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U.S. Companies Issuing Profit Outlooks for the Week of Nov. 15

The following U.S. companies provided their financial outlooks this week:

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                                  Weekly    3Q     4Q
                                   Tally   2010   2010   2010   2011    Total
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                                           ------------Cumulative------------
Total:                                92    535    425    984    311   2,268
 Up:                                  18    118     87    324     73     27%
 Down                                 18    150    106    188     63     23%
 Neutral                              45    235    215    447    149     46%
 Ex-Item Charges                      11     32     17     25     26      4%
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S&P 500:                              45    130    107    321    100     660
 Up:                                   4     29     19    109     23     27%
 Down                                  8     30     23     48     18     18%
 Neutral                              29     63     60    155     49     50%
 Ex-Item Charges                       4      8      5      9     10      5%
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Nov. 15:
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LOW*  Lowe’S Cos Inc             4Q/10  N      Expects eps to be in the
                                                  $0.16 to $0.19 range.
                                               Mean estimate is $0.18;
                                                  range $0.13 to $0.22 range.
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LOW*  Lowe’S Cos Inc              2011  N      Expects eps to be in the
                                                  $1.37 to $1.40 range.
                                               Mean estimate is $1.40;
                                                  range $1.33 to $1.45 range.
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JST   Jinpan International Ltd   4Q/10  D      Expects eps to be in the
                                                  $0.28 to $0.32 range.
                                               Mean estimate is $0.41;
                                                  range $0.41 to $0.41 range.
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ITW*  Illinois Tool Works        4Q/10  N      Expects eps to be in the
                                                  $0.74 to $0.82 range.
                                               Mean estimate is $0.80;
                                                  range $0.76 to $0.83 range.
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JWN*  Nordstrom Inc               2011  N      Expects eps to be in the
                                                  $2.60 to $2.65 range.
                                               Mean estimate is $2.65;
                                                  range $2.59 to $2.98 range.
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Nov. 16:
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ARBA  Ariba Inc                   2011     D   Expects eps to be in the
                                                  $0.77 to $0.81 range.
                                               Mean estimate is $0.86;
                                                  range $0.81 to $0.90 range.
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CCL*  Carnival Corp              Q4/10     X   Expects to take $0.07 per share
                                                charge on voyage disruptions
                                                and repair costs;
                                               Mean estimate is $0.35;
                                                  range $0.32 to $0.38 range.
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DKS   Dick’s Sporting Goods Inc   2011     U   Expects eps to be in the
                                                  $1.56 to $1.58 range.
                                               Mean estimate is $1.48;
                                                  range $1.45 to $1.70 range.
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DKS   Dick’s Sporting Goods Inc  Q4/10     U   Expects eps to be in the
                                                  $0.69 to $0.71 range.
                                               Mean estimate is $0.67;
                                                  range $0.64 to $0.75 range.
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DTE*  DTE Energy Company          2011     N   Expects eps to be in the
                                                  $3.40 to $3.80 range.
                                               Mean estimate is $3.71;
                                                  range $3.66 to $3.75 range.
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HD*   Home Depot Inc              2011     U   Expects eps to be $1.94.
                                               Mean estimate is $1.90;
                                                  range $1.83 to $1.95 range.
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JEC*  Jacobs Engineering Group    2011     N   Expects eps to be in the
                                                  $2.30 to $2.80 range.
                                               Mean estimate is $2.52;
                                                  range $2.35 to $2.90 range.
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TJX*  TJX Companies Inc           2011     N   Expects eps to be in the
                                                  $3.33 to $3.38 range.
                                               Mean estimate is $3.38;
                                                  range $3.26 to $3.46 range.
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TJX*  TJX Companies Inc          Q4/10     N   Expects eps to be in the
                                                  $0.89 to $0.94 range.
                                               Mean estimate is $0.94;
                                                  range $0.82 to $1.00 range.
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WMT*  Wal-Mart Stores Inc         2011     U   Expects eps to be in the
                                                  $4.08 to $4.12 range.
                                               Mean estimate is $4.02;
                                                  range $3.97 to $4.09 range.
