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Bio-Reference Labs (BRLI) recently beat earnings estimates once again. Shares are up roughly 10% since being featured as a Zacks Rank Buy in December.

Company Description

Bio-Reference Laboratories, Inc provides clinical laboratory testing services such as blood and urine analysis in the New York metropolitan area. The company was founded in 1981 and has a market cap of $536 million.

Another Surprise

On Mar 4 Bio-Reference reported first-quarter results that included a 31% jump in revenue. The growth came on over patient growth as well as revenue per patient.

Earnings per shares came in at 29 cents, 6 cents ahead of expectations. Bio-Referance has now topped estimates 7 times in a row.

Analysts React

Bio-Reference analysts raised their estimates following the news. The Zacks Consensus Estimate for fiscal 2010 is up 4 cents to $1.81. Forecasts for 2011 are averaging $2.13, up a penny.

If projections are met, earnings growth rates will be 20% for this year and another 18% next year.

Read the December Feature Here

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Bill Wilton is the Growth Stock Strategist for He is also the Editor in charge of the market-beating Zacks Growth Trader service