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

July 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    Q12   % CHG   Q/E
========================================================================
SR      STANDARD REGISTE     0.01   0.10   -90.0  -0.08      NM   Jun
KKR     KKR & CO LP          0.74   0.36   105.6   0.16   362.5   Jun
CPN     CALPINE CORP         0.04  -0.11      NM   0.01   300.0   Jun
MNI     MCCLATCHY CO-A       0.19   0.11    72.7   0.08   137.5   Jun
NVE     NV ENERGY INC        0.29   0.07   314.3   0.18    61.1   Jun
OABC    OMNIAMERICAN BAN     0.14   0.11    27.3   0.09    55.6   Jun
VVI     VIAD CORP            0.29   0.26    11.5   0.19    52.6   Jun
ACI     ARCH COAL INC       -0.10   0.44      NM  -0.18    44.4   Jun
SAIA    SAIA INC             0.72   0.21   242.9   0.50    44.0   Jun
TICKER                                             EST
SYM     COMPANY               Q12    Q11   % CHG    Q12   % CHG   Q/E
========================================================================
RUTH    RUTH’S HOSPITALI     0.17   0.10    70.0   0.13    30.8   Jun
LG      LACLEDE GROUP        0.40   0.65   -38.5   0.31    29.0   Jun
SCBT    SCBT FINANCIAL C     0.63   0.38    65.8   0.49    28.6   Jun
BLC     BELO CORP-A          0.24   0.17    41.2   0.19    26.3   Jun
DTE*    DTE ENERGY CO        0.85   0.65    30.8   0.70    21.4   Jun
DHI*    DR HORTON INC        0.23   0.09   155.6   0.19    21.1   Jun
HP*     HELMERICH & PAYN     1.37   1.00    37.0   1.15    19.1   Jun
PPC     PILGRIM’S PRIDE      0.27  -0.58      NM   0.23    17.4   Jun
ACO     AMCOL INTL CORP      0.65   0.43    51.2   0.56    16.1   Jun
ARLP    ALLIANCE RESOURC     1.83   2.04   -10.3   1.64    11.6   Jun
FCBC    FIRST COMMUNI BC     0.32   0.31     3.2   0.29    10.3   Jun
CVX*    CHEVRON CORP         3.56   3.85    -7.5   3.23    10.2   Jun
AXL     AMER AXLE & MFG      0.55   0.68   -19.1   0.50    10.0   Jun
HMSY    HMS HOLDINGS COR     0.23   0.14    64.3   0.21     9.5   Jun
WTBA    WEST BANCORP         0.25   0.12   108.3   0.23     8.7   Jun
AHGP    ALLIANCE HOLDING     0.91   0.89     2.2   0.84     8.3   Jun
MGLN    MAGELLAN HEALTH      0.97   1.07    -9.3   0.91     6.6   Jun
CVH*    COVENTRY HEALTH      0.68   0.80   -15.0   0.64     6.3   Jun
TICKER                                             EST
SYM     COMPANY               Q12    Q11   % CHG    Q12   % CHG   Q/E
========================================================================
TYPE    MONOTYPE IMAGING     0.19   0.15    26.7   0.18     5.6   Jun
NWL*    NEWELL RUBBERMAI     0.47   0.46     2.2   0.45     4.4   Jun
MRK*    MERCK & CO           1.05   0.95    10.5   1.01     4.0   Jun
CHCO    CITY HOLDING CO      0.68   0.64     6.3   0.66     3.0   Jun
LPNT    LIFEPOINT HOSPIT     0.83   0.77     7.8   0.81     2.5   Jun
AIMC    ALTRA HOLDINGS I     0.42   0.38    10.5   0.41     2.4   Jun
WBC     WABCO HOLDINGS       1.19   1.23    -3.3   1.17     1.7   Jun
HIW     HIGHWOODS PROP       0.70   0.63    11.1   0.69     1.4   Jun
PB      PROSPERITY BNCSH     0.78   0.75     4.0   0.77     1.3   Jun
MOG/A   MOOG INC-CLASS A     0.85   0.73    16.4   0.85     0.0   Jun
MTRN    MATERION CORP        0.38   0.67   -43.3   0.38     0.0   Jun
PFS     PROVIDENT FINANC     0.28   0.25    12.0   0.28     0.0   Jun
HTBK    HERITAGE COMMERC     0.08   0.05    60.0   0.08     0.0   Jun
KVHI    KVH INDUSTRIES       0.03   0.01   200.0   0.03     0.0   Jun

* - 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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