U.S. Companies Reporting Positive EPS Surprises, Nov. 30

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               Q11    Q10   % CHG    Q11   % CHG    CHG   % CHG
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ZOLT    ZOLTEK COS           0.14  -0.04      NM   0.01  1300.0   2.48   43.28
SIGM#   SIGMA DESIGNS       -0.08   0.41      NM  -0.24    66.7   0.12    1.75
GMAN#   GORDMANS STORES      0.25   0.22    13.6   0.19    31.6   0.78    6.46
CFI     CULP INC             0.23   0.30   -23.3   0.18    27.8   0.37    4.68
KKD#    KRISPY KREME         0.07   0.03   133.3   0.06    16.7   0.65    9.46
FSC     FIFTH STREET FIN     0.28   0.21    33.3   0.26     7.7   0.50    5.39
ARO#    AEROPOSTALE INC      0.30   0.67   -55.2   0.28     7.1   0.77    5.22
LZB#    LA-Z-BOY INC         0.15   0.07   114.3   0.14     7.1   0.40    4.21
RUE#    RUE21 INC            0.35   0.29    20.7   0.33     6.1   1.05    4.57
TICKER                                             EST          PRICE   PRICE
SYM     COMPANY               Q11    Q10   % CHG    Q11   % CHG    CHG   % CHG
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JOSB    JOS A BANK CLOTH     0.54   0.45    20.0   0.51     5.9  -1.89   -3.69
EXPR#   EXPRESS INC          0.37   0.30    23.3   0.35     5.7   1.05    4.85
SNPS#   SYNOPSYS INC         0.45   0.39    15.4   0.45     0.0   0.93    3.44
UNFI    UNITED NATURAL       0.40   0.39     2.6   0.40     0.0   3.02    8.55
AEO     AMER EAGLE OUTF      0.27   0.29    -6.9   0.27     0.0   0.48    3.57
FNSR#   FINISAR CORP         0.23   0.44   -47.7   0.23     0.0   1.33    7.77

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