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U.S. Companies Reporting Higher Quarterly EPS, April 17

April 17, 2012

The following U.S. companies reported higher earnings per share for their latest quarter (end date of the quarter is noted in the last column).

Earnings estimates provided by Bloomberg.


TICKER                                             EST
SYM     COMPANY               Q12    Q11   % CHG    Q12   % CHG   Q/E
========================================================================
MBWM    MERCANTILE BANK      0.28   0.12   133.3   0.26     7.7   Mar
USG     USG CORP            -0.26  -1.01    74.3  -0.42    38.1   Mar
CATY#   CATHAY GENERAL B     0.32   0.23    39.1   0.30     6.7   Mar
ISRG*#  INTUITIVE SURGIC     3.50   2.59    35.1   3.12    12.2   Mar
USB*    US BANCORP           0.67   0.50    34.0   0.64     4.7   Mar
MRTN#   MARTEN TRANSPORT     0.25   0.19    31.6   0.23     8.7   Mar
YHOO*#  YAHOO! INC           0.24   0.19    26.3   0.17    41.2   Mar
WBS     WEBSTER FINL         0.42   0.34    23.5   0.40     5.0   Mar
CSX*#   CSX CORP             0.43   0.35    22.9   0.38    13.2   Mar
TICKER                                             EST
SYM     COMPANY               Q12    Q11   % CHG    Q12   % CHG   Q/E
========================================================================
HTLD#   HEARTLAND EXPRES     0.19   0.16    18.8   0.17    11.8   Mar
GWW*    WW GRAINGER INC      2.57   2.18    17.9   2.52     2.0   Mar
IBM*#   IBM                  2.78   2.41    15.4   2.65     4.9   Mar
NTRS*   NORTHERN TRUST       0.68   0.59    15.3   0.65     4.6   Mar
CMA*    COMERICA INC         0.66   0.58    13.8   0.56    17.9   Mar
FULT#   FULTON FINANCIAL     0.19   0.17    11.8   0.19     0.0   Mar
SYK*#   STRYKER CORP         0.99   0.90    10.0   0.99     0.0   Mar
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
JNJ*    JOHNSON&JOHNSON      1.37   1.35     1.5   1.36     0.7   Mar

Number of companies reporting higher earnings today:           19
Total number of companies reporting earnings today:            29

* - 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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