Midmorning Negative EPS Surprises for U.S. Companies, April 19

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               Q12    Q11   % CHG    Q12  % CHG   Q/E
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ZLTQ    ZELTIQ AESTHETIC    -0.30     na      na  -0.13  -130.8   Mar
IIIN    INSTEEL INDS         0.02   0.23   -91.3   0.08   -75.0   Mar
USAK    USA TRUCK INC       -0.47  -0.26   -80.8  -0.38   -23.7   Mar
AMRB    AMER RIVER BANK      0.07   0.02   250.0   0.09   -22.2   Mar
RBCAA   REPUBLIC BNCRP-A     3.06   3.41   -10.3   3.45   -11.3   Mar
FHN*    FIRST HORIZON NA     0.12   0.15   -20.0   0.13    -7.7   Mar
SOMH    SOMERSET HILLS       0.15   0.11    36.4   0.16    -6.3   Mar
BX      BLACKSTONE GROUP     0.39   0.51   -23.5   0.40    -2.5   Mar

* - Company in Standard & Poor’s 500 Index

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