U.S. Companies Issuing Profit Outlooks for Oct. 22

The following U.S. companies provided their financial outlooks today. There were a total of 17 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:                 17       526    96   613   167    1402
       Up                        5       114    21   181    29     25%
       Down                      1       148    15   112    34     22%
       Neutral                   9       233    53   298    83     48%
       Ex-Item Charges           2        31     7    22    21      6%

S&P500 Universe:                         128    29   220    58     435
       Up                                 27     6    71    11     26%
       Down                               30     1    32    12     17%
       Neutral                            63    21   108    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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ADUS   ADDUS HOMECARE CORP     Q3/10    D   Expects eps to be in the
                                               11c-14c range.
                                            One estimate of 19c.

BCR*   CR BARD INC             Q4/10    N   Expects eps to be in the
                                               $1.44-$1.48 range.
                                            Mean estimate is $1.48;
                                               range $1.46-$1.54.

DOV*   DOVER CORP              2010     U   Expects eps to be in the $3.30-
                                               $3.35 excl. 20c tax benefit.
                                            Mean estimate is $3.24;
                                               range $3.15-$3.32.

EXC*   EXELON CORP             2010     N   Expects eps to be in the
                                               $3.95-$4.10 range.
                                            Mean estimate is $3.97;
                                               range $3.85-$4.15.

GENZ*  GENZYME CORP            2011     U   Expects eps to be in the
                                               $4.30-$4.60 range.
                                            Mean estimate is $3.85;
                                               range $2.81-$4.46.

HON*   HONEYWELL INTERNATIONA  2010     N   Expects eps to be in the
                                               $2.52-$2.52 range.
                                            Mean estimate is $2.52;
                                               range $2.44-$2.62.

IDXX   IDEXX LABORATORIES INC  2010     U   Expects eps to be in the
                                               $2.28-$2.31 range.
                                            Mean estimate is $2.26;
                                               range $2.23-$2.31.

IDXX   IDEXX LABORATORIES INC  2011     N   Expects eps to be in the
                                               $2.55-$2.65 range.
                                            Mean estimate is $2.56;
                                               range $2.52-$2.64.

IR     INGERSOLL-RAND PLC      Q4/10    N   Expects eps to be in the
                                               63c-73c range excl. 7c items.
                                            Mean estimate is 63c;
                                               range 60c-70c.

IR     INGERSOLL-RAND PLC      2010     N   Expects eps to be in the $2.30-
                                               $2.40, excl. 12c healthcare
                                               tax expense.
                                            Mean estimate is $2.33;
                                               range $2.25-$2.43.

PCCC   PC CONNECTION INC       Q3/10    U   Expects eps to be in the
                                               30c-32c range.
                                            One estimate of 15c.

PL     PROTECTIVE LIFE CORP    2011     X   Expects adding 37c-46c to eps on
                                               the transactions with Liberty
                                               Life Insurance.
                                            Mean estimate is $2.96;
                                               range $2.80-$3.14.

PL     PROTECTIVE LIFE CORP    2012     U   Expects adding 52c-60cto eps on
                                               the transactions with Liberty
                                               Life Insurance.
                                               range $2.95-$3.21.

PLA    PLAYBOY ENTERPRISES-CL  Q3/10    X   Expects to take $20 million
                                               charges on TV programming
                                               inventory.
                                            Mean estimate is loss 1c;
                                               range loss 1c to break-even.

QLGC*  QLOGIC CORP             Q4/10    N   Expects eps to be in the
                                               34c-38c range.
                                            Mean estimate is 35c;
                                               range 30c-38c.

UTEK   ULTRATECH INC           2010     N   Expects eps to be in the
                                               65c-66c range.
                                            Mean estimate is 65c;
                                               range 63c-66c.

VVI    VIAD CORP               2010     N   Expects eps to be in the
                                               11c-26c range.
                                            One estimate of 26c.
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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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