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Midmorning Negative EPS Surprises for U.S. Companies, Oct. 28

Oct. 28 (Bloomberg) -- 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
========================================================================
PTSI    PAM TRANSPORT       -0.19  -0.08  -137.5  -0.01 -1800.0   Sep
LG      LACLEDE GROUP       -0.14  -0.06  -133.3  -0.05  -180.0   Sep
PPC     PILGRIM’S PRIDE     -0.73   0.27      NM  -0.44   -65.9   Sep
SSBI    SUMMIT STATE BAN     0.04   0.04     0.0   0.11   -63.6   Sep
GIFI    GULF ISLAND FABR     0.11   0.24   -54.2   0.28   -60.7   Sep
CVC*    CABLEVISION SY-A     0.15   0.37   -59.5   0.32   -53.1   Sep
SUP     SUPERIOR INDS        0.16   0.39   -59.0   0.34   -52.9   Sep
BG      BUNGE LTD            0.86   2.26   -61.9   1.58   -45.6   Sep
WTM     WHITE MOUNTAINS      2.08   3.95   -47.3   3.43   -39.4   Sep
TICKER                                             EST
SYM     COMPANY               Q11    Q10   % CHG    Q11  % CHG   Q/E
========================================================================
STRT    STRATTEC SEC         0.39   0.43    -9.3   0.58   -32.8   Sep
HTWR    HEARTWARE INTERN    -1.00  -0.57   -75.4  -0.76   -31.6   Sep
ACI     ARCH COAL INC        0.08   0.35   -77.1   0.11   -27.3   Sep
WTBA    WEST BANCORP         0.18   0.20   -10.0   0.24   -25.0   Sep
CRAI    CRA INTERNATIONA     0.31   0.30     3.3   0.41   -24.4   Aug
VSEC    VSE CORP             1.17   1.39   -15.8   1.42   -17.6   Sep
OPLK    OPLINK COMMUNICA     0.15   0.41   -63.4   0.18   -16.7   Sep
CMC     COMMERCIAL METAL     0.17   0.07   142.9   0.20   -15.0   Aug
CEG*    CONSTELLAT ENER      0.68   0.48    41.7   0.79   -13.9   Sep
SCBT    SCBT FINANCIAL C     0.33   0.20    65.0   0.38   -13.2   Sep
CPN     CALPINE CORP         0.40   0.44    -9.1   0.45   -11.1   Sep
DPL     DPL INC              0.70   0.74    -5.4   0.77    -9.1   Sep
HFWA    HERITAGE FINL        0.12   0.12     0.0   0.13    -7.7   Sep
WRE     WASHINGTON REIT      0.48   0.49    -2.0   0.51    -5.9   Sep
WHR*    WHIRLPOOL CORP       2.35   2.22     5.9   2.47    -4.9   Sep
EDE     EMPIRE DISTRICT      0.60   0.55     9.1   0.63    -4.8   Sep
AON*    AON CORP             0.69   0.61    13.1   0.72    -4.2   Sep
LEA     LEAR CORP            1.08   1.14    -5.3   1.12    -3.6   Sep
TICKER                                             EST
SYM     COMPANY               Q11    Q10   % CHG    Q11  % CHG   Q/E
========================================================================
CI*     CIGNA CORP           1.20   1.10     9.1   1.23    -2.4   Sep
KDN     KAYDON CORP          0.47   0.44     6.8   0.48    -2.1   Sep
COL*    ROCKWELL COLLINS     1.13   0.94    20.2   1.14    -0.9   Sep
OB      ONEBEACON INS-A     -0.02   0.56      NM   0.24      NM   Sep
EBTX    ENCORE BANCSHARE    -0.23  -0.79    70.9   0.13      NM   Sep
RAS     RAIT FINANCIAL T    -0.29  -0.36    19.4   0.01      NM   Sep

* - Company in Standard & Poor’s 500 Index

To contact the reporter on this story: Wendy Soong in New York at at csoong@Bloomberg.net.

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Alex Tanzi at at atanzi@Bloomberg.net

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