Midmorning Negative EPS Surprises for U.S. Companies, Aug. 3

The following U.S. companies reported negative earnings surprises today. This list ranks percent surprises of actual earnings to earnings estimates.

Earnings estimates provided by Bloomberg.


TICKER                                             EST
SYM     COMPANY               Q11    Q10   % CHG    Q11  % CHG   Q/E
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GGOX    GIGOPTIX INC        -0.12     na      na  -0.02  -500.0   Jun
END     ENDEAVOUR INTERN    -0.42   0.00      na  -0.16  -162.5   Jun
CLMT    CALUMET SPECIALT     0.06  -0.03      NM   0.37   -83.8   Jun
MDCI    MED ACTION INDS      0.02   0.08   -75.0   0.11   -81.8   Jun
GFF     GRIFFON CORP         0.05   0.10   -50.0   0.25   -80.0   Jun
CCMO    CC MEDIA-A           0.07     na      na   0.32   -78.1   Jun
IO      ION GEOPHYSICAL      0.02   0.01   100.0   0.07   -71.4   Jun
SLTM    SOLTA MEDICAL IN     0.01   0.04   -75.0   0.03   -66.7   Jun
HUSA    HOUSTON AMERICAN    -0.05   0.03      NM  -0.03   -66.7   Jun
TICKER                                             EST
SYM     COMPANY               Q11    Q10   % CHG    Q11  % CHG   Q/E
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VTG     VANTAGE DRILLING    -0.05  -0.03   -66.7  -0.03   -66.7   Jun
FUN     CEDAR FAIR LP        0.08   0.09   -11.1   0.18   -55.6   Jun
MSTR    MICROSTRATEGY        0.26   0.97   -73.2   0.56   -53.6   Jun
EDGW    EDGEWATER TECH       0.03   0.01   200.0   0.06   -50.0   Jun
POWL    POWELL INDS INC      0.14   0.88   -84.1   0.25   -44.0   Jun
WNC     WABASH NATIONAL      0.06  -0.67      NM   0.10   -40.0   Jun
CGX     CONS GRAPHICS        0.40   0.38     5.3   0.65   -38.5   Jun
SUNS    SOLAR SENIOR CAP     0.08     na      na   0.13   -38.5   Jun
AMSF    AMERISAFE INC        0.23   0.53   -56.6   0.37   -37.8   Jun
OKS     ONEOK PARTNERS L     0.34   0.38   -10.5   0.54   -37.0   Jun
CTL*    CENTURYLINK INC      0.44   0.88   -50.0   0.67   -34.3   Jun
CHSP    CHESAPEAKE LODGI     0.18   0.23   -21.7   0.27   -33.3   Jun
MHGC    MORGANS HOTEL GR    -0.38  -0.55    30.9  -0.29   -31.0   Jun
BBOX    BLACK BOX CORP       0.60   0.84   -28.6   0.80   -25.0   Jun
VMC*    VULCAN MATERIALS    -0.06   0.02      NM  -0.05   -20.0   Jun
FTR*    FRONTIER COMMUNI     0.06   0.20   -70.0   0.07   -14.3   Jun
ACMR    AC MOORE ARTS       -0.32  -0.40    20.0  -0.28   -14.3   Jun
DSCO    DISCOVERY LABS      -0.34  -0.60    43.3  -0.30   -13.3   Jun
TICKER                                             EST
SYM     COMPANY               Q11    Q10   % CHG    Q11  % CHG   Q/E
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KKR     KKR & CO LP          0.36   0.63   -42.9   0.41   -12.2   Jun
AFAM    ALMOST FAMILY IN     0.58   0.89   -34.8   0.66   -12.1   Jun
ZLCS    ZALICUS INC         -0.11     na      na  -0.10   -10.0   Jun
CEG*    CONSTELLAT ENER      0.76   0.71     7.0   0.84    -9.5   Jun
HK      PETROHAWK ENERGY     0.19   0.09   111.1   0.21    -9.5   Jun
BRKR    BRUKER CORP          0.19   0.15    26.7   0.21    -9.5   Jun
NU*     NORTHEAST UTILS      0.44   0.41     7.3   0.48    -8.3   Jun
VRTS    VIRTUS INVEST        0.36     na      na   0.39    -7.7   Jun
SWC     STILLWATER MININ     0.39   0.21    85.7   0.42    -7.1   Jun
EPL     ENERGY PARTNERS      0.33     na      na   0.35    -5.7   Jun
BKI     BUCKEYE TECH INC     0.68   0.26   161.5   0.72    -5.6   Jun
KFRC    KFORCE INC           0.17   0.13    30.8   0.18    -5.6   Jun
MOLX*   MOLEX INC            0.44   0.39    12.8   0.46    -4.3   Jun
TTEC    TELETECH HLDGS       0.29   0.24    20.8   0.30    -3.3   Jun
SBRA    SABRA HEALTH CAR     0.33     na      na   0.34    -2.9   Jun
KRA     KRATON PERFORMAN     1.44   1.26    14.3   1.48    -2.7   Jun
UFPT    UFP TECHNOLOGIES     0.39   0.34    14.7   0.40    -2.5   Jun
BRE     BRE PROPERTIES       0.49   0.46     6.5   0.50    -2.0   Jun
TICKER                                             EST
SYM     COMPANY               Q11    Q10   % CHG    Q11  % CHG   Q/E
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ICE*    INTERCONTINENTAL     1.64   1.51     8.6   1.67    -1.8   Jun
KRO     KRONOS WORLDWIDE     0.77     na      na   0.78    -1.3   Jun
MWA     MUELLER WATER-A      0.00  -0.01      NM   0.03      NM   Jun
RCKB    ROCKVILLE FINANC     0.00     na      na   0.10      NM   Jun
HBNK    HAMPDEN BANCORP      0.00     na      na   0.07      NM   Jun
SONS    SONUS NETWORKS      -0.01   0.01      NM   0.02      NM   Jun
ZIPR    ZIPREALTY INC       -0.05   0.04      NM   0.03      NM   Jun
CSCD    CASCADE MICROTEC    -0.07  -0.17    58.8   0.07      NM   Jun
FOR     FORESTAR GROUP      -0.11  -0.09   -22.2   0.03      NM   Jun
CBR     CIBER INC           -0.17   0.06      NM   0.07      NM   Jun
LBTYA   LIBERTY GLOBAL-A    -0.62  -2.43    74.5   0.29      NM   Jun

* - Company in Standard & Poor’s 500 Index

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