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Midmorning Positive EPS Surprises for U.S. Companies, May 1

May 01, 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
========================================================================
CYNO    CYNOSURE INC-A       0.06  -0.15      NM  -0.01      NM   Mar
VQ      VENOCO INC           0.66   0.14   371.4   0.12   450.0   Mar
PSTB    PARK STERLING CO     0.07  -0.10      NM   0.02   250.0   Mar
SPAR    SPARTAN MOTORS       0.04  -0.03      NM   0.02   100.0   Mar
HUN     HUNTSMAN CORP        0.74   0.47    57.4   0.39    89.7   Mar
KLIC    KULICKE & SOFFA      0.25   0.59   -57.6   0.15    66.7   Mar
PNK     PINNACLE ENTMNT      0.33   0.04   725.0   0.20    65.0   Mar
HPY     HEARTLAND PAYMEN     0.34   0.20    70.0   0.24    41.7   Mar
AGCO    AGCO CORP            1.21   0.81    49.4   0.86    40.7   Mar
TICKER                                             EST
SYM     COMPANY               Q12    Q11   % CHG    Q11   % CHG   Q/E
========================================================================
FDP     FRESH DEL MONTE      1.08   0.96    12.5   0.82    31.7   Mar
ADM*    ARCHER-DANIELS       0.78   0.86    -9.3   0.60    30.0   Mar
MPC*    MARATHON PETROLE     1.70     na      na   1.31    29.8   Mar
CIE     COBALT INTERNATI    -0.08  -0.04  -100.0  -0.11    27.3   Mar
FSTR    FOSTER (LB) CO-A     0.33   0.30    10.0   0.26    26.9   Mar
CAS     CASTLE (AM)          0.29   0.12   141.7   0.24    20.8   Mar
GLT     GLATFELTER           0.43   0.34    26.5   0.36    19.4   Mar
MDSO    MEDIDATA SOLUTIO     0.26   0.21    23.8   0.22    18.2   Mar
ECOL    US ECOLOGY INC       0.21   0.18    16.7   0.18    16.7   Mar
BRKR    BRUKER CORP          0.14   0.13     7.7   0.12    16.7   Mar
CCC     CALGON CARBON        0.14   0.15    -6.7   0.12    16.7   Mar
LM*     LEGG MASON INC       0.54   0.45    20.0   0.47    14.9   Mar
SXI     STANDEX INTL CO      0.63   0.45    40.0   0.55    14.5   Mar
VLO*    VALERO ENERGY        0.31   1.00   -69.0   0.28    10.7   Mar
PLD*    PROLOGIS INC         0.44   0.32    37.5   0.40    10.0   Mar
GABC    GERMAN AMER BNCP     0.44   0.35    25.7   0.40    10.0   Mar
SRI     STONERIDGE INC       0.22   0.12    83.3   0.20    10.0   Mar
NSPH    NANOSPHERE INC      -0.18  -0.32    43.8  -0.20    10.0   Mar
TICKER                                             EST
SYM     COMPANY               Q12    Q11   % CHG    Q11   % CHG   Q/E
========================================================================
IPXL    IMPAX LABS INC       0.52   0.21   147.6   0.48     8.3   Mar
AEGR    AEGERION PHARMAC    -0.55     na      na  -0.60     8.3   Mar
CMI*    CUMMINS INC          2.38   1.75    36.0   2.22     7.2   Mar
NI*     NISOURCE INC         0.76   0.72     5.6   0.71     7.0   Mar
GKSR    G & K SERVICES-A     0.52   0.43    20.9   0.49     6.1   Mar
GWR     GENESEE & WYOMIN     0.52   0.52     0.0   0.49     6.1   Mar
AFSI    AMTRUST FIN SERV     0.71   0.76    -6.6   0.67     6.0   Mar
ATRO    ASTRONICS CORP       0.46   0.45     2.2   0.44     4.5   Mar
ECL*    ECOLAB INC           0.50   0.45    11.1   0.48     4.2   Mar
TFX     TELEFLEX INC         1.01   0.96     5.2   0.97     4.1   Mar
WLK     WESTLAKE CHEMICA     1.31   1.25     4.8   1.26     4.0   Mar
HRS*    HARRIS CORP          1.39   1.16    19.8   1.34     3.7   Mar
PFE*    PFIZER INC           0.58   0.60    -3.3   0.56     3.6   Mar
TECH    TECHNE CORP          0.90   0.84     7.1   0.87     3.4   Mar
IPGP    IPG PHOTONICS        0.61   0.47    29.8   0.59     3.4   Mar
MMC*    MARSH & MCLENNAN     0.63   0.56    12.5   0.61     3.3   Mar
DIN     DINEEQUITY INC       1.30   1.42    -8.5   1.27     2.4   Mar
GOV     GOVERNMENT PROPE     0.54   0.48    12.5   0.53     1.9   Mar
TICKER                                             EST
SYM     COMPANY               Q12    Q11   % CHG    Q11   % CHG   Q/E
========================================================================
HCP*    HCP INC              0.67   0.56    19.6   0.66     1.5   Mar
WEC*    WISCONSIN ENERGY     0.74   0.72     2.8   0.73     1.4   Mar
ADP*    AUTOMATIC DATA       0.92   0.85     8.2   0.91     1.1   Mar
DST     DST SYSTEMS INC      1.05   1.08    -2.8   1.04     1.0   Mar
UNT     UNIT CORP            1.09   0.86    26.7   1.08     0.9   Mar
TRW     TRW AUTOMOTIVE       1.62   2.21   -26.7   1.61     0.6   Mar
AMG     AFFIL MANAGERS       1.58   1.60    -1.3   1.58     0.0   Mar
BDX*    BECTON DICKINSON     1.38   1.38     0.0   1.38     0.0   Mar
ENDP    ENDO PHARMA HLDG     0.87   1.00   -13.0   0.87     0.0   Mar
DORM    DORMAN PRODUCTS      0.81   0.68    19.1   0.81     0.0   Mar
XRAY*   DENTSPLY INTL        0.52   0.49     6.1   0.52     0.0   Mar
SAVE    SPIRIT AIRLINES      0.33     na      na   0.33     0.0   Mar
ODP     OFFICE DEPOT INC     0.05   0.00      na   0.05     0.0   Mar
SIRI    SIRIUS XM RADIO      0.02   0.01   100.0   0.02     0.0   Mar
FCH     FELCOR LODGING      -0.02  -0.02     0.0  -0.02     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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