Momentum Stocks With Positive Earnings Surprises
Company (Exchange: Ticker) Quarterly EPS Relative Strgth Rank P/E Ratio (Est EPS) (X) Price-to-Book-Value (X) Market Cap ($ Mil) Share Price ($) Description
Report Date Est ($) Surprise (%) 4-Wk (%) 52-Wk (%)
Encore Capital Group (M: ECPG) 8/4 0.29 6.9 95 93 11.3 1.69 321 13.96 bankruptcy servs
Trex Company, Inc. (N: TWP) 7/30 0.18 188.9 95 97 22.9 2.83 324 21.08 deck & rail wood alternatives
Amerisafe, Inc. (M: AMSF) 8/6 0.54 16.7 94 91 8.5 1.63 376 19.97 insurance holding co
Convergys Corp. (N: CVG) 7/23 0.27 18.5 94 75 14.3 1.42 1,997 16.39 relationship mgmt
Navigant Consulting (N: NCI) 7/31 0.22 9.1 94 85 19.6 2.43 890 18.43 specialty consulting
Gibraltar Industries (M: ROCK) 8/7 0.38 76.3 93 91 14.3 1.18 700 23.38 building products
Comfort Systems USA (N: FIX) 7/31 0.32 18.8 92 84 12.0 2.14 588 14.85 HVAC services
Eagle Test Systems (M: EGLT) 7/29 0.24 25.0 92 91 14.9 2.07 353 15.35 semiconductor test equip
Ferro Corporation (N: FOE) 8/5 0.31 48.4 91 93 17.1 2.03 1,038 23.75 specialty materials
Northern Trust Corp. (M: NTRS) 7/16 1.05 28.6 91 95 19.3 3.87 19,251 87.09 financial holding co
Einstein Noah Restaurants (M: BAGL) 8/6 0.27 55.6 90 56 10.0 nmf 226 14.15 bagel specialty restaurants
CryoLife, Inc. (N: CRY) 7/31 0.10 40.0 87 97 34.5 6.01 434 15.51 med devices & tissue
Family Dollar Stores (N: FDO) 7/2 0.40 15.0 87 73 16.8 3.13 3,810 27.27 retail discount stores
Hawk Corporation (A: HWK) 8/7 0.29 127.6 87 98 15.2 2.83 222 24.70 industrial friction prods
LHC Group, Inc. (M: LHCG) 7/30 0.31 12.9 87 95 21.1 3.4 547 29.93 health care servs
SYSCO Corporation (N: SYY) 8/11 0.52 5.8 87 81 17.5 6.11 20,841 34.62 food distributor
DynCorp International (N: DCP) 8/6 0.25 28.0 86 54 13.2 2.09 933 16.36 defense & tech servs
Hancock Holding Co. (M: HBHC) 7/22 0.61 8.2 86 92 19.7 2.83 1,622 51.63 bank holding co
Tidewater Inc. (N: TDW) 8/1 1.52 7.9 86 67 8.2 1.56 3,059 59.35 offshore marine vessels
Atlantic Tele-Network (M: ATNI) 7/31 0.54 24.1 84 77 13.4 2.34 519 34.14 telecommunications
First Commonwealth Fin'l (N: FCF) 7/17 0.16 12.5 84 87 18.3 1.67 924 12.61 bank holding co
Hanger Orthopedic Group (N: HGR) 7/29 0.20 25.0 84 98 23.4 2.21 446 19.21 orthotic & prosthetic care
Knoll, Inc. (N: KNL) 7/17 0.40 22.5 84 76 10.5 9.8 842 17.73 branded office furniture
S.Y. Bancorp, Inc. (M: SYBT) 7/16 0.39 15.4 84 86 17.2 2.89 390 29.05 bank holding co
A. O. Smith Corp. (N: AOS) 7/17 0.78 35.9 84 71 14.5 1.62 1,330 44.20 water heating equip
Syniverse Holdings (N: SVR) 8/4 0.37 13.5 84 91 11.7 2.44 1,274 18.62 wireless voice & data servs
Almost Family, Inc. (M: AFAM) 8/5 0.38 31.6 82 99 22.2 3.8 341 41.98 home health servs
Apollo Group, Inc. (M: APOL) 7/1 0.78 9.0 82 90 24.4 18.62 10,682 67.39 high school & college ed
Emergency Medical Svcs (N: EMS) 8/5 0.39 10.3 82 94 19.8 2.92 1,414 34.00 emergency med servs
HealthSpring, Inc (N: HS) 7/29 0.44 63.6 82 87 9.8 1.66 1,231 21.05 managed care organization
Exchange Key: A=American Stock Exchange; M=NASDAQ; N=New York Stock Exchange.
Source: AAII's
Stock Investor Pro, Reuters Research, Inc., and I/B/E/S. Data as of 9/12/2008.