U.S. Companies Reporting Positive EPS Surprises, April 19

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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RMTR#   RAMTRON INTL         0.02     na      na  -0.01      NM   0.00    0.05
POOL    POOL CORP            0.06  -0.01      NM   0.01   500.0  -0.99   -2.55
NYT     NEW YORK TIMES-A     0.08   0.02   300.0   0.02   300.0   0.27    4.42
RMBS#   RAMBUS INC           0.03   0.09   -66.7   0.01   200.0  -0.01   -0.18
BAC*    BANK OF AMERICA      0.31   0.17    82.4   0.12   158.3  -0.15   -1.68
LAYN    LAYNE CHRISTENSN    -0.20   0.45      NM  -1.91    89.5  -0.15   -0.73
LION#   FIDELITY SOUTHER     0.28   0.08   250.0   0.16    75.0   0.94   13.72
TAYC    TAYLOR CAPITAL       0.28  -0.12      NM   0.17    64.7   0.16    1.15
MS*     MORGAN STANLEY       0.71   0.46    54.3   0.44    61.4   0.41    2.32
TICKER                                             EST          PRICE   PRICE
SYM     COMPANY               Q12    Q11   % CHG    Q12   % CHG    CHG   % CHG
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LUV*    SOUTHWEST AIR       -0.02   0.03      NM  -0.05    60.0   0.34    4.31
AAMRQ   AMR CORP            -0.74  -1.21    38.8  -1.60    53.8   0.10   20.83
FMFC#   FIRST M&F CORP       0.12   0.06   100.0   0.08    50.0  -0.20   -4.43
FCS     FAIRCHILD SEMICO     0.06   0.39   -84.6   0.04    50.0   0.11    0.76
ETFC*#  E*TRADE FINANCIA     0.13   0.16   -18.8   0.09    44.4  -0.09   -0.90
MNRK    MONARCH FINANCIA     0.30   0.16    87.5   0.21    42.9   0.56    6.39
ACTG#   ACACIA RESEARCH      1.48   0.62   138.7   1.06    39.6  -1.09   -2.69
UTEK    ULTRATECH INC        0.38   0.30    26.7   0.28    35.7   2.95    9.95
AMD*#   ADV MICRO DEVICE     0.12   0.08    50.0   0.09    33.3   0.00    0.00
CY      CYPRESS SEMICON      0.12   0.24   -50.0   0.09    33.3   1.70   11.85
FSL#    FREESCALE SEMICO    -0.04     na      na  -0.06    33.3   0.15    1.06
TRV*    TRAVELERS COS IN     2.01   1.89     6.3   1.52    32.2   2.23    3.75
SYNT    SYNTEL INC           0.98   0.60    63.3   0.75    30.7   7.37   13.69
MYE     MYERS INDS INC       0.30   0.20    50.0   0.23    30.4  -0.04   -0.24
NCR#    NCR CORP             0.47   0.27    74.1   0.38    23.7  -0.01   -0.05
DO*     DIAMOND OFFSHORE     1.21   1.79   -32.4   0.99    22.2   2.37    3.58
PENN    PENN NATL GAMING     0.73   0.48    52.1   0.60    21.7   1.24    2.86
BTU*    PEABODY ENERGY       0.67   0.67     0.0   0.56    19.6   2.00    7.03
TICKER                                             EST          PRICE   PRICE
SYM     COMPANY               Q12    Q11   % CHG    Q12   % CHG    CHG   % CHG
========================================================================
HBI#    HANESBRANDS INC     -0.27   0.49      NM  -0.33    18.2  -0.27   -0.99
HOMB    HOME BANCSHARES      0.55   0.41    34.1   0.48    14.6   0.56    2.11
BSX*    BOSTON SCIENTIFC     0.09   0.15   -40.0   0.08    12.5   0.31    5.60
COF*#   CAPITAL ONE FINA     1.56   2.24   -30.4   1.39    12.2  -0.33   -0.61
CB*#    CHUBB CORP           1.70   1.35    25.9   1.52    11.8   1.52    2.15
UNH*    UNITEDHEALTH GRP     1.31   1.22     7.4   1.18    11.0   1.39    2.43
KEY*    KEYCORP              0.21   0.21     0.0   0.19    10.5  -0.08   -1.00
FCX*    FREEPORT-MCMORAN     0.96   1.57   -38.9   0.87    10.3  -0.26   -0.68
UNP*    UNION PAC CORP       1.79   1.29    38.8   1.63     9.8  -3.95   -3.60
ADS     ALLIANCE DATA        2.38   2.03    17.2   2.19     8.7   0.10    0.08
FITB*   FIFTH THIRD BANC     0.39   0.27    44.4   0.36     8.3  -0.44   -3.07
ALK     ALASKA AIR GROUP     0.39   0.40    -2.5   0.36     8.3  -0.28   -0.80
NUE*    NUCOR CORP           0.42   0.50   -16.0   0.39     7.7  -2.11   -5.00
