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Midmorning Negative EPS Surprises for U.S. Companies, Aug. 13

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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ZAZA    ZAZA ENERGY CORP    -1.07  -0.14  -664.3  -0.02 -5250.0   Mar
SPPR    SUPERTEL HOSPITA     0.05   0.11   -54.5   0.09   -44.4   Jun
FSGI    FIRST SECURITY G    -4.82  -3.70   -30.3  -3.54   -36.2   Jun
BH      BIGLARI HOLDINGS     3.59   6.15   -41.6   5.47   -34.4   Jun
RPRX    REPROS THERAPEUT    -0.21  -0.30    30.0  -0.16   -31.3   Jun
CTIB    CTI INDUSTRIES      -0.02   0.00      na   0.09      NM   Jun
KIPO    KEATING CAPITAL     -0.09     na      na   0.01      NM   Jun

* - Company in Standard & Poor’s 500 Index

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