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Analysts get it wrong — ET companies doing well

Second quarter earnings are turning out pretty good for publicly traded companies with East Tennessee connections — much to the surprise of analysts.

restaurant03.SY%2311158.jpgOn Thursday, Greeneville-based air freight company Forward Air reported its 2Q profit nearly tripled and Maryville-based restaurant chain Ruby Tuesday reported a profit of $21 million, up 45 percent from a year ago.

Earlier this month, aluminum maker Alcoa reported a profit of $136 million, a reversal of fortune from a loss of $454M a year ago. Even First Horizon National Corp., parent of First Tennessee bank, has returned to profitability with a slender profit of $2.7 million, or 1 cent per share.

Will the trend continue? Will analysts predictions be any better?

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