U.S. Companies Issuing Profit Outlooks for Oct. 21

The following U.S. companies provided their financial outlooks today. There were a total of 72 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:                 72       523    93   606   164    1386
       Up                       22       113    21   179    28     25%
       Down                     19       147    15   112    34     22%
       Neutral                  31       233    50   293    82     47%
       Ex-Item Charges           0        30     7    22    20      6%

S&P500 Universe:                         128    27   217    57     429
       Up                                 27     6    70    10     26%
       Down                               30     1    32    12     17%
       Neutral                            63    19   106    26     50%
       Ex-Item Charges                     8     1     9     9      6%
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TICKER                                 UP/
SYMBOL COMPANY NAME           PERIOD   DOWN  GUIDANCE
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ALGN   ALIGN TECHNOLOGY INC    Q4/10    D   Expects eps to be in the
                                               15c-17c range.
                                            Mean estimate is 19c;
                                               range 17c-22c.

ALXN   ALEXION PHARMACEUTICAL  2010     U   Expects eps to be in the
                                               $1.73-$1.75 range.
                                            Mean estimate is $1.71;
                                               range $1.65-$1.78.

AMSG   AMSURG CORP             Q4/10    N   Expects eps to be in the
                                               41c-43c range.
                                            Mean estimate is 43c;
                                               range 40c-45c.

AMSG   AMSURG CORP             2010     N   Expects eps to be in the
                                               $1.69-$1.71 range.
                                            Mean estimate is $1.70;
                                               range $1.67-$1.72.

APD*   AIR PRODUCTS & CHEMICA  Q4/10    N   Expects eps to be in the
                                               $1.31-$1.35 range.
                                            Mean estimate is $1.31;
                                               range $1.27-$1.36.

APD*   AIR PRODUCTS & CHEMICA  2011     N   Expects eps to be in the
                                               $5.50-$5.70 range.
                                            Mean estimate is $5.63;
                                               range $5.46-$5.78.

ATR    APTARGROUP INC          Q4/10    D   Expects eps to be in the
                                               53c-58c range.
                                            Mean estimate is 62c;
                                               range 58c-67c.

BAX*   BAXTER INTERNATIONAL I  Q4/10    N   Expects eps to be in the
                                               $1.09-$1.11 range.
                                            Mean estimate is $1.10;
                                               range $1.01-$1.14.

BAX*   BAXTER INTERNATIONAL I  2010     U   Expects eps to be in the
                                               $3.96-$3.98 range.
                                            Mean estimate is $3.93;
                                               range $3.82-$3.98.

BLKB   BLACKBAUD INC           Q3/10    N   Expects eps to be 25C.
                                            Mean estimate is 25c;
                                               range 25c-25c.

CAT*   CATERPILLAR INC         2010     U   Expects eps to be in the
                                               $3.80-$4.00 range.
                                            Mean estimate is $3.76;
                                               range $3.50-$4.25.

CB*    CHUBB CORP              2011     U   Expects eps to be in the
                                               $5.75-$5.85 range.
                                            Mean estimate is $5.45;
                                               range $5.16-$5.75.

CB*    CHUBB CORP              Q4/10    U   Expects eps to be in the
                                               $1.53-$1.64 range.
                                            Mean estimate is $1.50;
                                               range $1.27-$1.70.

CBE    COOPER INDUSTRIES PLC   Q4/10    N   Expects eps to be in the
                                               80c-84c range.
                                            Mean estimate is 84c;
                                               range 80c-88c.

CBE    COOPER INDUSTRIES PLC   2010     N   Expects eps to be in the
                                               $3.14-$3.18 range.
                                            Mean estimate is $3.16;
                                               range $3.00-$3.22.

CBE    COOPER INDUSTRIES PLC   2010     N   Expects eps to be in the
                                               $1.95-$2.03 range.
                                            Mean estimate is $3.16;
                                               range $3.00-$3.22.

COLM   COLUMBIA SPORTSWEAR CO  2010     D   Expects eps to be in the
                                               $2.00-$2.15 range.
                                            Mean estimate is $2.24;
                                               range $2.16-$2.37.

CPHD   CEPHEID INC             2010     U   Expects eps to be in the
                                               13c-16c range.
                                            Mean estimate is loss 9c;
                                               range loss 28c to gain 11c.

CSGP   COSTAR GROUP INC        Q4/10    U   Expects eps to be in the
                                               28c-32c range.
                                            Mean estimate is 21c;
                                               range 15c-33c.

CSGP   COSTAR GROUP INC        2010     D   Expects eps to be in the
                                               61c-64c range.
                                            Mean estimate is 79c;
                                               range 60c-$1.23.

CSH    CASH AMERICA INTL INC   Q4/10    N   Expects eps to be in the
                                               $1.09-$1.19 range.
                                            Mean estimate is $1.15;
                                               range $1.13-$1.20.