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WMT*  Wal-Mart Stores Inc        Q4/10     U   Expects eps to be in the
                                                  $1.29 to $1.33 range.
                                               Mean estimate is $1.28;
                                                  range $1.24 to $1.31 range.
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WGOV  Woodward Governor Co        2011     N   Expects eps to be in the
                                                  $1.75 to $1.90 range.
                                               Mean estimate is $1.80;
                                                  range $1.71 to $1.90 range.
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AMAT* Applied Materials Inc      Q4/10     N   Expects eps to be in the
                                                  $0.30 to $0.34 range.
                                               Mean estimate is $0.33;
                                                  range $0.27 to $0.35 range.
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BJ    BJ’S Wholesale Club Inc     2011     U   Expects eps to be in the
                                                  $2.48 to $2.52 range.
                                               Mean estimate is $2.44;
                                                  range $2.41 to $2.50 range.
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CBK   Christopher & Banks Corp   Q4/10     X   Expects $0.37 eps charge
                                                  on deferred tax assets and
                                                  income tax expense;
                                               Mean estimate is $0.11;
                                                  range $0.10 to $0.12 range.
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FE*   FirstEnergy Corp           Q4/10     X   Expects $0.15 eps charge
                                                  on cancellation of plans to
                                                  restart Burger plant;
                                               Mean estimate is $0.78;
                                                  range $0.69 to $0.99 range.
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FPO   First Potomac Realty Trust  2010     U   Expects FFO to be in the
                                                  $1.18 to $1.20 range.
                                               Mean estimate is $1.07;
                                                  range $0.97 to $1.22 range.
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GGP   General Growth Properties  Q1/11     X   Expects $1.68 eps charge
                                                on spin-off of Howard Hughes;
                                               Mean estimate is ($1.33);
                                                range ($1.55) to ($1.10) range.
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GWW*  WW Grainger Inc            Q4/10     N   Expects eps to be in the
                                                  $1.49 to $1.69 range.
                                               Mean estimate is $1.65;
                                                  range $1.54 to $1.73 range.
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GWW*  WW Grainger Inc             2010     N   Expects eps to be in the
                                                  $6.50 to $6.70 range.
                                               Mean estimate is $6.66;
                                                  range $6.55 to $6.75 range.
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GWW*  WW Grainger Inc             2011     N   Expects eps to be in the
                                                  $7.15 to $7.90 range.
                                               Mean estimate is $7.61;
                                                  range $7.30 to $8.15 range.
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HOTT  Hot Topic Inc              Q4/10     N   Expects eps to be in the
                                                  $0.11 to $0.14 range.
                                               Mean estimate is $0.13;
                                                  range $0.11 to $0.15 range.
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IPAR  Inter Parfums Inc           2011     D   Expects eps to be $0.96.
                                               Mean estimate is $0.98;
                                                  range $0.93 to $1.04 range.
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LAYN  Layne Christensen Company   2011     X   Expects $0.20 to $0.25 eps
                                                addition on Bencor acquisition;
                                               Mean estimate is $1.22;
                                                  range $1.00 to $1.32 range.
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LTD*  Limited Brands Inc         Q4/10     N   Expects eps to be in the
                                                  $1.02 to $1.17 range.
                                               Mean estimate is $1.17;
                                                  range $1.11 to $1.22 range.
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LTD*  Limited Brands Inc          2010     N   Expects eps to be in the
                                                  $1.82 to $1.97 range.
                                               Mean estimate is $1.94;
                                                  range $1.82 to $2.00 range.
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NTAP* NetApp Inc                 Q4/10     D   Expects eps to be in the
                                                  $0.48 to $0.50 range.
                                               Mean estimate is $0.51;
                                                  range $0.48 to $0.58 range.
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PERY  Perry Ellis International   2011     N   Expects eps to be in the
                                                  $1.72 to $1.80 range.
                                               Mean estimate is $1.75;
                                                  range $1.67 to $2.00 range.
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PETM  PetSmart Inc               Q1/11     N   Expects eps to be in the
                                                  $0.71 to $0.75 range.
                                               Mean estimate is $0.73;
                                                  range $0.70 to $0.76 range.
