U.S. Companies Reporting Positive EPS Surprises, Feb. 21

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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UFCS    UNITED FIRE GROU     0.62   0.29   113.8   0.12   416.7   0.93    4.80
PKT#    PROCERA NETWORKS     0.15   0.20   -25.0   0.04   275.0   0.98    5.43
WIRE#   ENCORE WIRE          0.69   0.19   263.2   0.24   187.5  -0.16   -0.56
SWC     STILLWATER MININ     0.21   0.16    31.3   0.12    75.0   1.05    7.80
BRCD#   BROCADE COMM SYS     0.20   0.12    66.7   0.13    53.8  -0.18   -3.17
DTG     DOLLAR THRIFTY       1.09   0.27   303.7   0.75    45.3   1.78    2.43
CQB#    CHIQUITA BRANDS     -0.12  -0.39    69.2  -0.19    36.8  -0.12   -1.28
ORB     ORBITAL SCIENCES     0.27   0.36   -25.0   0.20    35.0  -0.25   -1.75
FUN     CEDAR FAIR LP       -0.10   0.00      na  -0.15    33.3   0.82    2.93
TICKER                                             EST          PRICE   PRICE
SYM     COMPANY               Q11    Q10   % CHG    Q11   % CHG    CHG   % CHG
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AMWD    AMER WOODMARK CO    -0.19  -0.41    53.7  -0.26    26.9  -0.37   -2.65
SKS     SAKS INC             0.17   0.13    30.8   0.14    21.4   0.36    3.31
TRAK#   DEALERTRACK HOLD     0.24   0.19    26.3   0.20    20.0   0.09    0.29
GLDD    GREAT LAKES DRED     0.12   0.11     9.1   0.10    20.0   0.16    2.20
HD*     HOME DEPOT INC       0.50   0.36    38.9   0.42    19.0   0.21    0.45
ROC     ROCKWOOD HOLDING     0.91   0.49    85.7   0.79    15.2   0.43    0.78
DORM    DORMAN PRODUCTS      0.87   0.67    29.9   0.76    14.5   0.18    0.39
INTU*#  INTUIT INC           0.51   0.32    59.4   0.45    13.3   0.14    0.24
TXRH#   TEXAS ROADHOUS       0.18   0.14    28.6   0.16    12.5  -0.10   -0.61
DAN     DANA HOLDING         0.42   0.04   950.0   0.38    10.5  -0.49   -2.98
HCC#    HCC INSURANCE        0.74   0.82    -9.8   0.67    10.4   0.28    0.94
WAB     WABTEC CORP          1.03   0.64    60.9   0.95     8.4   0.17    0.24
MHS*    MEDCO HEALTH SOL     1.25   0.94    33.0   1.17     6.8  -0.82   -1.28
TRGT#   TARGACEPT INC       -0.29  -0.08  -262.5  -0.31     6.5  -0.36   -5.00
MYL*    MYLAN INC            0.53   0.45    17.8   0.50     6.0  -0.72   -3.07
EMCI    EMC INS GROUP        0.58   0.71   -18.3   0.55     5.5  -0.31   -1.33
CBRL    CRACKER BARREL       1.20   1.20     0.0   1.14     5.3   2.23    4.01
ASTE    ASTEC INDUSTRIES     0.41   0.26    57.7   0.39     5.1   2.48    6.80
TICKER                                             EST          PRICE   PRICE
SYM     COMPANY               Q11    Q10   % CHG    Q11   % CHG    CHG   % CHG
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GPC*    GENUINE PARTS CO     0.86   0.75    14.7   0.83     3.6  -1.77   -2.70
TNC     TENNANT CO           0.59   0.40    47.5   0.57     3.5   0.83    1.97
M*      MACY’S INC           1.70   1.59     6.9   1.65     3.0   0.44    1.21
CAP#    CAI INTERNATIONA     0.70   0.57    22.8   0.68     2.9   0.27    1.40
FELE    FRANKLIN ELEC CO     0.50   0.39    28.2   0.49     2.0  -0.45   -0.85
SHOO    STEVEN MADDEN        0.55   0.41    34.1   0.54     1.9  -1.02   -2.36
IPHS#   INNOPHOS HOLDING     0.88   0.89    -1.1   0.87     1.1   0.40    0.80
MDT*    MEDTRONIC INC        0.84   0.86    -2.3   0.84     0.0  -0.95   -2.38
KFT*    KRAFT FOODS INC      0.57   0.46    23.9   0.57     0.0   0.56    1.47
CTGX    COMPUTER TASK        0.20   0.16    25.0   0.20     0.0  -0.66   -4.41
FNGN#   FINANCIAL ENGINE     0.14   0.17   -17.6   0.14     0.0   0.16    0.67
PDC     PIONEER DRILLING     0.12  -0.05      NM   0.12     0.0  -0.12   -1.26
RSH     RADIOSHACK CORP      0.12   0.52   -76.9   0.12     0.0  -0.62   -7.87
HL      HECLA MINING CO      0.07   0.12   -41.7   0.07     0.0   0.46    9.16
GTXI    GTX INC             -0.17  -0.16    -6.3  -0.17     0.0  -2.11  -36.38

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

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