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Midmorning Negative EPS Surprises for U.S. Companies, March 2

March 02, 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
========================================================================
PRTS    US AUTO PARTS NE    -0.23  -0.10  -130.0  -0.05  -360.0   Dec
MALL    PC MALL INC          0.03   0.32   -90.6   0.22   -86.4   Dec
COWN    COWEN GROUP-A       -0.29   0.11      NM  -0.19   -52.6   Dec
ATNI    ATLANTIC TELE-NE     0.27   0.21    28.6   0.31   -12.9   Dec
MITI    MICROMET INC        -0.27  -0.17   -58.8  -0.24   -12.5   Dec
XLS     EXELIS INC           0.50     na      na   0.56   -10.7   Dec
LOV     SPARK NETWORKS      -0.01     na      na   0.02      NM   Dec
OSTK    OVERSTOCK.COM       -0.15   0.51      NM   0.45      NM   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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