Midmorning Positive EPS Surprises for U.S. Companies, March 23

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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MTDR    MATADOR RESOURCE     0.08     na      na   0.05    60.0   Dec
HZNP    HORIZON PHARMA I    -1.00     na      na  -1.17    14.5   Dec
DRI*    DARDEN RESTAURAN     1.25   1.08    15.7   1.24     0.8   Feb

* - Company in Standard & Poor’s 500 Index

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