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U.S. Companies Issuing Profit Outlooks for Dec. 9

The following U.S. companies provided their financial outlooks today:

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                                  Dec. 9
                                    2010 Q4/10  Q1/11    2010   2011  Total
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                                           ------------Cumulative------------
Total:                                17    475      9  1,022    358   2,407
 Up:                                   2     94      3    338     81     26%
 Down                                  4    122      1    198     70     23%
 Neutral                               9    235      3    457    174     46%
 Ex-Item Charges                       2     24      2     29     33      5%
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S&P 500:                               5    117      1    332    116     698
 Up:                                   0     20      0    112     25     27%
 Down                                  1     25      1     48     22     18%
 Neutral                               2     64      0    161     56     50%
 Ex-Item Charges                       2      8      0     11     13      6%
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                                          Up/
      Company                    Period  Down  Guidance
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ALE   Allete Inc                  2011     N   Expects eps of $2.35 to $2.55.
                                               Mean estimate is $2.49;
                                                  range $2.43 to $2.60.
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ARB   Arbitron Inc                2011     N   Expects eps of $1.90 to $2.05.
                                               Mean estimate is $1.90;
                                                  range $1.70 to $2.03.
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BF/B* Brown-Forman Corp-Class B   2010     N   Expects eps of $3.18 to $3.42.
                                               Mean estimate is $3.23;
                                                  range $3.13 to $3.30.
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CAG*  Conagra Foods Inc          Q4/10     D   Expects eps of $0.45.
                                               Mean estimate is $0.50;
                                                  range $0.45 to $0.55.
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                                          Up/
      Company                    Period  Down  Guidance
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CAG*  Conagra Foods Inc           2010     X   Expects $0.03 to $0.04 eps charge
                                                  from early payment received by
                                                  debtor and timing of share
                                                  repurchases.
                                               Mean estimate is $1.83;
                                                  range $1.74 to $1.85.
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DD*   Du Pont (E.I.) De Nemours   2011     N   Expects eps of $3.30 to $3.60.
                                               Mean estimate is $3.46;
                                                  range $3.16 to $3.80.
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DMND  Diamond Foods Inc           2011     N   Expects eps of $2.43 to $2.49.
                                               Mean estimate is $2.47;
                                                  range $2.47 to $2.55.
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                                          Up/
      Company                    Period  Down  Guidance
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ESL   Esterline Technologies      2011     U   Expects eps of $4.40 to $4.65.
                                               Mean estimate is $4.28;
                                                  range $4.10 to $4.55.
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GMCR  Green Mountain Coffee       2011     N   Expects eps of $1.19 to $1.29.
                                               Mean estimate is $1.19;
                                                  range $1.15 to $1.27.
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GMCR  Green Mountain Coffee      Q4/10     D   Expects eps of $0.14 to $0.18.
                                               Mean estimate is $0.20;
                                                  range $0.17 to $0.24.
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                                          Up/
      Company                    Period  Down  Guidance
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MA*   Mastercard Inc-Class A      2011     X   Expects $0.04 eps charge from
                                                  purchase of prepaid Card
                                                  Program Management operations
                                                  of Travelex.
                                               Mean estimate is $16.59;
                                                  range $15.85 to $17.05.
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OXM   Oxford Industries Inc      Q4/10     D   Expects eps of $0.28 to $0.33.
                                               Mean estimate is $0.41;
                                                  range $0.32 to $0.42.
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REG   Regency Centers Corp        2010     N   Expects ffo of $2.30 to $2.45.
                                               Mean estimate is $2.32;
                                                  range $2.29 to $2.40.
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                                          Up/
      Company                    Period  Down  Guidance
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REG   Regency Centers Corp        2011     N   Expects ffo of $2.30 to $2.45.
                                               Mean estimate is $2.42;
                                                  range $2.33 to $2.49.
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SEAC  Seachange International    Q4/10     N   Expects eps of $0.15 to $0.19.
                                               Mean estimate is $0.16;
                                                  range $0.14 to $0.18.
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SKT   Tanger Factory Outlet       2010     D   Expects ffo of $2.40 to $2.43.
                                               Mean estimate is $2.48;
                                                  range $2.46 to $2.50.
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TITN  Titan Machinery Inc         2010     U   Expects eps of $0.95 to $1.03.
                                               Mean estimate is $0.93;
                                                  range $0.88 to $0.96.
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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.

SOURCE: Bloomberg

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