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Midmorning Positive EPS Surprises for U.S. Companies, April 26

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               Q12    Q11   % CHG    Q11   % CHG   Q/E
========================================================================
REGN    REGENERON PHARM      0.16  -0.49      NM  -0.23      NM   Mar
HZO     MARINEMAX INC        0.10  -0.20      NM  -0.10      NM   Mar
KBW     KBW INC              0.06   0.13   -53.8  -0.09      NM   Mar
LYTS    LSI INDUSTRIES       0.00   0.09      NM  -0.01      NM   Mar
YAVY    YADKIN VALLEY FI     0.14  -0.10      NM   0.04   250.0   Mar
PAR     PAR TECHNOLOGY       0.07   0.03   133.3   0.03   133.3   Mar
AM      AMER GREETINGS-A     0.84   0.63    33.3   0.37   127.0   Feb
GTI     GRAFTECH INTL        0.12   0.19   -36.8   0.06   100.0   Mar
OSK     OSHKOSH CORP         0.47   0.74   -36.5   0.25    88.0   Mar
TICKER                                             EST
SYM     COMPANY               Q12    Q11   % CHG    Q11   % CHG   Q/E
========================================================================
ELNK    EARTHLINK INC        0.07   0.15   -53.3   0.04    75.0   Mar
BCO     BRINK’S CO/THE       0.58   0.31    87.1   0.37    56.8   Mar
MHO     M/I HOMES INC       -0.17  -0.92    81.5  -0.30    43.3   Mar
STEL    STELLARONE CORP      0.24   0.11   118.2   0.17    41.2   Mar
GMT     GATX CORP            0.69   0.28   146.4   0.49    40.8   Mar
UTHR    UNITED THERAPEUT     1.29   0.26   396.2   0.93    38.7   Mar
CRI     CARTER’S INC         0.56   0.55     1.8   0.42    33.3   Mar
RTIX    RTI BIOLOGICS        0.04   0.02   100.0   0.03    33.3   Mar
MWW     MONSTER WORLDWID     0.04   0.05   -20.0   0.03    33.3   Mar
WHR*    WHIRLPOOL CORP       1.41   2.11   -33.2   1.08    30.6   Mar
WST     WEST PHARMACEUT      0.83   0.60    38.3   0.66    25.8   Mar
BHE     BENCHMARK ELECTR     0.25   0.25     0.0   0.20    25.0   Mar
NBL*    NOBLE ENERGY INC     1.75   1.35    29.6   1.42    23.2   Mar
CPF     CENTRAL PACIFIC      0.32   0.18    77.8   0.26    23.1   Mar
RGS     REGIS CORP           0.32   0.25    28.0   0.26    23.1   Mar
DEST    DESTINATION MATE     0.38   0.43   -11.6   0.31    22.6   Mar
INCY    INCYTE CORP         -0.36  -0.21   -71.4  -0.46    21.7   Mar
APU     AMERIGAS PARTNER     1.43   1.66   -13.9   1.18    21.2   Mar
TICKER                                             EST
SYM     COMPANY               Q12    Q11   % CHG    Q11   % CHG   Q/E
========================================================================
HOT*    STARWOOD HOTELS      0.63   0.30   110.0   0.52    21.2   Mar
CAB     CABELA’S INC         0.40   0.25    60.0   0.33    21.2   Mar
UAL     UNITED CONTINENT    -0.87  -0.41  -112.2  -1.10    20.9   Mar
BABY    NATUS MEDICAL        0.06   0.11   -45.5   0.05    20.0   Mar
CNBC    CENTER BANCORP       0.25   0.18    38.9   0.21    19.0   Mar
TRS     TRIMAS CORP          0.39   0.34    14.7   0.33    18.2   Mar
LMT*    LOCKHEED MARTIN      2.02   1.55    30.3   1.71    18.1   Mar
RIMG    RIMAGE CORP         -0.14   0.16      NM  -0.17    17.6   Mar
BLC     BELO CORP-A          0.14   0.09    55.6   0.12    16.7   Mar
