Midmorning Negative EPS Surprises for U.S. Companies, April 26

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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MTH     MERITAGE HOMES C    -0.15  -0.21    28.6  -0.05  -200.0   Mar
PMTI    PALOMAR MED TECH    -0.12  -0.10   -20.0  -0.05  -140.0   Mar
LAWS    LAWSON PRODUCTS     -0.21   0.24      NM  -0.09  -133.3   Mar
AMLN    AMYLIN PHARM INC    -0.66  -0.26  -153.8  -0.29  -127.6   Mar
STC     STEWART INFO SVC    -0.63  -0.55   -14.5  -0.30  -110.0   Mar
LIZ     LIZ CLAIBORNE       -0.22  -0.56    60.7  -0.12   -83.3   Mar
CRAI    CRA INTERNATIONA     0.09   0.40   -77.5   0.45   -80.0   Mar
NIHD    NII HOLDING INC      0.06   0.56   -89.3   0.22   -72.7   Mar
EVR     EVERCORE PARTN-A     0.10   0.28   -64.3   0.33   -69.7   Mar
TICKER                                             EST
SYM     COMPANY               Q12    Q11   % CHG    Q12  % CHG   Q/E
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PCS*    METROPCS COMMUNI     0.06   0.15   -60.0   0.17   -64.7   Mar
VDSI    VASCO DATA INTL      0.05   0.06   -16.7   0.10   -50.0   Mar
REV     REVLON INC-A         0.16   0.20   -20.0   0.28   -42.9   Mar
ETR*    ENTERGY CORP         0.44   1.38   -68.1   0.75   -41.3   Mar
BG      BUNGE LTD            0.69   1.49   -53.7   1.17   -41.0   Mar
LINE    LINN ENERGY LLC      0.25   0.38   -34.2   0.42   -40.5   Mar
CNX*    CONSOL ENERGY        0.42   0.84   -50.0   0.58   -27.6   Mar
GPK     GRAPHIC PACKAGIN     0.06   0.08   -25.0   0.08   -25.0   Mar
SWC     STILLWATER MININ     0.04   0.34   -88.2   0.05   -20.0   Mar
EQT*    EQT CORP             0.50   0.67   -25.4   0.60   -16.7   Mar
BNCL    BENEFICIAL MUTUA     0.05   0.02   150.0   0.06   -16.7   Mar
HW      HEADWATERS INC      -0.30  -1.21    75.2  -0.26   -15.4   Mar
LANC    LANCASTER COLONY     0.67   0.71    -5.6   0.78   -14.1   Mar
GR*     GOODRICH CORP        1.46   1.52    -3.9   1.65   -11.5   Mar
VCI     VALASSIS COMM        0.60   0.57     5.3   0.67   -10.4   Mar
BRY     BERRY PETROL-A       0.91   0.41   122.0   1.01    -9.9   Mar
CMS*    CMS ENERGY CORP      0.37   0.51   -27.5   0.41    -9.8   Mar
FAF     FIRST AMERICAN F     0.29   0.11   163.6   0.32    -9.4   Mar
TICKER                                             EST
SYM     COMPANY               Q12    Q11   % CHG    Q12  % CHG   Q/E
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ART     ARTIO GLOBAL INV     0.11   0.41   -73.2   0.12    -8.3   Mar
CRR     CARBO CERAMICS       1.31   1.35    -3.0   1.42    -7.7   Mar
HERO    HERCULES OFFSHOR    -0.28  -0.12  -133.3  -0.26    -7.7   Mar
HP*     HELMERICH & PAYN     1.13   0.91    24.2   1.22    -7.4   Mar
IVC     INVACARE CORP        0.27   0.32   -15.6   0.29    -6.9   Mar
VLY     VALLEY NATL BANC     0.18   0.21   -14.3   0.19    -5.3   Mar
WM*     WASTE MANAGEMENT     0.38   0.39    -2.6   0.40    -5.0   Mar
UBSI    UNITED BANKSHS       0.42   0.44    -4.5   0.44    -4.5   Mar
CELG*   CELGENE CORP         1.08   0.83    30.1   1.13    -4.4   Mar
AET*    AETNA INC            1.34   1.43    -6.3   1.40    -4.3   Mar
CSH     CASH AMER INTL       1.18   1.17     0.9   1.23    -4.1   Mar
GTLS    CHART INDUSTRIES     0.48   0.30    60.0   0.50    -4.0   Mar
XOM*    EXXON MOBIL CORP     2.00   2.14    -6.5   2.08    -3.8   Mar
CLP     COLONIAL PROPS       0.30   0.27    11.1   0.31    -3.2   Mar
D*      DOMINION RES/VA      0.85   0.93    -8.6   0.87    -2.3   Mar
CNMD    CONMED CORP          0.43   0.34    26.5   0.44    -2.3   Mar
FIS*    FIDELITY NATIONA     0.50   0.45    11.1   0.51    -2.0   Mar
CAM*    CAMERON INTERNAT     0.54   0.46    17.4   0.55    -1.8   Mar
TICKER                                             EST
SYM     COMPANY               Q12    Q11   % CHG    Q12  % CHG   Q/E
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UPS*    UNITED PARCEL-B      1.00   0.88    13.6   1.01    -1.0   Mar
BWA*    BORGWARNER INC       1.28   1.00    28.0   1.29    -0.8   Mar
UGI     UGI CORP             1.22   1.37   -10.9   1.23    -0.8   Mar
SPNC    SPECTRANETICS        0.00   0.00      na   0.01      NM   Mar
PACR    PACER INTL INC      -0.01   0.06      NM   0.04      NM   Mar
ORI     OLD REPUB INTL      -0.01  -0.07    85.7   0.21      NM   Mar

* - Company in Standard & Poor’s 500 Index

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