Midmorning Positive EPS Surprises for U.S. Companies, May 17

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
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SSI     STAGE STORES INC     0.05  -0.01      NM  -0.02      NM   Apr
SHLD*   SEARS HOLDINGS      -0.31  -1.34    76.9  -0.67    53.7   Apr
PBH     PRESTIGE BRANDS      0.26   0.18    44.4   0.23    13.0   Mar
PERY    PERRY ELLIS INTL     0.71   1.08   -34.3   0.65     9.2   Apr
WMT*    WAL-MART STORES      1.09   0.97    12.4   1.04     4.8   Apr
BKE     THE BUCKLE INC       0.79   0.71    11.3   0.76     3.9   Apr
PLCE    CHILDREN’S PLACE     1.10   1.10     0.0   1.06     3.8   Apr
DLTR*   DOLLAR TREE INC      1.00   0.82    22.0   0.97     3.1   Apr
CATO    CATO CORP-A          1.09   1.04     4.8   1.07     1.9   Apr
TICKER                                             EST
SYM     COMPANY               Q12    Q11   % CHG    Q12   % CHG   Q/E
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PCP*    PRECISION CASTPT     2.31   1.87    23.5   2.27     1.8   Mar
ROST*   ROSS STORES INC      0.93   0.74    25.7   0.93     0.0   Apr
GME*    GAMESTOP CORP-A      0.54   0.56    -3.6   0.54     0.0   Apr

* - Company in Standard & Poor’s 500 Index

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