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Midmorning Positive EPS Surprises for U.S. Companies, May 11

May 11, 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    Q12   % CHG   Q/E
========================================================================
PSTR    POSTROCK ENERGY      0.06  -0.79      NM  -0.03      NM   Mar
CTP     CTPARTNERS EXECU     0.05   0.08   -37.5  -0.05      NM   Mar
HSKA    HESKA CORP           0.11     na      na   0.01  1000.0   Mar
CECO    CAREER EDUCATION     0.51   0.90   -43.3   0.25   104.0   Mar
VRNM    VERENIUM CORP       -0.01  -0.23    95.7  -0.30    96.7   Mar
ADK     ADCARE HEALTH SY    -0.02  -0.06    66.7  -0.12    83.3   Mar
COMV    COMVERGE INC        -0.10  -0.38    73.7  -0.34    70.6   Mar
MDR     MCDERMOTT INTL       0.25   0.29   -13.8   0.15    66.7   Mar
ASTM    AASTROM BIOSCIEN    -0.07  -0.18    61.1  -0.17    58.8   Mar
TICKER                                             EST
SYM     COMPANY               Q12    Q11   % CHG    Q12   % CHG   Q/E
========================================================================
OSIR    OSIRIS THERAPEUT    -0.04   0.12      NM  -0.09    55.6   Mar
GWAY    GREENWAY MEDICAL     0.06     na      na   0.04    50.0   Mar
ALXA    ALEXZA PHARMACEU    -0.04  -0.14    71.4  -0.08    50.0   Mar
KID     KID BRANDS INC      -0.04  -0.01  -300.0  -0.07    42.9   Mar
CEMP    CEMPRA INC          -0.26     na      na  -0.43    39.5   Mar
MATR    MATTERSIGHT CORP    -0.11  -0.24    54.2  -0.17    35.3   Mar
NLNK    NEWLINK GENETICS    -0.23     na      na  -0.35    34.3   Mar
RLJ     RLJ LODGING TRUS     0.27     na      na   0.21    28.6   Mar
ATSG    AIR TRANSPORT SE     0.10   0.11    -9.1   0.08    25.0   Mar
ANCI    AMERICAN CARESOU    -0.03  -0.01  -200.0  -0.04    25.0   Mar
BRKS    BROOKS AUTOMATIO     0.20   0.41   -51.2   0.17    17.6   Mar
BFED    BEACON FEDERAL       0.21     na      na   0.18    16.7   Mar
MCP     MOLYCORP INC         0.16  -0.05      NM   0.14    14.3   Mar
MNOV    MEDICINOVA INC      -0.24  -0.45    46.7  -0.28    14.3   Mar
DDS     DILLARDS INC-A       1.90   1.27    49.6   1.67    13.8   Apr
PHMD    PHOTOMEDEX INC       0.34     na      na   0.30    13.3   Mar
FOLD    AMICUS THERAPEUT    -0.31  -0.39    20.5  -0.35    11.4   Mar
MNTX    MANITEX INTERNAT     0.11   0.04   175.0   0.10    10.0   Mar
TICKER                                             EST
SYM     COMPANY               Q12    Q11   % CHG    Q12   % CHG   Q/E
========================================================================
RICK    RICKS CABARET        0.23   0.27   -14.8   0.21     9.5   Mar
NVDA*   NVIDIA CORP          0.16   0.27   -40.7   0.15     6.7   Apr
ASTI    ASCENT SOLAR TEC    -0.14  -0.29    51.7  -0.15     6.7   Mar
HTWR    HEARTWARE INTERN    -1.33  -0.68   -95.6  -1.42     6.3   Mar
USCR    US CONCRETE INC     -0.87  -2.07    58.0  -0.91     4.4   Mar
AGM     FED AGRI MTG-C       1.08     na      na   1.05     2.9   Mar
MIDD    MIDDLEBY CORP        1.20   0.97    23.7   1.17     2.6   Mar
FXEN    FX ENERGY INC        0.29   0.14   107.1   0.00      na   Mar
GMAN    GORDMANS STORES      0.41   0.38     7.9   0.41     0.0   Apr
ARDM    ARADIGM CORP        -0.01  -0.01     0.0  -0.01     0.0   Mar
QBAK    QUALSTAR CORP       -0.05  -0.04   -25.0  -0.05     0.0   Mar
CACH    CACHE INC           -0.09  -0.06   -50.0  -0.09     0.0   Mar
BID     SOTHEBY’S           -0.16   0.03      NM  -0.16     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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