U.S. Companies Reporting Lower Quarterly EPS, March 6

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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ASTX    ASTEX PHARMACEUT     0.00   0.11      NM  -0.01      NM   Dec
BPI     BRIDGEPOINT EDUC     0.41   0.45    -8.9   0.38     7.9   Dec
RIGL    RIGEL PHARMACEUT    -0.36  -0.33    -9.1  -0.26   -38.5   Dec
MTN     VAIL RESORTS         1.29   1.48   -12.8   1.38    -6.5   Jan
LVB     STEINWAY MUSICAL     0.24   0.28   -14.3   0.37   -35.1   Dec
CORT#   CORCEPT THERA       -0.11  -0.09   -22.2  -0.09   -22.2   Dec
IRDM    IRIDIUM COMMUNIC     0.11   0.15   -26.7   0.09    22.2   Dec
ARCL#   ARCHIPELAGO LEAR     0.07   0.10   -30.0   0.02   250.0   Dec
DCO     DUCOMMUN INC         0.27   0.39   -30.8   0.37   -27.0   Dec
TICKER                                             EST
SYM     COMPANY               Q11    Q10   % CHG    Q11   % CHG   Q/E
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ONTY    ONCOTHYREON INC     -0.27  -0.20   -35.0  -0.14   -92.9   Dec
VRNM#   VERENIUM CORP       -0.26  -0.19   -36.8  -0.06  -333.3   Dec
MDSO    MEDIDATA SOLUTIO     0.37   0.71   -47.9   0.37     0.0   Dec
AVAV#   AEROVIRONMENT IN     0.26   0.52   -50.0   0.42   -38.1   Jan
WRES    WARREN RESOURCES     0.04   0.08   -50.0   0.09   -55.6   Dec
AGEN    AGENUS INC          -0.29  -0.18   -61.1  -0.28    -3.6   Dec
ESC#    EMERITUS CORP       -0.51  -0.29   -75.9  -0.36   -41.7   Dec
AKRX    AKORN INC            0.07   0.38   -81.6   0.09   -22.2   Dec
STXS#   STEREOTAXIS INC     -0.10  -0.05  -100.0     na      na   Dec
NX      QUANEX BUILDING     -0.12  -0.04  -200.0  -0.03  -300.0   Jan
HK      HALCON RESOURCES    -1.32  -0.15  -780.0   0.06      NM   Dec

Number of companies reporting lower earnings today:            20
Total number of companies reporting earnings today:            65

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