U.S. Companies Reporting Lower Quarterly EPS, March 28

March 28 (Bloomberg) -- 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               Q12    Q11   % CHG    Q12   % CHG   Q/E
PRGS    PROGRESS SOFTWAR     0.28   0.42   -33.3   0.25    12.0   Feb
MOS*#   MOSAIC CO/THE        0.64   1.21   -47.1   0.69    -7.2   Feb

Number of companies reporting lower earnings today:             2
Total number of companies reporting earnings today:            12

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

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