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Midmorning Positive EPS Surprises for U.S. Companies, May 3

May 03, 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               Q11    Q10   % CHG    Q10   % CHG   Q/E
========================================================================
LCUT    LIFETIME BRANDS      0.11  -0.08      NM  -0.04      NM   Mar
MDC     MDC HOLDINGS INC     0.04  -0.43      NM  -0.14      NM   Mar
AVNW    AVIAT NETWORKS I     0.04  -0.01      NM  -0.01      NM   Mar
XBKS    XENITH BANKSHARE     0.03  -0.25      NM  -0.03      NM   Mar
FBN     FURNITURE BRANDS     0.01  -0.06      NM  -0.01      NM   Mar
FLWS    1-800-FLOWERS-A      0.00  -0.04      NM  -0.02      NM   Mar
AAWW    ATLAS AIR WORLDW     0.51   0.40    27.5   0.15   240.0   Mar
RTI     RTI INTL METALS      0.19   0.08   137.5   0.06   216.7   Mar
MGAM    MULTIMEDIA GAMES     0.24   0.04   500.0   0.09   166.7   Mar
TICKER                                             EST
SYM     COMPANY               Q11    Q10   % CHG    Q10   % CHG   Q/E
========================================================================
HEES    H&E EQUIPMENT SE     0.10  -0.19      NM   0.04   150.0   Mar
KBALB   KIMBALL INTL -B      0.07     na      na   0.03   133.3   Mar
WWE     WORLD WRESTLIN-A     0.18   0.15    20.0   0.08   125.0   Mar
SNAK    INVENTURE FOODS      0.09   0.08    12.5   0.04   125.0   Mar
HVT     HAVERTY FURNITUR     0.11  -0.03      NM   0.05   120.0   Mar
DBLE    DOUBLE EAGLE PET    -0.01  -0.01     0.0  -0.12    91.7   Mar
RDEN    ELIZABETH ARDEN      0.07   0.02   250.0   0.04    75.0   Mar
KCP     KENNETH COLE-A      -0.01  -0.26    96.2  -0.03    66.7   Mar
LAMR    LAMAR ADVERTIS-A    -0.05  -0.18    72.2  -0.14    64.3   Mar
CUNB    CALIF UNITED BK      0.08     na      na   0.05    60.0   Mar
PWR*    QUANTA SERVICES      0.27  -0.05      NM   0.17    58.8   Mar
TSO*    TESORO CORP          0.42   0.75   -44.0   0.27    55.6   Mar
ACOR    ACORDA THERAPEUT     0.19  -0.02      NM   0.13    46.2   Mar
AYR     AIRCASTLE LTD        0.45   0.41     9.8   0.31    45.2   Mar
MGM     MGM RESORTS INTE    -0.09  -0.16    43.8  -0.16    43.8   Mar
LQDT    LIQUIDITY SERVIC     0.52   0.22   136.4   0.38    36.8   Mar
ATNI    ATLANTIC TELE-NE     0.60   0.29   106.9   0.44    36.4   Mar
NGLS    TARGA RESOURCES      0.63   0.37    70.3   0.47    34.0   Mar
TICKER                                             EST
SYM     COMPANY               Q11    Q10   % CHG    Q10   % CHG   Q/E
========================================================================
SFY     SWIFT ENERGY CO      0.28   0.47   -40.4   0.21    33.3   Mar
NCIT    NCI INC-A            0.12   0.41   -70.7   0.09    33.3   Mar
JRCC    JAMES RIVER COAL    -0.45  -0.17  -164.7  -0.66    31.8   Mar
DK      DELEK US HOLDING     0.79   0.31   154.8   0.61    29.5   Mar
AVD     AMER VANGUARD        0.31   0.19    63.2   0.24    29.2   Mar
LVLT    LEVEL 3 COMM INC    -0.37  -1.35    72.6  -0.52    28.8   Mar
LINC    LINCOLN EDUCATIO    -0.14   0.46      NM  -0.19    26.3   Mar
MEA     METALICO INC         0.05   0.19   -73.7   0.04    25.0   Mar
FIX     COMFORT SYSTEMS     -0.03  -0.14    78.6  -0.04    25.0   Mar
