Midmorning Negative EPS Surprises for U.S. Companies, March 14

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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STRL    STERLING CONSTRU    -2.72   0.54      NM  -0.06 -4433.3   Dec
MEA     METALICO INC        -0.06   0.02      NM  -0.01  -500.0   Dec
PNSN    PENSON WORLDWIDE    -0.93  -0.07 -1228.6  -0.25  -272.0   Dec
CXPO    CRIMSON EXPLORAT    -0.08  -0.16    50.0  -0.04  -100.0   Dec
AAON    AAON INC             0.04   0.23   -82.6   0.19   -78.9   Dec
MED     MEDIFAST INC         0.08   0.23   -65.2   0.21   -61.9   Dec
XRM     XERIUM TECHNOLOG     0.17   0.18    -5.6   0.35   -51.4   Dec
STEM    STEMCELLS INC       -0.47  -0.70    32.9  -0.35   -34.3   Dec
FSS     FED SIGNAL CORP      0.06   0.02   200.0   0.07   -14.3   Dec
TICKER                                             EST
SYM     COMPANY               Q11    Q10   % CHG    Q11  % CHG   Q/E
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EEP     ENBRIDGE ENERGY      0.32   0.28    14.3   0.37   -13.5   Dec
ANAC    ANACOR PHARMACEU    -0.52  -0.73    28.8  -0.47   -10.6   Dec
IQNT    NEUTRAL TANDEM I     0.20   0.18    11.1   0.22    -9.1   Dec
CV      CENTRAL VERMONT      0.38   0.40    -5.0   0.40    -5.0   Dec
GWAY    GREENWAY MEDICAL    -0.01     na      na   0.01      NM   Dec
BKEP    BLUEKNIGHT ENERG    -0.05  -0.43    88.4   0.13      NM   Dec

* - Company in Standard & Poor’s 500 Index

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