Midmorning Positive EPS Surprises for U.S. Companies, Nov. 3

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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GLP     GLOBAL PARTNERS      0.13   0.03   333.3  -0.11      NM   Sep
ABMD    ABIOMED INC          0.02  -0.10      NM  -0.09      NM   Sep
CALP    CALIPER LIFE SCI     0.01   0.01     0.0  -0.02      NM   Sep
AVNW    AVIAT NETWORKS I     0.00  -0.26      NM  -0.04      NM   Sep
ARIA    ARIAD PHARM          0.10  -0.18      NM   0.01   900.0   Sep
PETD    PETRO DEV CORP       0.28  -0.10      NM   0.03   833.3   Sep
ANR*    ALPHA NATURAL RE     0.35   0.58   -39.7   0.04   775.0   Sep
LGCY    LEGACY RESERVES      1.35  -0.42      NM   0.50   170.0   Sep
PESI    PERMA-FIX ENVIR      0.08  -0.02      NM   0.03   166.7   Sep
TICKER                                             EST
SYM     COMPANY               Q11    Q10   % CHG    Q10   % CHG   Q/E
========================================================================
FIG     FORTRESS INVES-A     0.08   0.15   -46.7   0.04   100.0   Sep
HEES    H&E EQUIPMENT SE     0.13  -0.11      NM   0.07    85.7   Sep
LIOX    LIONBRIDGE TECH      0.09   0.04   125.0   0.05    80.0   Sep
HOS     HORNBECK OFFSHOR    -0.05   0.67      NM  -0.21    76.2   Sep
THG     HANOVER INSURANC    -0.11   0.98      NM  -0.44    75.0   Sep
TUC     MAC-GRAY CORP        0.05   0.01   400.0   0.03    66.7   Sep
OXF     OXFORD RESOURCE      0.08  -0.08      NM   0.05    60.0   Sep
DRRX    DURECT CORP         -0.02  -0.05    60.0  -0.05    60.0   Sep
BXC     BLUELINX HOLDING    -0.10  -0.30    66.7  -0.22    54.5   Sep
ATNI    ATLANTIC TELE-NE     0.65   0.41    58.5   0.43    51.2   Sep
BR      BROADRIDGE FINL      0.15   0.10    50.0   0.10    50.0   Sep
CCRN    CROSS COUNTRY HE     0.06   0.03   100.0   0.04    50.0   Sep
MUR*    MURPHY OIL CORP      1.73   1.05    64.8   1.19    45.4   Sep
ECTY    ECOTALITY INC       -0.14  -0.33    57.6  -0.25    44.0   Sep
SGK     SCHAWK INC           0.37   0.34     8.8   0.26    42.3   Sep
KND     KINDRED HEALTHCA     0.41   0.07   485.7   0.29    41.4   Sep
RGR     STURM RUGER & CO     0.56   0.31    80.6   0.40    40.0   Sep
ROIC    RETAIL OPPORTUNI     0.21     na      na   0.15    40.0   Sep
TICKER                                             EST
SYM     COMPANY               Q11    Q10   % CHG    Q10   % CHG   Q/E
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VC      VISTEON CORP         0.96     na      na   0.69    39.1   Sep
FUR     WINTHROP REALTY      0.55   0.36    52.8   0.40    37.5   Sep
WWE     WORLD WRESTLIN-A     0.19   0.14    35.7   0.14    35.7   Sep
NRP     NATURAL RESOURCE     0.57   0.36    58.3   0.43    32.6   Sep
MDC     MDC HOLDINGS INC    -0.31  -0.22   -40.9  -0.46    32.6   Sep
DNR*    DENBURY RESOURCE     0.37   0.13   184.6   0.28    32.1   Sep
CPE     CALLON PETROLEUM     0.21   0.05   320.0   0.16    31.2   Sep
GVA     GRANITE CONSTR       0.93   0.99    -6.1   0.71    31.0   Sep
ATRO    ASTRONICS CORP       0.52   0.41    26.8   0.40    30.0   Sep
PKD     PARKER DRILLING      0.18   0.01  1700.0   0.14    28.6   Sep
PVA     PENN VIRGINIA       -0.15  -0.31    51.6  -0.21    28.6   Sep
CUZ     COUSINS PROP         0.14   0.10    40.0   0.11    27.3   Sep
BGMD    BG MEDICINE         -0.25     na      na  -0.33    24.2   Sep
UHAL    AMERCO               5.20   4.22    23.2   4.27    21.8   Sep
TSO*    TESORO CORP          2.40   0.51   370.6   1.98    21.2   Sep
GBX     GREENBRIER COS       0.52  -0.17      NM   0.43    20.9   Aug
COR     CORESITE REALTY      0.35     na      na   0.29    20.7   Sep
