Midmorning Positive EPS Surprises for U.S. Companies, Jan. 23

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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ANCB    ANCHOR BANCORP       0.08     na      na  -0.43      NM   Dec
MCBI    METROCORP BANCSH     0.16   0.10    60.0   0.08   100.0   Dec
PETS    PETMED EXPRESS       0.19   0.20    -5.0   0.16    18.8   Dec
HTLD    HEARTLAND EXPRES     0.20   0.17    17.6   0.18    11.1   Dec
UBNK    UNITED FINANCIAL     0.20   0.18    11.1   0.19     5.3   Dec
BOH     BANK OF HAWAII       0.85   0.84     1.2   0.82     3.7   Dec
HAL*    HALLIBURTON CO       1.00   0.68    47.1   0.99     1.0   Dec

* - Company in Standard & Poor’s 500 Index