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U.S. Companies Reporting Negative EPS Surprises, 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          PRICE   PRICE
SYM     COMPANY               Q12    Q11   % CHG    Q12   % CHG    CHG   % CHG
========================================================================
BONT    BON-TON STORES      -2.18  -1.48   -47.3  -1.37   -59.1  -0.39   -8.84
SMRT    STEIN MART INC       0.27   0.32   -15.6   0.30   -10.0   0.19    3.05
QSII    QUALITY SYSTEMS      0.26   0.33   -21.2   0.28    -7.1   0.30    1.01
AAP     ADVANCE AUTO PAR     1.79   1.35    32.6   1.81    -1.1 -13.93  -16.97
CSC*    COMPUTER SCIENCE    -0.14   1.01      NM   0.20      NM  -0.65   -2.46

* - 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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