Brown Shoe Co. (BWS +12.1%) is a winner today after reporting Q1 earnings that beat estimates....

|By:, SA News Editor

Brown Shoe Co. (BWS +12.1%) is a winner today after reporting Q1 earnings that beat estimates. From the report: Gross margin expands 160 basis points Y/Y and adjusted EPS rises 37.7%. Comps growth comes in at +1.1% for the period (+14.2% in April, after "uncooperative weather" dissipated). The company raises its FY13 EPS guidance to $1.22-1.29 versus consensus of $1.23. (PR)