CSH    CASH AMERICA INTL INC   2010     N   Expects eps to be in the
                                               $3.65-$3.75 range.
                                            Mean estimate is $3.71;
                                               range $3.67-$3.77.

CSH    CASH AMERICA INTL INC   2011     N   Expects eps to be in the
                                               $4.11-$4.22 range.
                                            Mean estimate is $4.22;
                                               range $4.13-$4.32.

CTXS*  CITRIX SYSTEMS INC      Q4/10    N   Expects eps to be in the
                                               59c-60c range.
                                            Mean estimate is 59c;
                                               range 57c-68c.

DHR*   DANAHER CORP            Q4/10    N   Expects eps to be in the
                                               61c-66c range.
                                            Mean estimate is 64c;
                                               range 61c-67c.

DHR*   DANAHER CORP            2010     U   Expects eps to be in the
                                               $2.25-$2.30 range.
                                            Mean estimate is $2.23;
                                               range $2.20-$2.30.

EGP    EASTGROUP PROPERTIES I  2010     N   Expects ffo to be in the
                                               $2.84-$2.86 range.
                                            Mean estimate is $2.86;
                                               range $2.81-$2.89.

EGP    EASTGROUP PROPERTIES I  Q4/10    U   Expects ffo to be in the
                                               70c-72c range.
                                            Mean estimate is 71c;
                                               range 70c-73c.

ELX    EMULEX CORP             Q4/10    N   Expects eps to be in the
                                               11c-13c range.
                                            Mean estimate is 11c;
                                               range 9c-15c.

FLIR*  FLIR SYSTEMS INC        2010     U   Expects eps to be in the
                                               $1.53-$1.56 range.
                                            Mean estimate is $1.51;
                                               range $1.48-$1.54.

GDI    GARDNER DENVER INC      Q4/10    U   Expects eps to be in the
                                               94c-99c range.
                                            Mean estimate is 88c;
                                               range 84c-90c.

GDI    GARDNER DENVER INC      2010     U   Expects eps to be in the
                                               $3.24-$3.29 range.
                                            Mean estimate is $2.96;
                                               range $2.92-$3.00.

GMT    GATX CORP               2010     N   Expects eps to be in the
                                               $1.50-$1.70 range.
                                            Mean estimate is $1.63;
                                               range $1.52-$1.71.

GR*    GOODRICH CORP           2010     D   Expects eps to be in the
                                               $4.30-$4.35 range.
                                            Mean estimate is $4.41;
                                               range $4.16-$4.60.

GR*    GOODRICH CORP           2011     N   Expects eps to be in the
                                               $5.00-$5.20 range.
                                            Mean estimate is $5.15;
                                               range $4.78-$5.50.

GR*    GOODRICH CORP           Q3/10    U   Expects eps to be in the
                                               40c-43c range.
                                            Mean estimate is $1.30;
                                               range $1.11-$1.42.

HSY*   HERSHEY CO/THE          2010     N   Expects eps to be in the
                                               $2.52-$2.56 range.
                                            Mean estimate is $2.53;
                                               range $2.50-$2.57.

HWAY   HEALTHWAYS INC          Q4/10    D   Expects eps to be in the
                                               21c-28c range.
                                            Mean estimate is 29c;
                                               range 27c-31c.

KNSY   KENSEY NASH CORP        Q4/10    D   Expects eps to be in the
                                               37c-40c range.
                                            Mean estimate is 45c;
                                               range 37c-50c.

KNSY   KENSEY NASH CORP        2011     D   Expects eps to be in the
                                               $1.75-$1.80 range.
                                            Mean estimate is $1.85;
                                               range $1.76-$1.90.

LEG*   LEGGETT & PLATT INC     2010     D   Expects eps to be in the
                                               $1.10-$1.20 range.
                                            Mean estimate is $1.27;
                                               range $1.21-$1.32.

LH*    LABORATORY CRP OF AMER  2010     U   Expects eps to be in the
                                               $5.52-$5.57 range.
                                            Mean estimate is $5.50;
                                               range $5.45-$5.55.

LTM    LIFE TIME FITNESS INC   2010     N   Expects eps to be in the
                                               $1.98-$2.04 range.
                                            Mean estimate is $2.03;
                                               range $1.92-$2.11.

MCRL   MICREL INC              2010     N   Expects GAAP eps to be in the
                                               19c-23c range.
                                            Mean estimate is 21c;
                                               range 17c-23c.

MNRO   MONRO MUFFLER BRAKE IN  Q4/10    N   Expects eps to be in the
                                               44c-50c range.
                                            Mean estimate is 45c;
                                               range 43c-50c.

MNRO   MONRO MUFFLER BRAKE IN  2011     N   Expects eps to be in the
                                               $2.00-$2.06 range.
                                            Mean estimate is $2.03;
                                               range $1.99-$2.08.

MSM    MSC INDUSTRIAL DIRECT   Q4/10    U   Expects eps to be in the
                                               71c-75c range.
                                            Mean estimate is 70c;
                                               range 67c-73c.

