U.S. Companies Reporting Higher Quarterly EPS, Dec. 14

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
PAY#    VERIFONE SYSTEMS     0.45   0.32    40.6   0.51   -11.8   Oct
JOY*#   JOY GLOBAL INC       1.90   1.39    36.7   1.86     2.2   Oct
NDSN#   NORDSON CORP         0.86   0.75    14.7   0.81     6.2   Oct

Number of companies reporting higher earnings today:            3
Total number of companies reporting earnings today:             4

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

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