Midmorning Positive EPS Surprises for U.S. Companies, Feb. 3

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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ABMD    ABIOMED INC          0.06  -0.01      NM  -0.01      NM   Dec
MGI     MONEYGRAM INTERN     0.32  -2.72      NM   0.20    60.0   Dec
FRNK    FRANKLIN FINANCI     0.13     na      na   0.10    30.0   Dec
VVI     VIAD CORP           -0.27  -0.20   -35.0  -0.28     3.6   Dec
SPB     SPECTRUM BRANDS      0.69   0.47    46.8   0.67     3.0   Dec
AON*    AON CORP             0.97   0.84    15.5   0.96     1.0   Dec
SPG*    SIMON PROPERTY       1.91   1.78     7.3   1.91     0.0   Dec
CATM    CARDTRONICS INC      0.36   0.26    38.5   0.36     0.0   Dec

* - Company in Standard & Poor’s 500 Index

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