U.S. Companies Reporting Negative EPS Surprises, March 6

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
========================================================================
VRNM#   VERENIUM CORP       -0.26  -0.19   -36.8  -0.06  -333.3  -0.16   -5.02
NX      QUANEX BUILDING     -0.12  -0.04  -200.0  -0.03  -300.0  -1.16   -6.97
ZIPR#   ZIPREALTY INC       -0.08  -0.15    46.7  -0.03  -166.7  -0.03   -2.31
ZLTQ    ZELTIQ AESTHETIC    -0.22     na      na  -0.09  -144.4  -3.75  -33.75
NTRI    NUTRISYSTEM INC     -0.04   0.25      NM  -0.02  -100.0  -1.30  -10.94
ONTY    ONCOTHYREON INC     -0.27  -0.20   -35.0  -0.14   -92.9  -3.34  -39.72
WRES    WARREN RESOURCES     0.04   0.08   -50.0   0.09   -55.6  -0.33   -8.40
P#      PANDORA MEDIA IN    -0.03     na      na  -0.02   -50.0  -0.39   -2.66
OUTD#   OUTDOOR CHANNEL      0.06   0.06     0.0   0.11   -45.5  -0.38   -5.83
TICKER                                             EST          PRICE   PRICE
SYM     COMPANY               Q11    Q10   % CHG    Q11   % CHG    CHG   % CHG
========================================================================
ESC#    EMERITUS CORP       -0.51  -0.29   -75.9  -0.36   -41.7  -0.69   -3.91
RIGL    RIGEL PHARMACEUT    -0.36  -0.33    -9.1  -0.26   -38.5  -0.49   -5.05
AVAV#   AEROVIRONMENT IN     0.26   0.52   -50.0   0.42   -38.1  -0.57   -2.06
LVB     STEINWAY MUSICAL     0.24   0.28   -14.3   0.37   -35.1   0.07    0.28
DCO     DUCOMMUN INC         0.27   0.39   -30.8   0.37   -27.0  -0.89   -6.00
AKRX    AKORN INC            0.07   0.38   -81.6   0.09   -22.2  -1.33  -10.53
CORT#   CORCEPT THERA       -0.11  -0.09   -22.2  -0.09   -22.2  -0.07   -1.74
CVGW#   CALAVO GROWERS I     0.19   0.16    18.8   0.24   -20.8  -0.06   -0.23
CCRN    CROSS COUNTRY HE     0.04   0.02   100.0   0.05   -20.0  -0.72  -13.61
AEGR    AEGERION PHARMAC    -0.62     na      na  -0.52   -19.2  -3.27  -18.75
FTEK    FUEL TECH INC        0.07   0.04    75.0   0.08   -12.5   0.00    0.00
FRM     FURMANITE CORP       0.12   0.10    20.0   0.13    -7.7  -0.60   -8.16
MTN     VAIL RESORTS         1.29   1.48   -12.8   1.38    -6.5   1.79    4.32
AGEN    AGENUS INC          -0.29  -0.18   -61.1  -0.28    -3.6   0.55   17.14
CASY    CASEY’S GENERAL      0.43   0.37    16.2   0.44    -2.3  -0.75   -1.47
SSI     STAGE STORES INC     1.05   0.86    22.1   1.07    -1.9  -0.72   -5.02
STAA#   STAAR SURGICAL       0.00  -0.02      NM   0.02      NM  -0.35   -3.18
HK      HALCON RESOURCES    -1.32  -0.15  -780.0   0.06      NM  -0.53   -4.92

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

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