U.S. Companies Reporting Positive EPS Surprises, Jan. 23

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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ANCB    ANCHOR BANCORP       0.08     na      na  -0.43      NM   0.84   12.61
MCBI    METROCORP BANCSH     0.16   0.10    60.0   0.08   100.0   0.28    4.21
PLCM#   POLYCOM INC          0.41   0.25    64.0   0.29    41.4   0.68    3.83
KSU#    KANSAS CITY SOUT     1.01   0.62    62.9   0.79    27.8  -1.07   -1.46
VLTR#   VOLTERRA SEMICON     0.30   0.21    42.9   0.25    20.0   0.15    0.52
PETS    PETMED EXPRESS       0.19   0.20    -5.0   0.16    18.8   1.24   11.00
HTLD    HEARTLAND EXPRES     0.20   0.17    17.6   0.18    11.1  -0.17   -1.15
FNB#    FNB CORP             0.21   0.21     0.0   0.19    10.5  -0.10   -0.81
TXN*#   TEXAS INSTRUMENT     0.25   0.78   -67.9   0.23     8.7  -0.45   -1.34
TICKER                                             EST          PRICE   PRICE
SYM     COMPANY               Q11    Q10   % CHG    Q11   % CHG    CHG   % CHG
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UBNK    UNITED FINANCIAL     0.20   0.18    11.1   0.19     5.3   0.03    0.18
BOH     BANK OF HAWAII       0.85   0.84     1.2   0.82     3.7  -0.90   -1.89
VMW#    VMWARE INC-CL A      0.62   0.46    34.8   0.60     3.3  -2.12   -2.41
TUES#   TUESDAY MORNING      0.37   0.40    -7.5   0.36     2.8  -0.01   -0.31
HAL*    HALLIBURTON CO       1.00   0.68    47.1   0.99     1.0  -0.76   -2.10
ALB#    ALBEMARLE CORP       1.11   0.92    20.7   1.10     0.9   0.45    0.76

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