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U.S. Companies Reporting Positive EPS Surprises, Aug. 6

August 06, 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
========================================================================
REN     RESOLUTE ENERGY      0.41   0.37    10.8   0.03  1266.7   0.55    6.40
GSJK    COMPRESSCO PARTN     0.39     na      na   0.18   116.7  -0.04   -0.30
UFCS    UNITED FIRE GROU     0.56  -0.71      NM   0.26   115.4   2.21   11.77
VOG     VOYAGER OIL & GA     0.02  -0.01      NM   0.01   100.0   0.08    6.67
ISIS    ISIS PHARM          -0.01  -0.18    94.4  -0.10    90.0   1.11    9.19
NLS#    NAUTILUS INC        -0.02  -0.07    71.4  -0.07    71.4   0.10    3.08
BSFT#   BROADSOFT INC        0.33   0.29    13.8   0.21    57.1   1.41    5.32
BDE#    BLACK DIAMOND IN    -0.02   0.06      NM  -0.04    50.0   0.24    2.40
CBOU#   CARIBOU COFFEE       0.13   0.13     0.0   0.09    44.4  -0.50   -4.37
TICKER                                             EST          PRICE   PRICE
SYM     COMPANY               Q12    Q11   % CHG    Q12   % CHG    CHG   % CHG
========================================================================
CRD/A   CRAWFORD & CO-A      0.21   0.25   -16.0   0.15    40.0   0.19    4.99
CUTR#   CUTERA INC          -0.10  -0.18    44.4  -0.15    33.3   0.28    4.33
PRA#    PROASSURANCE COR     1.92   1.74    10.3   1.52    26.3   0.81    0.90
AWR     AMER STATES WATE     0.79   0.68    16.2   0.64    23.4   0.34    0.82
XPO#    XPO LOGISTICS IN    -0.17     na      na  -0.22    22.7   0.18    1.40
PNG#    PAA NATURAL GAS      0.25   0.23     8.7   0.21    19.0   0.01    0.06
SMP     STANDARD MOTOR       0.59   0.49    20.4   0.50    18.0   3.11   22.10
CNK     CINEMARK HOLDING     0.45   0.39    15.4   0.39    15.4  -0.32   -1.33
HALO#   HALOZYME THERAPE    -0.13   0.03      NM  -0.15    13.3   0.21    4.56
ANEN#   ANAREN INC           0.26   0.34   -23.5   0.23    13.0  -0.17   -0.82
WRC#    WARNACO GROUP IN     0.72   0.82   -12.2   0.64    12.5   1.73    4.24
POWI#   POWER INTEGRATIO     0.49   0.43    14.0   0.44    11.4   0.80    2.19
HPP#    HUDSON PACIFIC P     0.22   0.26   -15.4   0.20    10.0  -0.03   -0.17
HCA     HCA HOLDINGS INC     0.85   0.51    66.7   0.78     9.0  -1.05   -3.95
ARI#    APOLLO COMMERCIA     0.41   0.37    10.8   0.38     7.9  -0.09   -0.54
DRQ     DRIL-QUIP INC        0.74   0.55    34.5   0.70     5.7   1.56    2.17
TRGP    TARGA RESOURCES      0.21   0.25   -16.0   0.20     5.0   0.53    1.20
PAA#    PLAINS ALL AMER      1.71   1.13    51.3   1.63     4.9   1.16    1.35
TICKER                                             EST          PRICE   PRICE
SYM     COMPANY               Q12    Q11   % CHG    Q12   % CHG    CHG   % CHG
========================================================================
TWGP#   TOWER GROUP INC     -0.39   0.63      NM  -0.41     4.9  -0.01   -0.06
HNRG    HALLADOR ENERGY      0.23   0.23     0.0   0.22     4.5  -0.02   -0.25
AFSI    AMTRUST FIN SERV     0.72   0.83   -13.3   0.69     4.3   0.34    1.15
SYKE#   SYKES ENTERPRISE     0.24   0.29   -17.2   0.23     4.3  -0.27   -1.84
PLT#    PLANTRONICS INC      0.63   0.62     1.6   0.61     3.3   0.27    0.81
CTSH*   COGNIZANT TECH-A     0.82   0.67    22.4   0.80     2.5   6.35   10.98
JDAS#   JDA SOFTWARE GRP     0.54   0.45    20.0   0.53     1.9   0.82    2.76
ALX     ALEXANDER’S INC      5.37   5.60    -4.1   5.29     1.5   8.51    1.94
NHI     NATL HEALTH INV      0.77   0.73     5.5   0.77     0.0  -0.71   -1.32
MDR#    MCDERMOTT INTL       0.22   0.27   -18.5   0.22     0.0   0.27    2.30

* - 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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