NCR    NCR CORPORATION         2010     U   Expects eps to be in the
                                               $1.42-$1.50 range.
                                            Mean estimate is $1.40;
                                               range $1.35-$1.44.

NTCT   NETSCOUT SYSTEMS INC    2011     N   Expects eps to be in the
                                               96c-$1.05 range.
                                            Mean estimate is $1.01;
                                               range 95c-$1.04.

ORB    ORBITAL SCIENCES CORP   2010     N   Expects eps to be in the
                                               65c-70c range.
                                            Mean estimate is 67c;
                                               range 63c-72c.

ORB    ORBITAL SCIENCES CORP   2011     D   Expects eps to be in the
                                               75c-85c range.
                                            Mean estimate is $1.13;
                                               range $1.05-$1.25.

PENN   PENN NATIONAL GAMING I  Q4/10    N   Expects eps to be 27C.
                                            Mean estimate is 26c;
                                               range 22c-31c.

PENN   PENN NATIONAL GAMING I  2010     N   Expects eps to be $1.15.
                                            Mean estimate is $1.20;
                                               range $1.00-$1.27.

PGI    PREMIERE GLOBAL SERVIC  Q4/10    D   Expects eps to be in the
                                               9c-11c range.
                                            Mean estimate is 15c;
                                               range 14c-15c.

PLCE   CHILDREN’S PLACE        Q3/10    D   Expects eps to be in the
                                               $1.10-$1.13 range.
                                            Mean estimate is $1.39;
                                               range $1.11-$1.46.

PM     PHILIP MORRIS INTERNAT  2010     U   Expects GAAP eps to be in the
                                               $3.90-$3.95 range.
                                            Mean estimate is $3.85;
                                               range $3.79-$3.92.

R*     RYDER SYSTEM INC        Q4/10    N   Expects eps to be in the
                                               58c-63c range.
                                            Mean estimate is 60c;
                                               range 54c-64c.

R*     RYDER SYSTEM INC        2010     U   Expects eps to be in the
                                               $2.15-$2.20 range.
                                            Mean estimate is $2.09;
                                               range $2.05-$2.16.

RAI*   REYNOLDS AMERICAN INC   2010     N   Expects eps to be in the
                                               $4.95-$5.05 range.
                                            Mean estimate is $5.00;
                                               range $4.94-$5.15.

RS     RELIANCE STEEL & ALUMI  Q4/10    D   Expects eps to be in the
                                               35c-45c range.
                                            Mean estimate is 73c;
                                               range 53c-87c.

SIAL*  SIGMA-ALDRICH           2010     U   Expects eps to be in the
                                               $3.20-$3.28 range.
                                            Mean estimate is $3.14;
                                               range $3.05-$3.19.

SON    SONOCO PRODUCTS CO      2010     D   Expects eps to be in the
                                               $2.32-$2.36 range.
                                            Mean estimate is $2.43;
                                               range $2.31-$3.30.

SON    SONOCO PRODUCTS CO      Q4/10    D   Expects eps to be in the
                                               57c-61c range.
                                            Mean estimate is 62c;
                                               range 59c-66c.

TNB    THOMAS & BETTS CORP     2010     D   Expects eps to be in the
                                               $2.63-$2.70 range.
                                            Mean estimate is $2.72;
                                               range $2.55-$3.01.

TRAD   TRADESTATION GROUP INC  Q4/10    D   Expects eps to be in the
                                               2c-4c range.
                                            Mean estimate is 5c;
                                               range 3c-6c.

TRV*   TRAVELERS COS INC/THE   2010     U   Expects eps to be in the
                                               $5.75-$5.95 range.
                                            Mean estimate is $5.66;
                                               range $5.22-$6.10.

UPS*   UNITED PARCEL SERVICE-  2010     U   Expects eps to be in the
                                               $3.48-$3.54 range.
                                            Mean estimate is $3.47;
                                               range $3.40-$4.00.

VFC*   VF CORP                 2010     U   Expects eps to be in the
                                               $6.25-$6.30 range.
                                            Mean estimate is $6.18;
                                               range $6.10-$6.34.

WOOF   VCA ANTECH INC          2010     D   Expects eps to be in the
                                               $1.38-$1.40 range.
                                            Mean estimate is $1.46;
                                               range $1.37-$1.50.

WSO    WATSCO INC              2010     D   Expects eps to be in the
                                               $2.40-$2.45 range.
                                            Mean estimate is $2.48;
                                               range $2.43-$2.62.

XRX*   XEROX CORP              Q4/10    N   Expects eps to be in the
                                               28c-29c range.
                                            Mean estimate is 28c;
                                               range 26c-30c.

XRX*   XEROX CORP              2010     N   Expects eps to be in the
                                               92c-93c range.
                                            Mean estimate is 92c;
                                               range 90c-96c.
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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.

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the company forecast and the consensus analyst estimate.
Ex-item charges are companies announced extraordinary items which
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