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Midmorning Negative EPS Surprises for U.S. Companies, Aug. 3

August 03, 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
========================================================================
XIDE    EXIDE TECH          -1.38  -0.07 -1871.4  -0.01-13700.0   Jun
FURX    FURIEX PHARMACEU    -2.09  -1.51   -38.4  -0.47  -344.7   Jun
GVA     GRANITE CONSTR       0.05   0.13   -61.5   0.33   -84.8   Jun
ALTH    ALLOS THERAPEUT     -0.07   0.02      NM  -0.04   -75.0   Jun
HNT     HEALTH NET INC       0.19   0.76   -75.0   0.67   -71.6   Jun
NWN     NORTHWEST NAT GS     0.05   0.25   -80.0   0.16   -68.8   Jun
AREX    APPROACH RESOURC     0.05   0.23   -78.3   0.11   -54.5   Jun
LVB     STEINWAY MUSICAL     0.20   0.20     0.0   0.34   -41.2   Jun
ALC     ASSISTED LIVIN-A     0.18   0.25   -28.0   0.24   -25.0   Jun
TICKER                                             EST
SYM     COMPANY               Q12    Q11   % CHG    Q12  % CHG   Q/E
========================================================================
CERS    CERUS CORP          -0.10  -0.13    23.1  -0.08   -25.0   Jun
BTN     BALLANTYNE STRON     0.11   0.17   -35.3   0.14   -21.4   Jun
SUP     SUPERIOR INDS        0.23   0.54   -57.4   0.29   -20.7   Jun
BZH     BEAZER HOMES USA    -0.38  -0.75    49.3  -0.32   -18.8   Jun
BPL     BUCKEYE PARTNERS     0.55   0.63   -12.7   0.64   -14.1   Jun
VSAT    VIASAT INC          -0.18   0.17      NM  -0.16   -12.5   Jun
GSE     GSE HOLDING INC      0.29     na      na   0.33   -12.1   Jun
USM     US CELLULAR CORP     0.64   1.06   -39.6   0.72   -11.1   Jun
CEC     CEC ENTERTAINMNT     0.32   0.34    -5.9   0.36   -11.1   Jun
ATSG    AIR TRANSPORT SE     0.17   0.19   -10.5   0.19   -10.5   Jun
FDUS    FIDUS INVESTMENT     0.36     na      na   0.40   -10.0   Jun
TDS     TELEPHONE & DATA     0.41   0.82   -50.0   0.45    -8.9   Jun
IBI     INTERLINE BRANDS     0.32   0.30     6.7   0.35    -8.6   Jun
FRP     FAIRPOINT COMMUN    -1.50     na      na  -1.40    -7.1   Jun
CUBE    CUBESMART            0.17   0.15    13.3   0.18    -5.6   Jun
ANDE    ANDERSONS INC        1.56   2.42   -35.5   1.63    -4.3   Jun
VIAB*   VIACOM INC-B         0.97   0.99    -2.0   1.00    -3.0   Jun
ZIP     ZIPCAR INC          -0.01  -0.15    93.3   0.06      NM   Jun
TICKER                                             EST
SYM     COMPANY               Q12    Q11   % CHG    Q12  % CHG   Q/E
========================================================================
FRNK    FRANKLIN FINANCI    -0.03     na      na   0.13      NM   Jun
LBTYA   LIBERTY GLOBAL-A    -0.74  -0.62   -19.4   0.16      NM   Jun

* - 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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