U.S. Companies Issuing Profit Outlooks for the Week of Dec. 10

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

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                                 Weekly
                                  Tally   Q4/10  Q1/11   2010   2011   Total
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                                           ------------Cumulative------------
Total:                                64    477     10  1,023    362   2,415
 Up:                                  11     94      3    338     81   26.3%
 Down                                 15    122      1    198     71   22.6%
 Neutral                              28    236      3    457    177   45.8%
 Ex-Item Charges                      10     25      3     30     33    5.2%
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S&P 500:                              23    118      2    332    118     702
 Up:                                   1     20      0    112     25   26.5%
 Down                                  3     25      1     48     22   17.8%
 Neutral                              13     64      0    161     58   49.6%
 Ex-Item Charges                       6      9      1     11     13    6.1%
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      Company                    Period  Down  Guidance
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Dec. 6
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MET*  Metlife Inc                 2011     N   Expects eps of $4.75 to $5.15.
                                               Mean estimate is $5.02;
                                                  range $4.85 to $5.25.
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MET*  Metlife Inc               Q4/2010    N   Expects eps of $1.04 to $1.14.
                                               Mean estimate is $1.04;
                                                  range $0.94 to $1.20.
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MET*  Metlife Inc                 2010     N   Expects eps of $4.26 to $4.36.
                                               Mean estimate is $4.27;
                                                  range $4.15 to $4.43.
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DG    Dollar General Corp         2011     N   Expects eps of $1.78 to $1.81.
                                               Mean estimate is $1.78;
                                                  range $1.72 to $1.88.
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JCOM  J2 Global Communications IQ4/2010    U   Expects eps of $0.48 to $0.50.
                                               Mean estimate is $0.44;
                                                  range $0.42 to $0.46.
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STP   Suntech Power Holdings-Adr  2011     U   Expects eps of $1.40 to $1.60.
                                               Mean estimate is $0.93;
                                                  range $0.40 to $1.42.
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FIS*  Fidelity National Informat  2011     D   Expects eps of $2.24 to $2.34.
                                               Mean estimate is $2.40;
                                                  range $2.30 to $2.80.
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SLG   Sl Green Realty Corp        2011     U   Expects ffo of $4.05 to $4.20.
                                               Mean estimate is $4.04;
                                                  range $3.85 to $4.24.
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CHD   Church & Dwight Co Inc    Q4/2010    X   Expects $0.21  eps charge from
                                                 transfer of pension obligations
                                               Mean estimate is $0.89;
                                                  range $0.86 to $0.91.
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Dec. 7
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SYK*  Stryker Corp               Q4/10     X   Expects $0.19 to $0.20 eps charge
                                                  from loss anticipated on sale
                                                  of company assets
                                               Mean estimate is $0.89;
                                                  range $0.80 to $0.91.
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ASIA  Asiainfo-Linkage Inc       Q4/10     N   Expects eps of $0.38 to $0.41.
                                               Mean estimate is $0.40;
                                                  range $0.37 to $0.41.
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MMM*  3M Co                       2011     N   Expects eps of $6.17 to $6.37.
                                               Mean estimate is $6.20;
                                                  range $5.75 to $6.60.
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SMG   Scotts Miracle-Gro Co-Cl A  2011     X   Expects $0.10 to $0.15 eps charge
                                                  from sale of Global
                                                  Professional Business
                                               Mean estimate is $3.77;
                                                  range $3.65 to $3.97.
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TLB   Talbots Inc                Q4/10     D   Expects eps of ($0.05) to $0.03.
                                               Mean estimate is $0.15;
                                                  range $0.11 to $0.23.
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TLB   Talbots Inc                 2010     D   Expects eps of $0.70 to $0.78.
                                               Mean estimate is $0.88;
                                                  range $0.82 to $1.01.
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TTC   Toro Co                     2011     N   Expects eps of $3.20.
                                               Mean estimate is $3.20;
                                                  range $3.15 to $3.25.
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TTC   Toro Co                    Q1/11     U   Expects eps of $0.40.
                                               Mean estimate is $0.37;
                                                  range $0.37 to $0.37.
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BDC   Belden Inc                 Q4/10     N   Expects eps of $0.43 to $0.46.
                                               Mean estimate is $0.44;
                                                  range $0.43 to $0.46.
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BDC   Belden Inc                  2010     U   Expects eps of $1.65 to $1.68.
                                               Mean estimate is $1.64;
                                                  range $1.54 to $1.64.
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BDC   Belden Inc                  2011     N   Expects eps of $2.00 to $2.20.
                                               Mean estimate is $2.18;
                                                  range $1.95 to $2.34.
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COO   Cooper Cos Inc/The          2011     U   Expects eps of $3.30 to $3.50.
                                               Mean estimate is $3.20;
                                                  range $2.87 to $3.34.
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MW    Men’S Wearhouse Inc/The    Q4/10     D   Expects eps of ($0.19) to ($0.22).
                                               Mean estimate is ($0.05);
                                                  range ($0.07) to ($0.04).
