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Midmorning Negative EPS Surprises for U.S. Companies, April 24

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
========================================================================
ACW     ACCURIDE CORP       -0.04  -0.11    63.6  -0.02  -100.0   Mar
PRWT    PREMIERWEST BANC    -0.48  -0.74    35.1  -0.27   -77.8   Mar
CRDN    CERADYNE INC         0.16   0.94   -83.0   0.37   -56.8   Mar
CIT     CIT GROUP INC       -2.22   0.33      NM  -1.58   -40.5   Mar
FDML    FEDERAL MOGUL        0.32   0.51   -37.3   0.50   -36.0   Mar
JNS     JANUS CAPITAL GR     0.12   0.21   -42.9   0.16   -25.0   Mar
ASTE    ASTEC INDUSTRIES     0.53   0.44    20.5   0.61   -13.1   Mar
WAT*    WATERS CORP          1.00   1.03    -2.9   1.09    -8.3   Mar
CE      CELANESE CORP-A      0.72   0.96   -25.0   0.77    -6.5   Mar
TICKER                                             EST
SYM     COMPANY               Q12    Q11   % CHG    Q12  % CHG   Q/E
========================================================================
CNC     CENTENE CORP         0.45   0.48    -6.2   0.48    -6.2   Mar
AXE     ANIXTER INTL INC     1.37   1.32     3.8   1.42    -3.5   Mar
RAI*    REYNOLDS AMERICA     0.63   0.59     6.8   0.65    -3.1   Mar
TROW*   T ROWE PRICE GRP     0.75   0.72     4.2   0.77    -2.6   Mar
APD*    AIR PRODS & CHEM     1.31   1.41    -7.1   1.33    -1.5   Mar
RSH     RADIOSHACK CORP     -0.08   0.35      NM   0.04      NM   Mar

* - Company in Standard & Poor’s 500 Index

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