U.S. Companies Reporting Higher Quarterly EPS, March 23

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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ASTI#   ASCENT SOLAR TEC    -0.14  -0.33    57.6  -0.16    12.5   Dec
KBH     KB HOME             -0.52  -0.89    41.6  -0.24  -116.7   Feb
SCS     STEELCASE INC-A      0.13   0.11    18.2   0.14    -7.1   Feb
DRI*    DARDEN RESTAURAN     1.25   1.08    15.7   1.24     0.8   Feb

Number of companies reporting higher earnings today:            4
Total number of companies reporting earnings today:             7

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

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