U.S. Companies Reporting Higher Quarterly EPS, May 7

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
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SATS    ECHOSTAR CORP-A      1.45   0.19   663.2   0.02  7150.0   Mar
TREX    TREX CO INC          0.74   0.15   393.3   0.50    48.0   Mar
UFCS    UNITED FIRE GROU     0.68   0.16   325.0   0.17   300.0   Mar
Y#      ALLEGHANY CORP      17.84   5.46   226.7   3.82   367.0   Mar
NOG     NORTHERN OIL AND     0.23   0.09   155.6   0.24    -4.2   Mar
SLXP#   SALIX PHARM          0.67   0.34    97.1   0.56    19.6   Mar
RAX#    RACKSPACE HOSTIN     0.17   0.10    70.0   0.17     0.0   Mar
JMBA#   JAMBA INC           -0.03  -0.09    66.7  -0.06    50.0   Mar
CNK     CINEMARK HOLDING     0.38   0.23    65.2   0.35     8.6   Mar
TICKER                                             EST
SYM     COMPANY               Q12    Q11   % CHG    Q12   % CHG   Q/E
========================================================================
BSFT    BROADSOFT INC        0.29   0.18    61.1   0.23    26.1   Mar
LPX     LOUISIANA-PACIFI    -0.06  -0.15    60.0  -0.15    60.0   Mar
BCRX    BIOCRYST PHARM      -0.13  -0.29    55.2  -0.27    51.9   Mar
FCCY    1ST CONSTIT BANC     0.23   0.15    53.3   0.23     0.0   Mar
TA      TRAVELCENTERS       -0.49  -0.93    47.3  -0.49     0.0   Mar
HFC     HOLLYFRONTIER CO     1.16   0.79    46.8   1.21    -4.1   Mar
GIG#    GIGOPTIX INC        -0.05  -0.09    44.4  -0.07    28.6   Mar
CTIB    CTI INDUSTRIES       0.12   0.09    33.3   0.07    71.4   Mar
PRO#    PROS HOLDINGS IN     0.04   0.03    33.3   0.10   -60.0   Mar
AWR     AMER STATES WATE     0.53   0.40    32.5   0.40    32.5   Mar
DRQ     DRIL-QUIP INC        0.71   0.54    31.5   0.67     6.0   Mar
CLMS#   CALAMOS ASSET-A      0.30   0.23    30.4   0.22    36.4   Mar
PNG#    PAA NATURAL GAS      0.22   0.17    29.4   0.21     4.8   Mar
LOPE#   GRAND CANYON EDU     0.32   0.25    28.0   0.26    23.1   Mar
LUFK    LUFKIN INDS          0.56   0.44    27.3   0.59    -5.1   Mar
NNBR    NN INC               0.39   0.33    18.2   0.33    18.2   Mar
CAR     AVIS BUDGET GROU     0.13   0.11    18.2  -0.01      NM   Mar
CTSH*   COGNIZANT TECH-A     0.79   0.67    17.9   0.79     0.0   Mar
TICKER                                             EST
SYM     COMPANY               Q12    Q11   % CHG    Q12   % CHG   Q/E
========================================================================
TWGP#   TOWER GROUP INC      0.56   0.49    14.3   0.55     1.8   Mar
UGNE    UNIGENE LABS INC    -0.06  -0.07    14.3  -0.06     0.0   Mar
PRAA#   PORTFOLIO RECOVE     1.47   1.34     9.7   1.31    12.2   Mar
CDE     COEUR D’ALENE MN     0.46   0.42     9.5   0.43     7.0   Mar
IDSY#   ID SYSTEMS INC      -0.12  -0.13     7.7  -0.01 -1100.0   Mar
KAR#    KAR AUCTION SERV     0.31   0.29     6.9   0.31     0.0   Mar
PRA#    PROASSURANCE COR     1.56   1.46     6.8   1.41    10.6   Mar
ALX     ALEXANDER’S INC      5.49   5.15     6.6   5.54    -0.9   Mar
ANDE#   ANDERSONS INC        0.98   0.93     5.4   0.91     7.7   Mar
PETS    PETMED EXPRESS       0.20   0.19     5.3   0.18    11.1   Mar
TSN*    TYSON FOODS-A        0.44   0.42     4.8   0.39    12.8   Mar
TW      TOWERS WATSON-A      1.39   1.37     1.5   1.35     3.0   Mar
ANV     ALLIED NEVADA GO     0.13   0.00      na   0.23   -43.5   Mar

Number of companies reporting higher earnings today:           40
Total number of companies reporting earnings today:            78

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

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