U.S. Companies Issuing Profit Outlooks for Oct. 19

The following U.S. companies provided their financial outlooks today. There were a total of 33 outlooks. The table is sorted alphabetically by ticker symbol. Earnings estimates are provided by Bloomberg.

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                               Daily          Accumulative^
                               Tally    Q3/10 Q4/10 2010  2011% Total
Total Reported:                 33       518    49   554   154    1275
       Up                        9       111     9   157    27     24%
       Down                      5       146     4   103    32     22%
       Neutral                  18       232    30   272    75     48%
       Ex-Item Charges           1        29     6    22    20      6%

S&P500 Universe:                         127    14   192    54     387
       Up                                 26     1    55     9     24%
       Down                               30     1    29    12     19%
       Neutral                            63    11    99    24     51%
       Ex-Item Charges                     8     1     9     9      7%
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TICKER                                 UP/
SYMBOL COMPANY NAME           PERIOD   DOWN  GUIDANCE
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AEP*   AMERICAN ELECTRIC POWE  2010     N   Expects eps to be in the
                                               $2.95-$3.05 range.
                                            Mean estimate is $3.04;
                                               range $3.00-$3.15.

AEP*   AMERICAN ELECTRIC POWE  2011     N   Expects eps to be in the
                                               $3.00-$3.20 range.
                                            Mean estimate is $3.15;
                                               range $3.10-$3.30.

AOS    SMITH (A.O.) CORP       2010     D   Expects eps to be in the
                                               $3.93-$4.03 range.
                                            Mean estimate is $4.04;
                                               range $3.90-$4.10.

BBND   BIGBAND NETWORKS INC    Q4/10    N   Expects eps to be in the
                                               loss 7c-loss 5c range.
                                            Mean estimate is loss 6c;
                                               range loss 7c to loss 6c.

BSX*   BOSTON SCIENTIFIC CORP  Q4/10    U   Expects eps to be in the
                                               15c-18c range.
                                            Mean estimate is 10c;
                                               range 7c-13c.

BSX*   BOSTON SCIENTIFIC CORP  2010     U   Expects eps to be in the
                                               35c-38c range.
                                            Mean estimate is 32c;
                                               range 28c-43c.

BTU*   PEABODY ENERGY CORP     2010     N   Expects eps to be in the
                                               $2.95-$3.15 range.
                                            Mean estimate is $3.03;
                                               range $2.88-$3.19.

CCK    CROWN HOLDINGS INC      2010     N   Expects eps to be in the
                                               $2.15-$2.20 range.
                                            Mean estimate is $2.17;
                                               range $2.10-$2.28.

CREE   CREE INC                Q4/10    N   Expects eps to be in the
                                               56c-60c range.
                                            Mean estimate is 60c;
                                               range 51c-66c.

DRH    DIAMONDROCK HOSPITALIT  Q4/10    N   Expects ffo to be in the
                                               19c-21c range.
                                            Mean estimate is 19c;
                                               range 16c-22c.

DTLK   DATALINK CORP           Q4/10    N   Expects eps to be in the
                                               12c-16c range.
                                            Mean estimate is 12c;
                                               range 10c-13c.

ELS    EQUITY LIFESTYLE PROPE  Q4/10    N   Expects ffo to be in the
                                               77c-83c range.
                                            Mean estimate is 83c;
                                               range 80c-86c.

ELS    EQUITY LIFESTYLE PROPE  2011     N   Expects ffo to be in the
                                               $3.75-$3.95 range.
                                            Mean estimate is $3.77;
                                               range $3.60-$3.89.

EMC*   EMC CORP/MASS           2010     N   Expects eps to be in the
                                               $1.25-$1.25 range.
                                            Mean estimate is $1.21;
                                               range $1.19-$1.28.

FRX*   FOREST LABORATORIES IN  2011     U   Expects eps to be in the
                                               $3.80-$3.90 range.
                                            Mean estimate is $3.77;
                                               range $3.62-$3.90.

ITW*   ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS     Q4/10    N   Expects eps to be in the
                                               74c-82c range.
                                            Mean estimate is 79c;
                                               range 73c-85c.

ITW*   ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS     2010     N   Expects eps to be in the
                                               $2.99-$3.07 range.
                                            Mean estimate is $3.06;
                                               range $2.92-$3.15.

JNJ*   JOHNSON & JOHNSON       2010     N   Expects eps to be in the
                                               $4.70-$4.80 range.
                                            Mean estimate is $4.70;
                                               range $4.66-$4.75.

LMT*   LOCKHEED MARTIN CORP    2010     D   Expects eps to be in the
                                               $6.75-$6.95 range.
                                            Mean estimate is $7.11;
                                               range $6.87-$7.39.

MCK*   MCKESSON CORP           Q3/10    X   Expects to take $24 million
charges
                                               on litigation with State
                                               of Connecticut.
                                            Mean estimate is $1.09;
                                               range $1.01-$1.17.

PH*    PARKER HANNIFIN CORP    2010     U   Expects eps to be in the
                                               $5.20-$5.80 range.
                                            Mean estimate is $4.49;
                                               range $4.05-$4.95.

PII    POLARIS INDUSTRIES INC  Q4/10    U   Expects eps to be in the
                                               $1.45-$1.48 range.
                                            Mean estimate is $1.43;
                                               range $1.35-$1.50.

PII    POLARIS INDUSTRIES INC  2010     U   Expects eps to be in the
                                               $4.17-$4.20 range.
                                            Mean estimate is $3.90;
                                               range $3.85-$3.95.

PVSW   PERVASIVE SOFTWARE INC  Q4/10    D   Expects eps to be in the
                                               2c-5c range.
                                            One estimate of 7c.

RCRC   RC2 CORP                2010     D   Expects eps to be in the
                                               $1.45-$1.50 range.
                                            Mean estimate is $1.53;
                                               range $1.49-$1.60.

SVU*   SUPERVALU INC           2011     D   Expects eps to be in the
                                               $1.40-$1.60 range.
                                            Mean estimate is $1.66;
                                               range $1.45-$1.78.

SYK*   STRYKER CORP            2010     U   Expects eps to be in the
                                               $3.27-$3.30 range.
                                            Mean estimate is $3.26;
                                               range $3.22-$3.30.

TPX    TEMPUR-PEDIC INTERNATI  2010     U   Expects eps to be in the
                                               $2.05-$2.10 range.
                                            Mean estimate is $1.98;
                                               range $1.85-$2.02.

UGI    UGI CORP                2010     N   Expects eps to be in the
                                               $2.25-$2.25 range.
                                            Mean estimate is $2.27;
                                               range $2.24-$2.28.

UGI    UGI CORP                2011     N   Expects eps to be in the
                                               $2.30-$2.40 range.
                                            Mean estimate is $2.37;
                                               range $2.36-$2.38.

UNH*   UNITEDHEALTH GROUP INC  2010     U   Expects eps to be in the
                                               $3.85-$3.95 range.
                                            Mean estimate is $3.62;
                                               range $3.50-$3.85.

WFT    WEATHERFORD INTL LTD    Q4/10    N   Expects eps to be in the
                                               23c-23c range.
                                            Mean estimate is 26c;
                                               range 21c-35c.

WFT    WEATHERFORD INTL LTD    2011     N   Expects eps to be in the
                                               $1.30-$1.30 range.
                                            Mean estimate is $1.18;
                                               range $1.04-$1.53.

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* - Company in the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index.
# - The estimates might not be comparable to the company guidance.
^ - The accumulative figures starts July 2010.

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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