U.S. Companies Reporting Negative EPS Surprises, April 18

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               Q12    Q11   % CHG    Q12   % CHG    CHG   % CHG
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KMI     KINDER MORGAN IN     0.21   0.12    75.0   0.31   -32.3   0.01    0.03
FFIV*   F5 NETWORKS          0.88   0.68    29.4   1.07   -17.8   0.46    0.37
VCBI    VIRGINIA COMM BA     0.14   0.14     0.0   0.17   -17.6  -0.14   -1.75
CVA     COVANTA HOLDING     -0.09  -0.10    10.0  -0.08   -12.5  -0.24   -1.51
RLI     RLI CORP             0.96   1.11   -13.5   1.06    -9.4  -0.50   -0.71
SWK*    STANLEY BLACK &      1.09   1.08     0.9   1.12    -2.7  -0.53   -0.67

* - Company in Standard & Poor’s 500 Index.
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