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Stock Earnings Surprises As Of December 21, 2011

Here is a current earnings surprise calendar from the recent trading day. In this sheet, the actual reported quarter earnings results are compared with analyst estimates. The difference is measured as earnings surprise. The higher the number of stocks with better as expected earnings, the bigger the possibility for an economic recovery. Yesterday, 15 major companies (stocks from the S&P 500) reported earnings of which 10 had a positive earnings surprise.


Here is the table:


Company Name/Symbol
Surprise Type
Actual
Estimate
Surprise
Surprise %
Actuant Corporation (ATU)
Positive
$0.500
$0.425
0.08
17.60%
Bed Bath & Beyond Inc (BBBY)
Positive
$0.950
$0.885
0.07
7.30%
Carmax Inc. (KMX)
Negative
$0.360
$0.381
0.02
5.50%
Electro Rent Corp (ELRC)
Negative
$0.250
$0.250
0
0.00%
Electrovaya Inc (EFL)
Positive
$0.000
-$0.00
0
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Finish Line Inc (FINL)
Positive
$0.110
$0.108
0
1.90%
Herman Miller Inc (MLHR)
Positive
$0.410
$0.404
0.01
1.50%
KB Home (KBH)
Positive
$0.180
$0.030
0.15
500.00%
Lindsay Corp (LNN)
Positive
$0.600
$0.451
0.15
33.00%
Micron Technology Inc (MU)
Negative
-$0.19
-$0.08
0.11
131.70%
Park Electrochemical Corp (PKE)
Negative
$0.260
$0.317
0.06
18.00%
Shaw Group Inc (SHAW)
Positive
$0.480
$0.438
0.04
9.60%
Steelcase Inc-CL A (SCS)
Positive
$0.190
$0.188
0
1.10%
Tibco Software Inc (TIBX)
Positive
$0.420
$0.351
0.07
19.70%






Average




57.45%

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