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U.S. Companies Reporting Positive EPS Surprises, 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 estimates.

Earnings estimates provided by Bloomberg.


TICKER                                             EST          PRICE   PRICE
SYM     COMPANY               Q12    Q11   % CHG    Q12   % CHG    CHG   % CHG
========================================================================
SR      STANDARD REGISTE     0.01   0.10   -90.0  -0.08      NM   0.07    8.75
KKR     KKR & CO LP          0.74   0.36   105.6   0.16   362.5   0.03    0.21
CPN     CALPINE CORP         0.04  -0.11      NM   0.01   300.0   0.25    1.42
MNI     MCCLATCHY CO-A       0.19   0.11    72.7   0.08   137.5   0.16    9.52
NVE     NV ENERGY INC        0.29   0.07   314.3   0.18    61.1   0.37    2.05
OABC    OMNIAMERICAN BAN     0.14   0.11    27.3   0.09    55.6   0.03    0.14
VVI     VIAD CORP            0.29   0.26    11.5   0.19    52.6   0.65    3.77
ACI     ARCH COAL INC       -0.10   0.44      NM  -0.18    44.4   1.54   29.28
SAIA    SAIA INC             0.72   0.21   242.9   0.50    44.0   3.71   19.73
TICKER                                             EST          PRICE   PRICE
SYM     COMPANY               Q12    Q11   % CHG    Q12   % CHG    CHG   % CHG
========================================================================
RUTH    RUTH’S HOSPITALI     0.17   0.10    70.0   0.13    30.8   0.95   16.52
LG      LACLEDE GROUP        0.40   0.65   -38.5   0.31    29.0   0.57    1.40
SCBT    SCBT FINANCIAL C     0.63   0.38    65.8   0.49    28.6   1.10    3.06
BLC     BELO CORP-A          0.24   0.17    41.2   0.19    26.3   0.55    8.76
DTE*    DTE ENERGY CO        0.85   0.65    30.8   0.70    21.4   1.03    1.71
DHI*    DR HORTON INC        0.23   0.09   155.6   0.19    21.1  -0.41   -2.18
HP*     HELMERICH & PAYN     1.37   1.00    37.0   1.15    19.1   2.82    6.16
PPC     PILGRIM’S PRIDE      0.27  -0.58      NM   0.23    17.4  -0.02   -0.43
ACO     AMCOL INTL CORP      0.65   0.43    51.2   0.56    16.1   2.93   10.18
ARLP    ALLIANCE RESOURC     1.83   2.04   -10.3   1.64    11.6   1.77    3.10
FCBC    FIRST COMMUNI BC     0.32   0.31     3.2   0.29    10.3   0.51    3.59
CVX*    CHEVRON CORP         3.56   3.85    -7.5   3.23    10.2   0.99    0.91
AXL     AMER AXLE & MFG      0.55   0.68   -19.1   0.50    10.0   0.26    2.51
HMSY    HMS HOLDINGS COR     0.23   0.14    64.3   0.21     9.5   2.78    8.81
WTBA    WEST BANCORP         0.25   0.12   108.3   0.23     8.7   0.33    3.39
AHGP    ALLIANCE HOLDING     0.91   0.89     2.2   0.84     8.3   1.97    4.56
MGLN    MAGELLAN HEALTH      0.97   1.07    -9.3   0.91     6.6   1.65    3.04
CVH*    COVENTRY HEALTH      0.68   0.80   -15.0   0.64     6.3   3.35   10.91
TICKER                                             EST          PRICE   PRICE
SYM     COMPANY               Q12    Q11   % CHG    Q12   % CHG    CHG   % CHG
========================================================================
TYPE    MONOTYPE IMAGING     0.19   0.15    26.7   0.18     5.6   1.47   11.09
NWL*    NEWELL RUBBERMAI     0.47   0.46     2.2   0.45     4.4   0.39    2.20
MRK*    MERCK & CO           1.05   0.95    10.5   1.01     4.0   1.77    4.07
CHCO    CITY HOLDING CO      0.68   0.64     6.3   0.66     3.0   0.81    2.42
LPNT    LIFEPOINT HOSPIT     0.83   0.77     7.8   0.81     2.5  -0.26   -0.68
AIMC    ALTRA HOLDINGS I     0.42   0.38    10.5   0.41     2.4   1.32    8.62
WBC     WABCO HOLDINGS       1.19   1.23    -3.3   1.17     1.7   4.22    8.00
HIW     HIGHWOODS PROP       0.70   0.63    11.1   0.69     1.4   0.49    1.48
PB      PROSPERITY BNCSH     0.78   0.75     4.0   0.77     1.3   0.82    2.07
MOG/A   MOOG INC-CLASS A     0.85   0.73    16.4   0.85     0.0   0.11    0.31
MTRN    MATERION CORP        0.38   0.67   -43.3   0.38     0.0   0.36    1.82
PFS     PROVIDENT FINANC     0.28   0.25    12.0   0.28     0.0   0.01    0.07
HTBK    HERITAGE COMMERC     0.08   0.05    60.0   0.08     0.0   0.39    6.41
KVHI    KVH INDUSTRIES       0.03   0.01   200.0   0.03     0.0   0.78    6.21

* - Company in Standard & Poor’s 500 Index.
# - Company reported in the late afternoon.

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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