Midmorning Negative EPS Surprises for U.S. Companies, July 31

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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MHGC    MORGANS HOTEL GR    -0.52  -0.38   -36.8  -0.27   -92.6   Jun
AI      ARLINGTON ASSE-A     0.22   1.37   -83.9   1.11   -80.2   Jun
HSII    HEIDRICK & STRUG     0.12   0.41   -70.7   0.34   -64.7   Jun
CAS     CASTLE (AM)          0.11   0.19   -42.1   0.29   -62.1   Jun
LPX     LOUISIANA-PACIFI     0.02  -0.24      NM   0.05   -60.0   Jun
SHF     SCHIFF NUTRITION     0.07   0.10   -30.0   0.11   -36.4   May
TWIN    TWIN DISC INC        0.41   0.67   -38.8   0.63   -34.9   Jun
ADM*    ARCHER-DANIELS       0.38   0.60   -36.7   0.58   -34.5   Jun
ZLTQ    ZELTIQ AESTHETIC    -0.24     na      na  -0.18   -33.3   Jun
TICKER                                             EST
SYM     COMPANY               Q12    Q11   % CHG    Q12  % CHG   Q/E
========================================================================
HW      HEADWATERS INC       0.03  -0.10      NM   0.04   -25.0   Jun
EEP     ENBRIDGE ENERGY      0.23   0.32   -28.1   0.30   -23.3   Jun
CIE     COBALT INTERNATI    -0.11  -0.04  -175.0  -0.09   -22.2   Jun
ACOR    ACORDA THERAPEUT     0.11  -0.01      NM   0.13   -15.4   Jun
AVX     AVX CORP             0.17   0.40   -57.5   0.20   -15.0   Jun
HEP     HOLLY ENERGY PAR     0.63   0.69    -8.7   0.73   -13.7   Jun
LPLA    LPL FINANCIAL HO     0.49   0.52    -5.8   0.56   -12.5   Jun
HF      HFF INC-A            0.29   0.35   -17.1   0.33   -12.1   Jun
MAS*    MASCO CORP           0.10   0.06    66.7   0.11    -9.1   Jun
MLM     MARTIN MAR MTLS      0.92   0.78    17.9   1.01    -8.9   Jun
VSH     VISHAY INTERTECH     0.24   0.50   -52.0   0.26    -7.7   Jun
LCAV    LCA-VISION INC      -0.17  -0.15   -13.3  -0.16    -6.3   Jun
TECH    TECHNE CORP          0.80   0.85    -5.9   0.85    -5.9   Jun
PEG*    PUB SERV ENTERP      0.43   0.59   -27.1   0.45    -4.4   Jun
AEGN    AEGION CORP          0.33   0.20    65.0   0.34    -2.9   Jun
PEI     PENN REIT            0.37   0.33    12.1   0.38    -2.6   Jun
ZBRA    ZEBRA TECH CORP      0.60   0.60     0.0   0.61    -1.6   Jun
BFDI    BREKFORD CORP        0.00     na      na   0.01      NM   Jun

* - Company in Standard & Poor’s 500 Index

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