Midmorning Positive EPS Surprises for U.S. Companies, Feb. 17

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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RAIL    FREIGHTCAR AMERI     0.64  -0.31      NM   0.14   357.1   Dec
B       BARNES GROUP INC     0.43   0.21   104.8   0.32    34.4   Dec
POL     POLYONE CORP         0.18   0.17     5.9   0.14    28.6   Dec
HNZ*    HJ HEINZ CO          0.95   0.84    13.1   0.85    11.8   Jan
AGP     AMERIGROUP CORP      0.67   1.59   -57.9   0.62     8.1   Dec
LECO    LINCOLN ELECTRIC     0.68   0.45    51.1   0.63     7.9   Dec
LSE     CAPLEASE INC         0.15   0.17   -11.8   0.14     7.1   Dec
CPB*    CAMPBELL SOUP CO     0.64   0.71    -9.9   0.62     3.2   Jan
LPNT    LIFEPOINT HOSPIT     0.78   0.70    11.4   0.76     2.6   Dec
TICKER                                             EST
SYM     COMPANY               Q11    Q10   % CHG    Q10   % CHG   Q/E
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DLR     DIGITAL REALTY       1.03   0.96     7.3   1.01     2.0   Dec
VTR*    VENTAS INC           0.89   0.77    15.6   0.89     0.0   Dec

* - Company in Standard & Poor’s 500 Index

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