Midmorning Positive EPS Surprises for U.S. Companies, Feb. 27

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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TGE     TGC INDUSTRIES       0.18   0.04   350.0   0.10    80.0   Dec
GSJK    COMPRESSCO PARTN     0.34     na      na   0.22    54.5   Dec
CTB     COOPER TIRE & RU     0.51   0.65   -21.5   0.39    30.8   Dec
LOW*    LOWE’S COS INC       0.29   0.21    38.1   0.23    26.1   Jan
TRS     TRIMAS CORP          0.25   0.23     8.7   0.21    19.0   Dec
DRQ     DRIL-QUIP INC        0.70   0.66     6.1   0.61    14.8   Dec
AES*    AES CORP             0.23   0.23     0.0   0.22     4.5   Dec
AWK     AMERICAN WATER W     0.34   0.23    47.8   0.33     3.0   Dec
ALX     ALEXANDER’S INC      5.71   5.09    12.2   5.59     2.1   Dec
TICKER                                             EST
SYM     COMPANY               Q11    Q10   % CHG    Q10   % CHG   Q/E
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DNDN    DENDREON CORP       -0.59  -0.61     3.3  -0.60     1.7   Dec
KWK     QUICKSILVER RES      0.00   0.18      NM   0.00      na   Dec

* - Company in Standard & Poor’s 500 Index

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