Midmorning Negative EPS Surprises for U.S. Companies, April 30

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               Q12    Q11   % CHG    Q12  % CHG   Q/E
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STBZ    STATE BANK FINAN     0.16     na      na   0.34   -52.9   Mar
FVE     FIVE STAR QUA        0.02   0.15   -86.7   0.03   -33.3   Mar
UNS     UNISOURCE ENERGY     0.17   0.44   -61.4   0.23   -26.1   Mar
AWI     ARMSTRONG WORLD      0.47   0.51    -7.8   0.55   -14.5   Mar
HEP     HOLLY ENERGY PAR     0.69   0.53    30.2   0.76    -9.2   Mar
TEN     TENNECO INC          0.67   0.63     6.3   0.73    -8.2   Mar
ARLP    ALLIANCE RESOURC     1.54   1.99   -22.6   1.64    -6.1   Mar
HOLX    HOLOGIC INC          0.31   0.30     3.3   0.33    -6.1   Mar
HUM*    HUMANA INC           1.49   1.86   -19.9   1.55    -3.9   Mar
TICKER                                             EST
SYM     COMPANY               Q12    Q11   % CHG    Q12  % CHG   Q/E
========================================================================
L*      LOEWS CORP           0.87   0.89    -2.2   0.90    -3.3   Mar
BWP     BOARDWALK PIPELI     0.43   0.48   -10.4   0.44    -2.3   Mar
SNH     SENIOR HOUSING       0.45   0.44     2.3   0.46    -2.2   Mar
NYX*    NYSE EURONEXT        0.47   0.68   -30.9   0.48    -2.1   Mar
BANC    FIRST PACTRUST       0.00   0.07      NM   0.07      NM   Mar
QPSA    QUEPASA CORP        -0.04  -0.10    60.0   0.01      NM   Mar
INCB    INDIANA COMMUNIT    -0.77   0.31      NM   0.29      NM   Mar

* - Company in Standard & Poor’s 500 Index

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