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U.S. Companies Reporting Positive EPS Surprises, 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 estimates.

Earnings estimates provided by Bloomberg.


TICKER                                             EST          PRICE   PRICE
SYM     COMPANY               Q12    Q11   % CHG    Q12   % CHG    CHG   % CHG
========================================================================
MMR     MCMORAN EXPLORAT     0.03  -0.16      NM  -0.12      NM   0.33    3.78
URI#    UNITED RENTALS       0.36  -0.32      NM   0.05   620.0   0.61    1.51
YHOO*#  YAHOO! INC           0.24   0.19    26.3   0.17    41.2   0.23    1.52
USG     USG CORP            -0.26  -1.01    74.3  -0.42    38.1   0.09    0.54
CMA*    COMERICA INC         0.66   0.58    13.8   0.56    17.9   1.09    3.53
CSX*#   CSX CORP             0.43   0.35    22.9   0.38    13.2   0.36    1.63
ISRG*#  INTUITIVE SURGIC     3.50   2.59    35.1   3.12    12.2   4.44    0.82
HTLD#   HEARTLAND EXPRES     0.19   0.16    18.8   0.17    11.8   0.22    1.57
FRX*    FOREST LABS INC      0.78   1.12   -30.4   0.70    11.4   1.33    3.95
TICKER                                             EST          PRICE   PRICE
SYM     COMPANY               Q12    Q11   % CHG    Q12   % CHG    CHG   % CHG
========================================================================
GS*     GOLDMAN SACHS GP     3.92   4.38   -10.5   3.55    10.4  -0.87   -0.74
MRTN#   MARTEN TRANSPORT     0.25   0.19    31.6   0.23     8.7   0.32    1.48
MBWM    MERCANTILE BANK      0.28   0.12   133.3   0.26     7.7   0.07    0.47
CATY#   CATHAY GENERAL B     0.32   0.23    39.1   0.30     6.7   0.56    3.29
WBS     WEBSTER FINL         0.42   0.34    23.5   0.40     5.0   0.15    0.70
IBM*#   IBM                  2.78   2.41    15.4   2.65     4.9   4.73    2.33
USB*    US BANCORP           0.67   0.50    34.0   0.64     4.7   0.39    1.25
NTRS*   NORTHERN TRUST       0.68   0.59    15.3   0.65     4.6   0.71    1.54
OMC*    OMNICOM GROUP        0.72   0.69     4.3   0.69     4.3  -0.55   -1.12
INTC*#  INTEL CORP           0.53   0.56    -5.4   0.51     3.9   0.07    0.23
ALNC#   ALLIANCE FINL CP     0.55   0.70   -21.4   0.53     3.8   0.63    2.05
KO*     COCA-COLA CO/THE     0.89   0.86     3.5   0.87     2.3   1.51    2.08
GWW*    WW GRAINGER INC      2.57   2.18    17.9   2.52     2.0   0.04    0.02
JNJ*    JOHNSON&JOHNSON      1.37   1.35     1.5   1.36     0.7   0.24    0.38
SYK*#   STRYKER CORP         0.99   0.90    10.0   0.99     0.0   0.65    1.20
WABC#   WESTAMERICA BANC     0.75   0.78    -3.8   0.75     0.0   0.31    0.66
FULT#   FULTON FINANCIAL     0.19   0.17    11.8   0.19     0.0   0.14    1.36

* - 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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