Midmorning Negative EPS Surprises for U.S. Companies, March 6

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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NX      QUANEX BUILDING     -0.12  -0.04  -200.0  -0.03  -300.0   Jan
ZLTQ    ZELTIQ AESTHETIC    -0.22     na      na  -0.09  -144.4   Dec
NTRI    NUTRISYSTEM INC     -0.04   0.25      NM  -0.02  -100.0   Dec
ONTY    ONCOTHYREON INC     -0.27  -0.20   -35.0  -0.14   -92.9   Dec
WRES    WARREN RESOURCES     0.04   0.08   -50.0   0.09   -55.6   Dec
RIGL    RIGEL PHARMACEUT    -0.36  -0.33    -9.1  -0.26   -38.5   Dec
LVB     STEINWAY MUSICAL     0.24   0.28   -14.3   0.37   -35.1   Dec
DCO     DUCOMMUN INC         0.27   0.39   -30.8   0.37   -27.0   Dec
AKRX    AKORN INC            0.07   0.38   -81.6   0.09   -22.2   Dec
TICKER                                             EST
SYM     COMPANY               Q11    Q10   % CHG    Q11  % CHG   Q/E
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CCRN    CROSS COUNTRY HE     0.04   0.02   100.0   0.05   -20.0   Dec
AEGR    AEGERION PHARMAC    -0.62     na      na  -0.52   -19.2   Dec
FTEK    FUEL TECH INC        0.07   0.04    75.0   0.08   -12.5   Dec
FRM     FURMANITE CORP       0.12   0.10    20.0   0.13    -7.7   Dec
MTN     VAIL RESORTS         1.29   1.48   -12.8   1.38    -6.5   Jan
AGEN    AGENUS INC          -0.29  -0.18   -61.1  -0.28    -3.6   Dec
CASY    CASEY’S GENERAL      0.43   0.37    16.2   0.44    -2.3   Jan
SSI     STAGE STORES INC     1.05   0.86    22.1   1.07    -1.9   Jan
HK      HALCON RESOURCES    -1.32  -0.15  -780.0   0.06      NM   Dec

* - Company in Standard & Poor’s 500 Index

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