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U.S. Companies Issuing Profit Outlooks for the Week of Dec. 31

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:                                 6    498     14  1,036    401   2,498
 Up:                                   0     99      4    341     87   26.1%
 Down                                  0    126      3    201     78   22.5%
 Neutral                               2    240      4    461    195   45.5%
 Ex-Item Charges                       4     33      3     33     41    5.8%
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S&P 500:                               1    127      4    338    128     731
 Up:                                   0     23      0    113     26   26.4%
 Down                                  0     26      2     49     24   17.8%
 Neutral                               0     67      1    164     63   49.2%
 Ex-Item Charges                       1     11      1     12     15    6.6%
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                                          Up/
      Company                    Period  Down  Guidance
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Dec. 27
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None.
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Dec. 28
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BRCM* Broadcom Corp-Cl A          2011     X   Expects $0.01 eps charge from
                                                  acquisition of Gigle Networks.
                                               Mean estimate is $2.83;
                                                  range $2.09 to $3.28.
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Dec. 29
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ULBI  Ultralife Corp             Q4/10     X   Expects $0.81 eps charge from
                                                  goodwill write-off associated
                                                  with standby power business.
                                               Mean estimate is $0.12;
                                                  range $0.09 to $0.14.
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BASI  Bioanalytical Systems Inc   2010     N   Expects eps of ($0.55).
                                               No estimate available.
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EWBC  East West Bancorp Inc      Q4/10     X   Expects $0.14 eps charge from
                                                  repayment of TARP.
                                               Mean estimate is $0.29;
                                                  range $0.20 to $0.32.
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Dec. 30
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AACC  Asset Acceptance Capital   Q4/10     X   Expects $0.13 eps charge from
                                                  closing of Cleveland
                                                  collections office and
                                                  termination of relationship
                                                  with third party provider.
                                               Mean estimate is $0.00;
                                                  range ($0.02) to $0.02.
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XETA  Xeta Technologies Inc       2011     N   Expects eps of $0.35 to $0.40.
                                               No estimate available.
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Dec. 31
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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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