Midmorning Negative EPS Surprises for U.S. Companies, March 7

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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CIEN    CIENA CORP          -0.17  -0.12   -41.7  -0.04  -325.0   Jan
BWS     BROWN SHOE CO        0.10   0.11    -9.1   0.20   -50.0   Jan
SGK     SCHAWK INC           0.15   0.27   -44.4   0.26   -42.3   Dec
CTIC    CELL THERAPEUTIC    -0.09  -0.24    62.5  -0.08   -12.5   Dec
CLNY    COLONY FINANCIAL     0.36   0.45   -20.0   0.40   -10.0   Dec
ARR     ARMOUR RESIDENTI     0.27     na      na   0.30   -10.0   Dec
JBT     JOHN BEAN TECH       0.48   0.56   -14.3   0.53    -9.4   Dec
BF/B*   BROWN-FORMAN -B      0.97   0.96     1.0   1.01    -4.0   Jan
BONT    BON-TON STORES       3.07   4.41   -30.4   3.19    -3.8   Jan
TICKER                                             EST
SYM     COMPANY               Q11    Q10   % CHG    Q11  % CHG   Q/E
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CLDX    CELLDEX THERAPEU    -0.29  -0.24   -20.8  -0.28    -3.6   Dec
PLCE    CHILDREN’S PLACE     0.87   1.22   -28.7   0.90    -3.3   Jan
MFB     MAIDENFORM BRAND     0.00   0.29      NM   0.02      NM   Dec
HIL     HILL INTERNATION    -0.02   0.10      NM   0.01      NM   Dec
CBEY    CBEYOND INC         -0.17  -0.07  -142.9   0.02      NM   Dec

* - Company in Standard & Poor’s 500 Index

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