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U.S. Companies Reporting Positive EPS Surprises, April 27

April 27 (Bloomberg) -- 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               Q12    Q11   % CHG    Q12   % CHG    CHG   % CHG
========================================================================
LBY     LIBBEY INC           0.03  -0.03      NM  -0.03      NM   0.56    4.21
GT*     GOODYEAR TIRE        0.34   0.51   -33.3   0.07   385.7  -0.61   -5.11
VTR*    VENTAS INC           0.91   0.75    21.3   0.32   184.4   0.49    0.84
PPC     PILGRIM’S PRIDE      0.19  -0.54      NM   0.09   111.1   0.29    4.14
WETF    WISDOMTREE INVES     0.02   0.00      na   0.01   100.0   0.49    6.10
SAIA    SAIA INC             0.33   0.04   725.0   0.18    83.3   1.22    7.28
HFWA    HERITAGE FINL        0.27   0.05   440.0   0.15    80.0   0.37    2.86
HOME#   HOME FEDERAL BAN     0.05  -0.08      NM   0.03    66.7   0.50    5.03
WTM     WHITE MOUNTAINS      7.47  -5.35      NM   4.56    63.8   8.05    1.54
TICKER                                             EST          PRICE   PRICE
SYM     COMPANY               Q12    Q11   % CHG    Q12   % CHG    CHG   % CHG
========================================================================
EBTX#   ENCORE BANCSHARE     0.26   0.05   420.0   0.16    62.5   0.05    0.24
KKR     KKR & CO LP          0.99   0.96     3.1   0.72    37.5   0.35    2.49
SCBT    SCBT FINANCIAL C     0.51  -0.05      NM   0.38    34.2   1.31    4.11
VVI     VIAD CORP            0.12   0.49   -75.5   0.10    20.0  -0.70   -3.75
PFS     PROVIDENT FINANC     0.32   0.24    33.3   0.27    18.5   0.54    3.76
IP*     INTL PAPER CO        0.57   0.74   -23.0   0.50    14.0   0.10    0.30
F*      FORD MOTOR CO        0.39   0.62   -37.1   0.35    11.4  -0.27   -2.28
SFI     ISTAR FINANCIAL     -0.66  -0.39   -69.2  -0.74    10.8  -0.22   -3.04
SPG*    SIMON PROPERTY       1.82   1.61    13.0   1.68     8.3   3.14    2.06
AIMC    ALTRA HOLDINGS I     0.40   0.43    -7.0   0.37     8.1   0.99    5.60
ACO     AMCOL INTL CORP      0.45   0.38    18.4   0.42     7.1   1.32    4.28
NWL*    NEWELL RUBBERMAI     0.33   0.30    10.0   0.31     6.5   0.61    3.40
SOA     SOLUTIA INC          0.55   0.50    10.0   0.52     5.8  -0.03   -0.11
PB      PROSPERITY BNCSH     0.77   0.72     6.9   0.74     4.1   1.27    2.77
LPNT    LIFEPOINT HOSPIT     0.94   0.89     5.6   0.91     3.3   0.14    0.35
VFC*    VF CORP              1.94   1.71    13.5   1.88     3.2   0.20    0.13
MOG/A   MOOG INC-CLASS A     0.77   0.67    14.9   0.75     2.7   1.46    3.56
PG*     PROCTER & GAMBLE     0.94   0.96    -2.1   0.92     2.2  -2.43   -3.63
TICKER                                             EST          PRICE   PRICE
SYM     COMPANY               Q12    Q11   % CHG    Q12   % CHG    CHG   % CHG
========================================================================
ZBRA    ZEBRA TECH CORP      0.58   0.56     3.6   0.57     1.8   0.49    1.32
MRK*    MERCK & CO           0.99   0.92     7.6   0.98     1.0  -0.01   -0.03
WY*     WEYERHAEUSER CO      0.02   0.00      na   0.00      na  -0.03   -0.14
SUP     SUPERIOR INDS        0.25   0.29   -13.8   0.25     0.0  -0.43   -2.32
RUTH    RUTH’S HOSPITALI     0.15   0.13    15.4   0.15     0.0  -0.07   -0.96
BOCH#   BANK OF COMMERCE     0.11   0.08    37.5   0.11     0.0  -0.03   -0.69

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

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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