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Midmorning Positive EPS Surprises for U.S. Companies, April 19

April 19, 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
========================================================================
POOL    POOL CORP            0.06  -0.01      NM   0.01   500.0   Mar
NYT     NEW YORK TIMES-A     0.08   0.02   300.0   0.02   300.0   Mar
BAC*    BANK OF AMERICA      0.31   0.17    82.4   0.12   158.3   Mar
LAYN    LAYNE CHRISTENSN    -0.20   0.45      NM  -1.91    89.5   Jan
TAYC    TAYLOR CAPITAL       0.28  -0.12      NM   0.17    64.7   Mar
MS*     MORGAN STANLEY       0.71   0.46    54.3   0.44    61.4   Mar
LUV*    SOUTHWEST AIR       -0.02   0.03      NM  -0.05    60.0   Mar
AAMRQ   AMR CORP            -0.74  -1.21    38.8  -1.60    53.8   Mar
FCS     FAIRCHILD SEMICO     0.06   0.39   -84.6   0.04    50.0   Mar
TICKER                                             EST
SYM     COMPANY               Q12    Q11   % CHG    Q11   % CHG   Q/E
========================================================================
MNRK    MONARCH FINANCIA     0.30   0.16    87.5   0.21    42.9   Mar
UTEK    ULTRATECH INC        0.38   0.30    26.7   0.28    35.7   Mar
CY      CYPRESS SEMICON      0.12   0.24   -50.0   0.09    33.3   Mar
TRV*    TRAVELERS COS IN     2.01   1.89     6.3   1.52    32.2   Mar
SYNT    SYNTEL INC           0.98   0.60    63.3   0.75    30.7   Mar
MYE     MYERS INDS INC       0.30   0.20    50.0   0.23    30.4   Mar
DO*     DIAMOND OFFSHORE     1.21   1.79   -32.4   0.99    22.2   Mar
PENN    PENN NATL GAMING     0.73   0.48    52.1   0.60    21.7   Mar
BTU*    PEABODY ENERGY       0.67   0.67     0.0   0.56    19.6   Mar
HOMB    HOME BANCSHARES      0.55   0.41    34.1   0.48    14.6   Mar
BSX*    BOSTON SCIENTIFC     0.09   0.15   -40.0   0.08    12.5   Mar
UNH*    UNITEDHEALTH GRP     1.31   1.22     7.4   1.18    11.0   Mar
KEY*    KEYCORP              0.21   0.21     0.0   0.19    10.5   Mar
FCX*    FREEPORT-MCMORAN     0.96   1.57   -38.9   0.87    10.3   Mar
UNP*    UNION PAC CORP       1.79   1.29    38.8   1.63     9.8   Mar
ADS     ALLIANCE DATA        2.38   2.03    17.2   2.19     8.7   Mar
FITB*   FIFTH THIRD BANC     0.39   0.27    44.4   0.36     8.3   Mar
ALK     ALASKA AIR GROUP     0.39   0.40    -2.5   0.36     8.3   Mar
TICKER                                             EST
SYM     COMPANY               Q12    Q11   % CHG    Q11   % CHG   Q/E
========================================================================
NUE*    NUCOR CORP           0.42   0.50   -16.0   0.39     7.7   Mar
SWFT    SWIFT TRANSPORTA     0.14   0.06   133.3   0.13     7.7   Mar
ENTG    ENTEGRIS INC         0.14   0.23   -39.1   0.13     7.7   Mar
HUB/B   HUBBELL INC -B       1.05   0.82    28.0   0.98     7.1   Mar
GPC*    GENUINE PARTS CO     0.93   0.80    16.3   0.87     6.9   Mar
BBT*    BB&T CORP            0.62   0.32    93.8   0.58     6.9   Mar
SON     SONOCO PRODUCTS      0.52   0.57    -8.8   0.49     6.1   Mar
SASR    SANDY SPRING BAN     0.35   0.30    16.7   0.33     6.1   Mar
DD*     DU PONT (EI)         1.61   1.52     5.9   1.53     5.2   Mar
PM*     PHILIP MORRIS IN     1.25   1.06    17.9   1.19     5.0   Mar
HAFC    HANMI FINL CORP      0.23   0.56   -58.9   0.22     4.5   Mar
SNA*    SNAP-ON INC          1.21   0.96    26.0   1.16     4.3   Mar
LH*     LABORATORY CP        1.74   1.52    14.5   1.67     4.2   Mar
ARB     ARBITRON INC         0.64   0.59     8.5   0.62     3.2   Mar
DHR*    DANAHER CORP         0.73   0.61    19.7   0.71     2.8   Mar
SFNC    SIMMONS FIRST -A     0.37   0.30    23.3   0.36     2.8   Mar
EMC*    EMC CORP/MA          0.37   0.31    19.4   0.36     2.8   Mar
TZOO    TRAVELZOO INC        0.42   0.37    13.5   0.41     2.4   Mar
TICKER                                             EST
SYM     COMPANY               Q12    Q11   % CHG    Q11   % CHG   Q/E
========================================================================
WCC     WESCO INTL           0.99   0.74    33.8   0.97     2.1   Mar
PPG*    PPG INDS INC         1.81   1.40    29.3   1.78     1.7   Mar
VZ*     VERIZON COMMUNIC     0.59   0.51    15.7   0.58     1.7   Mar
TCB     TCF FINL CORP       -1.78   0.20      NM  -1.81     1.7   Mar
LTM     LIFE TIME FITNES     0.62   0.52    19.2   0.61     1.6   Mar
SHW*    SHERWIN-WILLIAMS     0.95   0.63    50.8   0.94     1.1   Mar
BAX*    BAXTER INTL INC      1.01   0.98     3.1   1.00     1.0   Mar
COL*    ROCKWELL COLLINS     1.09   0.96    13.5   1.09     0.0   Mar
GNTX    GENTEX CORP          0.32   0.29    10.3   0.32     0.0   Mar
FNFG    FIRST NIAGARA FI     0.19   0.24   -20.8   0.19     0.0   Mar
PBCT*   PEOPLE’S UNITED      0.18   0.15    20.0   0.18     0.0   Mar
CRRC    COURIER CORP         0.04   0.03    33.3   0.04     0.0   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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