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PETM  PetSmart Inc                2011     N   Expects eps to be in the
                                                  $1.96 to $2.00 range.
                                               Mean estimate is $1.98;
                                                  range $1.92 to $2.02 range.
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SHAW  Shaw Group Inc             Q4/10     X   Expects $0.45/share charge
                                                  on jury verdict regarding
                                                  contract dispute with Xcel
                                                  Energy;
                                               Mean estimate is $0.51;
                                                  range $0.43 to $0.59 range.
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WCC   Wesco International Inc     2011     X   Expects $0.30 or more eps
                                                  addition to eps on TVC
                                                  acquisition;
                                               Mean estimate is $3.18;
                                                  range $3.00 to $3.52 range.
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ADSK* Autodesk Inc                2010     D   Expects eps to be in the
                                                  $1.27 to $1.30 range.
                                               Mean estimate is $1.31;
                                                  range $1.26 to $1.36 range.
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ADSK* Autodesk Inc               Q4/10     D   Expects eps to be in the
                                                  $0.30 to $0.33 range.
                                               Mean estimate is $0.34;
                                                  range $0.31 to $0.36 range.
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BCSI  Blue Coat Systems Inc      Q4/10     D   Expects eps to be in the
                                                  $0.33 to $0.39 range.
                                               Mean estimate is $0.40;
                                                  range $0.38 to $0.44 range.
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BRC   Brady Corporation           2011     N   Expects eps to be in the
                                                  $2.05 to $2.25 range.
                                               Mean estimate is $2.08;
                                                  range $2.00 to $2.15 range.
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CAH*  Cardinal Health Inc         2012     X   Expects at $0.12/share eps
                                                  addition on acquisition of
                                                  Kinray Inc.;
                                               Mean estimate is $2.78;
                                                  range $2.66 to $2.95 range.
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CATO  Cato Corp                   2010     N   Expects eps to be in the
                                                  $1.94 to $1.97 range.
                                               Mean estimate is $1.95;
                                                  range $1.94 to $1.96 range.
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CMRG  Casual Male Retail Group    2010     N   Expects eps to be in the
                                                  $0.32 to $0.34 range.
                                               Mean estimate is $0.32;
                                                  range $0.31 to $0.32 range.
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CRM*  Salesforce.Com Inc         Q4/10     N   Expects eps to be in the
                                                  $0.27 to $0.28 range.
                                               Mean estimate is $0.28;
                                                  range $0.21 to $0.31 range.
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CRM*  Salesforce.Com Inc          2010     U   Expects eps to be in the
                                                  $1.18 to $1.19 range.
                                               Mean estimate is $1.17;
                                                  range $0.95 to $1.24 range.
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DCI   Donaldson Co Inc            2011     U   Expects eps to be in the
                                                  $2.54 to $2.74 range.
                                               Mean estimate is $2.46;
                                                  range $2.38 to $2.83 range.
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DEST  Destination Maternity Corp Q4/10     D   Expects eps to be in the
                                                  $0.56 to $0.71 range.
                                               Mean estimate is $0.80;
                                                  range $0.73 to $0.87 range.
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DEST  Destination Maternity Corp  2011     U   Expects eps to be in the
                                                  $3.76 to $4.10 range.
                                               Mean estimate is $3.71;
                                                  range $3.66 to $3.80 range.
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DLTR  Dollar Tree Inc            Q4/10     N   Expects eps to be in the
                                                  $1.20 to $1.27 range.
                                               Mean estimate is $1.24;
                                                  range $1.18 to $1.37 range.
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DLTR  Dollar Tree Inc             2010     U   Expects eps to be in the
                                                  $3.14 to $3.21 range.
                                               Mean estimate is $3.09;
                                                  range $3.00 to $3.25 range.
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GME*  Gamestop Corp              Q4/10     N   Expects eps to be in the
                                                  $1.53 to $1.59 range.
                                               Mean estimate is $1.54;
                                                  range $1.45 to $1.65 range.
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GME*  Gamestop Corp               2010     N   Expects eps to be in the
                                                  $2.63 to $2.69 range.
                                               Mean estimate is $2.63;
                                                  range $2.55 to $2.70 range.
