U.S. Companies Reporting Positive EPS Surprises, Feb. 3

The following U.S. companies reported positive surprises or matched expectations today. This list ranks percent surprises of actual earnings estimates.

Earnings estimates provided by Bloomberg.


TICKER                                             EST          PRICE   PRICE
SYM     COMPANY               Q11    Q10   % CHG    Q11   % CHG    CHG   % CHG
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ABMD    ABIOMED INC          0.06  -0.01      NM  -0.01      NM   1.74    9.02
ZOLT#   ZOLTEK COS           0.28  -0.04      NM   0.07   300.0   3.64   38.44
WTM#    WHITE MOUNTAINS     12.74  10.86    17.3   3.40   274.7  14.02    3.06
WY*#    WEYERHAEUSER CO      0.14   0.10    40.0   0.06   133.3   1.16    5.76
MGI     MONEYGRAM INTERN     0.32  -2.72      NM   0.20    60.0  -0.60   -3.15
DRIV#   DIGITAL RIVER        0.45   0.29    55.2   0.33    36.4   1.15    6.87
FRNK    FRANKLIN FINANCI     0.13     na      na   0.10    30.0   0.28    2.20
TSN*#   TYSON FOODS-A        0.42   0.75   -44.0   0.34    23.5   0.76    4.08
SXC#    SUNCOKE ENERGY I     0.29     na      na   0.24    20.8   0.68    4.74
TICKER                                             EST          PRICE   PRICE
SYM     COMPANY               Q11    Q10   % CHG    Q11   % CHG    CHG   % CHG
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CLX*#   CLOROX CO            0.82   0.68    20.6   0.69    18.8   1.13    1.64
MTX#    MINERALS TECH        1.05   0.85    23.5   0.90    16.7   2.89    4.45
AXL#    AMER AXLE & MFG      0.45   0.47    -4.3   0.39    15.4   0.35    2.84
CUB#    CUBIC CORP           0.80   0.74     8.1   0.71    12.7   3.29    6.89
BKH#    BLACK HILLS CORP     0.62   0.41    51.2   0.56    10.7   1.08    3.18
BAH#    BOOZ ALLEN HAMIL     0.40   0.27    48.1   0.38     5.3  -0.16   -0.90
VVI     VIAD CORP           -0.27  -0.20   -35.0  -0.28     3.6   1.05    5.03
SPB     SPECTRUM BRANDS      0.69   0.47    46.8   0.67     3.0   0.94    3.20
BEAM*#  BEAM INC             0.69   0.63     9.5   0.67     3.0   1.32    2.49
RDK#    RUDDICK CORP         0.53   0.57    -7.0   0.52     1.9   3.35    8.16
HNT#    HEALTH NET INC       0.90   0.80    12.5   0.89     1.1  -2.11   -5.47
EL*#    ESTEE LAUDER         1.02   0.89    14.6   1.01     1.0  -1.37   -2.33
AON*    AON CORP             0.97   0.84    15.5   0.96     1.0  -1.31   -2.65
SPG*    SIMON PROPERTY       1.91   1.78     7.3   1.91     0.0   1.28    0.93
KEX#    KIRBY CORP           1.00   0.59    69.5   1.00     0.0   0.73    1.09
SEP#    SPECTRA ENERGY       0.38   0.41    -7.3   0.38     0.0   0.43    1.35
CATM    CARDTRONICS INC      0.36   0.26    38.5   0.36     0.0  -0.13   -0.51

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

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