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Midmorning Positive EPS Surprises for U.S. Companies, April 27

April 27, 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
========================================================================
LBY     LIBBEY INC           0.03  -0.03      NM  -0.03      NM   Mar
GT*     GOODYEAR TIRE        0.34   0.51   -33.3   0.07   385.7   Mar
VTR*    VENTAS INC           0.91   0.75    21.3   0.32   184.4   Mar
PPC     PILGRIM’S PRIDE      0.19  -0.54      NM   0.09   111.1   Mar
WETF    WISDOMTREE INVES     0.02   0.00      na   0.01   100.0   Mar
SAIA    SAIA INC             0.33   0.04   725.0   0.18    83.3   Mar
HFWA    HERITAGE FINL        0.27   0.05   440.0   0.15    80.0   Mar
WTM     WHITE MOUNTAINS      7.47  -5.35      NM   4.56    63.8   Mar
KKR     KKR & CO LP          0.99   0.96     3.1   0.72    37.5   Mar
TICKER                                             EST
SYM     COMPANY               Q12    Q11   % CHG    Q11   % CHG   Q/E
========================================================================
SCBT    SCBT FINANCIAL C     0.51  -0.05      NM   0.38    34.2   Mar
VVI     VIAD CORP            0.12   0.49   -75.5   0.10    20.0   Mar
PFS     PROVIDENT FINANC     0.32   0.24    33.3   0.27    18.5   Mar
IP*     INTL PAPER CO        0.57   0.74   -23.0   0.50    14.0   Mar
F*      FORD MOTOR CO        0.39   0.62   -37.1   0.35    11.4   Mar
SFI     ISTAR FINANCIAL     -0.66  -0.39   -69.2  -0.74    10.8   Mar
SPG*    SIMON PROPERTY       1.82   1.61    13.0   1.68     8.3   Mar
AIMC    ALTRA HOLDINGS I     0.40   0.43    -7.0   0.37     8.1   Mar
ACO     AMCOL INTL CORP      0.45   0.38    18.4   0.42     7.1   Mar
NWL*    NEWELL RUBBERMAI     0.33   0.30    10.0   0.31     6.5   Mar
SOA     SOLUTIA INC          0.55   0.50    10.0   0.52     5.8   Mar
PB      PROSPERITY BNCSH     0.77   0.72     6.9   0.74     4.1   Mar
LPNT    LIFEPOINT HOSPIT     0.94   0.89     5.6   0.91     3.3   Mar
VFC*    VF CORP              1.94   1.71    13.5   1.88     3.2   Mar
MOG/A   MOOG INC-CLASS A     0.77   0.67    14.9   0.75     2.7   Mar
PG*     PROCTER & GAMBLE     0.94   0.96    -2.1   0.92     2.2   Mar
ZBRA    ZEBRA TECH CORP      0.58   0.56     3.6   0.57     1.8   Mar
MRK*    MERCK & CO           0.99   0.92     7.6   0.98     1.0   Mar
TICKER                                             EST
SYM     COMPANY               Q12    Q11   % CHG    Q11   % CHG   Q/E
========================================================================
WY*     WEYERHAEUSER CO      0.02   0.00      na   0.00      na   Mar
SUP     SUPERIOR INDS        0.25   0.29   -13.8   0.25     0.0   Mar
RUTH    RUTH’S HOSPITALI     0.15   0.13    15.4   0.15     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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