U.S. Companies Reporting Negative EPS Surprises, 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          PRICE   PRICE
SYM     COMPANY               Q11    Q10   % CHG    Q11   % CHG    CHG   % CHG
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BYD     BOYD GAMING CORP    -0.03  -0.05    40.0  -0.01  -200.0  -0.98  -10.22
CIE     COBALT INTERNATI    -0.13  -0.09   -44.4  -0.07   -85.7  -2.06   -6.05
GMLP#   GOLAR LNG PARTNE     0.21     na      na   0.47   -55.3  -0.88   -2.35
DAKT    DAKTRONICS INC       0.04   0.04     0.0   0.07   -42.9  -1.43  -12.69
FST#    FOREST OIL CORP      0.17   0.44   -61.4   0.26   -34.6   0.36    2.56
WLK     WESTLAKE CHEMICA     0.40   1.26   -68.3   0.60   -33.3  -2.49   -4.12
BKS     BARNES & NOBLE       0.71   1.00   -29.0   0.92   -22.8  -0.57   -4.35
CCO     CLEAR CHANNEL-A      0.08   0.01   700.0   0.10   -20.0  -0.42   -3.33
ANTH    ANTHERA PHARMACE    -0.71  -0.40   -77.5  -0.60   -18.3  -0.57   -7.18
TICKER                                             EST          PRICE   PRICE
SYM     COMPANY               Q11    Q10   % CHG    Q11   % CHG    CHG   % CHG
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JAKK    JAKKS PACIFIC       -0.72   0.30      NM  -0.61   -18.0   0.23    1.53
EXR#    EXTRA SPACE STOR     0.35   0.26    34.6   0.42   -16.7  -0.42   -1.57
WLT     WALTER ENERGY        1.34   1.75   -23.4   1.50   -10.7   1.13    1.73
EXPD*   EXPEDITORS INTL      0.43   0.45    -4.4   0.47    -8.5  -0.29   -0.65
GEO     GEO GROUP INC/TH     0.39   0.41    -4.9   0.40    -2.5  -0.46   -2.56
DELL*#  DELL INC             0.51   0.53    -3.8   0.52    -1.9   0.05    0.28
UNT     UNIT CORP            1.08   0.92    17.4   1.10    -1.8  -0.32   -0.65
WMT*    WAL-MART STORES      1.44   1.34     7.5   1.45    -0.7  -2.41   -3.86
NVE     NV ENERGY INC       -0.05   0.06      NM   0.03      NM  -0.37   -2.28

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

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