U.S. Companies Reporting Negative EPS Surprises, March 14

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          PRICE   PRICE
SYM     COMPANY               Q11    Q10   % CHG    Q11   % CHG    CHG   % CHG
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STRL    STERLING CONSTRU    -2.72   0.54      NM  -0.06 -4433.3  -1.30  -12.65
MEA     METALICO INC        -0.06   0.02      NM  -0.01  -500.0  -0.47  -10.28
PNSN    PENSON WORLDWIDE    -0.93  -0.07 -1228.6  -0.25  -272.0  -0.25  -19.69
CXPO    CRIMSON EXPLORAT    -0.08  -0.16    50.0  -0.04  -100.0  -0.19   -5.72
AAON    AAON INC             0.04   0.23   -82.6   0.19   -78.9   0.69    3.61
MED     MEDIFAST INC         0.08   0.23   -65.2   0.21   -61.9  -0.22   -1.32
XRM     XERIUM TECHNOLOG     0.17   0.18    -5.6   0.35   -51.4  -1.48  -17.94
PYMX#   POLYMEDIX INC       -0.07  -0.04   -75.0  -0.05   -40.0  -0.01   -0.76
AFFY#   AFFYMAX INC         -0.82  -0.45   -82.2  -0.61   -34.4  -0.11   -0.98
TICKER                                             EST          PRICE   PRICE
SYM     COMPANY               Q11    Q10   % CHG    Q11   % CHG    CHG   % CHG
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STEM    STEMCELLS INC       -0.47  -0.70    32.9  -0.35   -34.3  -0.03   -2.73
FSS     FED SIGNAL CORP      0.06   0.02   200.0   0.07   -14.3   1.20   26.20
EEP     ENBRIDGE ENERGY      0.32   0.28    14.3   0.37   -13.5  -0.40   -1.26
ANAC    ANACOR PHARMACEU    -0.52  -0.73    28.8  -0.47   -10.6   0.18    3.22
IQNT    NEUTRAL TANDEM I     0.20   0.18    11.1   0.22    -9.1  -0.28   -2.44
CV      CENTRAL VERMONT      0.38   0.40    -5.0   0.40    -5.0  -0.08   -0.23
GWAY    GREENWAY MEDICAL    -0.01     na      na   0.01      NM   0.03    0.22
BKEP    BLUEKNIGHT ENERG    -0.05  -0.43    88.4   0.13      NM  -0.15   -2.07

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