TIE*    TITANIUM METALS      0.18   0.12    50.0   0.15    20.0   Sep
TICKER                                             EST
SYM     COMPANY               Q11    Q10   % CHG    Q10   % CHG   Q/E
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PDC     PIONEER DRILLING     0.12  -0.05      NM   0.10    20.0   Sep
CNVO    CONVIO INC           0.12   0.12     0.0   0.10    20.0   Sep
SMBL    SMART BALANCE IN     0.06   0.03   100.0   0.05    20.0   Sep
CSU     CAP SENIOR LIVIN     0.06   0.03   100.0   0.05    20.0   Sep
EL*     ESTEE LAUDER         1.41   0.97    45.4   1.18    19.5   Sep
CIR     CIRCOR INTL          0.62   0.70   -11.4   0.52    19.2   Sep
TCAP    TRIANGLE CAPITAL     0.52   0.46    13.0   0.44    18.2   Sep
ABVT    ABOVENET INC         0.67   0.66     1.5   0.57    17.5   Sep
ABCO    ADVISORY BOARD       0.56   0.30    86.7   0.48    16.7   Sep
BKCC    BLACKROCK KELSO      0.29   0.26    11.5   0.25    16.0   Sep
GAIN    GLADSTONE INVEST     0.15   0.11    36.4   0.13    15.4   Sep
PRSC    PROVIDENCE SERVI     0.15   0.22   -31.8   0.13    15.4   Sep
ALTH    ALLOS THERAPEUT     -0.11  -0.18    38.9  -0.13    15.4   Sep
LFUS    LITTELFUSE INC       1.20   1.13     6.2   1.05    14.3   Sep
IACI    IAC/INTERACTIVEC     0.56   0.32    75.0   0.49    14.3   Sep
TVL     LIN TV CORP-CL A     0.08   0.14   -42.9   0.07    14.3   Sep
MCGC    MCG CAPITAL CORP     0.08   0.16   -50.0   0.07    14.3   Sep
XRIT    X-RITE INC           0.08     na      na   0.07    14.3   Sep
TICKER                                             EST
SYM     COMPANY               Q11    Q10   % CHG    Q10   % CHG   Q/E
========================================================================
WLT     WALTER ENERGY        1.27   2.57   -50.6   1.12    13.4   Sep
STRA    STRAYER EDUCATIO     1.20   1.72   -30.2   1.06    13.2   Sep
UFPT    UFP TECHNOLOGIES     0.35   0.35     0.0   0.31    12.9   Sep
PLUG    PLUG POWER INC      -0.28  -0.70    60.0  -0.32    12.5   Sep
RDEN    ELIZABETH ARDEN      0.31   0.18    72.2   0.28    10.7   Sep
TEG*    INTEGRYS ENERGY      0.43   0.35    22.9   0.39    10.3   Sep
CNL     CLECO CORP           1.09   0.83    31.3   0.99    10.1   Sep
PPL*    PPL CORPORATION      0.76   0.74     2.7   0.69    10.1   Sep
PNCL    PINNACLE AIRLINE    -0.09   0.51      NM  -0.10    10.0   Sep
AIN     ALBANY INTL CORP     0.46   0.33    39.4   0.42     9.5   Sep
ALTI    ALTAIR NANOTECHN    -0.10  -0.20    50.0  -0.11     9.1   Sep
NXTM    NXSTAGE MEDICAL     -0.10  -0.17    41.2  -0.11     9.1   Sep
DUK*    DUKE ENERGY CORP     0.50   0.51    -2.0   0.46     8.7   Sep
CXO     CONCHO RESOURCES     1.15   0.77    49.4   1.06     8.5   Sep
SFY     SWIFT ENERGY CO      0.39   0.24    62.5   0.36     8.3   Sep
ROCK    GIBRALTAR INDUST     0.26   0.06   333.3   0.24     8.3   Sep
TG      TREDEGAR CORP        0.26   0.31   -16.1   0.24     8.3   Sep
NPO     ENPRO INDUSTRIES     0.66   0.75   -12.0   0.61     8.2   Sep
TICKER                                             EST
SYM     COMPANY               Q11    Q10   % CHG    Q10   % CHG   Q/E
========================================================================
QCCO    QC HOLDINGS INC      0.14   0.13     7.7   0.13     7.7   Sep
KOP     KOPPERS HOLDINGS     1.08   0.75    44.0   1.01     6.9   Sep
MGM     MGM RESORTS INTE    -0.14  -0.22    36.4  -0.15     6.7   Sep
ANSS    ANSYS INC            0.66   0.51    29.4   0.62     6.5   Sep
BEAM*   BEAM INC             0.53   0.72   -26.4   0.50     6.0   Sep
ASI     AMERICAN SAFETY      0.54   0.63   -14.3   0.51     5.9   Sep
