U.S. Companies Reporting Higher Quarterly EPS, April 19

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               Q12    Q11   % CHG    Q12   % CHG   Q/E
========================================================================
NYT     NEW YORK TIMES-A     0.08   0.02   300.0   0.02   300.0   Mar
LION#   FIDELITY SOUTHER     0.28   0.08   250.0   0.16    75.0   Mar
AMRB    AMER RIVER BANK      0.07   0.02   250.0   0.09   -22.2   Mar
ASBC#   ASSOC BANC-CORP      0.24   0.09   166.7   0.23     4.3   Mar
ACTG#   ACACIA RESEARCH      1.48   0.62   138.7   1.06    39.6   Mar
SWFT    SWIFT TRANSPORTA     0.14   0.06   133.3   0.13     7.7   Mar
FMFC#   FIRST M&F CORP       0.12   0.06   100.0   0.08    50.0   Mar
BBT*    BB&T CORP            0.62   0.32    93.8   0.58     6.9   Mar
MNRK    MONARCH FINANCIA     0.30   0.16    87.5   0.21    42.9   Mar
TICKER                                             EST
SYM     COMPANY               Q12    Q11   % CHG    Q12   % CHG   Q/E
========================================================================
BAC*    BANK OF AMERICA      0.31   0.17    82.4   0.12   158.3   Mar
NCR#    NCR CORP             0.47   0.27    74.1   0.38    23.7   Mar
SYNT    SYNTEL INC           0.98   0.60    63.3   0.75    30.7   Mar
MS*     MORGAN STANLEY       0.71   0.46    54.3   0.44    61.4   Mar
PENN    PENN NATL GAMING     0.73   0.48    52.1   0.60    21.7   Mar
SHW*    SHERWIN-WILLIAMS     0.95   0.63    50.8   0.94     1.1   Mar
MYE     MYERS INDS INC       0.30   0.20    50.0   0.23    30.4   Mar
PGI#    PREMIERE GLOBAL      0.18   0.12    50.0   0.17     5.9   Mar
AMD*#   ADV MICRO DEVICE     0.12   0.08    50.0   0.09    33.3   Mar
FITB*   FIFTH THIRD BANC     0.39   0.27    44.4   0.36     8.3   Mar
UNP*    UNION PAC CORP       1.79   1.29    38.8   1.63     9.8   Mar
AAMRQ   AMR CORP            -0.74  -1.21    38.8  -1.60    53.8   Mar
SOMH    SOMERSET HILLS       0.15   0.11    36.4   0.16    -6.3   Mar
CMG*#   CHIPOTLE MEXICAN     1.97   1.46    34.9   1.93     2.1   Mar
HOMB    HOME BANCSHARES      0.55   0.41    34.1   0.48    14.6   Mar
WCC     WESCO INTL           0.99   0.74    33.8   0.97     2.1   Mar
CRRC    COURIER CORP         0.04   0.03    33.3   0.04     0.0   Mar
HUBG#   HUB GROUP-A          0.37   0.28    32.1   0.36     2.8   Mar
TICKER                                             EST
SYM     COMPANY               Q12    Q11   % CHG    Q12   % CHG   Q/E
========================================================================
FWRD#   FORWARD AIR CORP     0.35   0.27    29.6   0.34     2.9   Mar
BGS#    B&G FOODS INC        0.35   0.27    29.6   0.34     2.9   Mar
PPG*    PPG INDS INC         1.81   1.40    29.3   1.78     1.7   Mar
HUB/B   HUBBELL INC -B       1.05   0.82    28.0   0.98     7.1   Mar
UTEK    ULTRATECH INC        0.38   0.30    26.7   0.28    35.7   Mar
SNA*    SNAP-ON INC          1.21   0.96    26.0   1.16     4.3   Mar
CB*#    CHUBB CORP           1.70   1.35    25.9   1.52    11.8   Mar
SFNC    SIMMONS FIRST -A     0.37   0.30    23.3   0.36     2.8   Mar
TPX#    TEMPUR-PEDIC INT     0.83   0.68    22.1   0.84    -1.2   Mar
GDI#    GARDNER DENVER       1.40   1.15    21.7   1.36     2.9   Mar
PBCT*   PEOPLE’S UNITED      0.18   0.15    20.0   0.18     0.0   Mar
DHR*    DANAHER CORP         0.73   0.61    19.7   0.71     2.8   Mar
EMC*    EMC CORP/MA          0.37   0.31    19.4   0.36     2.8   Mar
LTM     LIFE TIME FITNES     0.62   0.52    19.2   0.61     1.6   Mar
PM*     PHILIP MORRIS IN     1.25   1.06    17.9   1.19     5.0   Mar
ADS     ALLIANCE DATA        2.38   2.03    17.2   2.19     8.7   Mar
SASR    SANDY SPRING BAN     0.35   0.30    16.7   0.33     6.1   Mar
GPC*    GENUINE PARTS CO     0.93   0.80    16.3   0.87     6.9   Mar
TICKER                                             EST
SYM     COMPANY               Q12    Q11   % CHG    Q12   % CHG   Q/E
========================================================================
VZ*     VERIZON COMMUNIC     0.59   0.51    15.7   0.58     1.7   Mar
LH*     LABORATORY CP        1.74   1.52    14.5   1.67     4.2   Mar
COL*    ROCKWELL COLLINS     1.09   0.96    13.5   1.09     0.0   Mar
TZOO    TRAVELZOO INC        0.42   0.37    13.5   0.41     2.4   Mar
CHE#    CHEMED CORP          1.21   1.07    13.1   1.27    -4.7   Mar
GNTX    GENTEX CORP          0.32   0.29    10.3   0.32     0.0   Mar
EGP#    EASTGROUP PROP       0.77   0.71     8.5   0.76     1.3   Mar
ARB     ARBITRON INC         0.64   0.59     8.5   0.62     3.2   Mar
UNH*    UNITEDHEALTH GRP     1.31   1.22     7.4   1.18    11.0   Mar
MSFT*#  MICROSOFT CORP       0.60   0.56     7.1   0.58     3.4   Mar
EFII#   ELEC FOR IMAGING     0.30   0.28     7.1   0.28     7.1   Mar
TRV*    TRAVELERS COS IN     2.01   1.89     6.3   1.52    32.2   Mar
DD*     DU PONT (EI)         1.61   1.52     5.9   1.53     5.2   Mar
BAX*    BAXTER INTL INC      1.01   0.98     3.1   1.00     1.0   Mar

Number of companies reporting higher earnings today:           59
Total number of companies reporting earnings today:            97

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

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