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Midmorning Positive EPS Surprises for U.S. Companies, April 17

April 17, 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               Q12    Q11   % CHG    Q11   % CHG   Q/E
========================================================================
MMR     MCMORAN EXPLORAT     0.03  -0.16      NM  -0.12      NM   Mar
USG     USG CORP            -0.26  -1.01    74.3  -0.42    38.1   Mar
CMA*    COMERICA INC         0.66   0.58    13.8   0.56    17.9   Mar
FRX*    FOREST LABS INC      0.78   1.12   -30.4   0.70    11.4   Mar
GS*     GOLDMAN SACHS GP     3.92   4.38   -10.5   3.55    10.4   Mar
MBWM    MERCANTILE BANK      0.28   0.12   133.3   0.26     7.7   Mar
WBS     WEBSTER FINL         0.42   0.34    23.5   0.40     5.0   Mar
USB*    US BANCORP           0.67   0.50    34.0   0.64     4.7   Mar
NTRS*   NORTHERN TRUST       0.68   0.59    15.3   0.65     4.6   Mar
TICKER                                             EST
SYM     COMPANY               Q12    Q11   % CHG    Q11   % CHG   Q/E
========================================================================
OMC*    OMNICOM GROUP        0.72   0.69     4.3   0.69     4.3   Mar
KO*     COCA-COLA CO/THE     0.89   0.86     3.5   0.87     2.3   Mar
GWW*    WW GRAINGER INC      2.57   2.18    17.9   2.52     2.0   Mar
JNJ*    JOHNSON&JOHNSON      1.37   1.35     1.5   1.36     0.7   Mar

* - 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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