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

March 13, 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
========================================================================
CHDN    CHURCHILL DOWNS      0.25  -0.26      NM  -0.01      NM   Dec
ADES    ADA-ES INC           1.53   0.55   178.2   0.12  1175.0   Dec
XRIT    X-RITE INC           0.51   0.05   920.0   0.08   537.5   Dec
IDT     IDT CORP-CLASS B     0.12   0.21   -42.9   0.02   500.0   Jan
CKEC    CARMIKE CINEMAS      0.32   0.09   255.6   0.14   128.6   Dec
EF      EDELMAN FINANCIA     0.15   0.08    87.5   0.10    50.0   Dec
BKR     MICHAEL BAKER CO     0.43  -0.07      NM   0.31    38.7   Dec
NLS     NAUTILUS INC         0.11   0.06    83.3   0.08    37.5   Dec
MILL    MILLER ENERGY RE    -0.10  -0.01  -900.0  -0.15    33.3   Jan
TICKER                                             EST
SYM     COMPANY               Q11    Q10   % CHG    Q10   % CHG   Q/E
========================================================================
GEOY    GEOEYE INC           0.76   0.61    24.6   0.58    31.0   Dec
RAVN    RAVEN INDUSTRIES     0.60   0.41    46.3   0.48    25.0   Jan
TLP     TRANSMONTAIGNE P     0.65  -0.24      NM   0.55    18.2   Dec
LDL     LYDALL INC           0.14   0.05   180.0   0.12    16.7   Dec
HRZN    HORIZON TECHNOLO     0.44     na      na   0.39    12.8   Dec
TSRX    TRIUS THERAPEUTI    -0.44  -0.37   -18.9  -0.49    10.2   Dec
FDS     FACTSET RESEARCH     1.14   0.89    28.1   1.12     1.8   Feb
IRET    INVESTORS REAL       0.16   0.14    14.3   0.16     0.0   Jan
KW      KENNEDY-WILSON H     0.13   2.34   -94.4   0.13     0.0   Dec
SURG    SYNERGETICS USA      0.07   0.05    40.0   0.07     0.0   Jan
OMEX    ODYSSEY MARINE      -0.04  -0.18    77.8  -0.04     0.0   Dec

* - 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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