U.S. Companies Reporting Positive EPS Surprises, March 28

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               Q12    Q11   % CHG    Q12   % CHG    CHG   % CHG
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CMC     COMMERCIAL METAL     0.24  -0.40      NM   0.09   166.7  -0.01   -0.07
HII     HUNTINGTON INGAL     1.19     na      na   0.94    26.6   2.56    6.76
LNN     LINDSAY CORP         1.00   0.89    12.4   0.82    22.0   0.29    0.44
PTX     PERNIX THERAPEUT     0.16     na      na   0.14    14.3  -0.07   -0.73
PRGS    PROGRESS SOFTWAR     0.28   0.42   -33.3   0.25    12.0  -0.74   -3.03
VRNT#   VERINT SYSTEMS       0.75   0.66    13.6   0.68    10.3   0.24    0.79
UNF     UNIFIRST CORP/MA     0.96   0.82    17.1   0.88     9.1   1.64    2.72
RHT*#   RED HAT INC          0.29   0.26    11.5   0.27     7.4  -0.51   -0.98
FDO*    FAMILY DOLLAR ST     1.15   0.98    17.3   1.13     1.8   0.12    0.21
TICKER                                             EST          PRICE   PRICE
SYM     COMPANY               Q11    Q10   % CHG    Q11   % CHG    CHG   % CHG
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PAYX*#  PAYCHEX INC          0.37   0.36     2.8   0.37     0.0  -0.12   -0.37

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

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