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Midmorning Positive EPS Surprises for U.S. Companies, July 31

July 31, 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
========================================================================
AUXL    AUXILIUM PHARMAC     0.16  -0.11      NM  -0.05      NM   Jun
ECBE    ECB BANCORP INC      0.11   0.31   -64.5  -0.03      NM   Jun
HSON    HUDSON GLOBAL IN     0.02   0.14   -85.7  -0.02      NM   Jun
MDC     MDC HOLDINGS INC     0.22  -0.60      NM   0.05   340.0   Jun
CRY     CRYOLIFE INC         0.10   0.07    42.9   0.03   233.3   Jun
GLT     GLATFELTER           0.12   0.01  1100.0   0.05   140.0   Jun
NMRX    NUMEREX CORP-A       0.11   0.03   266.7   0.06    83.3   Jun
ECOL    US ECOLOGY INC       0.39   0.26    50.0   0.22    77.3   Jun
SSBI    SUMMIT STATE BAN     0.14   0.14     0.0   0.09    55.6   Jun
TICKER                                             EST
SYM     COMPANY               Q12    Q11   % CHG    Q12   % CHG   Q/E
========================================================================
NOVB    NORTH VALLEY BNC     0.18   0.08   125.0   0.12    50.0   Jun
ETR*    ENTERGY CORP         2.11   1.76    19.9   1.41    49.6   Jun
MSTR    MICROSTRATEGY        0.65   0.26   150.0   0.44    47.7   Jun
X*      US STEEL CORP        0.69   1.10   -37.3   0.49    40.8   Jun
MSL     MIDSOUTH BANCORP     0.25   0.12   108.3   0.18    38.9   Jun
MGAM    MULTIMEDIA GAMES     0.25   0.12   108.3   0.18    38.9   Jun
KLIC    KULICKE & SOFFA      0.92   1.00    -8.0   0.67    37.3   Jun
TVL     LIN TV CORP-CL A     0.27   0.11   145.5   0.20    35.0   Jun
IPXL    IMPAX LABS INC       0.60   0.19   215.8   0.45    33.3   Jun
CVLT    COMMVAULT SYSTEM     0.30   0.21    42.9   0.23    30.4   Jun
GT*     GOODYEAR TIRE        0.57   0.64   -10.9   0.45    26.7   Jun
MDSO    MEDIDATA SOLUTIO     0.29   0.51   -43.1   0.23    26.1   Jun
RTIX    RTI BIOLOGICS        0.05   0.04    25.0   0.04    25.0   Jun
HSC     HARSCO CORP          0.43   0.47    -8.5   0.35    22.9   Jun
LQDT    LIQUIDITY SERVIC     0.56   0.26   115.4   0.46    21.7   Jun
HPY     HEARTLAND PAYMEN     0.50   0.31    61.3   0.42    19.0   Jun
WTI     W&T OFFSHORE INC     0.28   0.71   -60.6   0.24    16.7   Jun
MCGC    MCG CAPITAL CORP     0.07   0.15   -53.3   0.06    16.7   Jun
TICKER                                             EST
SYM     COMPANY               Q12    Q11   % CHG    Q12   % CHG   Q/E
========================================================================
LXRX    LEXICON PHARMACE    -0.05  -0.08    37.5  -0.06    16.7   Jun
IEC     IEC ELECTRONICS      0.22   0.13    69.2   0.19    15.8   Jun
NI*     NISOURCE INC         0.23   0.17    35.3   0.20    15.0   Jun
PFE*    PFIZER INC           0.62   0.60     3.3   0.54    14.8   Jun
EXLS    EXLSERVICE HOLDI     0.36   0.35     2.9   0.32    12.5   Jun
ABFS    ARKANSAS BEST        0.18   0.20   -10.0   0.16    12.5   Jun
GABC    GERMAN AMER BNCP     0.47   0.40    17.5   0.42    11.9   Jun
TFX     TELEFLEX INC         1.23   0.94    30.9   1.10    11.8   Jun
CEVA    CEVA INC             0.19   0.22   -13.6   0.17    11.8   Jun
CRS     CARPENTER TECH       0.88   0.61    44.3   0.79    11.4   Jun
TRW     TRW AUTOMOTIVE       1.72   1.99   -13.6   1.55    11.0   Jun
FDP     FRESH DEL MONTE      1.01   0.77    31.2   0.91    11.0   Jun
IPGP    IPG PHOTONICS        0.72   0.63    14.3   0.65    10.8   Jun
XRAY*   DENTSPLY INTL        0.62   0.55    12.7   0.56    10.7   Jun
INGR    INGREDION INC        1.33   1.10    20.9   1.21     9.9   Jun
DISCA*  DISCOVERY COMM-A     0.76   0.63    20.6   0.70     8.6   Jun
CMI*    CUMMINS INC          2.45   2.41     1.7   2.28     7.5   Jun
DIN     DINEEQUITY INC       1.06   0.90    17.8   0.99     7.1   Jun
TICKER                                             EST
SYM     COMPANY               Q12    Q11   % CHG    Q12   % CHG   Q/E
========================================================================
WTR     AQUA AMERICA INC     0.30   0.25    20.0   0.28     7.1   Jun
VLO*    VALERO ENERGY        1.50   1.30    15.4   1.43     4.9   Jun
AET*    AETNA INC            1.31   1.35    -3.0   1.25     4.8   Jun
NSP     INSPERITY INC        0.22   0.25   -12.0   0.21     4.8   Jun
REV     REVLON INC-A         0.33   0.27    22.2   0.32     3.1   Jun
MD      MEDNAX INC           1.22   1.15     6.1   1.19     2.5   Jun
DORM    DORMAN PRODUCTS      0.44   0.35    25.7   0.43     2.3   Jun
FELE    FRANKLIN ELEC CO     1.06   0.92    15.2   1.04     1.9   Jun
PAG     PENSKE AUTOMOTIV     0.55   0.43    27.9   0.54     1.9   Jun
HCP*    HCP INC              0.69   0.77   -10.4   0.68     1.5   Jun
JEC*    JACOBS ENGIN GRP     0.76   0.71     7.0   0.75     1.3   Jun
AMG     AFFIL MANAGERS       1.66   1.71    -2.9   1.64     1.2   Jun
COH*    COACH INC            0.86   0.68    26.5   0.85     1.2   Jun
MPC*    MARATHON PETROLE     2.53   2.29    10.5   2.51     0.8   Jun
HRS*    HARRIS CORP          1.42   1.24    14.5   1.41     0.7   Jun
ECL*    ECOLAB INC           0.72   0.64    12.5   0.72     0.0   Jun
SLCA    US SILICA HOLDIN     0.36     na      na   0.36     0.0   Jun
BRKR    BRUKER CORP          0.12   0.19   -36.8   0.12     0.0   Jun
TICKER                                             EST
SYM     COMPANY               Q12    Q11   % CHG    Q12   % CHG   Q/E
========================================================================
GERN    GERON CORP          -0.14  -0.17    17.6  -0.14     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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