U.S. Companies Issuing Profit Outlooks for Oct. 29

The following U.S. companies provided their financial outlooks today. There were a total of 32 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:                 32       529   226   802   212    1769
       Up                       10       115    50   258    48     27%
       Down                      4       150    49   151    42     22%
       Neutral                  18       233   117   370   101     46%
       Ex-Item Charges           0        31    10    23    21      5%

S&P500 Universe:                         129    66   282    69     546
       Up                                 28    12    94    17     28%
       Down                               30     9    42    13     17%
       Neutral                            63    44   137    30     50%
       Ex-Item Charges                     8     1     9     9      5%
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TICKER                                 UP/
SYMBOL COMPANY NAME           PERIOD   DOWN  GUIDANCE
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ACI    ARCH COAL INC           2010     U   Expects eps to be in the
                                               $1.25-$1.40 range.
                                            Mean estimate is $1.12;
                                               range 87c-$1.35.

AIV*   APARTMENT INVT & MGMT   Q4/10    N   Expects ffo to be in the
                                               34c-38c range.
                                            Mean estimate is 36c;
                                               range 34c-40c.

AIV*   APARTMENT INVT & MGMT   2010     U   Expects ffo to be in the
                                               $1.47-$1.51 range.
                                            Mean estimate is $1.38;
                                               range $1.30-$1.43.

ALE    ALLETE INC              2010     N   Expects eps to be in the
                                               $2.25-$2.35 range.
                                            Mean estimate is $2.28;
                                               range $2.27-$2.28.

AMRC   AMERESCO INC-CL A       2010     U   Expects eps to be in the
                                               65c-68c range.
                                            Mean estimate is 64c;
                                               range 62c-71c.

B      BARNES GROUP INC        2010     D   Expects eps to be in the
                                               95c-$1.00 range.
                                            Mean estimate is $1.04;
                                               range 99c-$1.10.

BKH    BLACK HILLS CORP        2010     U   Expects eps to be in the
                                               $1.80-$2.05 range.
                                            Mean estimate is $1.70;
                                               range $1.44-$1.94.

BKH    BLACK HILLS CORP        2011     N   Expects eps to be in the
                                               $1.90-$2.15 range.
                                            Mean estimate is $1.99;
                                               range $1.95-$2.00.

CEG*   CONSTELLATION ENERGY G  Q4/10    U   Expects eps to be in the
                                               $3.05-$3.45 range.
                                            Mean estimate is 47c;
                                               range 36c-65c.

CI*    CIGNA CORP              2010     N   Expects eps to be in the
                                               $4.35-$4.50 range.
                                            Mean estimate is $4.40;
                                               range $4.15-$4.65.

CPSI   COMPUTER PROGRAMS & SY  Q4/10    D   Expects eps to be in the
                                               40c-44c range.
                                            Mean estimate is 45c;
                                               range 40c-47c.

D      DOMINION RESOURCES INC  Q4/10    N   Expects eps to be in the
                                               59c-69c range.
                                            Mean estimate is 66c;
                                               range 55c-79c.

D*     DOMINION RESOURCES INC  2010     N   Expects eps to be in the
                                               $3.30-$3.40 range.
                                            Mean estimate is $3.36;
                                               range $3.30-$3.52.

DTE*   DTE ENERGY COMPANY      2010     N   Expects eps to be in the
                                               $3.50-$3.70 range.
                                            Mean estimate is $3.60;
                                               range $3.48-$3.67.

EIX*   EDISON INTERNATIONAL    2010     U   Expects eps to be in the
                                               $3.45-$3.60 range.
                                            Mean estimate is $3.32;
                                               range $3.09-$3.50.

EL*    ESTEE LAUDER COMPANIES  Q4/10    N   Expects eps to be in the
                                               $1.32-$1.45 range.
                                            Mean estimate is $1.37;
                                               range $1.18-$1.56.

EL*    ESTEE LAUDER COMPANIES  2010     N   Expects eps to be in the
                                               $2.90-$3.10 range.
                                            Mean estimate is $3.07;
                                               range $2.95-$3.21.

FLR*   FLUOR CORP              2010     D   Expects eps to be in the
                                               $1.90-$2.20 range.
                                            Mean estimate is $2.58;
                                               range $2.25-$3.10.

FPO    FIRST POTOMAC REALTY T  2010     U   Expects ffo to be in the
                                               $1.21-$1.23 range.
                                            Mean estimate is $1.14;
                                               range $1.07-$1.19.

GXP    GREAT PLAINS ENERGY IN  2010     U   Expects eps to be in the
                                               $1.52-$1.62 range.
                                            Mean estimate is $1.46;
                                               range $1.40-$1.50.

HMSY   HMS HOLDINGS CORP       2010     N   Expects eps to be in the
                                               $1.40-$1.40 range.
                                            Mean estimate is $1.41;
                                               range $1.38-$1.47.

HMSY   HMS HOLDINGS CORP       2011     D   Expects eps to be in the
                                               $1.74-$1.74 range.
                                            Mean estimate is $1.92;
                                               range $1.79-$2.08.

HSIC   HENRY SCHEIN INC        2010     N   Expects eps to be in the
                                               $3.50-$3.56 range.
                                            Mean estimate is $3.53;
                                               range $3.48-$3.59.

MGLN   MAGELLAN HEALTH SERVIC  2010     N   Expects eps to be in the
                                               $3.66-$4.07 range.
                                            Mean estimate is $3.69;
                                               range $3.60-$3.75.

MRK*   MERCK & CO. INC.        2010     N   Expects eps to be in the
                                               $3.31-$3.39 range.
                                            Mean estimate is $3.36;
                                               range $3.33-$3.40.

NEE*   NEXTERA ENERGY INC      2010     N   Expects eps to be in the lower
                                               half of $4.25-$4.65 range.
                                            Mean estimate is $4.39;
                                               range $4.25-$4.48.

NEE*   NEXTERA ENERGY INC      2011     N   Expects eps to be in the
                                               $4.25-$4.55 range.
                                            Mean estimate is $4.55;
                                               range $4.28-$4.80.

NI*    NISOURCE INC            2010     N   Expects eps to be in the
                                               $1.20-$1.25 range.
                                            Mean estimate is $1.22;
                                               range $1.20-$1.25.

OTTR   OTTER TAIL CORP         2010     N   Expects eps to be in the
                                               70c-85c range.
                                            Mean estimate is 79c;
                                               range 78c-80c.

PNM    PNM RESOURCES INC       2010     U   Expects eps to be in the
                                               83c-90c range.
                                            Mean estimate is 73c;
                                               range 68c-85c.

SCSC   SCANSOURCE INC          Q4/10    U   Expects eps to be in the
                                               55c-58c range.
                                            Mean estimate is 51c;
                                               range 47c-54c.

WR     WESTAR ENERGY INC       2010     N   Expects eps to be in the
                                               $1.80-$1.95 range.
                                            Mean estimate is $1.80;
                                               range $1.70-$1.92.

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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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