Midmorning Positive EPS Surprises for U.S. Companies, March 28

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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ZZ      SEALY CORP           0.02   0.00      na  -0.02      NM   Feb
CMC     COMMERCIAL METAL     0.24  -0.40      NM   0.09   166.7   Feb
HII     HUNTINGTON INGAL     1.19     na      na   0.94    26.6   Dec
LNN     LINDSAY CORP         1.00   0.89    12.4   0.82    22.0   Feb
PTX     PERNIX THERAPEUT     0.16     na      na   0.14    14.3   Dec
OXM     OXFORD INDS INC      0.61   0.32    90.6   0.54    13.0   Jan
RBN     ROBBINS & MYERS      0.84   0.56    50.0   0.75    12.0   Feb
PRGS    PROGRESS SOFTWAR     0.28   0.42   -33.3   0.25    12.0   Feb
UNF     UNIFIRST CORP/MA     0.96   0.82    17.1   0.88     9.1   Feb
TICKER                                             EST
SYM     COMPANY               Q11    Q10   % CHG    Q10   % CHG   Q/E
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PVH     PVH CORP             1.18   0.93    26.9   1.10     7.3   Jan
FDO*    FAMILY DOLLAR ST     1.15   0.98    17.3   1.13     1.8   Feb
DIET    EDIETS.COM INC      -0.12  -0.10   -20.0  -0.12     0.0   Dec

* - Company in Standard & Poor’s 500 Index

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