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U.S. Companies Reporting Negative EPS Surprises, 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          PRICE   PRICE
SYM     COMPANY               Q12    Q11   % CHG    Q12   % CHG    CHG   % CHG
========================================================================
XIDE    EXIDE TECH          -1.38  -0.07 -1871.4  -0.01-13700.0   0.08    2.78
FURX    FURIEX PHARMACEU    -2.09  -1.51   -38.4  -0.47  -344.7   0.33    1.76
GVA     GRANITE CONSTR       0.05   0.13   -61.5   0.33   -84.8  -0.34   -1.37
ALTH    ALLOS THERAPEUT     -0.07   0.02      NM  -0.04   -75.0   0.00    0.00
HNT     HEALTH NET INC       0.19   0.76   -75.0   0.67   -71.6  -4.34  -19.12
NWN     NORTHWEST NAT GS     0.05   0.25   -80.0   0.16   -68.8   0.72    1.50
CHG#    CH ENERGY GROUP      0.24   0.38   -36.8   0.56   -57.1   0.10    0.15
AREX    APPROACH RESOURC     0.05   0.23   -78.3   0.11   -54.5   0.29    1.08
LVB     STEINWAY MUSICAL     0.20   0.20     0.0   0.34   -41.2   0.65    2.85
TICKER                                             EST          PRICE   PRICE
SYM     COMPANY               Q12    Q11   % CHG    Q12   % CHG    CHG   % CHG
========================================================================
UIL#    UIL HLDGS CORP       0.23   0.62   -62.9   0.33   -30.3   0.52    1.43
ALC     ASSISTED LIVIN-A     0.18   0.25   -28.0   0.24   -25.0  -1.19   -8.47
CERS    CERUS CORP          -0.10  -0.13    23.1  -0.08   -25.0   0.14    4.56
BTN     BALLANTYNE STRON     0.11   0.17   -35.3   0.14   -21.4  -0.47   -8.58
SUP     SUPERIOR INDS        0.23   0.54   -57.4   0.29   -20.7   0.61    3.75
AGEN#   AGENUS INC          -0.31  -0.30    -3.3  -0.26   -19.2   0.09    1.92
BZH     BEAZER HOMES USA    -0.38  -0.75    49.3  -0.32   -18.8   0.02    0.87
BPL     BUCKEYE PARTNERS     0.55   0.63   -12.7   0.64   -14.1   0.38    0.71
MOFG#   MIDWESTONE FINAN     0.41   0.35    17.1   0.47   -12.8   0.71    3.35
VSAT    VIASAT INC          -0.18   0.17      NM  -0.16   -12.5  -3.90  -10.33
GSE     GSE HOLDING INC      0.29     na      na   0.33   -12.1   0.12    1.25
USM     US CELLULAR CORP     0.64   1.06   -39.6   0.72   -11.1  -3.19   -7.87
CEC     CEC ENTERTAINMNT     0.32   0.34    -5.9   0.36   -11.1  -4.49  -13.42
ATSG    AIR TRANSPORT SE     0.17   0.19   -10.5   0.19   -10.5  -0.91  -18.88
FDUS    FIDUS INVESTMENT     0.36     na      na   0.40   -10.0   0.17    1.12
TDS     TELEPHONE & DATA     0.41   0.82   -50.0   0.45    -8.9  -1.34   -5.59
IBI     INTERLINE BRANDS     0.32   0.30     6.7   0.35    -8.6   0.04    0.16
FRP     FAIRPOINT COMMUN    -1.50     na      na  -1.40    -7.1   0.11    1.81
TICKER                                             EST          PRICE   PRICE
SYM     COMPANY               Q12    Q11   % CHG    Q12   % CHG    CHG   % CHG
========================================================================
LNG#    CHENIERE ENERGY     -0.37  -0.67    44.8  -0.35    -5.7  -0.01   -0.07
CUBE    CUBESMART            0.17   0.15    13.3   0.18    -5.6   0.11    0.92
ANDE    ANDERSONS INC        1.56   2.42   -35.5   1.63    -4.3  -0.02   -0.05
VIAB*   VIACOM INC-B         0.97   0.99    -2.0   1.00    -3.0   1.37    2.99
ZIP     ZIPCAR INC          -0.01  -0.15    93.3   0.06      NM  -3.88  -36.50
FRNK    FRANKLIN FINANCI    -0.03     na      na   0.13      NM   0.59    3.71
LBTYA   LIBERTY GLOBAL-A    -0.74  -0.62   -19.4   0.16      NM   1.53    2.90

* - 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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