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Midmorning Negative EPS Surprises for U.S. Companies, Feb. 27

February 27, 2012

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
========================================================================
CHTR    CHARTER COM-A       -0.51  -0.48    -6.3  -0.19  -168.4   Dec
AWI     ARMSTRONG WORLD      0.16   0.11    45.5   0.30   -46.7   Dec
VC      VISTEON CORP         0.48 -11.28      NM   0.79   -39.2   Dec
TREX    TREX CO INC         -0.54   0.23      NM  -0.40   -35.0   Dec
EP*     EL PASO CORP         0.21   0.20     5.0   0.30   -30.0   Dec
CCC     CALGON CARBON        0.09   0.22   -59.1   0.12   -25.0   Dec
EPB     EL PASO PIPELINE     0.51   0.53    -3.8   0.63   -19.0   Dec
UNS     UNISOURCE ENERGY     0.22   0.29   -24.1   0.27   -18.5   Dec
BCPC    BALCHEM CORP         0.31   0.31     0.0   0.35   -11.4   Dec
TICKER                                             EST
SYM     COMPANY               Q11    Q10   % CHG    Q11  % CHG   Q/E
========================================================================
SVNT    SAVIENT PHARMACE    -0.44   0.00      na  -0.41    -7.3   Dec
MTRN    MATERION CORP        0.14   0.61   -77.0   0.15    -6.7   Dec

* - Company in Standard & Poor’s 500 Index

To contact the reporter on this story: Wendy Soong in New York at at csoong@Bloomberg.net.

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Alex Tanzi at at atanzi@Bloomberg.net


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