DDE     DOVER DOWNS GAMI     0.07   0.00      na   0.06    16.7   Mar
ABG     ASBURY AUTO GRP      0.57   0.35    62.9   0.49    16.3   Mar
SWI     SOLARWINDS INC       0.30   0.21    42.9   0.26    15.4   Mar
MTRN    MATERION CORP        0.30   0.57   -47.4   0.26    15.4   Mar
UCBI    UNITED COMMUNITY     0.15  -7.85      NM   0.13    15.4   Mar
WTBA    WEST BANCORP         0.23   0.23     0.0   0.20    15.0   Mar
RTN*    RAYTHEON CO          1.33   1.22     9.0   1.16    14.7   Mar
EME     EMCOR GROUP INC      0.40   0.37     8.1   0.35    14.3   Mar
DDD     3D SYSTEMS CORP      0.25   0.14    78.6   0.22    13.6   Mar
TICKER                                             EST
SYM     COMPANY               Q12    Q11   % CHG    Q11   % CHG   Q/E
========================================================================
WBC     WABCO HOLDINGS       1.17   1.12     4.5   1.04    12.5   Mar
JBLU    JETBLUE AIRWAYS      0.09   0.01   800.0   0.08    12.5   Mar
ESI     ITT EDUCATIONAL      2.38   2.91   -18.2   2.13    11.7   Mar
DLX     DELUXE CORP          0.88   0.75    17.3   0.79    11.4   Mar
CLI     MACK-CALI REALTY     0.74   0.70     5.7   0.67    10.4   Mar
GPI     GROUP 1 AUTOMOTI     0.97   0.67    44.8   0.88    10.2   Mar
MCO*    MOODY’S CORP         0.76   0.67    13.4   0.69    10.1   Mar
NCI     NAVIGANT CONSULT     0.23   0.19    21.1   0.21     9.5   Mar
VIVO    MERIDIAN BIOSCI      0.23   0.20    15.0   0.21     9.5   Mar
CCE*    COCA-COLA ENTER      0.36   0.33     9.1   0.33     9.1   Mar
SLGN    SILGAN HOLDINGS      0.50   0.41    22.0   0.46     8.7   Mar
DNKN    DUNKIN’ BRANDS G     0.25     na      na   0.23     8.7   Mar
AIT     APPLIED INDU TEC     0.69   0.61    13.1   0.64     7.8   Mar
LLL*    L-3 COMM HLDGS       2.01   1.95     3.1   1.87     7.5   Mar
LNBB    LNB BANCORP INC      0.15   0.10    50.0   0.14     7.1   Mar
PTEN    PATTERSON-UTI        0.61   0.45    35.6   0.57     7.0   Mar
BLL*    BALL CORP            0.63   0.58     8.6   0.59     6.8   Mar
LKQX    LKQ CORP             0.50   0.41    22.0   0.47     6.4   Mar
TICKER                                             EST
SYM     COMPANY               Q12    Q11   % CHG    Q11   % CHG   Q/E
========================================================================
SUI     SUN COMMUNITIES      0.89   0.82     8.5   0.84     6.0   Mar
OFC     CORP OFFICE PROP     0.53   0.13   307.7   0.50     6.0   Mar
COR     CORESITE REALTY      0.36   0.25    44.0   0.34     5.9   Mar
KFFG    KAISER FEDERAL F     0.18   0.25   -28.0   0.17     5.9   Mar
NUS     NU SKIN ENTERP-A     0.74   0.56    32.1   0.70     5.7   Mar
KMT     KENNAMETAL INC       0.98   0.83    18.1   0.93     5.4   Mar
OCR     OMNICARE INC         0.81   0.52    55.8   0.77     5.2   Mar
MJN*    MEAD JOHNSON         0.82   0.76     7.9   0.78     5.1   Mar
PROV    PROVIDENT FNL HL     0.21   0.20     5.0   0.20     5.0   Mar
MGI     MONEYGRAM INTERN     0.22  -1.84      NM   0.21     4.8   Mar
AME     AMETEK INC           0.68   0.56    21.4   0.65     4.6   Mar
VMC*    VULCAN MATERIALS    -0.42  -0.50    16.0  -0.44     4.5   Mar
BMS*    BEMIS CO             0.49   0.47     4.3   0.47     4.3   Mar
