U.S. Companies Issuing Profit Outlooks for Oct. 20

The following U.S. companies provided their financial outlooks today. There were a total of 39 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:                 39       520    68   570   156    1314
       Up                       15       112    16   164    27     24%
       Down                      4       146     7   104    32     22%
       Neutral                  18       232    38   280    77     48%
       Ex-Item Charges           2        30     7    22    20      6%

S&P500 Universe:                         127    20   202    54     403
       Up                                 26     5    60     9     25%
       Down                               30     1    30    12     18%
       Neutral                            63    13   103    24     50%
       Ex-Item Charges                     8     1     9     9      7%
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TICKER                                 UP/
SYMBOL COMPANY NAME           PERIOD   DOWN GUIDANCE
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ABT*   ABBOTT LABORATORIES     2010     N   Expects eps to be in the
                                               $4.16-$4.18 range.
                                            Mean estimate is $4.16;
                                               range $4.13-$4.23.

ABT*   ABBOTT LABORATORIES     Q4/10    N   Expects eps to be in the
                                               $1.29-$1.31 range.
                                            Mean estimate is $1.30;
                                               range $1.28-$1.33.

ACL    ALCON INC               2010     N   Expects eps to be in the
                                               $7.58-$7.68 range.
                                            Mean estimate is $7.64;
                                               range $7.45-$7.78.

ADS    ALLIANCE DATA SYSTEMS   Q4/10    D   Expects eps to be in $1.40.
                                            Mean estimate is $1.56;
                                               range $1.40-$1.89.

ADS    ALLIANCE DATA SYSTEMS   2011     N   Expects eps to be in the
                                               $6.75-$6.75 range.
                                            Mean estimate is $6.93;
                                               range $6.35-$7.20.

AMB    AMB PROPERTY CORP       2011     N   Expects ffo to be in the
                                               $1.30-$1.40 range.
                                            Mean estimate is $1.37;
                                               range $1.30-$1.46.

APH*   AMPHENOL CORP-CL A      Q4/10    N   Expects eps to be in the
                                               71c-73c range.
                                            Mean estimate is 71c;
                                               range 66c-74c.

AUDC   AUDIOCODES LTD          2010     N   Expects eps to be in the
                                               31c-32c range.
                                            One estimate of 32c.

BA*    BOEING CO/THE           2010     N   Expects eps to be in the
                                               $3.80-$4.00 range.
                                            Mean estimate is $3.96;
                                               range $3.59-$4.70.

CVA    COVANTA HOLDING CORP    2010     N   Expects eps to be in the
                                               55c-65c range.
                                            Mean estimate is 64c;
                                               range 60c-68c.

CYBE   CYBEROPTICS CORP        Q4/10    D   Expects eps to be in the
                                               7c-11c range.
                                            No estimate available

DGX*   QUEST DIAGNOSTICS       2010     N   Expects eps to be in the
                                               $3.95-$4.00 range.
                                            Mean estimate is $3.98;
                                               range $3.91-$4.06.

EBAY*  EBAY INC                Q4/10    U   Expects eps to be in the
                                               45c-48c range.
                                            Mean estimate is 44c;
                                               range 37c-46c.

EBAY*  EBAY INC                2010     U   Expects eps to be in the
                                               $1.67-$1.70 range.
                                            Mean estimate is $1.63;
                                               range $1.52-$1.66.

ETN*   EATON CORP              Q4/10    U   Expects eps to be in the
                                               $1.55-$1.65 range.
                                            Mean estimate is $1.37;
                                               range $1.13-$1.50.

ETN*   EATON CORP              2010     U   Expects eps to be in the
                                               $5.45-$5.55 range.
                                            Mean estimate is $5.15;
                                               range $4.96-$5.45.

FWRD   FORWARD AIR CORPORATIO  Q4/10    N   Expects eps to be in the
                                               35c-39c range.
                                            Mean estimate is 37c;
                                               range 31c-48c.

GENZ*  GENZYME CORP            Q4/10    U   Expects eps to be in the
                                               90c-95c range.
                                            Mean estimate is 87c;
                                               range 78c-93c.