OWW     ORBITZ WORLDWIDE    -0.06  -0.11    45.5  -0.08    25.0   Mar
NRF     NORTHSTAR REALTY     0.47   0.26    80.8   0.38    23.7   Mar
EXBD    CORP EXECUTIVE       0.47   0.33    42.4   0.38    23.7   Mar
VAC     MARRIOTT VACATIO     0.27     na      na   0.22    22.7   Mar
SNI*    SCRIPPS NET-CL A     0.73   0.62    17.7   0.60    21.7   Mar
TOWR    TOWER INTERNATIO     0.23   0.57   -59.6   0.19    21.1   Mar
HCA     HCA HOLDINGS INC     1.18   0.85    38.8   0.98    20.4   Mar
TGI     TRIUMPH GROUP        1.57   1.07    46.7   1.31    19.8   Mar
EXH     EXTERRAN HOLDING    -0.43  -0.45     4.4  -0.52    17.3   Mar
TICKER                                             EST
SYM     COMPANY               Q11    Q10   % CHG    Q10   % CHG   Q/E
========================================================================
CVC*    CABLEVISION SY-A     0.21   0.36   -41.7   0.18    16.7   Mar
OMCL    OMNICELL INC         0.07   0.02   250.0   0.06    16.7   Mar
BOFI    BOFI HOLDING INC     0.58   0.48    20.8   0.50    16.0   Mar
USPH    US PHYSICAL THER     0.38   0.31    22.6   0.33    15.2   Mar
LEA     LEAR CORP            1.38   1.46    -5.5   1.20    15.0   Mar
MXL     MAXLINEAR-CLS A     -0.06   0.00      na  -0.07    14.3   Mar
LXRX    LEXICON PHARMACE    -0.06  -0.09    33.3  -0.07    14.3   Mar
NJR     NEW JERSEY RES       1.79   1.62    10.5   1.57    14.0   Mar
CIR     CIRCOR INTL          0.49   0.49     0.0   0.43    14.0   Mar
BEAM*   BEAM INC             0.53   0.41    29.3   0.47    12.8   Mar
CWH     COMMONWEALTH REI     0.91   0.85     7.1   0.81    12.3   Mar
POL     POLYONE CORP         0.29   0.30    -3.3   0.26    11.5   Mar
OMG     OM GROUP INC         0.72   1.02   -29.4   0.65    10.8   Mar
UPL     ULTRA PETROLEUM      0.32   0.57   -43.9   0.29    10.3   Mar
ATK     ALLIANT TECHSYS      1.86   2.10   -11.4   1.69    10.1   Mar
VIAB*   VIACOM INC-B         0.98   0.72    36.1   0.89    10.1   Mar
TMS     TMS INTERNATIO-A     0.22     na      na   0.20    10.0   Mar
FIG     FORTRESS INVES-A     0.11   0.20   -45.0   0.10    10.0   Mar
TICKER                                             EST
SYM     COMPANY               Q11    Q10   % CHG    Q10   % CHG   Q/E
========================================================================
GPX     GP STRATEGIES        0.23   0.16    43.8   0.21     9.5   Mar
GM      GENERAL MOTORS C     0.93   0.95    -2.1   0.85     9.4   Mar
SBH     SALLY BEAUTY HOL     0.35   0.26    34.6   0.32     9.4   Mar
MWIV    MWI VETERINARY S     1.04   0.83    25.3   0.96     8.3   Mar
LFUS    LITTELFUSE INC       0.81   0.96   -15.6   0.75     8.0   Mar
ORN     ORION MARINE        -0.23   0.06      NM  -0.25     8.0   Mar
DNR*    DENBURY RESOURCE     0.41   0.26    57.7   0.38     7.9   Mar
FUR     WINTHROP REALTY      0.42   0.44    -4.5   0.39     7.7   Mar
ITG     INVESTMENT TECH      0.14   0.23   -39.1   0.13     7.7   Mar
TDC*    TERADATA CORP        0.60   0.48    25.0   0.56     7.1   Mar
CAH*    CARDINAL HEALTH      0.94   0.81    16.0   0.88     6.8   Mar
DW      DREW INDS INC        0.49   0.42    16.7   0.46     6.5   Mar
MMS     MAXIMUS INC          0.49   0.54    -9.3   0.46     6.5   Mar
