U.S. Companies Reporting Positive EPS Surprises, April 18

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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OKSB    SOUTHWEST BAN/OK     0.21   0.07   200.0  -0.01      NM   0.38    4.33
HBNC    HORIZON BNCRP/IN     0.88   0.49    79.6   0.60    46.7   0.97    5.35
GHL     GREENHILL & CO       0.53  -0.05      NM   0.38    39.5  -0.54   -1.39
HBAN*   HUNTINGTON BANC      0.18   0.15    20.0   0.14    28.6   0.05    0.79
UMPQ    UMPQUA HOLDINGS      0.23   0.12    91.7   0.18    27.8  -0.14   -1.06
PACW    PACWEST BANCORP      0.49   0.29    69.0   0.39    25.6  -0.73   -3.12
LHO     LASALLE HOTEL PR     0.21   0.11    90.9   0.17    23.5  -0.62   -2.19
CTBI    COMMUNI TRUST BA     0.77   0.61    26.2   0.63    22.2   0.38    1.21
KCG     KNIGHT CAPITAL-A     0.36   0.33     9.1   0.30    20.0   0.58    4.64
TICKER                                             EST          PRICE   PRICE
SYM     COMPANY               Q12    Q11   % CHG    Q12   % CHG    CHG   % CHG
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WTFC    WINTRUST FINL        0.49   0.36    36.1   0.41    19.5  -0.55   -1.60
DGICA   DONEGAL GRP-CL A     0.25   0.08   212.5   0.21    19.0   0.23    1.71
TXT*    TEXTRON INC          0.41   0.10   310.0   0.35    17.1  -1.00   -3.62
CVCY    CENTRAL VALLEY       0.17   0.16     6.3   0.15    13.3  -0.01   -0.14
SCSS    SELECT COMFORT C     0.45   0.30    50.0   0.40    12.5   0.49    1.41
FCCO    FIRST COMTY CORP     0.21   0.12    75.0   0.19    10.5   0.33    4.22
PII     POLARIS INDS         0.85   0.67    26.9   0.77    10.4   7.37   10.08
VMW     VMWARE INC-CL A      0.66   0.48    37.5   0.60    10.0   0.80    0.72
EXPO    EXPONENT INC         0.57   0.53     7.5   0.52     9.6  -0.62   -1.27
PNC*    PNC FINANCIAL SE     1.62   1.52     6.6   1.48     9.5   0.37    0.58
SYBT    SY BANCORP           0.47   0.40    17.5   0.43     9.3  -0.66   -2.87
LRCX    LAM RESEARCH         0.50   1.45   -65.5   0.46     8.7  -0.74   -1.73
CFNL    CARDINAL FINL CP     0.26   0.19    36.8   0.24     8.3  -0.17   -1.46
PJC     PIPER JAFFRAY CO     0.33   0.38   -13.2   0.31     6.5  -0.96   -3.78
AXP*    AMERICAN EXPRESS     1.07   0.97    10.3   1.01     5.9  -0.14   -0.24
EBAY*   EBAY INC             0.55   0.47    17.0   0.52     5.8  -0.21   -0.58
FCFS    FIRST CASH FINL      0.58   0.50    16.0   0.55     5.5  -0.60   -1.42
QCOM*   QUALCOMM INC         1.01   0.86    17.4   0.96     5.2  -0.25   -0.36
TICKER                                             EST          PRICE   PRICE
SYM     COMPANY               Q12    Q11   % CHG    Q12   % CHG    CHG   % CHG
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DGX*    QUEST DIAGNOSTIC     1.07   0.93    15.1   1.02     4.9  -1.09   -1.81
HAL*    HALLIBURTON CO       0.89   0.61    45.9   0.85     4.7   1.51    4.62
YUM*    YUM! BRANDS INC      0.76   0.63    20.6   0.73     4.1  -0.25   -0.34
BLK*    BLACKROCK INC        3.16   2.96     6.8   3.04     3.9  -5.80   -2.87
NYB     NY COMM BANCORP      0.27   0.28    -3.6   0.26     3.8  -0.32   -2.34
STJ*    ST JUDE MEDICAL      0.86   0.80     7.5   0.83     3.6  -0.68   -1.74
ALB     ALBEMARLE CORP       1.20   1.15     4.3   1.16     3.4   1.13    1.76
ABT*    ABBOTT LABS          1.03   0.91    13.2   1.00     3.0   0.03    0.05
DOV*    DOVER CORP           1.05   0.92    14.1   1.02     2.9  -1.39   -2.23
APH*    AMPHENOL CORP-A      0.77   0.72     6.9   0.75     2.7  -1.86   -3.10
CBST    CUBIST PHARM         0.45   0.34    32.4   0.44     2.3   0.47    1.17
AROW    ARROW FINL CORP      0.45   0.46    -2.2   0.44     2.3  -0.52   -2.15
FRC     FIRST REPUBLIC B     0.67     na      na   0.67     0.0  -0.51   -1.52
NVLS*   NOVELLUS SYS         0.61   1.04   -41.3   0.61     0.0  -0.87   -1.82
BK*     BANK NY MELLON       0.52   0.55    -5.5   0.52     0.0  -0.72   -3.03
WERN    WERNER ENT           0.29   0.22    31.8   0.29     0.0  -0.31   -1.27
PLCM    POLYCOM INC          0.22   0.24    -8.3   0.22     0.0  -0.14   -1.04
JAKK    JAKKS PACIFIC       -0.61  -0.39   -56.4  -0.61     0.0   0.07    0.39

* - Company in Standard & Poor’s 500 Index.

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