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Do you like to follow earnings season? For a closer look at companies reporting next week, we ran a screen.

We screened the stocks reporting earnings next week for those with a history of surprising the market with negative earnings reports, with an average earnings surprise of at least -5% over the last five quarterly reports.

For an interactive version of this chart, click on the image below. Analyst ratings sourced from Zacks Investment Research.

The list average 1-year return for these stocks is 1%. Do you think these stocks will continue to underperform? Use this list as a starting point for your own analysis.

1. Dominion Resources, Inc. (NYSE:D): Engages in producing and transporting energy in the United States. Market cap at $30.46B, most recent closing price at $53.29. In Dec 2011: Reported EPS at 0.58 vs. estimate at 0.64 (surprise of -9.4%). In Mar 2012: Reported EPS at 0.85 vs. estimate at 0.87 (surprise of -2.3%). In June 2012: Reported EPS at 0.59 vs. estimate at 0.6 (surprise of -1.7%). In Sep 2012: Reported 0.92 vs. estimate at 0.97 (surprise of -5.2%. [Average earnings surprise at -4.65%]. The company is expected to report earnings on January 31st, 2013.

2. Graco Inc. (NYSE:GGG): Designs, manufactures, and markets systems and equipment to move, measure, control, dispense, and spray fluid materials. Market cap at $3.35B, most recent closing price at $55.23. In Dec 2011: Reported EPS at 0.5 vs. estimate at 0.51 (surprise of -2%). In Mar 2012: Reported EPS at 0.58 vs. estimate at 0.62 (surprise of -6.5%). In June 2012: Reported EPS at 0.56 vs. estimate at 0.68 (surprise of -17.6%). In Sep 2012: Reported 0.6 vs. estimate at 0.7 (surprise of -14.3%. [Average earnings surprise at -10.1%]. The company is expected to report earnings on January 28th, 2013.

3. NuStar Energy L.P. (NYSE:NS): Engages in the terminalling, storage, and transportation of petroleum products primarily in the United States, Canada, the Netherlands, St. Eustatius in the Caribbean, the United Kingdom, and Turkey. Market cap at $4.02B, most recent closing price at $51.57. In Dec 2011: Reported EPS at 0.3 vs. estimate at 0.35 (surprise of -14.3%). In Mar 2012: Reported EPS at 0.23 vs. estimate at 0.29 (surprise of -20.7%). In June 2012: Reported EPS at 0.06 vs. estimate at 0.51 (surprise of -88.2%). In Sep 2012: Reported 0.19 vs. estimate at 0.48 (surprise of -60.4%. [Average earnings surprise at -45.9%]. The company is expected to report earnings on January 31st, 2013.

4. Principal Financial Group Inc. (NYSE:PFG): Provides retirement savings, investment, and insurance products and services worldwide. Market cap at $8.9B, most recent closing price at $30.30. In Dec 2011: Reported EPS at 0.71 vs. estimate at 0.75 (surprise of -5.3%). In Mar 2012: Reported EPS at 0.7 vs. estimate at 0.74 (surprise of -5.4%). In June 2012: Reported EPS at 0.72 vs. estimate at 0.74 (surprise of -2.7%). In Sep 2012: Reported 0.45 vs. estimate at 0.49 (surprise of -8.2%. [Average earnings surprise at -5.4%]. The company is expected to report earnings on January 31st, 2013.

5. Suburban Propane Partners LP (NYSE:SPH): Engages in the retail marketing and distribution of propane, fuel oil, and refined fuels, and the marketing of natural gas and electricity in the United States. Market cap at $2.41B, most recent closing price at $42.35. In Dec 2011: Reported EPS at 0.65 vs. estimate at 1 (surprise of -35%). In Mar 2012: Reported EPS at 1.38 vs. estimate at 2.19 (surprise of -37%). In June 2012: Reported EPS at -0.26 vs. estimate at -0.2 (surprise of -30%). In Sep 2012: Reported -1.19 vs. estimate at -0.75 (surprise of -58.7%. [Average earnings surprise at -40.18%]. The company is expected to report earnings on January 31st, 2013.

6. Universal Stainless & Alloy Products Inc. (NASDAQ:USAP): Manufactures and markets semifinished and finished specialty steel products, including stainless steel, tool steel, and other alloyed steels in the US. Market cap at $229.84M, most recent closing price at $33.31. In Dec 2011: Reported EPS at 0.59 vs. estimate at 0.66 (surprise of -10.6%). In Mar 2012: Reported EPS at 0.79 vs. estimate at 0.8 (surprise of -1.3%). In June 2012: Reported EPS at 0.6 vs. estimate at 0.83 (surprise of -27.7%). In Sep 2012: Reported 0.45 vs. estimate at 0.48 (surprise of -6.2%. [Average earnings surprise at -11.45%]. The company is expected to report earnings on January 29th, 2013.

*Price data sourced from Yahoo Finance, all other data sourced from Finviz.

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Business relationship disclosure: Business relationship disclosure: Kapitall is a team of analysts. This article was written by Sabina Bhatia, one of our writers. We did not receive compensation for this article (other than from Seeking Alpha), and we have no business relationship with any company whose stock is mentioned in this article.

Source: 6 Stocks Reporting Earnings Next Week With A History Of Disappointing Earnings