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Midmorning Negative EPS Surprises for U.S. Companies, May 14

May 14, 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               Q12    Q11   % CHG    Q12  % CHG   Q/E
TEAR    TEARLAB CORP        -0.44     na      na  -0.10  -340.0   Mar
VSTM    VERASTEM INC        -0.47     na      na  -0.28   -67.9   Mar
PTN     PALATIN TECH INC    -0.17     na      na  -0.13   -30.8   Mar
MPAA    MOTORCAR PARTS      -0.83   0.30      NM   0.06      NM   Dec

* - Company in Standard & Poor’s 500 Index

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