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Midmorning Negative EPS Surprises for U.S. Companies, Feb. 28

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
========================================================================
ARIA    ARIAD PHARM         -0.38  -0.25   -52.0  -0.18  -111.1   Dec
YRCW    YRC WORLDWIDE IN   -12.46 -42.00    70.3  -6.23  -100.0   Dec
NRG*    NRG ENERGY          -0.28  -0.07  -300.0  -0.17   -64.7   Dec
TAST    CARROLS RESTAURA     0.09   0.19   -52.6   0.18   -50.0   Dec
CRZO    CARRIZO OIL&GAS      0.23   0.21     9.5   0.35   -34.3   Dec
THC*    TENET HEALTHCARE     0.10   0.13   -23.1   0.14   -28.6   Dec
OMG     OM GROUP INC         0.73   0.77    -5.2   0.91   -19.8   Dec
CMLP    CRESTWOOD MIDSTR     0.25   0.43   -41.9   0.31   -19.4   Dec
GTLS    CHART INDUSTRIES     0.51   0.36    41.7   0.62   -17.7   Dec
TICKER                                             EST
SYM     COMPANY               Q11    Q10   % CHG    Q11  % CHG   Q/E
========================================================================
XYL*    XYLEM INC            0.40     na      na   0.46   -13.0   Dec
TTI     TETRA TECHNOLOGI     0.07   0.10   -30.0   0.08   -12.5   Dec
HFC     HOLLYFRONTIER CO     1.06   0.14   657.1   1.20   -11.7   Dec
BZ      BOISE INC            0.17   0.31   -45.2   0.19   -10.5   Dec
FIG     FORTRESS INVES-A     0.09   0.24   -62.5   0.10   -10.0   Dec
SJI     SOUTH JERSEY IND     1.05   0.87    20.7   1.14    -7.9   Dec
HSII    HEIDRICK & STRUG     0.37   0.29    27.6   0.40    -7.5   Dec
WNR     WESTERN REFINING     0.48  -0.04      NM   0.50    -4.0   Dec
BBEP    BREITBURN ENERGY    -0.02  -0.33    93.9   0.14      NM   Dec
FDP     FRESH DEL MONTE     -0.15   0.07      NM   0.09      NM   Dec
SAFM    SANDERSON FARMS     -0.36  -0.87    58.6   0.18      NM   Jan

* - Company in Standard & Poor’s 500 Index

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