Midmorning Negative EPS Surprises for U.S. Companies, May 4

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               Q11    Q10   % CHG    Q11  % CHG   Q/E
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LNG     CHENIERE ENERGY     -0.43  -0.60    28.3  -0.11  -290.9   Mar
MHR     MAGNUM HUNTER RE    -0.09  -0.03  -200.0  -0.03  -200.0   Mar
OMEX    ODYSSEY MARINE      -0.08  -0.09    11.1  -0.03  -166.7   Mar
SCIL    SCIENTIFIC LEARN    -0.26  -0.13  -100.0  -0.12  -116.7   Mar
MTW     MANITOWOC CO         0.01  -0.10      NM   0.09   -88.9   Mar
WRLS    TELULAR CORP         0.07     na      na   0.22   -68.2   Mar
PWER    POWER-ONE INC        0.03   0.20   -85.0   0.08   -62.5   Mar
PWAV    POWERWAVE TECH      -1.25  -0.05 -2400.0  -0.80   -56.3   Mar
SALM    SALEM COMMUN -A      0.03  -0.01      NM   0.06   -50.0   Mar
TICKER                                             EST
SYM     COMPANY               Q11    Q10   % CHG    Q11  % CHG   Q/E
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SQI     SCIQUEST INC         0.02   0.03   -33.3   0.04   -50.0   Mar
NVAX    NOVAVAX INC         -0.06  -0.07    14.3  -0.04   -50.0   Mar
AREX    APPROACH RESOURC     0.10   0.04   150.0   0.19   -47.4   Mar
DOLE    DOLE FOOD CO INC     0.17   0.51   -66.7   0.31   -45.2   Mar
ADUS    ADDUS HOMECARE       0.05   0.08   -37.5   0.09   -44.4   Mar
LVB     STEINWAY MUSICAL     0.05   0.06   -16.7   0.08   -37.5   Mar
ZINC    HORSEHEAD HOLING     0.05   0.19   -73.7   0.08   -37.5   Mar
CCO     CLEAR CHANNEL-A     -0.11  -0.03  -266.7  -0.08   -37.5   Mar
MINI    MOBILE MINI          0.12   0.12     0.0   0.18   -33.3   Mar
RP      REALPAGE INC         0.07   0.03   133.3   0.10   -30.0   Mar
BCOV    BRIGHTCOVE          -0.22     na      na  -0.17   -29.4   Mar
BPL     BUCKEYE PARTNERS     0.54   0.79   -31.6   0.74   -27.0   Mar
LLNW    LIMELIGHT NETWOR    -0.05  -0.03   -66.7  -0.04   -25.0   Mar
CADX    CADENCE PHARMACE    -0.27  -0.39    30.8  -0.22   -22.7   Mar
MAPP    MAP PHARMACEUTIC    -0.49   0.56      NM  -0.40   -22.5   Mar
LNT     ALLIANT ENERGY       0.50   0.68   -26.5   0.63   -20.6   Mar
TG      TREDEGAR CORP        0.24   0.21    14.3   0.30   -20.0   Mar
MOVE    MOVE INC             0.04   0.04     0.0   0.05   -20.0   Mar
TICKER                                             EST
SYM     COMPANY               Q11    Q10   % CHG    Q11  % CHG   Q/E
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CHEF    CHEFS WAREHOUSE      0.13     na      na   0.16   -18.8   Mar
ANIK    ANIKA THERAPEUTI     0.14     na      na   0.17   -17.6   Mar
ALJ     ALON USA ENERGY      0.15   0.34   -55.9   0.18   -16.7   Mar
JOUT    JOHNSON OUTDOO-A     0.74   0.87   -14.9   0.88   -15.9   Mar
INWK    INNERWORKINGS IN     0.07   0.06    16.7   0.08   -12.5   Mar
ZAGG    ZAGG INC             0.16   0.21   -23.8   0.18   -11.1   Mar
EXAR    EXAR CORP           -0.10  -0.10     0.0  -0.09   -11.1   Mar
ZOLT    ZOLTEK COS           0.10  -0.15      NM   0.11    -9.1   Mar
MFA     MFA FINANCIAL        0.21   0.25   -16.0   0.23    -8.7   Mar
AEE*    AMEREN CORP          0.22   0.25   -12.0   0.24    -8.3   Mar
TRGP    TARGA RESOURCES      0.23   0.16    43.8   0.25    -8.0   Mar
SIRO    SIRONA DENTAL SY     0.64   0.57    12.3   0.69    -7.2   Mar
ESC     EMERITUS CORP       -0.37  -0.41     9.8  -0.35    -5.7   Mar
ED*     CONS EDISON INC      1.01   0.99     2.0   1.04    -2.9   Mar
SE*     SPECTRA ENERG        0.51   0.54    -5.6   0.52    -1.9   Mar
FSS     FED SIGNAL CORP      0.00  -0.08      NM   0.02      NM   Mar
GLCH    GLEACHER & CO IN    -0.03   0.05      NM   0.03      NM   Mar
GXP     GREAT PLAINS ENE    -0.06   0.06      NM   0.02      NM   Mar
TICKER                                             EST
SYM     COMPANY               Q11    Q10   % CHG    Q11  % CHG   Q/E
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FSLR*   FIRST SOLAR INC     -0.08   1.33      NM   0.48      NM   Mar
HEK     HECKMANN CORP       -0.01   0.00      na   0.00      na   Mar

* - Company in Standard & Poor’s 500 Index

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