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Midmorning Positive EPS Surprises for U.S. Companies, Feb. 14

Feb. 14 (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
========================================================================
VIAS    VIASYSTEMS GROUP     0.97   0.45   115.6   0.59    64.4   Dec
CYNO    CYNOSURE INC-A       0.08  -0.06      NM   0.05    60.0   Dec
LCAV    LCA-VISION INC      -0.09  -0.39    76.9  -0.22    59.1   Dec
API     ADV PHOTONIX-A      -0.01   0.01      NM  -0.02    50.0   Dec
ASGN    ON ASSIGNMENT        0.22   0.08   175.0   0.16    37.5   Dec
CUTR    CUTERA INC          -0.06  -0.09    33.3  -0.09    33.3   Dec
VAL     VALSPAR CORP         0.62   0.39    59.0   0.48    29.2   Jan
SKH     SKILLED HEALTHCA     0.19   0.31   -38.7   0.15    26.7   Dec
ABG     ASBURY AUTO GRP      0.54   0.37    45.9   0.43    25.6   Dec
TICKER                                             EST
SYM     COMPANY               Q11    Q10   % CHG    Q10   % CHG   Q/E
========================================================================
CRL     CHARLES RIVER LA     0.69   0.60    15.0   0.56    23.2   Dec
ACIW    ACI WORLDWIDE IN     0.85   0.80     6.2   0.72    18.1   Dec
NSP     INSPERITY INC        0.42   0.30    40.0   0.36    16.7   Dec
GNRC    GENERAC HOLDINGS     0.70   0.49    42.9   0.62    12.9   Dec
HSP*    HOSPIRA INC          0.51   0.77   -33.8   0.47     8.5   Dec
TGH     TEXTAINER GROUP      1.06   0.72    47.2   0.99     7.1   Dec
HST*    HOST HOTELS & RE     0.32   0.28    14.3   0.30     6.7   Dec
SCL     STEPAN CO            1.36   1.02    33.3   1.28     6.3   Dec
FOSL    FOSSIL INC           1.87   1.46    28.1   1.77     5.6   Dec
ARB     ARBITRON INC         0.58   0.57     1.8   0.56     3.6   Dec
ZBRA    ZEBRA TECH CORP      0.63   0.50    26.0   0.61     3.3   Dec
USTR    UNITED STATIONER     0.64   0.59     8.5   0.62     3.2   Dec
MMC*    MARSH & MCLENNAN     0.46   0.41    12.2   0.45     2.2   Dec
BWA*    BORGWARNER INC       1.19   0.89    33.7   1.17     1.7   Dec
OMC*    OMNICOM GROUP        0.96   0.83    15.7   0.95     1.1   Dec
WPI*    WATSON PHARM         1.77   0.93    90.3   1.76     0.6   Dec
CPLA    CAPELLA EDUCATIO     0.91   1.09   -16.5   0.91     0.0   Dec

* - Company in Standard & Poor’s 500 Index

To contact the reporter on this story: Wendy Soong in New York at at csoong@Bloomberg.net.

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Alex Tanzi at at atanzi@Bloomberg.net

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