Companies That Surpassed Q3 Analyst Estimates

Following is some information on earnings surprises announced for the third quarter of 2011. The following companies announced earnings on November 3rd.

  • National HealthCare Corporation (AMEX:NHC): This company reported earnings per share of $1.05 against consensus expectations of $0.80, for a surprise of 31.25%. About the company: National Healthcare Corporation operates long-term health care centers. The Company also operates homecare programs, independent living centers, and assisted living centers. National Healthcare’s other services include managed care specialty medical units, Alzheimer’s units, and a rehabilitation services company.
  • Visteon Corporation (NYSE:VC): This company reported earnings per share of $0.90 against consensus expectations of $0.69, for a surprise of 30.43%. About the company: Visteon Corporation supplies automotive systems, modules, and components to vehicle manufacturers and the aftermarket on a worldwide basis. The Company manufactures products such as climate control systems, electronics, interiors, and lighting.
  • PC Connection, Inc. (NASDAQ:PCCC): This company reported earnings per share of $0.35 against consensus expectations of $0.27, for a surprise of 29.63%. About the company: PC Connection, Inc. is a direct marketer of brand-name personal computers and related peripherals, software, accessories, and networking products. The Company sells to small and medium-sized businesses. PC Connection carries high turnover products in inventory, and in addition provides customer service and technical support.
  • Calamos Asset Management, Inc. (NASDAQ:CLMS): This company reported earnings per share of $0.31 against consensus expectations of $0.24, for a surprise of 29.17%. About the company: Calamos Asset Management, Inc. provides investment advisory services to institutions and individuals primarily in the United States. The Company applies an investment process centered on risk management across investment strategies within the equity, balanced, convertible, high yield, and alternative asset classes. Calamos offers mutual fund and separate account products.
  • Parker Drilling Company Common (NYSE:PKD): This company reported earnings per share of $0.18 against consensus expectations of $0.14, for a surprise of 28.57%. About the company: Parker Drilling Company provides contract drilling and drilling related services. The Company operates around the world.
  • Denbury Resources, Inc. (NYSE:DNR): This company reported earnings per share of $0.37 against consensus expectations of $0.29, for a surprise of 27.59%. About the company: Denbury Resources Inc. acquires, develops, operates and explores oil, and gas properties, primarily in the Gulf Coast region of the United States.
  • Comfort Systems USA, Inc. (NYSE:FIX): This company reported earnings per share of $0.14 against consensus expectations of $0.11, for a surprise of 27.27%. About the company: Comfort Systems USA, Inc. provides heating, ventilation, and air conditioning system installation, maintenance, repair, and replacement services. The Company’s commercial and industrial markets include office buildings, retail centers, apartment complexes, hotels, manufacturing plants, and government facilities.
  • The Navigators Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:NAVG): This company reported earnings per share of $0.80 against consensus expectations of $0.63, for a surprise of 26.98%. About the company: The Navigators Group, Inc. is an international commercial property & casualty specialty insurance holding company with insurance company operations, and underwriting management companies. The Company has offices in communities across the United States, the United Kingdom and Continental Europe.
  • Allos Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:ALTH): This company reported earnings per share of ($0.11) against consensus expectations of ($0.15), for a surprise of 26.67%. About the company: Allos Therapeutics Inc. is a biopharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of small molecule therapeutics for the treatment of cancer.
  • NRG Energy, Inc. (NYSE:NRG): This company reported earnings per share of $0.43 against consensus expectations of $0.34, for a surprise of 26.47%. About the company: NRG Energy, Inc. owns and operates a diverse portfolio of power-generating facilities, primarily in the United States. The Company’s operations include energy production and cogeneration facilities, thermal energy production, and energy resource recovery facilities.

(Note: Data about the companies’ earnings are sourced from Yahoo! Finance. All data are assumed to be accurate.)

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