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Midmorning Negative EPS Surprises for U.S. Companies, Aug. 6

August 06, 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
========================================================================
CBLI    CLEVELAND BIOLAB    -0.14  -0.17    17.6  -0.04  -250.0   Jun
TESO    TESCO CORP           0.12   0.19   -36.8   0.34   -64.7   Jun
ZINC    HORSEHEAD HOLING     0.03   0.14   -78.6   0.07   -57.1   Jun
CMLP    CRESTWOOD MIDSTR     0.10   0.31   -67.7   0.19   -47.4   Jun
AES*    AES CORP             0.18   0.28   -35.7   0.27   -33.3   Jun
RAIL    FREIGHTCAR AMERI     0.46  -0.03      NM   0.57   -19.3   Jun
GBDC    GOLUB CAPITAL BD     0.26   0.28    -7.1   0.30   -13.3   Jun
NGLS    TARGA RESOURCES      0.35   0.53   -34.0   0.40   -12.5   Jun
HCN*    HEALTH CARE REIT     0.89   0.90    -1.1   0.99   -10.1   Jun
TICKER                                             EST
SYM     COMPANY               Q12    Q11   % CHG    Q12  % CHG   Q/E
========================================================================
MFA     MFA FINANCIAL        0.20   0.26   -23.1   0.22    -9.1   Jun
TSN*    TYSON FOODS-A        0.50   0.46     8.7   0.54    -7.4   Jun
SIR     SELECT INCOME RE     0.61     na      na   0.62    -1.6   Jun
BANC    FIRST PACTRUST      -0.08   0.18      NM   0.03      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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