U.S. Companies Reporting Higher Quarterly EPS, Feb. 27

The following U.S. companies reported higher earnings per share for their latest quarter (end date of the quarter is noted in the last column).

Earnings estimates provided by Bloomberg.

TICKER                                             EST
SYM     COMPANY               Q11    Q10   % CHG    Q11   % CHG   Q/E
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TGE     TGC INDUSTRIES       0.18   0.04   350.0   0.10    80.0   Dec
ERIE#   ERIE INDEMNITY-A     0.93   0.32   190.6   0.58    60.3   Dec
ANV#    ALLIED NEVADA GO     0.20   0.07   185.7   0.21    -4.8   Dec
SLXP#   SALIX PHARM          1.18   0.67    76.1   0.93    26.9   Dec
PCLN*#  PRICELINE.COM        5.37   3.40    57.9   5.06     6.1   Dec
MVIS#   MICROVISION INC     -0.64  -1.44    55.6  -0.48   -33.3   Dec
AWK     AMERICAN WATER W     0.34   0.23    47.8   0.33     3.0   Dec
AWI     ARMSTRONG WORLD      0.16   0.11    45.5   0.30   -46.7   Dec
LOW*    LOWE’S COS INC       0.29   0.21    38.1   0.23    26.1   Jan
TICKER                                             EST
SYM     COMPANY               Q11    Q10   % CHG    Q11   % CHG   Q/E
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ALX     ALEXANDER’S INC      5.71   5.09    12.2   5.59     2.1   Dec
HGSI#   HUMAN GENOME SCI    -0.41  -0.46    10.9  -0.41     0.0   Dec
TRS     TRIMAS CORP          0.25   0.23     8.7   0.21    19.0   Dec
DRQ     DRIL-QUIP INC        0.70   0.66     6.1   0.61    14.8   Dec
EP*     EL PASO CORP         0.21   0.20     5.0   0.30   -30.0   Dec
DNDN    DENDREON CORP       -0.59  -0.61     3.3  -0.60     1.7   Dec

Number of companies reporting higher earnings today:           15
Total number of companies reporting earnings today:            31

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