SMSI    SMITH MICRO SOFT    -0.15  -0.13   -15.4  -0.16     6.3   Mar
FX      FX ALLIANCE INC      0.18     na      na   0.17     5.9   Mar
ZEUS    OLYMPIC STEEL        0.57   0.94   -39.4   0.54     5.6   Mar
PLNR    PLANAR SYSTEMS      -0.17   0.07      NM  -0.18     5.6   Mar
PRFT    PERFICIENT INC       0.20   0.15    33.3   0.19     5.3   Mar
TICKER                                             EST
SYM     COMPANY               Q11    Q10   % CHG    Q10   % CHG   Q/E
========================================================================
CHSI    CATALYST HEALTH      0.62   0.52    19.2   0.59     5.1   Mar
BZ      BOISE INC            0.21   0.22    -4.5   0.20     5.0   Mar
PRLB    PROTO LABS INC       0.22     na      na   0.21     4.8   Mar
LXP     LEXINGTON REALTY     0.24   0.25    -4.0   0.23     4.3   Mar
ARG*    AIRGAS INC           1.11   0.88    26.1   1.07     3.7   Mar
LPS     LENDER PROCESSIN     0.59   0.81   -27.2   0.57     3.5   Mar
CNP*    CENTERPOINT ENER     0.34   0.34     0.0   0.33     3.0   Mar
IT      GARTNER INC          0.36   0.31    16.1   0.35     2.9   Mar
NSIT    INSIGHT ENTERPRI     0.39   0.28    39.3   0.38     2.6   Mar
ESS     ESSEX PROPERTY       1.63   1.44    13.2   1.60     1.9   Mar
VVC     VECTREN CORP         0.62   0.55    12.7   0.61     1.6   Mar
NPO     ENPRO INDUSTRIES     0.68   0.71    -4.2   0.67     1.5   Mar
AMT*    AMERICAN TOWER C     0.74   0.65    13.8   0.74     0.0   Mar
ANSS    ANSYS INC            0.66   0.57    15.8   0.66     0.0   Mar
SHOO    STEVEN MADDEN        0.50   0.42    19.0   0.50     0.0   Mar
TCAP    TRIANGLE CAPITAL     0.49   0.46     6.5   0.49     0.0   Mar
WES     WESTERN GAS PART     0.48   0.43    11.6   0.48     0.0   Mar
RGLD    ROYAL GOLD INC       0.45   0.35    28.6   0.45     0.0   Mar
TICKER                                             EST
SYM     COMPANY               Q11    Q10   % CHG    Q10   % CHG   Q/E
========================================================================
XYL*    XYLEM INC            0.36   0.43   -16.3   0.36     0.0   Mar
OGE     OGE ENERGY CORP      0.33   0.36    -8.3   0.33     0.0   Mar
CXW     CORRECTIONS CORP     0.33   0.37   -10.8   0.33     0.0   Mar
NRGY    INERGY LP            0.32   0.72   -55.6   0.32     0.0   Mar
BBG     BILL BARRETT COR     0.20   0.41   -51.2   0.20     0.0   Mar
NRGM    INERGY MIDSTREAM     0.18     na      na   0.18     0.0   Mar
ROIC    RETAIL OPPORTUNI     0.17   0.26   -34.6   0.17     0.0   Mar
IRDM    IRIDIUM COMMUNIC     0.16   0.11    45.5   0.16     0.0   Mar
BTN     BALLANTYNE STRON     0.13   0.11    18.2   0.13     0.0   Mar
INMD    INTEGRAMED AMER      0.11   0.08    37.5   0.11     0.0   Mar
SMBL    SMART BALANCE IN     0.06   0.07   -14.3   0.06     0.0   Mar
SPRT    SUPPORT.COM INC     -0.06  -0.05   -20.0  -0.06     0.0   Mar
PNW*    PINNACLE WEST       -0.07  -0.14    50.0  -0.07     0.0   Mar
ARQL    ARQULE INC          -0.08  -0.03  -166.7  -0.08     0.0   Mar
CBLI    CLEVELAND BIOLAB    -0.15  -0.19    21.1  -0.15     0.0   Mar
RMTI    ROCKWELL MED TEC    -0.54  -0.17  -217.6  -0.54     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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