Midmorning Negative EPS Surprises for U.S. Companies, Feb. 17

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
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CEG*    CONSTELLAT ENER      0.05   0.42   -88.1   0.67   -92.5   Dec
KSWS    K-SWISS INC-A       -0.71  -0.58   -22.4  -0.42   -69.0   Dec
HMSY    HMS HOLDINGS COR     0.13   0.14    -7.1   0.15   -13.3   Dec
PPC     PILGRIM’S PRIDE     -0.32   0.27      NM  -0.30    -6.7   Dec
ZINC    HORSEHEAD HOLING    -0.10   0.15      NM   0.00      na   Dec

* - Company in Standard & Poor’s 500 Index