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Midmorning Positive EPS Surprises for U.S. Companies, March 12

March 12, 2012

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               Q11    Q10   % CHG    Q10   % CHG   Q/E
========================================================================
MVC     MVC CAPITAL INC      0.05   0.07   -28.6  -0.01      NM   Jan
CCL*    CARNIVAL CORP        0.02   0.19   -89.5  -0.05      NM   Feb
USCR    US CONCRETE INC      0.01  -0.53      NM  -0.35      NM   Dec
HTH     HILLTOP HOLDINGS     0.09   0.02   350.0   0.02   350.0   Dec
ARGN    AMERIGON INC         0.34   0.15   126.7   0.10   240.0   Dec
DM      DOLAN CO/THE         0.36   0.22    63.6   0.19    89.5   Dec
OSIR    OSIRIS THERAPEUT     0.15   0.13    15.4   0.09    66.7   Dec
BIOS    BIOSCRIP INC         0.13   0.08    62.5   0.09    44.4   Dec
OPTT    OCEAN POWER TECH    -0.21  -0.33    36.4  -0.34    38.2   Jan
TICKER                                             EST
SYM     COMPANY               Q11    Q10   % CHG    Q10   % CHG   Q/E
========================================================================
PLOW    DOUGLAS DYNAMICS     0.29   0.23    26.1   0.21    38.1   Dec
AL      AIR LEASE C          0.31     na      na   0.24    29.2   Dec
MELA    MELA SCIENCES IN    -0.17  -0.21    19.0  -0.23    26.1   Dec
NVAX    NOVAVAX INC         -0.03  -0.06    50.0  -0.04    25.0   Dec
FCEL    FUELCELL ENERGY     -0.05  -0.10    50.0  -0.06    16.7   Jan
WLFC    WILLIS LEASE         0.36     na      na   0.31    16.1   Dec
ANN     ANN INC              0.10   0.19   -47.4   0.09    11.1   Jan
HIBB    HIBBETT SPORTS I     0.59   0.44    34.1   0.56     5.4   Jan
CTRN    CITI TRENDS INC     -0.19   0.52      NM  -0.20     5.0   Jan
AIS     ANTARES PHARMA       0.00  -0.02      NM   0.00      na   Dec
KMGB    KMG CHEMICALS        0.29   0.21    38.1   0.29     0.0   Jan
BFDI    BREKFORD CORP        0.01     na      na   0.01     0.0   Dec
PPHM    PEREGRINE PHARMA    -0.13  -0.14     7.1  -0.13     0.0   Jan

* - 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


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