U.S. Companies Reporting Negative EPS Surprises, 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          PRICE   PRICE
SYM     COMPANY               Q12    Q11   % CHG    Q12   % CHG    CHG   % CHG
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ZAZA    ZAZA ENERGY CORP    -1.07  -0.14  -664.3  -0.02 -5250.0  -0.02   -0.59
RSOL#   REAL GOODS SOL-A    -0.09   0.03      NM  -0.04  -125.0  -0.04   -3.47
ARTX#   AROTECH CORP        -0.09     na      na  -0.04  -125.0  -0.06   -6.68
SPPR    SUPERTEL HOSPITA     0.05   0.11   -54.5   0.09   -44.4   0.01    1.09
FSGI    FIRST SECURITY G    -4.82  -3.70   -30.3  -3.54   -36.2  -0.04   -1.54
PWAV#   POWERWAVE TECH      -1.24   0.25      NM  -0.92   -34.8  -0.12  -23.05
BH      BIGLARI HOLDINGS     3.59   6.15   -41.6   5.47   -34.4 -11.11   -2.86
RPRX    REPROS THERAPEUT    -0.21  -0.30    30.0  -0.16   -31.3  -0.07   -0.78
CHMG#   CHEMUNG FINL CRP     0.53     na      na   0.63   -15.9   0.39    1.63
TICKER                                             EST          PRICE   PRICE
SYM     COMPANY               Q12    Q11   % CHG    Q12   % CHG    CHG   % CHG
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CTIB    CTI INDUSTRIES      -0.02   0.00      na   0.09      NM  -0.25   -4.51
KIPO    KEATING CAPITAL     -0.09     na      na   0.01      NM   0.09    1.33

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

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