Midmorning Positive EPS Surprises for U.S. Companies, Dec. 7

Dec. 7 (Bloomberg) -- The following U.S. companies reported positive surprises or matched expectations today. This list ranks percent surprises of actual earnings to earnings estimates.

Earnings estimates provided by Bloomberg.


TICKER                                             EST
SYM     COMPANY               Q11    Q10   % CHG    Q10   % CHG   Q/E
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BIOD    BIODEL INC           0.19  -0.31      NM  -0.17      NM   Sep
TOL     TOLL BROTHERS        0.16   0.05   220.0   0.05   220.0   Oct
MIND    MITCHAM INDS         0.55   0.07   685.7   0.23   139.1   Oct
TTC     TORO CO              0.16   0.10    60.0   0.09    77.8   Oct
HOFT    HOOKER FURNITURE     0.21   0.11    90.9   0.12    75.0   Oct
AVAV    AEROVIRONMENT IN     0.30   0.01  2900.0   0.20    50.0   Oct
MW      MEN’S WEARHOUSE      0.79   0.57    38.6   0.65    21.5   Oct
PLAB    PHOTRONICS INC       0.14   0.14     0.0   0.12    16.7   Oct
NCS     NCI BUILDING SYS    -0.11  -0.72    84.7  -0.13    15.4   Oct
TICKER                                             EST
SYM     COMPANY               Q11    Q10   % CHG    Q10   % CHG   Q/E
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LDR     LANDAUER INC         0.63   0.50    26.0   0.55    14.5   Sep
VRA     VERA BRADLEY INC     0.32   0.25    28.0   0.28    14.3   Oct
OXM     OXFORD INDS INC      0.16   0.33   -51.5   0.14    14.3   Oct
FRAN    FRANCESCAS HOLDI     0.14     na      na   0.13     7.7   Oct
AZO*    AUTOZONE INC         4.68   3.77    24.1   4.44     5.4   Nov
CASY    CASEY’S GENERAL      0.98   0.81    21.0   0.98     0.0   Oct
MTN     VAIL RESORTS        -1.54  -1.20   -28.3  -1.54     0.0   Oct

* - Company in Standard & Poor’s 500 Index

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