U.S. Companies Issuing Profit Outlooks for the Week of Dec. 23

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:                                29    495     14  1,035    399   2,492
 Up:                                   8     99      4    341     87   26.2%
 Down                                  3    126      3    201     78   22.5%
 Neutral                               8    240      4    460    194   45.5%
 Ex-Item Charges                      10     30      3     33     40    5.7%
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S&P 500:                              13    127      4    338    127     730
 Up:                                   5     23      0    113     26   26.4%
 Down                                  2     26      2     49     24   17.8%
 Neutral                               4     67      1    164     63   49.3%
 Ex-Item Charges                       2     11      1     12     14    6.4%
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      Company                    Period  Down  Guidance
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Dec. 20
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PPL*  PPL Corporation            Q4/10     X   Expects $0.03 to $0.04 eps
                                                  addition from sale of three
                                                  hydroelectric facilities in
                                                  Maine.
                                               Mean estimate is $0.59;
                                                  range $0.53 to $0.66.
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BABY  Natus Medical Inc           2011     N   Expects eps of $0.77 to $0.80.
                                               Mean estimate is $0.77;
                                                  range $0.68 to $0.84.
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BABY  Natus Medical Inc          Q1/11     D   Expects eps of $0.10 to $0.12.
                                               Mean estimate is $0.13;
                                                  range $0.09 to $0.15.
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INT   World Fuel Services Corp    2011     X   Expects $0.17 to $0.19 eps
                                                  addition from acquisition of
                                                  Nordic Camp Supply.
                                               Mean estimate is $2.35;
                                                  range $2.17 to $2.60.
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JBL*  Jabil Circuit Inc          Q4/10     U   Expects eps of $0.49 to $0.53.
                                               Mean estimate is $0.45;
                                                  range $0.37 to $0.49.
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PAYX* Paychex Inc                 2010     X   Expects $0.01  eps charge from
                                                  acquisition of SurePayroll.
                                               Mean estimate is $1.38;
                                                  range $1.33 to $1.41.
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LWSN  Lawson Software Inc         2011     X   Expects $0.02  eps addition from
                                                  acquisition of Enwisen.
                                               Mean estimate is $0.58;
                                                  range $0.56 to $0.64.
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ADBE* Adobe Systems Inc          Q4/10     U   Expects eps of $0.54 to $0.59.
                                               Mean estimate is $0.51;
                                                  range $0.47 to $0.55.
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CEG*  Constellation Energy Group  2011     D   Expects eps of $3.10 to $3.40.
                                               Mean estimate is $3.44;
                                                  range $3.29 to $3.61.
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CEG*  Constellation Energy Group  2012     U   Expects eps of $2.40 to $2.70.
                                               Mean estimate is $2.37;
                                                  range $2.11 to $2.56.
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DRI*  Darden Restaurants Inc      2010     N   Expects eps of $3.26 to $3.35.
                                               Mean estimate is $3.34;
                                                  range $3.27 to $3.45.
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Dec. 21
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KSU   Kansas City Southern       Q4/10     X   Expects $0.12 eps charge from
                                                  debt retirement costs.
                                               Mean estimate is $0.56;
                                                  range $0.52 to $0.62.
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HCP*  HCP Inc                     2010     N   Expects ffo of $2.17 to $2.23.
                                               Mean estimate is $2.19;
                                                  range $2.11 to $2.24.
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LNT   Alliant Energy Corp         2011     N   Expects eps of $2.70 to $3.00.
                                               Mean estimate is $2.88;
                                                  range $2.72 to $3.00.
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WBC   Wabco Holdings Inc         Q4/10     U   Expects eps of $0.88 to $0.93.
                                               Mean estimate is $0.71;
                                                  range $0.68 to $0.90.
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GEO   Geo Group Inc/The           2011     N   Expects eps of $1.55 to $1.65.
                                               Mean estimate is $1.65;
                                                  range $1.58 to $1.77.
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PZZA  Papa John’S Intl Inc        2011     N   Expects eps of $2.00 to $2.12.
                                               Mean estimate is $2.03;
                                                  range $1.95 to $2.15.
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CCL*  Carnival Corp               2011     N   Expects eps of $2.90 to $3.10.
                                               Mean estimate is $2.94;
                                                  range $2.54 to $3.16.
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CCL*  Carnival Corp              Q1/11     D   Expects eps of $0.15 to $0.19.
                                               Mean estimate is $0.22;
                                                  range $0.16 to $0.30.
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OXM   Oxford Industries Inc       2010     X   Expects $0.40 eps addition from
                                                  acquisition of Sugartown
                                                  Worldwide.
                                               Mean estimate is $1.38;
                                                  range $1.22 to $1.59.
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PRGS  Progress Software Corp     Q1/11     U   Expects eps of $0.61 to $0.64.
                                               Mean estimate is $0.59;
                                                  range $0.58 to $0.60.
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PRGS  Progress Software Corp      2011     U   Expects gaap of $1.84 to $1.98.
                                               Mean estimate is $1.72;
                                                  range $1.65 to $1.78.
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Dec. 22
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LEAP  Leap Wireless Intl Inc     Q4/10     X   Expects $0.71 eps charge from
                                                  redemption of notes due 2014.
                                               Mean estimate is ($0.94);
                                                  range ($1.44) to ($0.49).
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RHT*  Red Hat Inc                Q1/10     U   Expects eps of $0.21 to $0.22.
                                               Mean estimate is $0.20;
                                                  range $0.19 to $0.22.
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TFX   Teleflex Inc                2010     X   Expects $0.05 to $0.07 eps charge
                                                  from recall of Arrow balloon
                                                  catheters.
                                               Mean estimate is $3.93;
                                                  range $3.89 to $4.06.
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TFX   Teleflex Inc                2011     X   Expects $0.06 to $0.08 eps charge
                                                  from recall of Arrow balloon
                                                  catheters.
                                               Mean estimate is $4.25;
                                                  range $4.13 to $4.41.
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BHLB  Berkshire Hills Bancorp In  2012     X   Expects $0.10  eps addition from
                                                  acquisition of Legacy Bancorp.
                                               Mean estimate is $1.72;
                                                  range $1.70 to $1.73.
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BBBY* Bed Bath & Beyond Inc      Q1/11     N   Expects eps of $0.91 to $0.95.
                                               Mean estimate is $0.94;
                                                  range $0.89 to $0.99.
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BBBY* Bed Bath & Beyond Inc       2010     U   Expects eps of $2.86 to $2.90.
                                               Mean estimate is $2.81;
                                                  range $2.75 to $2.86.
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Dec. 23
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None.
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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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