Midmorning Negative EPS Surprises for U.S. Companies, Feb. 14

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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MAS*    MASCO CORP          -0.09  -0.08   -12.5  -0.02  -350.0   Dec
SCOR    COMSCORE INC        -0.10  -0.02  -400.0  -0.04  -150.0   Dec
EFC     ELLINGTON FINANC     0.10   0.81   -87.7   0.71   -85.9   Dec
GT*     GOODYEAR TIRE        0.03   0.07   -57.1   0.21   -85.7   Dec
SPAR    SPARTAN MOTORS       0.02   0.11   -81.8   0.04   -50.0   Dec
AVP*    AVON PRODUCTS        0.39   0.59   -33.9   0.51   -23.5   Dec
TAL     TAL INTERNATIONA     0.77   0.76     1.3   0.98   -21.4   Dec
UTHR    UNITED THERAPEUT     0.77   0.15   413.3   0.82    -6.1   Dec
AVEO    AVEO PHARMACEUTI    -0.58  -0.30   -93.3  -0.55    -5.5   Dec
TICKER                                             EST
SYM     COMPANY               Q11    Q10   % CHG    Q11  % CHG   Q/E
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VNDA    VANDA PHARMACEUT    -0.20   0.08      NM  -0.19    -5.3   Dec
HCP*    HCP INC              0.67   0.64     4.7   0.68    -1.5   Dec
ELMD    ELECTROMED INC       0.00   0.04      NM   0.01      NM   Dec

* - Company in Standard & Poor’s 500 Index

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