Midmorning Negative EPS Surprises for U.S. Companies, Nov. 1

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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CCO     CLEAR CHANNEL-A      0.01  -0.10      NM   0.05   -80.0   Sep
CCMO    CC MEDIA-A          -0.91     na      na  -0.59   -54.2   Sep
GAS*    NICOR INC            0.14   0.28   -50.0   0.30   -53.3   Sep
NSP     INSPERITY INC        0.16   0.28   -42.9   0.26   -38.5   Sep
GET     GAYLORD ENTMNT       0.02  -0.59      NM   0.03   -33.3   Sep
RDC*    ROWAN COMPANIES      0.25   0.57   -56.1   0.37   -32.4   Sep
AMED    AMEDISYS INC         0.36   0.89   -59.6   0.50   -28.0   Sep
MIG     MEADOWBROOK INS      0.18   0.27   -33.3   0.25   -28.0   Sep
GLT     GLATFELTER           0.28   0.36   -22.2   0.34   -17.6   Sep
TICKER                                             EST
SYM     COMPANY               Q11    Q10   % CHG    Q11  % CHG   Q/E
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PCS*    METROPCS COMMUNI     0.19   0.21    -9.5   0.23   -17.4   Sep
ETM     ENTERCOM COMM-A      0.22   0.29   -24.1   0.25   -12.0   Sep
OHI     OMEGA HEALTHCARE     0.43   0.44    -2.3   0.45    -4.4   Sep
ABC*    AMERISOURCEBERGE     0.54   0.50     8.0   0.56    -3.6   Sep
WST     WEST PHARMACEUT      0.53   0.46    15.2   0.55    -3.6   Sep
BHI*    BAKER HUGHES INC     1.18   0.54   118.5   1.22    -3.3   Sep
HSIC    HENRY SCHEIN INC     0.99   0.94     5.3   1.01    -2.0   Sep
VQ      VENOCO INC          -0.01   0.12      NM   0.21      NM   Sep
AMT*    AMERICAN TOWER-A    -0.04   0.23      NM   0.25      NM   Sep
RAIL    FREIGHTCAR AMERI    -0.20  -0.39    48.7   0.05      NM   Sep
CHTR    CHARTER COM-A       -0.77  -0.82     6.1   0.17      NM   Sep

* - Company in Standard & Poor’s 500 Index

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