U.S. Companies Reporting Lower Quarterly EPS, Feb. 10

The following U.S. companies reported lower earnings per share for their latest quarter (end date of the quarter is noted in the last column).

Earnings estimates provided by Bloomberg.

TICKER                                             EST
SYM     COMPANY               Q11    Q10   % CHG    Q11   % CHG   Q/E
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PDM#    PIEDMONT OFFIC-A     0.38   0.39    -2.6   0.37     2.7   Dec
BPL#    BUCKEYE PARTNERS     0.64   0.66    -3.0   0.84   -23.8   Dec
ATR#    APTARGROUP INC       0.57   0.59    -3.4   0.60    -5.0   Dec
SPR     SPIRIT AEROSYS-A     0.42   0.44    -4.5   0.51   -17.6   Dec
ANH#    ANWORTH MORTGAGE     0.20   0.21    -4.8   0.21    -4.8   Dec
SEE*    SEALED AIR CORP      0.42   0.46    -8.7   0.49   -14.3   Dec
LNCE#   SNYDERS-LANCE        0.20   0.23   -13.0   0.26   -23.1   Dec
PPL*#   PPL CORPORATION      0.70   0.83   -15.7   0.61    14.8   Dec
ARX     AEROFLEX HOLDING     0.14   0.17   -17.6   0.12    16.7   Dec
TICKER                                             EST
SYM     COMPANY               Q11    Q10   % CHG    Q11   % CHG   Q/E
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SON     SONOCO PRODUCTS      0.46   0.59   -22.0   0.46     0.0   Dec
FLO#    FLOWERS FOODS        0.17   0.23   -26.1   0.21   -19.0   Dec
AMKR#   AMKOR TECH INC       0.12   0.20   -40.0   0.07    71.4   Dec
SYMX#   SYNTHESIS ENERGY    -0.10  -0.07   -42.9  -0.07   -42.9   Dec
XIDE#   EXIDE TECH           0.18   0.33   -45.5   0.25   -28.0   Dec
AB#     ALLIANCEBERNSTEI     0.07   0.40   -82.5   0.19   -63.2   Dec
OZM     OCH-ZIFF CAPIT-A     0.04   0.74   -94.6   0.02   100.0   Dec
BELFA   BEL FUSE INC-A       0.02   0.56   -96.4   0.07   -71.4   Dec
HERO    HERCULES OFFSHOR    -0.16  -0.03  -433.3  -0.19    15.8   Dec

Number of companies reporting lower earnings today:            18
Total number of companies reporting earnings today:            51

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