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Midmorning Positive EPS Surprises for U.S. Companies, June 19

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June 19 (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
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JW/A    WILEY JOHN&SON-A     0.91   0.46    97.8   0.73    24.7   Apr
JEF     JEFFERIES GROUP      0.31   0.39   -20.5   0.27    14.8   May
ORCL*   ORACLE CORP          0.82   0.75     9.3   0.79     3.8   May
FDX*    FEDEX CORP           1.99   1.75    13.7   1.92     3.6   May
DFS*    DISCOVER FINANCI     1.00   1.09    -8.3   1.00     0.0   May
WAG*    WALGREEN CO          0.63   0.65    -3.1   0.63     0.0   May

* - 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