U.S. Companies Reporting Negative EPS Surprises, July 24

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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CCBG    CAP CITY BANK       -0.10   0.12      NM  -0.02  -400.0  -0.15   -1.98
MPG     MPG OFFICE TRUST    -0.22  -0.03  -633.3  -0.11  -100.0   0.04    1.72
BYD     BOYD GAMING CORP     0.04   0.01   300.0   0.10   -60.0  -1.14  -17.12
CNC     CENTENE CORP        -0.16   0.57      NM  -0.10   -60.0   1.69    4.88
UA      UNDER ARMOUR-A       0.03   0.06   -50.0   0.05   -40.0   4.09    8.45
MLI     MUELLER INDS         0.47   0.59   -20.3   0.74   -36.5  -0.93   -2.19
ASTE    ASTEC INDUSTRIES     0.45   0.61   -26.2   0.67   -32.8  -1.76   -6.01
GSBC    GREAT SOUTHN BAN     0.31   0.37   -16.2   0.46   -32.6   0.91    3.19
CRRC    COURIER CORP         0.14     na      na   0.19   -26.3  -1.26   -9.10
TICKER                                             EST          PRICE   PRICE
SYM     COMPANY               Q12    Q11   % CHG    Q12   % CHG    CHG   % CHG
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GLF     GULFMARK OFFSHOR     0.48   0.51    -5.9   0.65   -26.2  -1.13   -3.16
CRDN    CERADYNE INC         0.28   0.76   -63.2   0.33   -15.2  -1.04   -4.80
WHR*    WHIRLPOOL CORP       1.55   0.81    91.4   1.69    -8.3  -5.23   -7.77
FIBK    FIRST INTER/MT       0.28   0.21    33.3   0.30    -6.7   0.29    2.14
AXE     ANIXTER INTL INC     1.41   1.43    -1.4   1.50    -6.0  -2.22   -4.27
IEX     IDEX CORP            0.67   0.62     8.1   0.71    -5.6  -0.38   -1.03
FDEF    FIRST DEFIANCE       0.34   0.44   -22.7   0.36    -5.6  -0.92   -5.36
BTU*    PEABODY ENERGY       0.51   1.11   -54.1   0.53    -3.8  -2.65  -11.44
NEOG    NEOGEN CORP          0.25   0.25     0.0   0.26    -3.8  -2.30   -5.44
GNTX    GENTEX CORP          0.28   0.27     3.7   0.29    -3.4  -6.19  -29.27
MAPP    MAP PHARMACEUTIC    -0.43  -0.28   -53.6  -0.42    -2.4  -0.20   -1.40
OMI     OWENS & MINOR        0.48   0.46     4.3   0.49    -2.0  -0.96   -3.26
UPS*    UNITED PARCEL-B      1.15   1.05     9.5   1.17    -1.7  -3.94   -5.06
PENN    PENN NATL GAMING     0.63   0.55    14.5   0.64    -1.6  -0.68   -1.68
TSH     TECHE HOLDING CO     0.83   0.85    -2.4   0.84    -1.2   0.00    0.00
COL*    ROCKWELL COLLINS     1.14   1.01    12.9   1.15    -0.9  -2.33   -4.74

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