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earnings surprise: Original post by Slav Fedorov of Demand Media Earnings per share (EPS) represents a company's net earnings divided by the total number of shares outstanding. EPS changes have the biggest influence on stock prices over the long run -- stock prices increase when company profits grow, and decrease when company profits decline. But in the short term, the relationship between EPS and stock prices is…

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