17. Wisconsin Energy Corp. ( WEC): Engages in the generation, distribution, and sale of electric energy and steam. Market cap at $10.1B, most recent closing price at $44.14. Earnings date: 4/30.
In Mar 2012: Reported EPS at 0.74 vs. estimate at 0.73 (surprise of 1.4%). In Jun 2012: Reported EPS at 0.51 vs. estimate at 0.44 (surprise of 15.9%). In Sep 2012: Reported EPS at 0.67 vs. estimate at 0.57 (surprise of 17.5%). In Dec 2012: Reported 0.43 vs. estimate at 0.41 (surprise of 4.9%. [Average earnings surprise at 9.92%].
18. The Washington Post Company ( WPO): Operates as a diversified education and media company in the United States and internationally. Market cap at $3.31B, most recent closing price at $446.24. Earnings date: 5/3.
In Jun 2011: Reported EPS at 6.67 vs. estimate at 5.87 (surprise of 13.6%). In Sep 2011: Reported EPS at 4.95 vs. estimate at 3.85 (surprise of 28.6%). In Dec 2011: Reported EPS at 8.96 vs. estimate at 5.36 (surprise of 67.2%). In Sep 2012: Reported 6.79 vs. estimate at 1.31 (surprise of 418.3%. [Average earnings surprise at 131.92%].19. United States Steel Corp. ( X): Produces and sells steel mill products in North America and Central Europe. Market cap at $2.54B, most recent closing price at $17.62. Earnings date: 4/30. In Mar 2012: Reported EPS at 0.67 vs. estimate at 0.45 (surprise of 48.9%). In Jun 2012: Reported EPS at 0.69 vs. estimate at 0.47 (surprise of 46.8%). In Sep 2012: Reported EPS at 0.14 vs. estimate at 0 (surprise of N/A). In Dec 2012: Reported -0.41 vs. estimate at -0.75 (surprise of 45.3%. [Average earnings surprise at 47%] 20. Xcel Energy Inc. ( XEL ): Engages in the generation, purchase, transmission, distribution, and sale of electricity to residential, commercial, and industrial customers, as well as to public authorities in the United States. Market cap at $15.48B, most recent closing price at $31.32. Earnings date: 5/2. In Mar 2012: Reported EPS at 0.38 vs. estimate at 0.37 (surprise of 2.7%). In Jun 2012: Reported EPS at 0.38 vs. estimate at 0.36 (surprise of 5.6%). In Sep 2012: Reported EPS at 0.78 vs. estimate at 0.73 (surprise of 6.8%). In Dec 2012: Reported 0.29 vs. estimate at 0.27 (surprise of 7.4%. [Average earnings surprise at 5.63%].
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