U.S. Companies Reporting Negative EPS Surprises, 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          PRICE   PRICE
SYM     COMPANY               Q11    Q10   % CHG    Q11   % CHG    CHG   % CHG
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CIEN    CIENA CORP          -0.17  -0.12   -41.7  -0.04  -325.0   0.57    4.24
BWS     BROWN SHOE CO        0.10   0.11    -9.1   0.20   -50.0  -1.04   -9.97
SGK     SCHAWK INC           0.15   0.27   -44.4   0.26   -42.3  -0.09   -0.84
UDRL#   UNION DRILLING       0.03  -0.04      NM   0.05   -40.0   0.28    4.52
PSTR#   POSTROCK ENERGY      0.10   0.46   -78.3   0.14   -28.6   0.02    0.56
CTIC    CELL THERAPEUTIC    -0.09  -0.24    62.5  -0.08   -12.5   0.03    2.40
CLNY    COLONY FINANCIAL     0.36   0.45   -20.0   0.40   -10.0   0.49    3.00
ARR     ARMOUR RESIDENTI     0.27     na      na   0.30   -10.0   0.05    0.71
JBT     JOHN BEAN TECH       0.48   0.56   -14.3   0.53    -9.4  -1.27   -7.60
TICKER                                             EST          PRICE   PRICE
SYM     COMPANY               Q11    Q10   % CHG    Q11   % CHG    CHG   % CHG
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BF/B*   BROWN-FORMAN -B      0.97   0.96     1.0   1.01    -4.0  -0.04   -0.05
BONT    BON-TON STORES       3.07   4.41   -30.4   3.19    -3.8   1.73   32.95
CLDX    CELLDEX THERAPEU    -0.29  -0.24   -20.8  -0.28    -3.6   0.18    4.97
PLCE    CHILDREN’S PLACE     0.87   1.22   -28.7   0.90    -3.3  -1.84   -3.51
MFB     MAIDENFORM BRAND     0.00   0.29      NM   0.02      NM   0.52    2.53
HRB*#   H&R BLOCK INC       -0.01   0.06      NM   0.07      NM  -0.12   -0.75
HIL     HILL INTERNATION    -0.02   0.10      NM   0.01      NM  -0.39   -7.85
CBEY    CBEYOND INC         -0.17  -0.07  -142.9   0.02      NM   0.00    0.00

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

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