Midmorning Positive EPS Surprises for U.S. Companies, Dec. 16

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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HEI     HEICO CORP           0.50   0.37    35.1   0.42    19.0   Oct
AIR     AAR CORP             0.45   0.42     7.1   0.45     0.0   Nov
DRI*    DARDEN RESTAURAN     0.41   0.54   -24.1   0.41     0.0   Nov
STEI    STEWART ENTERP-A     0.09   0.09     0.0   0.09     0.0   Oct
ZQK     QUIKSILVER INC       0.06   0.12   -50.0   0.06     0.0   Oct

* - Company in Standard & Poor’s 500 Index

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