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Here we present a list of 15 companies reporting this week that have a recent history of beating analyst earnings estimates. We provide the average quarterly earnings surprise over the last year for each company, as well as other important data.

Do you think these names will continue to best analysts? Use this list as a starting-off point for your own analysis into this week’s reporters. (To access a complete analysis of past earnings performance, click here.)

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List sorted by average earnings surprise.

1. Bank of the Ozarks, Inc. (NASDAQ:OZRK): Regional Bank. Market cap of $763.92M. The company is reporting earnings on 4/13/11. Over the last year, the company has reported an average quarterly earnings surprise of 51.61%. The stock is a short squeeze candidate, with a short float at 19.7% (equivalent to 41.44 days of average volume). The stock has gained 22.13% over the last year.

2. Hasbro Inc. (NASDAQ:HAS): Toys & Games Industry. Market cap of $6.42B. The company is reporting earnings on 4/14/11. Over the last year, the company has reported an average quarterly earnings surprise of 26.34%. The stock has gained 22.65% over the last year.

3. JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE:JPM): Money Center Banks Industry. Market cap of $186.59B. The company is reporting earnings on 4/13/11. Over the last year, the company has reported an average quarterly earnings surprise of 25.04%. The stock has gained 2.45% over the last year.

4. Fairchild Semiconductor International Inc. (NASDAQ:FCS): Semiconductor Industry. Market cap of $2.43B. The company is reporting earnings on 4/14/11. Over the last year, the company has reported an average quarterly earnings surprise of 18.54%. FCS is a risky stock that is significantly more volatile than the overall market (beta = 2.43). The stock has had a couple of great days, gaining 6.08% over the last week.

5. ADTRAN Inc. (NASDAQ:ADTN): Communication Equipment Industry. Market cap of $2.70B. The company is reporting earnings on 4/13/11. Over the last year, the company has reported an average quarterly earnings surprise of 17.55%. The stock has gained 51.56% over the last year.

6. ValueClick, Inc. (VCLK): Advertising Agencies Industry. Market cap of $1.27B. The company is reporting earnings on 4/15/11. Over the last year, the company has reported an average quarterly earnings surprise of 17.33%. Short float at 9.4% (equivalent to 6.19 days of average volume), implying the stock is a short squeeze candidate. The stock has had a couple of great days, gaining 8.75% over the last week.

7. ASML Holding NV (NASDAQ:ASML): Semiconductor Equipment & Materials Industry. Market cap of $18.27B. The company is reporting earnings on 4/13/11. Over the last year, the company has reported an average quarterly earnings surprise of 17.03%. The stock has gained 18.13% over the last year.

8. Knoll Inc. (NYSE:KNL): Business Equipment Industry. Market cap of $944.92M. The company is reporting earnings on 4/15/11. Over the last year, the company has reported an average quarterly earnings surprise of 16.02%. It's been a rough couple of days for the stock, losing 7.66% over the last week.

9. Genuine Parts Company (NYSE:GPC): Auto Parts Wholesale Industry. Market cap of $8.40B. The company is reporting earnings on 4/15/11. Over the last year, the company has reported an average quarterly earnings surprise of 10.53%. The stock has gained 27.84% over the last year.

10. Park National Corp. (NYSEMKT:PRK): Regional Bank. Market cap of $1.02B. The company is reporting earnings on 4/15/11. Over the last year, the company has reported an average quarterly earnings surprise of 9.99%. The stock is a short squeeze candidate, with a short float at 6.73% (equivalent to 32.01 days of average volume). The stock has gained 9.88% over the last year.

11. BlackRock, Inc. (NYSE:BLK): Asset Management Industry. Market cap of $37.61B. The company is reporting earnings on 4/15/11. Over the last year, the company has reported an average quarterly earnings surprise of 8.91%. The stock has lost 2.18% over the last year.

12. Commerce Bancshares Inc. (NASDAQ:CBSH): Regional Bank. Market cap of $3.56B. The company is reporting earnings on 4/14/11. Over the last year, the company has reported an average quarterly earnings surprise of 7.83%. CBSH has a relatively low correlation to the market (beta = 0.43), which may be appealing to risk-averse investors. The stock has lost 0.27% over the last year.

13. Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG): Internet Information Providers Industry. Market cap of $185.89B. The company is reporting earnings on 4/14/11. Over the last year, the company has reported an average quarterly earnings surprise of 5.70%. The stock has gained 0.95% over the last year.

14. Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ:CHKP): Security Software & Services Industry. Market cap of $12.53B. The company is reporting earnings on 4/14/11. Over the last year, the company has reported an average quarterly earnings surprise of 5.49%. This is a risky stock that is significantly more volatile than the overall market (beta = 2.54). The stock has gained 42.28% over the last year.

15. Progressive Corp. (NYSE:PGR): Property & Casualty Insurance Industry. Market cap of $14.0B. The company is reporting earnings on 4/14/11. Over the last year, the company has reported an average quarterly earnings surprise of 5.16%. The stock has gained 12.07% over the last year.

*Earnings surprise data sourced from Daily Finance, earnings date and all other data sourced from Finviz.

Source: 15 Companies on This Week's Earnings Roster With a History of Beating Estimates