U.S. Companies Reporting Positive EPS Surprises, Feb. 27

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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TGE     TGC INDUSTRIES       0.18   0.04   350.0   0.10    80.0   1.48   16.39
ERIE#   ERIE INDEMNITY-A     0.93   0.32   190.6   0.58    60.3  -0.23   -0.30
GSJK    COMPRESSCO PARTN     0.34     na      na   0.22    54.5  -0.23   -1.38
CTB     COOPER TIRE & RU     0.51   0.65   -21.5   0.39    30.8   2.16   13.79
SLXP#   SALIX PHARM          1.18   0.67    76.1   0.93    26.9   0.03    0.07
LOW*    LOWE’S COS INC       0.29   0.21    38.1   0.23    26.1   0.18    0.66
TRS     TRIMAS CORP          0.25   0.23     8.7   0.21    19.0   1.92    8.26
DRQ     DRIL-QUIP INC        0.70   0.66     6.1   0.61    14.8  -4.81   -6.31
KAMN#   KAMAN CORP           0.53   0.80   -33.8   0.49     8.2   0.26    0.76
TICKER                                             EST          PRICE   PRICE
SYM     COMPANY               Q11    Q10   % CHG    Q11   % CHG    CHG   % CHG
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PCLN*#  PRICELINE.COM        5.37   3.40    57.9   5.06     6.1   1.13    0.19
AES*    AES CORP             0.23   0.23     0.0   0.22     4.5  -0.10   -0.73
AWK     AMERICAN WATER W     0.34   0.23    47.8   0.33     3.0  -0.02   -0.06
ALX     ALEXANDER’S INC      5.71   5.09    12.2   5.59     2.1  -0.61   -0.15
DNDN    DENDREON CORP       -0.59  -0.61     3.3  -0.60     1.7  -3.05  -20.53
KWK     QUICKSILVER RES      0.00   0.18      NM   0.00      na  -0.37   -6.09
HGSI#   HUMAN GENOME SCI    -0.41  -0.46    10.9  -0.41     0.0  -0.07   -0.83

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

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