U.S. Companies Reporting Higher Quarterly EPS, May 17

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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ZUMZ#   ZUMIEZ INC           0.14   0.06   133.3   0.11    27.3   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
AAP     ADVANCE AUTO PAR     1.79   1.35    32.6   1.81    -1.1   Mar
CRM*#   SALESFORCE.COM       0.37   0.28    32.1   0.34     8.8   Apr
ROST*   ROSS STORES INC      0.93   0.74    25.7   0.93     0.0   Apr
PCP*    PRECISION CASTPT     2.31   1.87    23.5   2.27     1.8   Mar
DLTR*   DOLLAR TREE INC      1.00   0.82    22.0   0.97     3.1   Apr
GPS*#   GAP INC/THE          0.47   0.40    17.5   0.46     2.2   Apr
TICKER                                             EST
SYM     COMPANY               Q12    Q11   % CHG    Q12   % CHG   Q/E
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ADSK*#  AUTODESK INC         0.47   0.40    17.5   0.47     0.0   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
INTU*#  INTUIT INC           2.51   2.33     7.7   2.48     1.2   Apr
CATO    CATO CORP-A          1.09   1.04     4.8   1.07     1.9   Apr

Number of companies reporting higher earnings today:           14
Total number of companies reporting earnings today:            24

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