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MW    Men’S Wearhouse Inc/The    Q4/10     X   Expects $0.10  eps charge from
                                                  higher selling, administrative
                                                  and general costs
                                               Mean estimate is ($0.05);
                                                  range ($0.07) to ($0.04).
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POM*  Pepco Holdings Inc          2010     N   Expects eps of $1.00 to $1.10.
                                               Mean estimate is $1.07;
                                                  range $0.80 to $1.35.
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POM*  Pepco Holdings Inc          2011     N   Expects eps of $1.10 to $1.30.
                                               Mean estimate is $1.23;
                                                  range $1.15 to $1.45.
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Dec. 8
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TXN*  Texas Instruments Inc      Q4/10     N   Expects eps of $0.61 to $0.65.
                                               Mean estimate is $0.63;
                                                  range $0.57 to $0.66.
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NVLS* Novellus Systems Inc       Q4/10     N   Expects eps of $0.88 to $1.00.
                                               Mean estimate is $0.92;
                                                  range $0.81 to $0.99.
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ARE   Alexandria Real Estate Equ  2011     N   Expects eps of $4.58 to $4.68.
                                               Mean estimate is $4.63;
                                                  range $4.45 to $4.76.
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KFY   Korn/Ferry International   Q4/10     U   Expects eps of $0.25 to $0.32.
                                               Mean estimate is $0.24;
                                                  range $0.20 to $0.29.
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POWL  Powell Industries Inc       2011     D   Expects eps of $1.25 to $1.75.
                                               Mean estimate is $1.80;
                                                  range $1.60 to $1.95.
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ROK*  Rockwell Automation Inc     2011     N   Expects eps of $3.80 to $4.20.
                                               Mean estimate is $4.00;
                                                  range $3.50 to $4.25.
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HD*   Home Depot Inc              2010     U   Expects eps of $1.97.
                                               Mean estimate is $1.95;
                                                  range $1.92 to $1.99.
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GIII  G-Iii Apparel Group Ltd     2010     U   Expects eps of $2.73 to $2.83.
                                               Mean estimate is $2.70;
                                                  range $2.60 to $2.78.
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TYPE  Monotype Imaging Holdings   2010     D   Expects eps of $0.00 to $0.01.
                                               Mean estimate is $0.47;
                                                  range $0.47 to $0.47.
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MCD*  Mcdonald’S Corp            Q4/10     X   Expects $0.01 to $0.02 eps charge
                                                  from negative impact from
                                                  currency translation
                                               Mean estimate is $1.16;
                                                  range $1.12 to $1.20.
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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 $0.38 to $0.43.
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OXM   Oxford Industries Inc       2010     D   Expects eps of $1.16 to $1.21.
                                               Mean estimate is $1.98;
                                                  range $1.85 to $2.14.
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MATK  Martek Biosciences Corp    Q4/10     D   Expects eps of $0.38 to $0.40.
                                               Mean estimate is $0.42;
                                                  range $0.40 to $0.43.
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SAI*  Saic Inc                    2011     D   Expects eps of $1.35 to $1.46.
                                               Mean estimate is $1.49;
                                                  range $1.42 to $1.60.
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Dec. 9
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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ESL   Esterline Technologies Cor  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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SEAC  Seachange International In 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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GMCR  Green Mountain Coffee Roas  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 Roas 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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SKT   Tanger Factory Outlet Cent  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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Dec. 10
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PLL*  Pall Corp                   2011     N   Expects eps of $2.48 to $2.63.
                                               Mean estimate is $2.48;
                                                  range $2.43 to $2.71.
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UTX*  United Technologies Corp    2011     N   Expects eps of $5.05 to $5.35.
                                               Mean estimate is $5.30;
                                                  range $5.20 to $5.45.
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EGN   Energen Corp                2011     N   Expects eps of $3.25 to $3.65.
                                               Mean estimate is $3.56;
                                                  range $3.20 to $4.10.
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BEAV  Be Aerospace Inc            2010     X   Expects $0.08 eps charge from new
                                                  revolving credit facility.
                                               Mean estimate is $1.53;
                                                  range $1.50 to $1.57.
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GBX   Greenbrier Companies Inc   Q4/10     N  Expects eps of ($0.14) to ($0.09).
                                               Mean estimate is ($0.10);
                                                  range ($0.20) to $0.07.
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HSC   Harsco Corp                 2011     D   Expects eps of $1.25 to $1.35.
                                               Mean estimate is $1.36;
                                                  range $1.03 to $1.65.
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TJX*  Tjx Companies Inc          Q4/10     X   Expects $0.27 to $0.30 eps charge
                                             from closing of A.J. Wright stores.
                                               Mean estimate is $0.93;
                                                  range $0.84 to $0.97.
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TJX*  Tjx Companies Inc          Q1/11     X   Expects $0.11 to $0.13 eps charge
                                             from closing of A.J. Wright stores.
                                               Mean estimate is $0.87;
                                                  range $0.80 to $0.90.
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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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