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Midmorning Positive EPS Surprises for U.S. Companies, March 15

March 15, 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
========================================================================
XBKS    XENITH BANKSHARE     0.02     na      na  -0.05      NM   Dec
GLPW    GLOBAL POWER EQU     0.43   0.27    59.3   0.18   138.9   Dec
SCHL    SCHOLASTIC CORP     -0.04  -0.68    94.1  -0.70    94.3   Feb
TA      TRAVELCENTERS       -0.09  -1.71    94.7  -0.40    77.5   Dec
EGLE    EAGLE BULK SHIPP    -0.03   0.05      NM  -0.09    66.7   Dec
HNR     HARVEST NATURAL      0.33   0.08   312.5   0.20    65.0   Dec
ORCC    ONLINE RES CORP      0.08   0.03   166.7   0.05    60.0   Dec
FF      FUTUREFUEL CORP      0.26     na      na   0.18    44.4   Dec
CMRG    CASUAL MALE RETA     0.10   0.11    -9.1   0.08    25.0   Jan
TICKER                                             EST
SYM     COMPANY               Q11    Q10   % CHG    Q10   % CHG   Q/E
========================================================================
VTG     VANTAGE DRILLING    -0.03  -0.05    40.0  -0.04    25.0   Dec
CLSN    CELSION CORP        -0.21     na      na  -0.24    12.5   Dec
HCOM    HAWAIIAN TELCOM      0.66  36.88   -98.2   0.59    11.9   Dec
RUE     RUE21 INC            0.52   0.44    18.2   0.49     6.1   Jan
CATO    CATO CORP-A          0.35   0.27    29.6   0.34     2.9   Jan
ROST*   ROSS STORES INC      0.85   0.69    23.2   0.85     0.0   Jan
GNMK    GENMARK DIAGNOST    -0.27  -0.30    10.0  -0.27     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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