Midmorning Positive EPS Surprises for U.S. Companies, April 30

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               Q12    Q11   % CHG    Q11   % CHG   Q/E
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DRH     DIAMONDROCK HOSP     0.09   0.07    28.6  -0.08      NM   Mar
PBIB    PORTER BANCORP I     0.08   0.03   166.7  -0.13      NM   Mar
ECBE    ECB BANCORP INC      0.04   0.47   -91.5  -0.09      NM   Mar
TGE     TGC INDUSTRIES       0.57   0.31    83.9   0.36    58.3   Mar
DSPG    DSP GROUP INC       -0.05  -0.05     0.0  -0.12    58.3   Mar
NTLS    NTELOS HOLDINGS      0.38   0.56   -32.1   0.28    35.7   Mar
HMST    HOMESTREET INC       3.55     na      na   2.67    33.0   Mar
CNA     CNA FINL CORP        0.84   0.80     5.0   0.68    23.5   Mar
ALR     ALERE INC            0.77   0.61    26.2   0.65    18.5   Mar
TICKER                                             EST
SYM     COMPANY               Q12    Q11   % CHG    Q11   % CHG   Q/E
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WDR     WADDELL & REED-A     0.55   0.53     3.8   0.49    12.2   Mar
HAR*    HARMAN INTL          0.74   0.36   105.6   0.67    10.4   Mar
MCY     MERCURY GEN CORP     0.71   0.72    -1.4   0.68     4.4   Mar
LPLA    LPL INVESTMENT H     0.56   0.52     7.7   0.54     3.7   Mar
WPI*    WATSON PHARM         1.64   0.89    84.3   1.59     3.1   Mar
UDR     UDR INC              0.35   0.30    16.7   0.34     2.9   Mar
NSP     INSPERITY INC        0.54   0.33    63.6   0.53     1.9   Mar
AHGP    ALLIANCE HOLDING     0.82   0.86    -4.7   0.81     1.2   Mar
ONB     OLD NATL BANCORP     0.24   0.17    41.2   0.24     0.0   Mar
WSO     WATSCO INC           0.24   0.21    14.3   0.24     0.0   Mar
FFCH    FIRST FIN HLDGS      0.13  -0.08      NM   0.13     0.0   Mar
CFFN    CAPITOL FEDERAL      0.12   0.10    20.0   0.12     0.0   Mar
NOVB    NORTH VALLEY BNC     0.07   0.06    16.7   0.07     0.0   Mar

* - Company in Standard & Poor’s 500 Index

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