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U.S. Companies Reporting Positive EPS Surprises, May 16

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
========================================================================
CPWM#   COST PLUS INC/CA     0.00  -0.14      NM  -0.04      NM  -0.01   -0.05
ANF*    ABERCROMBIE & FI     0.03   0.27   -88.9   0.01   200.0  -5.90  -13.00
TUMI    TUMI HOLDINGS IN     0.17  -0.01      NM   0.11    54.5  -1.05   -4.88
JACK#   JACK IN THE BOX      0.48   0.13   269.2   0.32    50.0  -0.16   -0.71
GVP     GSE SYSTEMS INC      0.03   0.06   -50.0   0.02    50.0   0.05    2.04
CPRX    CATALYST PHARMAC    -0.04  -0.08    50.0  -0.08    50.0  -0.04   -4.49
CTRN    CITI TRENDS INC      0.69   0.83   -16.9   0.49    40.8   1.97   16.17
THQI    THQ INC             -0.12   0.15      NM  -0.17    29.4  -0.07  -10.29
SPTN#   SPARTAN STORES       0.46   0.34    35.3   0.39    17.9  -0.26   -1.46
TICKER                                             EST          PRICE   PRICE
SYM     COMPANY               Q12    Q11   % CHG    Q12   % CHG    CHG   % CHG
========================================================================
LWAY    LIFEWAY FOODS        0.07   0.12   -41.7   0.06    16.7   0.73    7.77
INN     SUMMIT HOTEL PRO     0.15     na      na   0.13    15.4   0.04    0.50
HOTT#   HOT TOPIC INC        0.09   0.00      na   0.08    12.5  -0.01   -0.10
VVTV    VALUEVISION ME-A    -0.17  -0.30    43.3  -0.19    10.5   0.02    1.30
DDMG    DIGITAL DOMAIN M    -0.37     na      na  -0.41     9.8  -0.20   -2.68
RRGB#   RED ROBIN GOURME     0.71   0.58    22.4   0.66     7.6  -0.49   -1.35
CHS     CHICO’S FAS INC      0.32   0.26    23.1   0.30     6.7   0.55    3.75
DE*     DEERE & CO           2.61   2.12    23.1   2.53     3.2  -2.44   -3.19
TGT*    TARGET CORP          1.04   0.99     5.1   1.01     3.0   0.24    0.44
LTD*#   LIMITED BRANDS       0.41   0.40     2.5   0.40     2.5  -0.09   -0.19
BRC     BRADY CORP - A       0.57   0.55     3.6   0.57     0.0  -1.32   -4.23
SPLS*   STAPLES INC          0.30   0.28     7.1   0.30     0.0  -0.84   -5.70
EGHT#   8X8 INC              0.04   0.03    33.3   0.04     0.0  -0.06   -1.53
DSS     DOCUMENT SECURIT    -0.05  -0.03   -66.7  -0.05     0.0  -0.29   -8.71

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

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