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U.S. Companies Reporting Positive EPS Surprises, Feb. 28

February 28, 2012

The following U.S. companies reported positive surprises or matched expectations today. This list ranks percent surprises of actual earnings estimates.

Earnings estimates provided by Bloomberg.


TICKER                                             EST          PRICE   PRICE
SYM     COMPANY               Q11    Q10   % CHG    Q11   % CHG    CHG   % CHG
========================================================================
CDI     CDI CORP             0.22  -0.46      NM   0.09   144.4  -0.02   -0.13
CVC*    CABLEVISION SY-A     0.44   0.37    18.9   0.23    91.3  -1.51   -9.66
AMED    AMEDISYS INC         0.49   0.95   -48.4   0.28    75.0  -0.48   -3.71
PQ      PETROQUEST ENERG     0.05   0.03    66.7   0.03    66.7   0.17    2.74
IPXL    IMPAX LABS INC       0.33   0.23    43.5   0.21    57.1   0.32    1.37
IPCC    INFINITY PROPERT     0.96   2.00   -52.0   0.62    54.8  -1.45   -2.48
ABVT    ABOVENET INC         0.90   0.87     3.4   0.62    45.2  -1.42   -1.95
SUMR    SUMMER INFANT IN     0.08   0.10   -20.0   0.06    33.3   1.22   25.42
MGLN    MAGELLAN HEALTH      1.05   0.95    10.5   0.79    32.9  -0.21   -0.43
TICKER                                             EST          PRICE   PRICE
SYM     COMPANY               Q11    Q10   % CHG    Q11   % CHG    CHG   % CHG
========================================================================
PSS#    COLLECTIVE BRAND    -0.61  -0.16  -281.3  -0.81    24.7   0.14    0.81
SFI     ISTAR FINANCIAL     -0.43  -0.42    -2.4  -0.55    21.8   0.04    0.58
ARCC    ARES CAPITAL COR     0.48   0.32    50.0   0.40    20.0   0.22    1.35
OSG     OVERSEAS SHIPHLD    -1.72  -1.70    -1.2  -2.14    19.6  -0.75   -7.57
SWX     SOUTHWEST GAS CP     1.19   0.98    21.4   1.00    19.0  -0.17   -0.40
APEI#   AMERICAN PUBLIC      0.71   0.52    36.5   0.60    18.3  -2.63   -5.98
SRE*    SEMPRA ENERGY        1.23   1.18     4.2   1.06    16.0   0.48    0.83
MENT    MENTOR GRAPHICS      0.58   0.48    20.8   0.50    16.0   0.20    1.33
FDML    FEDERAL MOGUL        0.51   0.42    21.4   0.44    15.9  -0.93   -5.27
EXLS#   EXLSERVICE HOLDI     0.37   0.36     2.8   0.32    15.6   0.18    0.68
VSI     VITAMIN SHOPPE       0.38   0.22    72.7   0.33    15.2  -0.99   -2.21
RDC*    ROWAN COMPANIES      0.34   0.42   -19.0   0.30    13.3  -2.29   -5.94
SAH     SONIC AUTOMOTI-A     0.43   0.30    43.3   0.38    13.2   0.90    5.39
CHKM#   CHESAPEAKE MIDST     0.46   0.64   -28.1   0.41    12.2  -0.11   -0.38
VPHM    VIROPHARMA INC       0.61   0.52    17.3   0.55    10.9   0.54    1.70
FARO#   FARO TECH            0.56   0.29    93.1   0.51     9.8   0.52    0.89
XTEX    CROSSTEX ENERGY     -0.12  -0.12     0.0  -0.13     7.7   0.08    0.47
DPZ     DOMINO’S PIZZA       0.52   0.40    30.0   0.49     6.1   5.28   15.74
TICKER                                             EST          PRICE   PRICE
SYM     COMPANY               Q11    Q10   % CHG    Q11   % CHG    CHG   % CHG
========================================================================
TECD    TECH DATA CORP       1.75   1.63     7.4   1.66     5.4  -3.45   -6.01
ARI#    APOLLO COMMERCIA     0.41   0.22    86.4   0.39     5.1   0.03    0.20
PRX     PAR PHARMACEUTIC     0.78   0.61    27.9   0.75     4.0  -0.10   -0.26
NWN     NORTHWEST NAT GS     1.09   1.11    -1.8   1.05     3.8  -1.35   -2.82
POZN    POZEN INC            2.04   0.62   229.0   1.98     3.0   0.06    1.34
AZO*    AUTOZONE INC         4.15   3.34    24.3   4.04     2.7  10.32    2.82
FE*#    FIRSTENERGY CORP     0.77   0.77     0.0   0.75     2.7  -0.02   -0.05
ODP     OFFICE DEPOT INC     0.03   0.09   -66.7   0.00      na   0.57   18.87
ECL*    ECOLAB INC           0.70   0.60    16.7   0.70     0.0  -0.87   -1.39
BABY    NATUS MEDICAL        0.14   0.24   -41.7   0.14     0.0  -0.08   -0.72
PANL#   UNIVERSAL DISPLA     0.06  -0.06      NM   0.06     0.0   0.81    1.81

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

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


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