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Midmorning Negative EPS Surprises for U.S. Companies, May 17

May 17, 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
========================================================================
BONT    BON-TON STORES      -2.18  -1.48   -47.3  -1.37   -59.1   Apr
SMRT    STEIN MART INC       0.27   0.32   -15.6   0.30   -10.0   Apr
QSII    QUALITY SYSTEMS      0.26   0.33   -21.2   0.28    -7.1   Mar
AAP     ADVANCE AUTO PAR     1.79   1.35    32.6   1.81    -1.1   Mar
CSC*    COMPUTER SCIENCE    -0.14   1.01      NM   0.20      NM   Mar

* - 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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