U.S. Companies Reporting Positive EPS Surprises, May 7

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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CAR     AVIS BUDGET GROU     0.13   0.11    18.2  -0.01      NM   0.70    4.40
BFIN    BANKFINANCIAL        0.12     na      na  -0.08      NM  -0.11   -1.58
SATS    ECHOSTAR CORP-A      1.45   0.19   663.2   0.02  7150.0  -0.20   -0.71
Y#      ALLEGHANY CORP      17.84   5.46   226.7   3.82   367.0   1.57    0.46
UFCS    UNITED FIRE GROU     0.68   0.16   325.0   0.17   300.0   2.22   13.46
GSVC    GSV CAPITAL CORP    -0.01     na      na  -0.12    91.7  -1.42   -7.23
CTIB    CTI INDUSTRIES       0.12   0.09    33.3   0.07    71.4   0.07    1.49
LPX     LOUISIANA-PACIFI    -0.06  -0.15    60.0  -0.15    60.0   0.53    5.92
BCRX    BIOCRYST PHARM      -0.13  -0.29    55.2  -0.27    51.9   0.31    9.20
TICKER                                             EST          PRICE   PRICE
SYM     COMPANY               Q12    Q11   % CHG    Q12   % CHG    CHG   % CHG
========================================================================
JMBA#   JAMBA INC           -0.03  -0.09    66.7  -0.06    50.0   0.06    3.19
TREX    TREX CO INC          0.74   0.15   393.3   0.50    48.0  -2.08   -6.51
CLMS#   CALAMOS ASSET-A      0.30   0.23    30.4   0.22    36.4   0.15    1.20
AWR     AMER STATES WATE     0.53   0.40    32.5   0.40    32.5   0.99    2.77
GIG#    GIGOPTIX INC        -0.05  -0.09    44.4  -0.07    28.6   0.08    2.69
BSFT    BROADSOFT INC        0.29   0.18    61.1   0.23    26.1  -7.74  -18.92
LOPE#   GRAND CANYON EDU     0.32   0.25    28.0   0.26    23.1  -0.27   -1.66
SLXP#   SALIX PHARM          0.67   0.34    97.1   0.56    19.6   1.11    2.29
AFFY#   AFFYMAX INC          0.87  -0.36      NM   0.73    19.2   0.71    5.64
NNBR    NN INC               0.39   0.33    18.2   0.33    18.2   1.90   25.50
DISH    DISH NETWORK-A       0.80   1.22   -34.4   0.70    14.3  -0.38   -1.21
TSN*    TYSON FOODS-A        0.44   0.42     4.8   0.39    12.8   0.59    3.27
MSPD#   MINDSPEED TECHNO    -0.14   0.01      NM  -0.16    12.5   0.12    2.64
PRAA#   PORTFOLIO RECOVE     1.47   1.34     9.7   1.31    12.2   0.16    0.24
PETS    PETMED EXPRESS       0.20   0.19     5.3   0.18    11.1  -2.69  -19.55
IVR#    INVESCO MORTGAGE     0.72   1.00   -28.0   0.65    10.8  -0.17   -0.97
PRA#    PROASSURANCE COR     1.56   1.46     6.8   1.41    10.6   1.50    1.72
CNK     CINEMARK HOLDING     0.38   0.23    65.2   0.35     8.6   0.59    2.56
TICKER                                             EST          PRICE   PRICE
SYM     COMPANY               Q12    Q11   % CHG    Q12   % CHG    CHG   % CHG
========================================================================
HPP#    HUDSON PACIFIC P     0.26   0.34   -23.5   0.24     8.3  -0.15   -0.95
OLBK#   OLD LINE BANCSHA     0.26     na      na   0.24     8.3   0.00   -0.01
ANDE#   ANDERSONS INC        0.98   0.93     5.4   0.91     7.7   0.51    1.04
IBOC#   INTL BANCSHARES      0.42   0.45    -6.7   0.39     7.7   0.33    1.75
CDE     COEUR D’ALENE MN     0.46   0.42     9.5   0.43     7.0  -0.80   -4.04
GEO#    GEO GROUP INC/TH     0.31   0.35   -11.4   0.29     6.9   1.61    7.84
MGEE    MGE ENERGY INC       0.69   0.77   -10.4   0.65     6.2   0.20    0.44
DRQ     DRIL-QUIP INC        0.71   0.54    31.5   0.67     6.0   0.03    0.05
RVSB#   RIVERVIEW BANCRP    -0.57   0.04      NM  -0.60     5.0   0.06    3.82
PNG#    PAA NATURAL GAS      0.22   0.17    29.4   0.21     4.8  -0.02   -0.11
PBI*#   PITNEY BOWES INC     0.52   0.53    -1.9   0.50     4.0  -0.31   -1.81
GNOM#   COMPLETE GENOMIC    -0.60  -0.48   -25.0  -0.62     3.2   0.23    9.39
TW      TOWERS WATSON-A      1.39   1.37     1.5   1.35     3.0  -0.67   -1.03
SYY*    SYSCO CORP           0.44   0.46    -4.3   0.43     2.3   0.39    1.40
TWGP#   TOWER GROUP INC      0.56   0.49    14.3   0.55     1.8   0.11    0.52
CTSH*   COGNIZANT TECH-A     0.79   0.67    17.9   0.79     0.0 -13.36  -19.18
KAR#    KAR AUCTION SERV     0.31   0.29     6.9   0.31     0.0  -0.19   -1.08
FCCY    1ST CONSTIT BANC     0.23   0.15    53.3   0.23     0.0   0.00    0.00
TICKER                                             EST          PRICE   PRICE
SYM     COMPANY               Q12    Q11   % CHG    Q12   % CHG    CHG   % CHG
========================================================================
IQNT    NEUTRAL TANDEM I     0.21   0.24   -12.5   0.21     0.0   0.29    2.62
EPAY    BOTTOMLINE TECH      0.21   0.26   -19.2   0.21     0.0  -3.47  -15.42
RAX#    RACKSPACE HOSTIN     0.17   0.10    70.0   0.17     0.0  -0.60   -1.03
NTWK    NETSOL TECH INC      0.03   0.06   -50.0   0.03     0.0   0.06   11.11
UGNE    UNIGENE LABS INC    -0.06  -0.07    14.3  -0.06     0.0  -0.11  -28.95
TA      TRAVELCENTERS       -0.49  -0.93    47.3  -0.49     0.0  -0.94  -15.41

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

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