Midmorning Positive EPS Surprises for U.S. Companies, Aug. 13

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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ACY     AEROCENTURY CORP     0.61  -0.10      NM   0.04  1425.0   Jun
MPO     MIDSTATES PETROL     0.03     na      na   0.02    50.0   Jun
VSTM    VERASTEM INC        -0.34     na      na  -0.37     8.1   Jun
SYY*    SYSCO CORP           0.55   0.57    -3.5   0.54     1.9   Jun
CLRO    CLEARONE COMMUNI     0.09   0.18   -50.0   0.09     0.0   Jun
ASTI    ASCENT SOLAR TEC    -0.14  -0.23    39.1  -0.14     0.0   Jun

* - Company in Standard & Poor’s 500 Index

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