   0.26     7.7   Sep
DTG     DOLLAR THRIFTY       2.14   1.74    23.0   1.99     7.5   Sep
PNW*    PINNACLE WEST        2.24   2.08     7.7   2.12     5.7   Sep
SHOO    STEVEN MADDEN        0.74   0.54    37.0   0.70     5.7   Sep
NGSX    NEUROGESX INC       -0.42  -0.72    41.7  -0.44     4.5   Sep
GOV     GOVERNMENT PROPE     0.51   0.43    18.6   0.49     4.1   Sep
WLK     WESTLAKE CHEMICA     1.01   0.95     6.3   0.98     3.1   Sep
MLM     MARTIN MAR MTLS      1.11   1.13    -1.8   1.09     1.8   Sep
FIS*    FIDELITY NATIONA     0.62   0.52    19.2   0.61     1.6   Sep
GWR     GENESEE & WYOMIN     0.79   0.43    83.7   0.78     1.3   Sep
TICKER                                             EST
SYM     COMPANY               Q11    Q10   % CHG    Q10   % CHG   Q/E
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CME*    CME GROUP INC        4.74   3.66    29.5   4.69     1.1   Sep
MD      MEDNAX INC           1.19   1.06    12.3   1.18     0.8   Sep
GLDD    GREAT LAKES DRED     0.09   0.18   -50.0   0.09     0.0   Sep
FCH     FELCOR LODGING       0.05   0.00      na   0.05     0.0   Sep
CBR     CIBER INC            0.04   0.05   -20.0   0.04     0.0   Sep
ATRC    ATRICURE INC        -0.07  -0.07     0.0  -0.07     0.0   Sep
LXRX    LEXICON PHARMACE    -0.08  -0.08     0.0  -0.08     0.0   Sep

* - Company in Standard & Poor’s 500 Index

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