Midmorning Positive EPS Surprises for U.S. Companies, Feb. 21

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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UFCS    UNITED FIRE GROU     0.62   0.29   113.8   0.12   416.7   Dec
SWC     STILLWATER MININ     0.21   0.16    31.3   0.12    75.0   Dec
DTG     DOLLAR THRIFTY       1.09   0.27   303.7   0.75    45.3   Dec
ORB     ORBITAL SCIENCES     0.27   0.36   -25.0   0.20    35.0   Dec
FUN     CEDAR FAIR LP       -0.10   0.00      na  -0.15    33.3   Dec
AMWD    AMER WOODMARK CO    -0.19  -0.41    53.7  -0.26    26.9   Jan
SKS     SAKS INC             0.17   0.13    30.8   0.14    21.4   Jan
GLDD    GREAT LAKES DRED     0.12   0.11     9.1   0.10    20.0   Dec
HD*     HOME DEPOT INC       0.50   0.36    38.9   0.42    19.0   Jan
TICKER                                             EST
SYM     COMPANY               Q11    Q10   % CHG    Q10   % CHG   Q/E
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ROC     ROCKWOOD HOLDING     0.91   0.49    85.7   0.79    15.2   Dec
DORM    DORMAN PRODUCTS      0.87   0.67    29.9   0.76    14.5   Dec
DAN     DANA HOLDING         0.42   0.04   950.0   0.38    10.5   Dec
WAB     WABTEC CORP          1.03   0.64    60.9   0.95     8.4   Dec
MHS*    MEDCO HEALTH SOL     1.25   0.94    33.0   1.17     6.8   Dec
MYL*    MYLAN INC            0.53   0.45    17.8   0.50     6.0   Dec
EMCI    EMC INS GROUP        0.58   0.71   -18.3   0.55     5.5   Dec
CBRL    CRACKER BARREL       1.20   1.20     0.0   1.14     5.3   Jan
ASTE    ASTEC INDUSTRIES     0.41   0.26    57.7   0.39     5.1   Dec
GPC*    GENUINE PARTS CO     0.86   0.75    14.7   0.83     3.6   Dec
TNC     TENNANT CO           0.59   0.40    47.5   0.57     3.5   Dec
M*      MACY’S INC           1.70   1.59     6.9   1.65     3.0   Jan
FELE    FRANKLIN ELEC CO     0.50   0.39    28.2   0.49     2.0   Dec
OKE*    ONEOK INC            1.08   0.77    40.3   1.06     1.9   Dec
SHOO    STEVEN MADDEN        0.55   0.41    34.1   0.54     1.9   Dec
MDT*    MEDTRONIC INC        0.84   0.86    -2.3   0.84     0.0   Jan
KFT*    KRAFT FOODS INC      0.57   0.46    23.9   0.57     0.0   Dec
CTGX    COMPUTER TASK        0.20   0.16    25.0   0.20     0.0   Dec
TICKER                                             EST
SYM     COMPANY               Q11    Q10   % CHG    Q10   % CHG   Q/E
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PDC     PIONEER DRILLING     0.12  -0.05      NM   0.12     0.0   Dec
RSH     RADIOSHACK CORP      0.12   0.52   -76.9   0.12     0.0   Dec
HL      HECLA MINING CO      0.07   0.12   -41.7   0.07     0.0   Dec
GTXI    GTX INC             -0.17  -0.16    -6.3  -0.17     0.0   Dec

* - Company in Standard & Poor’s 500 Index

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