U.S. Companies Reporting Higher Quarterly EPS, Feb. 29

The following U.S. companies reported higher earnings per share for their latest quarter (end date of the quarter is noted in the last column).

Earnings estimates provided by Bloomberg.


TICKER                                             EST
SYM     COMPANY               Q11    Q10   % CHG    Q11   % CHG   Q/E
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AYR     AIRCASTLE LTD        0.43   0.18   138.9   0.26    65.4   Dec
AH      ACCRETIVE HEALTH     0.17   0.09    88.9   0.16     6.3   Dec
GPX     GP STRATEGIES        0.31   0.18    72.2   0.24    29.2   Dec
NOG     NORTHERN OIL AND     0.21   0.13    61.5   0.25   -16.0   Dec
AMSWA#  AMER SOFTWARE-A      0.10   0.07    42.9   0.09    11.1   Jan
JOY*    JOY GLOBAL INC       1.33   0.96    38.5   1.36    -2.2   Jan
NXTM    NXSTAGE MEDICAL     -0.08  -0.13    38.5  -0.09    11.1   Dec
ICFI#   ICF INTERNATIONA     0.47   0.36    30.6   0.44     6.8   Dec
EIX*#   EDISON INTL          0.75   0.58    29.3   0.46    63.0   Dec
TICKER                                             EST
SYM     COMPANY               Q11    Q10   % CHG    Q11   % CHG   Q/E
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STWD    STARWOOD PROPERT     0.42   0.33    27.3   0.44    -4.5   Dec
CPIX#   CUMBERLAND PHARM     0.05   0.04    25.0   0.05     0.0   Dec
FCH     FELCOR LODGING      -0.03  -0.04    25.0  -0.28    89.3   Dec
TIE*    TITANIUM METALS      0.16   0.13    23.1   0.16     0.0   Dec
PETM#   PETSMART INC         0.91   0.77    18.2   0.90     1.1   Jan
EPCT    EPICEPT CORP        -0.05  -0.06    16.7  -0.07    28.6   Dec
AIRM#   AIR METHODS CORP     1.15   0.99    16.2   1.08     6.5   Dec
BWC#    BABCOCK & WILCOX     0.52   0.45    15.6   0.41    26.8   Dec
COST*   COSTCO WHOLESALE     0.90   0.79    13.9   0.87     3.4   Feb
DRH     DIAMONDROCK HOSP     0.24   0.22     9.1   0.26    -7.7   Dec
AMRC    AMERESCO INC-A       0.18   0.17     5.9   0.19    -5.3   Dec
SPLS*   STAPLES INC          0.41   0.39     5.1   0.41     0.0   Jan
CRI     CARTER’S INC         0.63   0.60     5.0   0.44    43.2   Dec
HTGC#   HERCULES TECHNOL     0.25   0.24     4.2   0.23     8.7   Dec

Number of companies reporting higher earnings today:           23
Total number of companies reporting earnings today:            43

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

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