U.S. Companies Reporting Positive EPS Surprises, March 7

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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TBIO    TRANSGENOMIC INC     0.00  -0.02      NM  -0.01      NM  -0.01   -0.74
OPTR#   OPTIMER PHARMACE     0.28  -0.31      NM   0.11   154.5   0.17    1.39
HOV     HOVNANIAN ENT-A     -0.17  -0.82    79.3  -0.42    59.5   0.06    2.50
WAC     WALTER INVESTMEN     0.56   0.34    64.7   0.46    21.7   1.56    7.67
LINC    LINCOLN EDUCATIO     0.28   1.32   -78.8   0.23    21.7  -0.38   -4.72
AMTG    APOLLO RESIDENTI     0.62     na      na   0.53    17.0   1.33    7.41
CPK     CHESAPEAKE UTIL      0.83   0.77     7.8   0.76     9.2   0.65    1.59
MYRG#   MYR GROUP INC/DE     0.28   0.29    -3.4   0.26     7.7   0.03    0.16
ASI     AMERICAN SAFETY     -0.64   0.98      NM  -0.68     5.9  -0.07   -0.38
TICKER                                             EST          PRICE   PRICE
SYM     COMPANY               Q11    Q10   % CHG    Q11   % CHG    CHG   % CHG
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HOTT#   HOT TOPIC INC        0.21   0.12    75.0   0.20     5.0  -0.19   -2.12
GERN#   GERON CORP          -0.19  -0.37    48.6  -0.20     5.0   0.04    2.24
EXPR    EXPRESS INC          0.70   0.55    27.3   0.68     2.9   1.05    4.31
CVU     CPI AEROSTRUCTUR     0.37  -0.44      NM   0.37     0.0   0.08    0.54
AEO     AMER EAGLE OUTF      0.35   0.44   -20.5   0.35     0.0   0.92    6.26
ZLCS    ZALICUS INC         -0.11     na      na  -0.11     0.0   0.00    0.00

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

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