Midmorning Positive EPS Surprises for U.S. Companies, Aug. 14

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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XBKS    XENITH BANKSHARE     0.08  -0.11      NM   0.01   700.0   Jun
SKS     SAKS INC            -0.05  -0.05     0.0  -0.09    44.4   Jul
PDII    PDI INC             -0.03  -0.06    50.0  -0.05    40.0   Jun
ARRY    ARRAY BIOPHARMA     -0.09  -0.17    47.1  -0.13    30.8   Jun
NSM     NATIONSTAR MORTG     0.41     na      na   0.34    20.6   Jun
IMUC    IMMUNOCELLULAR T    -0.08  -0.06   -33.3  -0.09    11.1   Jun
CLSN    CELSION CORP        -0.17  -0.42    59.5  -0.19    10.5   Jun
OTCM    OTC MARKETS GR-A     0.14     na      na   0.13     7.7   Jun
EL*     ESTEE LAUDER         0.17   0.12    41.7   0.16     6.3   Jun
TICKER                                             EST
SYM     COMPANY               Q12    Q11   % CHG    Q12   % CHG   Q/E
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KIOR    KIOR INC - CL A     -0.22  -0.14   -57.1  -0.23     4.3   Jun
HD*     HOME DEPOT INC       1.01   0.86    17.4   0.97     4.1   Jul
TJX*    TJX COS INC          0.56   0.45    24.4   0.55     1.8   Jul
DKS     DICK’S SPORTING      0.65   0.52    25.0   0.64     1.6   Jul
VAL     VALSPAR CORP         0.97   0.80    21.3   0.96     1.0   Jul
TW      TOWERS WATSON-A      1.25   1.06    17.9   1.24     0.8   Jun
FLO     FLOWERS FOODS        0.22   0.23    -4.3   0.22     0.0   Jun
DSCI    DERMA SCIENCES      -0.23  -0.07  -228.6  -0.23     0.0   Jun

* - Company in Standard & Poor’s 500 Index

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