U.S. Companies Reporting Negative EPS Surprises, 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          PRICE   PRICE
SYM     COMPANY               Q12    Q11   % CHG    Q12   % CHG    CHG   % CHG
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CPHD#   CEPHEID INC         -0.08   0.01      NM  -0.03  -166.7   0.68    1.70
ZLTQ    ZELTIQ AESTHETIC    -0.30     na      na  -0.13  -130.8  -0.36   -6.10
IIIN    INSTEEL INDS         0.02   0.23   -91.3   0.08   -75.0  -0.05   -0.44
LSCC#   LATTICE SEMICOND     0.01   0.12   -91.7   0.03   -66.7  -0.34   -5.22
USAK    USA TRUCK INC       -0.47  -0.26   -80.8  -0.38   -23.7   0.06    0.88
AMRB    AMER RIVER BANK      0.07   0.02   250.0   0.09   -22.2  -0.22   -2.95
RBCAA   REPUBLIC BNCRP-A     3.06   3.41   -10.3   3.45   -11.3   0.73    3.19
IBKR#   INTERACTIVE BROK     0.30   0.41   -26.8   0.33    -9.1   0.05    0.30
FHN*    FIRST HORIZON NA     0.12   0.15   -20.0   0.13    -7.7  -0.78   -7.83
TICKER                                             EST          PRICE   PRICE
SYM     COMPANY               Q12    Q11   % CHG    Q12   % CHG    CHG   % CHG
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SOMH    SOMERSET HILLS       0.15   0.11    36.4   0.16    -6.3   0.13    1.60
SNDK*#  SANDISK CORP         0.63   1.03   -38.8   0.67    -6.0  -0.29   -0.71
CHE#    CHEMED CORP          1.21   1.07    13.1   1.27    -4.7   0.42    0.66
ALTR*#  ALTERA CORP          0.35   0.68   -48.5   0.36    -2.8   0.01    0.03
BX      BLACKSTONE GROUP     0.39   0.51   -23.5   0.40    -2.5  -0.70   -4.72
TPX#    TEMPUR-PEDIC INT     0.83   0.68    22.1   0.84    -1.2  -3.51   -4.02

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

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