Midmorning Negative EPS Surprises for U.S. Companies, Feb. 21

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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BYD     BOYD GAMING CORP    -0.03  -0.05    40.0  -0.01  -200.0   Dec
CIE     COBALT INTERNATI    -0.13  -0.09   -44.4  -0.07   -85.7   Dec
DAKT    DAKTRONICS INC       0.04   0.04     0.0   0.07   -42.9   Jan
WLK     WESTLAKE CHEMICA     0.40   1.26   -68.3   0.60   -33.3   Dec
BKS     BARNES & NOBLE       0.71   1.00   -29.0   0.92   -22.8   Jan
CCO     CLEAR CHANNEL-A      0.08   0.01   700.0   0.10   -20.0   Dec
ANTH    ANTHERA PHARMACE    -0.71  -0.40   -77.5  -0.60   -18.3   Dec
JAKK    JAKKS PACIFIC       -0.72   0.30      NM  -0.61   -18.0   Dec
WLT     WALTER ENERGY        1.34   1.75   -23.4   1.50   -10.7   Dec
TICKER                                             EST
SYM     COMPANY               Q11    Q10   % CHG    Q11  % CHG   Q/E
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EXPD*   EXPEDITORS INTL      0.43   0.45    -4.4   0.47    -8.5   Dec
GEO     GEO GROUP INC/TH     0.39   0.41    -4.9   0.40    -2.5   Dec
UNT     UNIT CORP            1.08   0.92    17.4   1.10    -1.8   Dec
WMT*    WAL-MART STORES      1.44   1.34     7.5   1.45    -0.7   Jan
NVE     NV ENERGY INC       -0.05   0.06      NM   0.03      NM   Dec

* - Company in Standard & Poor’s 500 Index

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