Midmorning Negative EPS Surprises for U.S. Companies, March 21

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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LPI     LAREDO PETROLEUM     0.01     na      na   0.24   -95.8   Dec
AIR     AAR CORP             0.41   0.45    -8.9   0.49   -16.3   Feb
GIS*    GENERAL MILLS IN     0.55   0.56    -1.8   0.56    -1.8   Feb
LOOK    LOOKSMART LTD       -0.11   0.01      NM   0.00      na   Dec

* - Company in Standard & Poor’s 500 Index

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