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HUM*  Humana Inc                  2010     D   Expects eps to be in the
                                                  $6.40 to $6.50 range.
                                               Mean estimate is $6.88;
                                                  range $6.18 to $7.31 range.
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HUM*  Humana Inc                  2011     D   Expects eps to be in the
                                                  $5.35 to $5.55 range.
                                               Mean estimate is $6.11;
                                                  range $5.75 to $6.54 range.
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INTU* Intuit Inc                 Q4/10     D   Expects eps to be in the
                                                  $0.36 to $0.40 range.
                                               Mean estimate is $0.45;
                                                  range $0.38 to $0.50 range.
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INTU* Intuit Inc                  2011     N   Expects eps to be in the
                                                  $2.36 to $2.43 range.
                                               Mean estimate is $2.41;
                                                  range $2.37 to $2.44 range.
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KSS*  Kohls Corp                 Q4/10     N   Expects eps to be in the
                                                  $1.56 to $1.64 range.
                                               Mean estimate is $1.58;
                                                  range $1.46 to $1.67 range.
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LTD*  Limited Brands Inc         Q4/10     D   Expects eps to be in the
                                                  $1.02 to $1.07 range.
                                               Mean estimate is $1.17;
                                                  range $1.11 to $1.23 range.
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LTD*  Limited Brands Inc          2010     N   Expects eps to be in the
                                                  $1.82 to $1.97 range.
                                               Mean estimate is $1.94;
                                                  range $1.82 to $2.00 range.
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NUS   Nu Skin Enterprises Inc     2011     N   Expects eps to be in the
                                                  $2.25 to $2.35 range.
                                               Mean estimate is $2.34;
                                                  range $2.25 to $2.40 range.
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PLCE  Children’s Place           Q4/10     N   Expects eps to be in the
                                                  $0.98 to $1.03 range.
                                               Mean estimate is $1.00;
                                                  range $0.90 to $1.08 range.
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PLCE  Children’s Place            2010     N   Expects eps to be in the
                                                  $2.78 to $2.83 range.
                                               Mean estimate is $2.80;
                                                  range $2.70 to $2.86 range.
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ROST* Ross Stores Inc            Q4/10     N   Expects eps to be in the
                                                  $1.15 to $1.20 range.
                                               Mean estimate is $1.20;
                                                  range $1.10 to $1.33 range.
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ROST* Ross Stores Inc             2010     N   Expects eps to be in the
                                                  $4.41 to $4.46 range.
                                               Mean estimate is $4.45;
                                                  range $4.36 to $4.58 range.
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SJM*  JM Smucker Co               2010     N   Expects eps to be in the
                                                  $4.55 to $4.65 range.
                                               Mean estimate is $4.61;
                                                  range $4.48 to $4.70 range.
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SCHS  School Specialty Inc        2010     U   Expects eps to be in the
                                                  ($0.30) to ($0.60) range.
                                               Mean estimate is ($0.67);
                                                  range ($0.72) to ($0.61) range.
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SCVL  Shoe Carnival Inc          Q4/10     U   Expects eps to be in the
                                                  $0.30 to $0.32 range.
                                               Mean estimate is $0.25;
                                                  range $0.22 to $0.27 range.
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SCVL  Shoe Carnival Inc           2010     U   Expects eps to be in the
                                                  $2.03 to $2.05 range.
                                               Mean estimate is $1.94;
                                                  range $1.90 to $1.98 range.
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SPLS* Staples Inc                Q4/10     N   Expects eps to be in the
                                                  $0.39 to $0.41 range.
                                               Mean estimate is $0.40;
                                                  range $0.38 to $0.43 range.
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SPLS* Staples Inc                 2011     N   Expects eps to be in the
                                                  $1.27 to $1.29 range.
                                               Mean estimate is $1.28;
                                                  range $1.26 to $1.30 range.
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SPLS* Staples Inc                 2012     N   Expects eps to be in the
                                                  $1.50 to $1.60 range.
                                               Mean estimate is $1.55;
                                                  range $1.40 to $1.62 range.
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SPWRA Sunpower Corp               2011     N   Expects eps to be in the
                                                  $1.75 to $2.05 range.
