U.S. Companies Reporting Positive EPS Surprises, Aug. 13

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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AMID#   AMERICAN MIDSTRE     0.24     na      na  -0.08      NM   0.17    0.80
NVIV#   INVIVO THERAPEUT     0.10     na      na  -0.04      NM   0.03    1.24
BCST#   BROADCAST INTERN     0.01     na      na  -0.01      NM   0.00    0.00
ACY     AEROCENTURY CORP     0.61  -0.10      NM   0.04  1425.0   0.30    2.44
GRPN#   GROUPON INC          0.08     na      na   0.03   166.7   0.11    1.48
PLNR#   PLANAR SYSTEMS      -0.04  -0.01  -300.0  -0.10    60.0  -0.07   -5.11
MPO     MIDSTATES PETROL     0.03     na      na   0.02    50.0  -0.18   -2.25
PSIX#   POWER SOLUTIONS      0.21     na      na   0.18    16.7   0.00    0.00
VSTM    VERASTEM INC        -0.34     na      na  -0.37     8.1  -0.90  -10.09
TICKER                                             EST          PRICE   PRICE
SYM     COMPANY               Q12    Q11   % CHG    Q12   % CHG    CHG   % CHG
========================================================================
ATHX#   ATHERSYS INC        -0.13  -0.14     7.1  -0.14     7.1  -0.02   -1.40
BCEI#   BONANZA CREEK EN     0.32     na      na   0.30     6.7  -0.08   -0.43
FRF#    FORTEGRA FINANCI     0.20   0.12    66.7   0.19     5.3  -0.03   -0.38
SYY*    SYSCO CORP           0.55   0.57    -3.5   0.54     1.9   1.30    4.51
CLRO    CLEARONE COMMUNI     0.09   0.18   -50.0   0.09     0.0  -0.25   -6.10
GVP#    GSE SYSTEMS INC      0.02  -0.03      NM   0.02     0.0   0.02    0.87
ASTI    ASCENT SOLAR TEC    -0.14  -0.23    39.1  -0.14     0.0   0.28   21.05

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

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