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U.S. Companies Reporting Negative EPS Surprises, May 15

May 15, 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          PRICE   PRICE
SYM     COMPANY               Q12    Q11   % CHG    Q12   % CHG    CHG   % CHG
========================================================================
MACK    MERRIMACK PHARMA    -2.14     na      na  -0.22  -872.7  -0.36   -4.86
GALE    GALENA BIOPHARMA    -0.52     na      na  -0.10  -420.0  -0.11   -8.94
JCP*#   J.C. PENNEY CO      -0.25   0.36      NM  -0.08  -212.5  -0.22   -0.66
AONE    A123 SYSTEMS INC    -0.84  -0.48   -75.0  -0.38  -121.1   0.05    5.40
INUV    INUVO INC           -0.13     na      na  -0.07   -85.7  -0.03   -4.40
ELMD    ELECTROMED INC       0.01   0.06   -83.3   0.03   -66.7  -0.02   -0.83
SNSS    SUNESIS PHARMAC     -0.30   0.04      NM  -0.18   -66.7   0.16    5.99
CRTX    CORNERSTONE THER     0.04   0.17   -76.5   0.11   -63.6  -0.21   -3.70
PTX     PERNIX THERAPEUT     0.04   0.04     0.0   0.09   -55.6  -0.03   -0.40
TICKER                                             EST          PRICE   PRICE
SYM     COMPANY               Q12    Q11   % CHG    Q12   % CHG    CHG   % CHG
========================================================================
PLUG    PLUG POWER INC      -0.28  -0.50    44.0  -0.18   -55.6  -0.05   -3.91
DSCI    DERMA SCIENCES      -0.24  -0.08  -200.0  -0.16   -50.0  -0.02   -0.21
GOLF    GOLFSMITH INTERN    -0.19  -0.19     0.0  -0.14   -35.7   0.01    0.17
MTDR    MATADOR RESOURCE     0.12     na      na   0.17   -29.4  -0.26   -2.52
DVOX    DYNAVOX INC-CL A     0.06   0.09   -33.3   0.08   -25.0  -0.58  -26.48
BGMD    BG MEDICINE         -0.38  -0.27   -40.7  -0.31   -22.6   0.00    0.00
ATHX    ATHERSYS INC        -0.17  -0.18     5.6  -0.14   -21.4  -0.03   -2.01
VSCI    VISION-SCIENCES     -0.07     na      na  -0.06   -16.7   0.06    4.48
ZGNX    ZOGENIX INC         -0.16  -0.56    71.4  -0.14   -14.3   0.04    2.16
RPRX    REPROS THERAPEUT    -0.17  -0.20    15.0  -0.15   -13.3   0.19    2.58
FFN     FRIENDFINDER NET    -0.37     na      na  -0.35    -5.7   0.22   20.65
WWAY    WESTWAY GROUP        0.00   0.02      NM   0.09      NM  -0.20   -3.33
SARA    SARATOGA RES/TEX     0.00     na      na   0.11      NM  -0.20   -2.86
ENG#    ENGLOBAL CORP       -0.01   0.02      NM   0.02      NM   0.04    2.09

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

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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