Midmorning Positive EPS Surprises for U.S. Companies, Nov. 18

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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KIRK    KIRKLAND’S INC       0.06   0.11   -45.5   0.04    50.0   Oct
GFF     GRIFFON CORP         0.10   0.12   -16.7   0.08    25.0   Sep
WTSLA   WET SEAL INC -A      0.05   0.04    25.0   0.04    25.0   Oct
HIBB    HIBBETT SPORTS I     0.59   0.44    34.1   0.51    15.7   Oct
HAYN    HAYNES INTL INC      0.92   0.45   104.4   0.82    12.2   Sep
SIRO    SIRONA DENTAL SY     0.68   0.44    54.5   0.62     9.7   Sep
WAIR    WESCO AIRCRAFT H     0.24     na      na   0.22     9.1   Sep
BCSI    BLUE COAT SYSTEM     0.14   0.30   -53.3   0.13     7.7   Oct
ANN     ANN INC              0.61   0.42    45.2   0.57     7.0   Oct
TICKER                                             EST
SYM     COMPANY               Q11    Q10   % CHG    Q10   % CHG   Q/E
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BRC     BRADY CORP - A       0.62   0.55    12.7   0.58     6.9   Oct
CYBX    CYBERONICS           0.32   0.25    28.0   0.30     6.7   Oct
HNZ*    HJ HEINZ CO          0.81   0.78     3.8   0.80     1.3   Oct
SCVL    SHOE CARNIVAL        0.78   0.70    11.4   0.78     0.0   Oct
CPWM    COST PLUS INC/CA    -0.37  -0.34    -8.8  -0.37     0.0   Oct

* - Company in Standard & Poor’s 500 Index

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