SWFT    SWIFT TRANSPORTA     0.14   0.06   133.3   0.13     7.7  -0.10   -0.98
ENTG    ENTEGRIS INC         0.14   0.23   -39.1   0.13     7.7   0.02    0.23
HUB/B   HUBBELL INC -B       1.05   0.82    28.0   0.98     7.1   0.43    0.55
EFII#   ELEC FOR IMAGING     0.30   0.28     7.1   0.28     7.1  -0.18   -1.03
GPC*    GENUINE PARTS CO     0.93   0.80    16.3   0.87     6.9  -1.10   -1.70
TICKER                                             EST          PRICE   PRICE
SYM     COMPANY               Q12    Q11   % CHG    Q12   % CHG    CHG   % CHG
========================================================================
BBT*    BB&T CORP            0.62   0.32    93.8   0.58     6.9  -0.18   -0.58
SON     SONOCO PRODUCTS      0.52   0.57    -8.8   0.49     6.1   0.45    1.39
SASR    SANDY SPRING BAN     0.35   0.30    16.7   0.33     6.1   0.15    0.84
PGI#    PREMIERE GLOBAL      0.18   0.12    50.0   0.17     5.9  -0.03   -0.37
DD*     DU PONT (EI)         1.61   1.52     5.9   1.53     5.2  -0.66   -1.24
PM*     PHILIP MORRIS IN     1.25   1.06    17.9   1.19     5.0  -0.99   -1.13
HAFC    HANMI FINL CORP      0.23   0.56   -58.9   0.22     4.5   0.07    0.69
SNA*    SNAP-ON INC          1.21   0.96    26.0   1.16     4.3   1.91    3.20
ASBC#   ASSOC BANC-CORP      0.24   0.09   166.7   0.23     4.3   0.00    0.00
LH*     LABORATORY CP        1.74   1.52    14.5   1.67     4.2  -1.85   -2.04
MSFT*#  MICROSOFT CORP       0.60   0.56     7.1   0.58     3.4  -0.13   -0.42
ARB     ARBITRON INC         0.64   0.59     8.5   0.62     3.2  -0.49   -1.26
GDI#    GARDNER DENVER       1.40   1.15    21.7   1.36     2.9  -0.22   -0.35
FWRD#   FORWARD AIR CORP     0.35   0.27    29.6   0.34     2.9  -0.75   -2.11
BGS#    B&G FOODS INC        0.35   0.27    29.6   0.34     2.9   0.19    0.86
DHR*    DANAHER CORP         0.73   0.61    19.7   0.71     2.8  -1.69   -3.09
HUBG#   HUB GROUP-A          0.37   0.28    32.1   0.36     2.8  -0.17   -0.48
SFNC    SIMMONS FIRST -A     0.37   0.30    23.3   0.36     2.8   0.02    0.08
TICKER                                             EST          PRICE   PRICE
SYM     COMPANY               Q12    Q11   % CHG    Q12   % CHG    CHG   % CHG
========================================================================
EMC*    EMC CORP/MA          0.37   0.31    19.4   0.36     2.8  -1.04   -3.57
TZOO    TRAVELZOO INC        0.42   0.37    13.5   0.41     2.4  -1.62   -6.01
CMG*#   CHIPOTLE MEXICAN     1.97   1.46    34.9   1.93     2.1  -7.33   -1.67
WCC     WESCO INTL           0.99   0.74    33.8   0.97     2.1  -0.52   -0.79
PPG*    PPG INDS INC         1.81   1.40    29.3   1.78     1.7   2.53    2.57
VZ*     VERIZON COMMUNIC     0.59   0.51    15.7   0.58     1.7   0.49    1.30
TCB     TCF FINL CORP       -1.78   0.20      NM  -1.81     1.7   0.00    0.00
LTM     LIFE TIME FITNES     0.62   0.52    19.2   0.61     1.6  -4.13   -8.38
EGP#    EASTGROUP PROP       0.77   0.71     8.5   0.76     1.3   0.12    0.24
SHW*    SHERWIN-WILLIAMS     0.95   0.63    50.8   0.94     1.1  -0.42   -0.36
BAX*    BAXTER INTL INC      1.01   0.98     3.1   1.00     1.0  -0.21   -0.39
COL*    ROCKWELL COLLINS     1.09   0.96    13.5   1.09     0.0  -2.81   -4.79
GNTX    GENTEX CORP          0.32   0.29    10.3   0.32     0.0  -4.07  -16.01
RVBD#   RIVERBED TECHNOL     0.20   0.20     0.0   0.20     0.0   1.05    3.92
FNFG    FIRST NIAGARA FI     0.19   0.24   -20.8   0.19     0.0  -0.02   -0.22
PBCT*   PEOPLE’S UNITED      0.18   0.15    20.0   0.18     0.0  -0.36   -2.82
XXIA#   IXIA                 0.15   0.16    -6.3   0.15     0.0  -0.13   -1.15
CRRC    COURIER CORP         0.04   0.03    33.3   0.04     0.0   0.89    9.34

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

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