SLE*    SARA LEE CORP        0.18   0.21   -14.3   0.17     5.9   Sep
APA*    APACHE CORP          2.95   2.19    34.7   2.79     5.7   Sep
TDC*    TERADATA CORP        0.59   0.46    28.3   0.56     5.4   Sep
SRE*    SEMPRA ENERGY        1.27   1.13    12.4   1.21     5.0   Sep
AREX    APPROACH RESOURC     0.21   0.11    90.9   0.20     5.0   Sep
IRC     INLAND REAL ESTA     0.22   0.19    15.8   0.21     4.8   Sep
LXP     LEXINGTON REALTY     0.23   0.25    -8.0   0.22     4.5   Sep
SPR     SPIRIT AEROSYS-A     0.47   0.39    20.5   0.45     4.4   Sep
VNR     VANGUARD NATURAL     0.47   0.57   -17.5   0.45     4.4   Sep
CSII    CARDIOVASCULAR S    -0.22  -0.28    21.4  -0.23     4.3   Sep
ITG     INVESTMENT TECH      0.25   0.14    78.6   0.24     4.2   Sep
OGE     OGE ENERGY CORP      1.83   1.65    10.9   1.77     3.4   Sep
TICKER                                             EST
SYM     COMPANY               Q11    Q10   % CHG    Q10   % CHG   Q/E
========================================================================
CVS*    CVS CAREMARK COR     0.70   0.65     7.7   0.68     2.9   Sep
ATK     ALLIANT TECHSYS      2.10   2.91   -27.8   2.05     2.4   Sep
SWM     SCHWEITZER-MAUDU     1.54   1.17    31.6   1.51     2.0   Sep
DIN     DINEEQUITY INC       1.00   0.50   100.0   0.98     2.0   Sep
PCG*    PG&E CORP            1.08   1.02     5.9   1.06     1.9   Sep
NYX*    NYSE EURONEXT        0.71   0.46    54.3   0.70     1.4   Sep
MWIV    MWI VETERINARY S     0.83   0.71    16.9   0.82     1.2   Sep
HCN*    HEALTH CARE REIT     0.89   0.79    12.7   0.88     1.1   Sep
ESS     ESSEX PROPERTY       1.43   1.25    14.4   1.42     0.7   Sep
FUN     CEDAR FAIR LP        2.76   1.77    55.9   2.75     0.4   Sep
JLL     JONES LANG LASAL     1.12   0.86    30.2   1.12     0.0   Sep
CLR     CONTL RES INC/OK     0.68   0.43    58.1   0.68     0.0   Sep
SNI*    SCRIPPS NET-CL A     0.65   0.59    10.2   0.65     0.0   Sep
LTC     LTC PROPERTIES       0.54   0.39    38.5   0.54     0.0   Sep
BAH     BOOZ ALLEN HAMIL     0.36     na      na   0.36     0.0   Sep
EQY     EQUITY ONE INC       0.28   0.24    16.7   0.28     0.0   Sep
GPX     GP STRATEGIES        0.23   0.17    35.3   0.23     0.0   Sep
PRFT    PERFICIENT INC       0.22   0.16    37.5   0.22     0.0   Sep
TICKER                                             EST
SYM     COMPANY               Q11    Q10   % CHG    Q10   % CHG   Q/E
========================================================================
MINI    MOBILE MINI          0.21   0.14    50.0   0.21     0.0   Sep
CCC     CALGON CARBON        0.21   0.18    16.7   0.21     0.0   Sep
QLTY    QUALITY DISTRIBU     0.20   0.10   100.0   0.20     0.0   Sep
LSE     CAPLEASE INC         0.15   0.16    -6.3   0.15     0.0   Sep
INMD    INTEGRAMED AMER      0.12   0.09    33.3   0.12     0.0   Sep
EXL     EXCEL TRUST INC      0.11   0.07    57.1   0.11     0.0   Sep
KRG     KITE REALTY GROU     0.11   0.11     0.0   0.11     0.0   Sep
BLC     BELO CORP-A          0.11   0.13   -15.4   0.11     0.0   Sep
OTT     OTELCO INC-IDS       0.07   0.00      na   0.07     0.0   Sep
FTR*    FRONTIER COMMUNI     0.05   0.08   -37.5   0.05     0.0   Sep
PGTI    PGT INC              0.02   0.00      na   0.02     0.0   Sep
CBRX    COLUMBIA LABORAT    -0.01   0.01      NM  -0.01     0.0   Sep
PTIE    PAIN THERAPEUTIC    -0.02  -0.02     0.0  -0.02     0.0   Sep
EXAS    EXACT SCIENCES      -0.15  -0.08   -87.5  -0.15     0.0   Sep
SVNT    SAVIENT PHARMACE    -0.39  -0.89    56.2  -0.39     0.0   Sep

* - Company in Standard & Poor’s 500 Index

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