TWC*    TIME WARNER CABL     1.30   1.01    28.7   1.25     4.0   Mar
AVT     AVNET INC            1.03   1.10    -6.4   0.99     4.0   Mar
MYL*    MYLAN INC            0.52   0.44    18.2   0.50     4.0   Mar
GEL     GENESIS ENERGY       0.27   0.23    17.4   0.26     3.8   Mar
LSTR    LANDSTAR SYSTEM      0.57   0.43    32.6   0.55     3.6   Mar
TICKER                                             EST
SYM     COMPANY               Q12    Q11   % CHG    Q11   % CHG   Q/E
========================================================================
IRM*    IRON MOUNTAIN        0.29   0.26    11.5   0.28     3.6   Mar
PEP*    PEPSICO INC          0.69   0.74    -6.8   0.67     3.0   Mar
DFT     DUPONT FABROS TE     0.34   0.38   -10.5   0.33     3.0   Mar
DLR     DIGITAL REALTY       0.36   0.34     5.9   0.35     2.9   Mar
WRLD    WORLD ACCEPTANCE     2.54   2.11    20.4   2.47     2.8   Mar
RS      RELIANCE STEEL       1.54   1.23    25.2   1.50     2.7   Mar
XEL*    XCEL ENERGY INC      0.38   0.42    -9.5   0.37     2.7   Mar
NTCT    NETSCOUT SYSTEMS     0.39   0.30    30.0   0.38     2.6   Mar
USAP    UNIVERSAL STAINL     0.82   0.64    28.1   0.80     2.5   Mar
O       REALTY INCOME        0.49   0.48     2.1   0.48     2.1   Mar
DOW*    DOW CHEMICAL CO      0.61   0.82   -25.6   0.60     1.7   Mar
K*      KELLOGG CO           1.00   1.00     0.0   0.99     1.0   Mar
BGG     BRIGGS & STRATTN     0.99   1.02    -2.9   0.98     1.0   Mar
CME*    CME GROUP INC        4.02   4.36    -7.8   4.01     0.2   Mar
TASR    TASER INTL           0.07   0.00      na   0.00      na   Mar
STRA    STRAYER EDUCATIO     2.09   2.80   -25.4   2.09     0.0   Mar
OXY*    OCCIDENTAL PETE      1.92   1.96    -2.0   1.92     0.0   Mar
ZMH*    ZIMMER HLDGS         1.30   1.19     9.2   1.30     0.0   Mar
TICKER                                             EST
SYM     COMPANY               Q12    Q11   % CHG    Q11   % CHG   Q/E
========================================================================
CL*     COLGATE-PALMOLIV     1.24   1.16     6.9   1.24     0.0   Mar
ABC*    AMERISOURCEBERGE     0.81   0.77     5.2   0.81     0.0   Mar
BMY*    BRISTOL-MYER SQB     0.64   0.58    10.3   0.64     0.0   Mar
ODFL    OLD DOMINION FRT     0.54   0.38    42.1   0.54     0.0   Mar
ADC     AGREE REALTY         0.50   0.63   -20.6   0.50     0.0   Mar
MO*     ALTRIA GROUP INC     0.49   0.44    11.4   0.49     0.0   Mar
IVZ*    INVESCO LTD          0.44   0.41     7.3   0.44     0.0   Mar
CCMP    CABOT MICROELEC      0.35   0.55   -36.4   0.35     0.0   Mar
SWY*    SAFEWAY INC          0.30   0.07   328.6   0.30     0.0   Mar
FCAL    FIRST CAL FIN GR     0.08   0.54   -85.2   0.08     0.0   Mar
JRN     JOURNAL COMMUN-A     0.05   0.05     0.0   0.05     0.0   Mar
CRY     CRYOLIFE INC         0.04   0.09   -55.6   0.04     0.0   Mar
NEI     NETWORK ENGINES      0.03   0.04   -25.0   0.03     0.0   Mar
PHM*    PULTEGROUP INC      -0.03  -0.10    70.0  -0.03     0.0   Mar
IPG*    INTERPUBLIC GRP     -0.10  -0.07   -42.9  -0.10     0.0   Mar

* - Company in Standard & Poor’s 500 Index

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