U.S. Companies Reporting Positive EPS Surprises, Feb. 29

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
========================================================================
RST#    ROSETTA STONE IN    -0.02   0.27      NM  -0.28    92.9   0.22    2.50
FCH     FELCOR LODGING      -0.03  -0.04    25.0  -0.28    89.3  -0.14   -3.52
AYR     AIRCASTLE LTD        0.43   0.18   138.9   0.26    65.4   0.09    0.67
EIX*#   EDISON INTL          0.75   0.58    29.3   0.46    63.0  -0.12   -0.29
CRI     CARTER’S INC         0.63   0.60     5.0   0.44    43.2   4.88   11.17
END     ENDEAVOUR INTERN    -0.16   2.25      NM  -0.27    40.7  -1.21   -9.47
SURW    SUREWEST COMMUNI     0.11   0.14   -21.4   0.08    37.5  -0.04   -0.18
BSFT#   BROADSOFT INC        0.38   0.44   -13.6   0.28    35.7  -0.27   -0.74
GPX     GP STRATEGIES        0.31   0.18    72.2   0.24    29.2   0.14    0.90
TICKER                                             EST          PRICE   PRICE
SYM     COMPANY               Q11    Q10   % CHG    Q11   % CHG    CHG   % CHG
========================================================================
EPCT    EPICEPT CORP        -0.05  -0.06    16.7  -0.07    28.6   0.01    3.81
BWC#    BABCOCK & WILCOX     0.52   0.45    15.6   0.41    26.8  -0.32   -1.23
AMSWA#  AMER SOFTWARE-A      0.10   0.07    42.9   0.09    11.1  -0.31   -3.60
NXTM    NXSTAGE MEDICAL     -0.08  -0.13    38.5  -0.09    11.1  -0.36   -1.77
HTGC#   HERCULES TECHNOL     0.25   0.24     4.2   0.23     8.7  -0.17   -1.62
ICFI#   ICF INTERNATIONA     0.47   0.36    30.6   0.44     6.8  -0.79   -2.96
AIRM#   AIR METHODS CORP     1.15   0.99    16.2   1.08     6.5  -1.35   -1.47
AH      ACCRETIVE HEALTH     0.17   0.09    88.9   0.16     6.3   1.10    4.42
COST*   COSTCO WHOLESALE     0.90   0.79    13.9   0.87     3.4   0.79    0.93
ITT     ITT CORP             0.36   2.72   -86.8   0.35     2.9   1.60    6.85
PETM#   PETSMART INC         0.91   0.77    18.2   0.90     1.1   0.01    0.02
SPLS*   STAPLES INC          0.41   0.39     5.1   0.41     0.0  -1.34   -8.38
TIE*    TITANIUM METALS      0.16   0.13    23.1   0.16     0.0  -0.27   -1.81
CPIX#   CUMBERLAND PHARM     0.05   0.04    25.0   0.05     0.0   0.20    2.59
ISIS    ISIS PHARM          -0.17  -0.14   -21.4  -0.17     0.0   0.50    5.81

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

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