U.S. Companies Issuing Profit Outlooks for Oct. 6

The following U.S. companies provided their financial outlooks today. There were a total of 15 outlooks. The table is sorted alphabetically by ticker symbol. Earnings estimates are provided by Bloomberg.

TICKER                       FISCAL   UP/
SYMBOL COMPANY NAME          PERIOD   DOWN  GUIDANCE
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AIR    AAR CORP                2011     N  Expects eps to be in the
                                              $1.35-$1.50 range.
                                           Mean estimate is $1.46;
                                              range $1.42-$1.50.

BANR   BANNER CORPORATION      Q3/10    D  Expects eps to be in the
                                              loss 42c-loss 38c range.
                                           Mean estimate is loss 2c;
                                              range loss 6c to gain 3c.

BLUD   IMMUCOR INC             2011     D  Expects eps to be in the
                                              $1.08-$1.18 range.
                                           Mean estimate is $1.28;
                                              range $1.24-$1.32.

CAMP   CALAMP CORP             Q4/10    D  Expects eps to be in the
                                              loss 2c-2c range.
                                           Mean estimate is 4c;
                                              range 4c-4c.

CAMP   CALAMP CORP             2011     N  Expects eps to be in the
                                              loss 5c-3c range.
                                           Mean estimate is 1c;
                                              range 1c-1c.

EPIC   EPICOR SOFTWARE CORP    Q3/10    N  Expects eps to be in the
                                              13c-15c range.
                                           Mean estimate is 14c;
                                              range 13c-15c.

FDO*   FAMILY DOLLAR STORES    Q4/10    N  Expects eps to be in the
                                              56c-62c range.
                                           Mean estimate is 60c;
                                              range 56c-63c.

FDO*   FAMILY DOLLAR STORES    2011     N  Expects eps to be in the
                                              $3.04-$3.24 range.
                                           Mean estimate is $3.10;
                                              range $2.88-$3.27.

HELE   HELEN OF TROY LTD       2011     U  Expects eps to be in the
                                              $2.70-$2.80 range.
                                           Mean estimate is $2.64;
                                              range $2.26-$2.80.

JNJ*   JOHNSON & JOHNSON       2011     X  Expects to dilute eps 3-5c by
                                              acquiring Crucell.
                                           Mean estimate is $5.05;
                                              range $4.92-$5.21.

MON*   MONSANTO CO             2011     N  Expects eps to be in the
                                              $2.72-$2.82 range.
                                           Mean estimate is $2.82;
                                              range $2.50-$3.05.

RBN    ROBBINS & MYERS INC     Q4/10    N  Expects eps to be in the
                                              25c-35c range.
                                           Mean estimate is 30c;
                                              range 28c-33c.

RBN    ROBBINS & MYERS INC     2011     U  Expects eps to be in the
                                              $1.45-$1.65 range.
                                           Mean estimate is $1.39;
                                              range $1.35-$1.45.

YUM*   YUM! BRANDS INC         2010     N  Expects eps to be $2.48.
                                           Mean estimate is $2.49;
                                              range $2.43-$2.54.

ZUMZ   ZUMIEZ INC              Q3/10    U  Expects eps to be in the
                                              28c-30c range.
                                           Mean estimate is 27c;
                                              range 27c-29c.
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Total Reported:                          15
       Up                                 3
       Down                               3
       Neutral                            8
       Ex-Item Charges                    1
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* - Company in the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index.
# - The estimates might not be comparable to the company guidance.

Note: Up, Down and Neutral ratings are based on a comparison between
the company forecast and the consensus analyst estimate.
Ex-item charges are companies announced extraordinary items which
will have impact on the EPS.

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