Midmorning Negative EPS Surprises for U.S. Companies, Aug. 14

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
KID     KID BRANDS INC       0.01  -0.18      NM   0.05   -80.0   Jun
CACH    CACHE INC            0.08   0.22   -63.6   0.20   -60.0   Jun
TSPT    TRANSCEPT PHARMA    -0.30  -0.17   -76.5  -0.26   -15.4   Jun
PLUG    PLUG POWER INC      -0.17  -0.41    58.5  -0.16    -6.3   Jun
NLNK    NEWLINK GENETICS    -0.31     na      na  -0.30    -3.3   Jun
PATH    NUPATHE INC         -0.42     na      na  -0.41    -2.4   Jun
SUMR    SUMMER INFANT IN    -0.02   0.12      NM   0.09      NM   Jun
PTX     PERNIX THERAPEUT    -0.03   0.07      NM   0.01      NM   Jun
ACRE    ARES COMMERCIAL     -0.03     na      na   0.09      NM   Jun

* - Company in Standard & Poor’s 500 Index

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