U.S. Companies Reporting Lower Quarterly EPS, April 30

The following U.S. companies reported lower earnings per share for their latest quarter (end date of the quarter is noted in the last column).

Earnings estimates provided by Bloomberg.


TICKER                                             EST
SYM     COMPANY               Q12    Q11   % CHG    Q12   % CHG   Q/E
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BANC    FIRST PACTRUST       0.00   0.07      NM   0.07      NM   Mar
MCY     MERCURY GEN CORP     0.71   0.72    -1.4   0.68     4.4   Mar
L*      LOEWS CORP           0.87   0.89    -2.2   0.90    -3.3   Mar
WMS#    WMS INDS INC         0.40   0.41    -2.4   0.43    -7.0   Mar
AHGP    ALLIANCE HOLDING     0.82   0.86    -4.7   0.81     1.2   Mar
GOOD#   GLADSTONE COMMER     0.38   0.41    -7.3   0.39    -2.6   Mar
AWI     ARMSTRONG WORLD      0.47   0.51    -7.8   0.55   -14.5   Mar
FLS*#   FLOWSERVE CORP       1.64   1.78    -7.9   1.61     1.9   Mar
QNST#   QUINSTREET INC       0.23   0.25    -8.0   0.24    -4.2   Mar
TICKER                                             EST
SYM     COMPANY               Q12    Q11   % CHG    Q12   % CHG   Q/E
========================================================================
GPRO#   GEN-PROBE            0.49   0.54    -9.3   0.52    -5.8   Mar
BWP     BOARDWALK PIPELI     0.43   0.48   -10.4   0.44    -2.3   Mar
CATM#   CARDTRONICS INC      0.24   0.28   -14.3   0.35   -31.4   Mar
CNO#    CNO FINANCIAL GR     0.15   0.18   -16.7   0.13    15.4   Mar
HUM*    HUMANA INC           1.49   1.86   -19.9   1.55    -3.9   Mar
KAMN#   KAMAN CORP           0.36   0.45   -20.0   0.56   -35.7   Mar
HBOS#   HERITAGE FINANCI     0.12   0.15   -20.0   0.16   -25.0   Mar
PCL*#   PLUM CREEK TIMBR     0.18   0.23   -21.7   0.24   -25.0   Mar
ARLP    ALLIANCE RESOURC     1.54   1.99   -22.6   1.64    -6.1   Mar
LMNX#   LUMINEX CORP         0.08   0.11   -27.3   0.10   -20.0   Mar
NYX*    NYSE EURONEXT        0.47   0.68   -30.9   0.48    -2.1   Mar
NTLS    NTELOS HOLDINGS      0.38   0.56   -32.1   0.28    35.7   Mar
BGC#    GEN CABLE CORP       0.48   0.79   -39.2   0.37    29.7   Mar
FST#    FOREST OIL CORP      0.11   0.19   -42.1   0.20   -45.0   Mar
MIG#    MEADOWBROOK INS      0.15   0.27   -44.4   0.14     7.1   Mar
PMCS#   PMC-SIERRA INC       0.06   0.13   -53.8   0.05    20.0   Mar
UNS     UNISOURCE ENERGY     0.17   0.44   -61.4   0.23   -26.1   Mar
IDTI#   INTEGRAT DEVICE      0.05   0.13   -61.5   0.03    66.7   Mar
TICKER                                             EST
SYM     COMPANY               Q12    Q11   % CHG    Q12   % CHG   Q/E
========================================================================
VECO#   VEECO INSTRUMENT     0.49   1.33   -63.2   0.22   122.7   Mar
RTEC#   RUDOLPH TECHNOL      0.09   0.26   -65.4   0.12   -25.0   Mar
FVE     FIVE STAR QUA        0.02   0.15   -86.7   0.03   -33.3   Mar
ECBE    ECB BANCORP INC      0.04   0.47   -91.5  -0.09      NM   Mar
BALT#   BALTIC TRADING L    -0.20  -0.08  -150.0  -0.21     4.8   Mar
MERU#   MERU NETWORKS IN    -0.50  -0.12  -316.7  -0.51     2.0   Mar

Number of companies reporting lower earnings today:            33
Total number of companies reporting earnings today:            89

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

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