U.S. Companies Reporting Positive EPS Surprises, Feb. 17

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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RAIL    FREIGHTCAR AMERI     0.64  -0.31      NM   0.14   357.1   4.03   18.92
B       BARNES GROUP INC     0.43   0.21   104.8   0.32    34.4   1.34    5.06
POL     POLYONE CORP         0.18   0.17     5.9   0.14    28.6   0.09    0.61
HNZ*    HJ HEINZ CO          0.95   0.84    13.1   0.85    11.8   2.37    4.55
AGP     AMERIGROUP CORP      0.67   1.59   -57.9   0.62     8.1   1.37    1.95
LECO    LINCOLN ELECTRIC     0.68   0.45    51.1   0.63     7.9   0.33    0.73
LSE     CAPLEASE INC         0.15   0.17   -11.8   0.14     7.1   0.04    0.96
CPB*    CAMPBELL SOUP CO     0.64   0.71    -9.9   0.62     3.2   0.84    2.62
LPNT    LIFEPOINT HOSPIT     0.78   0.70    11.4   0.76     2.6  -1.66   -3.99
TICKER                                             EST          PRICE   PRICE
SYM     COMPANY               Q11    Q10   % CHG    Q11   % CHG    CHG   % CHG
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DLR     DIGITAL REALTY       1.03   0.96     7.3   1.01     2.0   0.23    0.33
VTR*    VENTAS INC           0.89   0.77    15.6   0.89     0.0  -0.43   -0.75

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