U.S. Companies Reporting Higher Quarterly EPS, April 18

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               Q12    Q11   % CHG    Q12   % CHG   Q/E
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TXT*    TEXTRON INC          0.41   0.10   310.0   0.35    17.1   Mar
DGICA   DONEGAL GRP-CL A     0.25   0.08   212.5   0.21    19.0   Mar
OKSB    SOUTHWEST BAN/OK     0.21   0.07   200.0  -0.01      NM   Mar
UMPQ    UMPQUA HOLDINGS      0.23   0.12    91.7   0.18    27.8   Mar
LHO     LASALLE HOTEL PR     0.21   0.11    90.9   0.17    23.5   Mar
HBNC    HORIZON BNCRP/IN     0.88   0.49    79.6   0.60    46.7   Mar
KMI     KINDER MORGAN IN     0.21   0.12    75.0   0.31   -32.3   Mar
FCCO    FIRST COMTY CORP     0.21   0.12    75.0   0.19    10.5   Mar
PACW    PACWEST BANCORP      0.49   0.29    69.0   0.39    25.6   Mar
TICKER                                             EST
SYM     COMPANY               Q12    Q11   % CHG    Q12   % CHG   Q/E
========================================================================
SCSS    SELECT COMFORT C     0.45   0.30    50.0   0.40    12.5   Mar
HAL*    HALLIBURTON CO       0.89   0.61    45.9   0.85     4.7   Mar
VMW     VMWARE INC-CL A      0.66   0.48    37.5   0.60    10.0   Mar
CFNL    CARDINAL FINL CP     0.26   0.19    36.8   0.24     8.3   Mar
WTFC    WINTRUST FINL        0.49   0.36    36.1   0.41    19.5   Mar
CBST    CUBIST PHARM         0.45   0.34    32.4   0.44     2.3   Mar
WERN    WERNER ENT           0.29   0.22    31.8   0.29     0.0   Mar
FFIV*   F5 NETWORKS          0.88   0.68    29.4   1.07   -17.8   Mar
PII     POLARIS INDS         0.85   0.67    26.9   0.77    10.4   Mar
CTBI    COMMUNI TRUST BA     0.77   0.61    26.2   0.63    22.2   Mar
YUM*    YUM! BRANDS INC      0.76   0.63    20.6   0.73     4.1   Mar
HBAN*   HUNTINGTON BANC      0.18   0.15    20.0   0.14    28.6   Mar
SYBT    SY BANCORP           0.47   0.40    17.5   0.43     9.3   Mar
QCOM*   QUALCOMM INC         1.01   0.86    17.4   0.96     5.2   Mar
EBAY*   EBAY INC             0.55   0.47    17.0   0.52     5.8   Mar
FCFS    FIRST CASH FINL      0.58   0.50    16.0   0.55     5.5   Mar
DGX*    QUEST DIAGNOSTIC     1.07   0.93    15.1   1.02     4.9   Mar
DOV*    DOVER CORP           1.05   0.92    14.1   1.02     2.9   Mar
TICKER                                             EST
SYM     COMPANY               Q12    Q11   % CHG    Q12   % CHG   Q/E
========================================================================
ABT*    ABBOTT LABS          1.03   0.91    13.2   1.00     3.0   Mar
AXP*    AMERICAN EXPRESS     1.07   0.97    10.3   1.01     5.9   Mar
CVA     COVANTA HOLDING     -0.09  -0.10    10.0  -0.08   -12.5   Mar
KCG     KNIGHT CAPITAL-A     0.36   0.33     9.1   0.30    20.0   Mar
STJ*    ST JUDE MEDICAL      0.86   0.80     7.5   0.83     3.6   Mar
EXPO    EXPONENT INC         0.57   0.53     7.5   0.52     9.6   Mar
APH*    AMPHENOL CORP-A      0.77   0.72     6.9   0.75     2.7   Mar
BLK*    BLACKROCK INC        3.16   2.96     6.8   3.04     3.9   Mar
PNC*    PNC FINANCIAL SE     1.62   1.52     6.6   1.48     9.5   Mar
CVCY    CENTRAL VALLEY       0.17   0.16     6.3   0.15    13.3   Mar
ALB     ALBEMARLE CORP       1.20   1.15     4.3   1.16     3.4   Mar
SWK*    STANLEY BLACK &      1.09   1.08     0.9   1.12    -2.7   Mar

Number of companies reporting higher earnings today:           39
Total number of companies reporting earnings today:            51

* - Company in Standard & Poor’s 500 Index.
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