                                               Mean estimate is $1.80;
                                                  range $1.00 to $2.35 range.
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SSI   Stage Stores Inc           Q4/10     U   Expects eps to be in the
                                                  $0.78 to $0.81 range.
                                               Mean estimate is $0.76;
                                                  range $0.75 to $0.77 range.
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SSI   Stage Stores Inc            2010     N   Expects eps to be in the
                                                  $0.78 to $0.81 range.
                                               Mean estimate is $0.92;
                                                  range $0.90 to $0.93 range.
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WGL   WGL Holdings Inc            2011     D   Expects eps to be in the
                                                  $1.94 to $2.06 range.
                                               Mean estimate is $2.41;
                                                  range $2.00 to $2.48 range.
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WSM   Williams-Sonoma Inc        Q4/10     N   Expects eps to be in the
                                                  $0.88 to $0.93 range.
                                               Mean estimate is $0.92;
                                                  range $0.84 to $1.01 range.
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WSM   Williams-Sonoma Inc         2010     N   Expects eps to be in the
                                                  $1.75 to $1.80 range.
                                               Mean estimate is $1.79;
                                                  range $1.65 to $2.00 range.
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WTSLA Wet Seal Inc               Q4/10     D   Expects eps to be in the
                                                  $0.03 to $0.05 range.
                                               Mean estimate is $0.06;
                                                  range $0.05 to $0.07 range.
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XEL*  Xcel Energy Inc             2010     N   Expects eps to be in the
                                                  $1.55 to $1.65 range.
                                               Mean estimate is $1.64;
                                                  range $1.60 to $1.67 range.
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XEL*  Xcel Energy Inc             2011     N   Expects eps to be in the
                                                  $1.65 to $1.75 range.
                                               Mean estimate is $1.74;
                                                  range $1.70 to $1.80 range.
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BGS   B&G Foods Inc               2011     X   Expects $0.02 eps addition from
                                                 acquisition of Violet Packing
                                                 fresh packed tomato products
                                                 business.
                                               Mean estimate is $0.88;
                                                  range $0.85 to $0.91.
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BSX*  Boston Scientific Corp      2011,    X   Expects $0.01 to $0.02 eps
                                   2012,         charge from acquisition of
                                    2013         Sadra Medical.
                                               Mean estimate for 2011 is
                                                 $0.43; range $0.27 to $0.49.
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HIBB  Hibbett Sports Inc         Q4/10     U   Expects eps of $0.47 to $0.50.
                                               Mean estimate is $0.42;
                                                  range $0.37 to $0.47.
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HIBB  Hibbett Sports Inc          2010     U   Expects eps of $1.63 to $1.66.
                                               Mean estimate is $1.54;
                                                  range $1.48 to $1.60.
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KIRK  Kirkland’S Inc             Q4/10     D   Expects eps of $0.66 to $0.70.
                                               Mean estimate is $0.82;
                                                  range $0.79 to $0.87.
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KIRK  Kirkland’S Inc              2010     D   Expects eps of $1.25 to $1.29.
                                               Mean estimate is $1.44;
                                                  range $1.40 to $1.48.
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MENT  Mentor Graphics Corp       Q4/10     D   Expects eps of $0.46.
                                               Mean estimate is $0.52;
                                                  range $0.51 to $0.52.
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MENT  Mentor Graphics Corp        2010     U   Expects eps of $0.67.
                                               Mean estimate is $0.66;
                                                  range $0.65 to $0.68.
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MHS*  Medco Health Solutions Inc  2010     D   Expects eps of $3.38 to $3.40.
                                               Mean estimate is $3.41;
                                                  range $3.15 to $3.56.
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MHS*  Medco Health Solutions Inc  2011     N   Expects eps of $3.99 to $4.12.
                                               Mean estimate is $4.08;
                                                  range $4.03 to $4.17.
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NOTE: * Denotes company is in the S&P 500. Cumulative figures
begin in July 2010. Up, Down and Neutral ratings are based on a
comparison between the company forecast and the consensus
analyst estimate. Ex-item charges are company announced
extraordinary items which will have an impact on future
earnings per share.

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