U.S. Companies Reporting Higher Quarterly EPS, May 16

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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CPWM#   COST PLUS INC/CA     0.00  -0.14      NM  -0.04      NM   Apr
JACK#   JACK IN THE BOX      0.48   0.13   269.2   0.32    50.0   Mar
GTAT#   GT ADVANCED TECH     0.66   0.41    61.0   0.70    -5.7   Mar
CPRX    CATALYST PHARMAC    -0.04  -0.08    50.0  -0.08    50.0   Mar
VVTV    VALUEVISION ME-A    -0.17  -0.30    43.3  -0.19    10.5   Apr
SPTN#   SPARTAN STORES       0.46   0.34    35.3   0.39    17.9   Mar
EGHT#   8X8 INC              0.04   0.03    33.3   0.04     0.0   Mar
DE*     DEERE & CO           2.61   2.12    23.1   2.53     3.2   Apr
CHS     CHICO’S FAS INC      0.32   0.26    23.1   0.30     6.7   Apr
TICKER                                             EST
SYM     COMPANY               Q12    Q11   % CHG    Q12   % CHG   Q/E
========================================================================
RRGB#   RED ROBIN GOURME     0.71   0.58    22.4   0.66     7.6   Mar
SPLS*   STAPLES INC          0.30   0.28     7.1   0.30     0.0   Apr
TGT*    TARGET CORP          1.04   0.99     5.1   1.01     3.0   Apr
BRC     BRADY CORP - A       0.57   0.55     3.6   0.57     0.0   Apr
LTD*#   LIMITED BRANDS       0.41   0.40     2.5   0.40     2.5   Apr
HOTT#   HOT TOPIC INC        0.09   0.00      na   0.08    12.5   Apr

Number of companies reporting higher earnings today:           15
Total number of companies reporting earnings today:            38

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

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