Midmorning Negative EPS Surprises for U.S. Companies, May 1

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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RDN     RADIAN GROUP INC    -1.55  -0.78   -98.7  -0.51  -203.9   Mar
HSON    HUDSON GLOBAL IN    -0.08   0.01      NM  -0.04  -100.0   Mar
GLDD    GREAT LAKES DRED     0.02   0.13   -84.6   0.10   -80.0   Mar
AVP*    AVON PRODUCTS        0.10   0.37   -73.0   0.28   -64.3   Mar
PKE     PARK ELECTROCHEM     0.19   0.40   -52.5   0.31   -38.7   Feb
VPHM    VIROPHARMA INC       0.37   0.43   -14.0   0.51   -27.5   Mar
WMCO    WILLIAMS CONTROL     0.12   0.07    71.4   0.16   -25.0   Mar
WRES    WARREN RESOURCES     0.06   0.04    50.0   0.08   -25.0   Mar
MLM     MARTIN MAR MTLS     -0.30  -0.39    23.1  -0.24   -25.0   Mar
TICKER                                             EST
SYM     COMPANY               Q12    Q11   % CHG    Q12  % CHG   Q/E
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POZN    POZEN INC           -0.28  -0.19   -47.4  -0.25   -12.0   Mar
GAS*    AGL RESOURCES        1.16   1.63   -28.8   1.31   -11.5   Mar
SXC     SUNCOKE ENERGY I     0.24     na      na   0.27   -11.1   Mar
EMR*    EMERSON ELEC CO      0.73   0.73     0.0   0.80    -8.8   Mar
OSG     OVERSEAS SHIPHLD    -1.22  -1.15    -6.1  -1.13    -8.0   Mar
BPI     BRIDGEPOINT EDUC     0.71   0.92   -22.8   0.77    -7.8   Mar
TYPE    MONOTYPE IMAGING     0.15   0.15     0.0   0.16    -6.3   Mar
DPZ     DOMINO’S PIZZA       0.47   0.42    11.9   0.50    -6.0   Mar
EXAS    EXACT SCIENCES      -0.19  -0.08  -137.5  -0.18    -5.6   Mar
BIIB*   BIOGEN IDEC INC      1.40   1.43    -2.1   1.48    -5.4   Mar
ARW     ARROW ELECTRONIC     1.05   1.24   -15.3   1.09    -3.7   Mar
PFCB    PF CHANG’S CHINA     0.35   0.50   -30.0   0.36    -2.8   Mar
HSP*    HOSPIRA INC          0.47   0.93   -49.5   0.48    -2.1   Mar
ACI     ARCH COAL INC       -0.04   0.36      NM   0.19      NM   Mar
CCBG    CAP CITY BANK       -0.07  -0.04   -75.0   0.01      NM   Mar

* - Company in Standard & Poor’s 500 Index

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