U.S. Companies Reporting Higher Quarterly EPS, Jan. 23

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
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FMFC#   FIRST M&F CORP       0.05   0.03    66.7   0.10   -50.0   Dec
PLCM#   POLYCOM INC          0.41   0.25    64.0   0.29    41.4   Dec
KSU#    KANSAS CITY SOUT     1.01   0.62    62.9   0.79    27.8   Dec
MCBI    METROCORP BANCSH     0.16   0.10    60.0   0.08   100.0   Dec
HAL*    HALLIBURTON CO       1.00   0.68    47.1   0.99     1.0   Dec
TWIN    TWIN DISC INC        0.51   0.35    45.7   0.56    -8.9   Dec
VLTR#   VOLTERRA SEMICON     0.30   0.21    42.9   0.25    20.0   Dec
VMW#    VMWARE INC-CL A      0.62   0.46    34.8   0.60     3.3   Dec
WWD#    WOODWARD INC         0.40   0.32    25.0   0.45   -11.1   Dec
TICKER                                             EST
SYM     COMPANY               Q11    Q10   % CHG    Q11   % CHG   Q/E
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NWBI#   NORTHWEST BANCSH     0.16   0.13    23.1   0.17    -5.9   Dec
ALB#    ALBEMARLE CORP       1.11   0.92    20.7   1.10     0.9   Dec
HTLD    HEARTLAND EXPRES     0.20   0.17    17.6   0.18    11.1   Dec
CSX*#   CSX CORP             0.43   0.38    13.2   0.44    -2.3   Dec
UBNK    UNITED FINANCIAL     0.20   0.18    11.1   0.19     5.3   Dec
CBU     COMMUNITY BANK S     0.51   0.49     4.1   0.53    -3.8   Dec
BOH     BANK OF HAWAII       0.85   0.84     1.2   0.82     3.7   Dec

Number of companies reporting higher earnings today:           16
Total number of companies reporting earnings today:            27

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

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