HTZ    HERTZ GLOBAL HOLDINGS   Q3/10    U   Expects eps to be 40c.
                                            Mean estimate is 35c;
                                               range 31c-40c.

HTZ    HERTZ GLOBAL HOLDINGS   2010     U   Expects eps to be in the
                                               47c-48c range.
                                            Mean estimate is 46c;
                                               range 40c-53c.

ISIL   INTERSIL CORP -CL A     Q4/10    D   Expects eps to be in the
                                               21c-24c range.
                                            Mean estimate is 31c;
                                               range 22c-41c.

MAN    MANPOWER INC            Q4/10    U   Expects eps to be in the
                                               54c-62c range.
                                            Mean estimate is 52c;
                                               range 42c-60c.

MDU    MDU RESOURCES GROUP IN  Q3/10    X   Expects take charge of 9c
                                               due to an arbitration award
                                               against a subsidiary.
                                            Mean estimate is 44c;
                                               range 40c-50c.

MKSI   MKS INSTRUMENTS INC     Q4/10    N   Expects eps to be in the
                                               62c-73c range.
                                            Mean estimate is 69c;
                                               range 59c-77c.

NFLX   NETFLIX INC             Q4/10    U   Expects eps to be in the
                                               59c-74c range.
                                            Mean estimate is 86c;
                                               range 82c-93c.

NFLX   NETFLIX INC             2010     N   Expects GAAP eps to be in the
                                               $2.68-$2.83 range.
                                            Mean estimate is $2.80;
                                               range $2.66-$2.91.

PJC    PIPER JAFFRAY COS       Q4/10    X   Expects to take $8.3-9.8 million
                                               restructuring charges.
                                            Mean estimate is 49c;
                                               range 40c-60c.

SLGN   SILGAN HOLDINGS INC     Q4/10    N   Expects eps to be in the
                                               33c-43c range.
                                            Mean estimate is 41c;
                                               range 37c-45c.

ST     SENSATA TECHNOLOGIES H  Q4/10    N   Expects eps to be in the
                                               43c-44c range.
                                            Mean estimate is 44c;
                                               range 41c-46c.

STJ*   ST JUDE MEDICAL INC     Q4/10    U   Expects eps to be in the
                                               72c-74c range.
                                            Mean estimate is 70c;
                                               range 67c-73c.

STJ*   ST JUDE MEDICAL INC     2010     U   Expects eps to be in the
                                               $2.98-$3.00 range.
                                            Mean estimate is $2.91;
                                               range $2.85-$2.97.

SWK*   STANLEY BLACK & DECKER  2010     U   Expects eps to be in the
                                               $3.81-$3.91 range.
                                            Mean estimate is $3.57;
                                               range $3.47-$3.67.

TBI    TRUEBLUE INC            Q4/10    N   Expects eps to be in the
                                               7c-12c range.
                                            Mean estimate is 11c;
                                               range 9c-16c.

TSS*   TOTAL SYSTEM SERVICES   2010     N   Expects eps to be in the
                                               98c-$1.00 range.
                                            Mean estimate is 98c;
                                               range 95c-$1.02.

TUP    TUPPERWARE BRANDS CORP  Q4/10    N   Expects eps to be in the
                                               $1.26-$1.31 range.
                                            Mean estimate is $1.28;
                                               range $1.22-$1.32.

TUP    TUPPERWARE BRANDS CORP  2010     U   Expects eps to be in the
                                               $3.60-$3.65 range.
                                            Mean estimate is $3.58;
                                               range $3.53-$3.63.

TXT*   TEXTRON INC             2010     U   Expects eps to be in the 62c-67c
                                               range excl. tax benefit.
                                            Mean estimate is 58c;
                                               range 30c-75c.

UTX*   UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CO  2010     D   Expects eps to be in the
                                               $4.60-$4.70 range.
                                            Mean estimate is $4.71;
                                               range $4.65-$4.85.

VASC   VASCULAR SOLUTIONS INC  Q4/10    U   Expects eps to be in the
                                               20c-22c range.
                                            Mean estimate is 16c;
                                               range 15c-17c.

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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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