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Midmorning Positive EPS Surprises for U.S. Companies, May 16

May 16 (Bloomberg) -- 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    Q12   % CHG   Q/E
========================================================================
ANF*    ABERCROMBIE & FI     0.03   0.27   -88.9   0.01   200.0   Apr
GVP     GSE SYSTEMS INC      0.03   0.06   -50.0   0.02    50.0   Mar
CPRX    CATALYST PHARMAC    -0.04  -0.08    50.0  -0.08    50.0   Mar
CTRN    CITI TRENDS INC      0.69   0.83   -16.9   0.49    40.8   Apr
THQI    THQ INC             -0.12   0.15      NM  -0.17    29.4   Mar
LWAY    LIFEWAY FOODS        0.07   0.12   -41.7   0.06    16.7   Mar
INN     SUMMIT HOTEL PRO     0.15     na      na   0.13    15.4   Mar
VVTV    VALUEVISION ME-A    -0.17  -0.30    43.3  -0.19    10.5   Apr
DDMG    DIGITAL DOMAIN M    -0.37     na      na  -0.41     9.8   Mar
TICKER                                             EST
SYM     COMPANY               Q12    Q11   % CHG    Q12   % CHG   Q/E
========================================================================
CHS     CHICO’S FAS INC      0.32   0.26    23.1   0.30     6.7   Apr
DE*     DEERE & CO           2.61   2.12    23.1   2.53     3.2   Apr
TGT*    TARGET CORP          1.04   0.99     5.1   1.01     3.0   Apr
BRC     BRADY CORP - A       0.57   0.55     3.6   0.57     0.0   Apr
SPLS*   STAPLES INC          0.30   0.28     7.1   0.30     0.0   Apr
DSS     DOCUMENT SECURIT    -0.05  -0.03   -66.7  -0.05     0.0   Mar

* - Company in Standard & Poor’s 500 Index

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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