Midmorning Positive EPS Surprises for U.S. Companies, Feb. 28

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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CDI     CDI CORP             0.22  -0.46      NM   0.09   144.4   Dec
CVC*    CABLEVISION SY-A     0.44   0.37    18.9   0.23    91.3   Dec
AMED    AMEDISYS INC         0.49   0.95   -48.4   0.28    75.0   Dec
PQ      PETROQUEST ENERG     0.05   0.03    66.7   0.03    66.7   Dec
IPXL    IMPAX LABS INC       0.33   0.23    43.5   0.21    57.1   Dec
IPCC    INFINITY PROPERT     0.96   2.00   -52.0   0.62    54.8   Dec
ABVT    ABOVENET INC         0.90   0.87     3.4   0.62    45.2   Dec
SUMR    SUMMER INFANT IN     0.08   0.10   -20.0   0.06    33.3   Dec
MGLN    MAGELLAN HEALTH      1.05   0.95    10.5   0.79    32.9   Dec
TICKER                                             EST
SYM     COMPANY               Q11    Q10   % CHG    Q10   % CHG   Q/E
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SFI     ISTAR FINANCIAL     -0.43  -0.42    -2.4  -0.55    21.8   Dec
ARCC    ARES CAPITAL COR     0.48   0.32    50.0   0.40    20.0   Dec
OSG     OVERSEAS SHIPHLD    -1.72  -1.70    -1.2  -2.14    19.6   Dec
SWX     SOUTHWEST GAS CP     1.19   0.98    21.4   1.00    19.0   Dec
SRE*    SEMPRA ENERGY        1.23   1.18     4.2   1.06    16.0   Dec
MENT    MENTOR GRAPHICS      0.58   0.48    20.8   0.50    16.0   Jan
FDML    FEDERAL MOGUL        0.51   0.42    21.4   0.44    15.9   Dec
VSI     VITAMIN SHOPPE       0.38   0.22    72.7   0.33    15.2   Dec
RDC*    ROWAN COMPANIES      0.34   0.42   -19.0   0.30    13.3   Dec
SAH     SONIC AUTOMOTI-A     0.43   0.30    43.3   0.38    13.2   Dec
VPHM    VIROPHARMA INC       0.61   0.52    17.3   0.55    10.9   Dec
XTEX    CROSSTEX ENERGY     -0.12  -0.12     0.0  -0.13     7.7   Dec
DPZ     DOMINO’S PIZZA       0.52   0.40    30.0   0.49     6.1   Dec
TECD    TECH DATA CORP       1.75   1.63     7.4   1.66     5.4   Jan
PRX     PAR PHARMACEUTIC     0.78   0.61    27.9   0.75     4.0   Dec
NWN     NORTHWEST NAT GS     1.09   1.11    -1.8   1.05     3.8   Dec
POZN    POZEN INC            2.04   0.62   229.0   1.98     3.0   Dec
AZO*    AUTOZONE INC         4.15   3.34    24.3   4.04     2.7   Feb
TICKER                                             EST
SYM     COMPANY               Q11    Q10   % CHG    Q10   % CHG   Q/E
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ODP     OFFICE DEPOT INC     0.03   0.09   -66.7   0.00      na   Dec
ECL*    ECOLAB INC           0.70   0.60    16.7   0.70     0.0   Dec
BABY    NATUS MEDICAL        0.14   0.24   -41.7   0.14     0.0   Dec

* - Company in Standard & Poor’s 500 Index

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