Midmorning Positive EPS Surprises for U.S. Companies, March 6

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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ASTX    ASTEX PHARMACEUT     0.00   0.11      NM  -0.01      NM   Dec
AACC    ASSET ACCEPTANCE     0.16  -0.23      NM   0.08   100.0   Dec
BDE     BLACK DIAMOND IN     0.16   0.09    77.8   0.10    60.0   Dec
KRO     KRONOS WORLDWIDE     0.74   0.33   124.2   0.47    57.4   Dec
DVAX    DYNAVAX TECHNOLO    -0.03  -0.14    78.6  -0.07    57.1   Dec
SNTS    SANTARUS INC         0.03  -0.03      NM   0.02    50.0   Dec
AVD     AMER VANGUARD        0.23   0.14    64.3   0.17    35.3   Dec
PKOH    PARK OHIO HLDGS      0.64   0.30   113.3   0.50    28.0   Dec
SHFL    SHUFFLE MASTER       0.14   0.09    55.6   0.11    27.3   Jan
TICKER                                             EST
SYM     COMPANY               Q11    Q10   % CHG    Q10   % CHG   Q/E
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IRDM    IRIDIUM COMMUNIC     0.11   0.15   -26.7   0.09    22.2   Dec
AMAG    AMAG PHARMACEUTI    -0.87  -0.94     7.4  -1.11    21.6   Dec
DUSA    DUSA PHARMACEUT      0.15   0.12    25.0   0.13    15.4   Dec
HF      HFF INC-A            0.35   0.12   191.7   0.31    12.9   Dec
PAY     VERIFONE SYSTEMS     0.58   0.43    34.9   0.52    11.5   Jan
DCTH    DELCATH SYSTEMS     -0.33  -0.36     8.3  -0.36     8.3   Dec
BPI     BRIDGEPOINT EDUC     0.41   0.45    -8.9   0.38     7.9   Dec
ATSG    AIR TRANSPORT SE     0.21   0.19    10.5   0.20     5.0   Dec
DKS     DICK’S SPORTING      0.88   0.76    15.8   0.88     0.0   Jan
MDSO    MEDIDATA SOLUTIO     0.37   0.71   -47.9   0.37     0.0   Dec
SMP     STANDARD MOTOR       0.17   0.11    54.5   0.17     0.0   Dec
MPG     MPG OFFICE TRUST    -0.20   0.02      NM  -0.20     0.0   Dec

* - Company in Standard & Poor’s 500 Index

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