U.S. Companies Reporting Lower Quarterly EPS, Feb. 21

The following U.S. companies reported lower earnings per share for their latest quarter (end date of the quarter is noted in the last column).

Earnings estimates provided by Bloomberg.


TICKER                                             EST
SYM     COMPANY               Q11    Q10   % CHG    Q11   % CHG   Q/E
========================================================================
IPHS#   INNOPHOS HOLDING     0.88   0.89    -1.1   0.87     1.1   Dec
MDT*    MEDTRONIC INC        0.84   0.86    -2.3   0.84     0.0   Jan
DELL*#  DELL INC             0.51   0.53    -3.8   0.52    -1.9   Jan
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
GTXI    GTX INC             -0.17  -0.16    -6.3  -0.17     0.0   Dec
NMRX#   NUMEREX CORP-A       0.13   0.14    -7.1     na      na   Dec
HCC#    HCC INSURANCE        0.74   0.82    -9.8   0.67    10.4   Dec
MDH#    MHI HOSPITALITY      0.07   0.08   -12.5     na      na   Dec
TICKER                                             EST
SYM     COMPANY               Q11    Q10   % CHG    Q11   % CHG   Q/E
========================================================================
FNGN#   FINANCIAL ENGINE     0.14   0.17   -17.6   0.14     0.0   Dec
EMCI    EMC INS GROUP        0.58   0.71   -18.3   0.55     5.5   Dec
WLT     WALTER ENERGY        1.34   1.75   -23.4   1.50   -10.7   Dec
ORB     ORBITAL SCIENCES     0.27   0.36   -25.0   0.20    35.0   Dec
PKT#    PROCERA NETWORKS     0.15   0.20   -25.0   0.04   275.0   Dec
BKS     BARNES & NOBLE       0.71   1.00   -29.0   0.92   -22.8   Jan
ATSC#   ATS CORP             0.07   0.10   -30.0     na      na   Dec
HL      HECLA MINING CO      0.07   0.12   -41.7   0.07     0.0   Dec
CIE     COBALT INTERNATI    -0.13  -0.09   -44.4  -0.07   -85.7   Dec
FST#    FOREST OIL CORP      0.17   0.44   -61.4   0.26   -34.6   Dec
WLK     WESTLAKE CHEMICA     0.40   1.26   -68.3   0.60   -33.3   Dec
RSH     RADIOSHACK CORP      0.12   0.52   -76.9   0.12     0.0   Dec
ANTH    ANTHERA PHARMACE    -0.71  -0.40   -77.5  -0.60   -18.3   Dec
TRGT#   TARGACEPT INC       -0.29  -0.08  -262.5  -0.31     6.5   Dec
FUN     CEDAR FAIR LP       -0.10   0.00      na  -0.15    33.3   Dec

Number of companies reporting lower earnings today:            24
Total number of companies reporting earnings today:            64

* - Company in Standard & Poor’s 500 Index.
# - Company reported in the late afternoon.

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