U.S. Companies Issuing Profit Outlooks for Feb. 22

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

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                                Feb. 22
                                   2011  Q4/10  Q1/11    2010   2011  Total
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                                          ------------Cumulative------------
Total:                               47    588    349  1,110    971   3,586
 Up:                                  4    134     59    364    199     25%
 Down                                12    155    123    220    198     24%
 Neutral                             28    254    158    490    503     46%
 Ex-Item Charges                      3     45      9     36     71      6%
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S&P 500:                             15    151     92    362    316   1,069
 Up:                                  2     31     14    122     57     24%
 Down                                 3     31     35     52     64     20%
 Neutral                              9     70     41    173    168     49%
 Ex-Item Charges                      1     19      2     15     27      7%
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      Company                   Period  Down  Guidance
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AEE*  Ameren Corporation         2011     N   Expects eps of $2.20 to $2.60.
                                              Mean estimate is $2.37;
                                                 range $2.29 to $2.60.
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AMED  Amedisys Inc               2011     N   Expects eps of $3.00 to $3.30.
                                              Mean estimate is $3.24;
                                                 range $2.89 to $3.60.
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ARC   American Reprographics Co  2011     N   Expects eps of $0.01 to $0.15.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.14;
                                                 range $0.10 to $0.20.
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BBY*  Best Buy Co Inc            2010     N   Expects eps of $3.20 to $3.40.
                                              Mean estimate is $3.31;
                                                 range $3.20 to $3.43.
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CBRL  Cracker Barrel Old Country 2011     D   Expects eps of $3.95 to $4.10.
                                              Mean estimate is $4.12;
                                                 range $4.00 to $4.23.
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CHH   Choice Hotels Intl Inc    Q1/11     D   Expects eps of $0.25.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.27;
                                                 range $0.24 to $0.31.
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CHH   Choice Hotels Intl Inc     2011     D   Expects eps of $1.71 to $1.75.
                                              Mean estimate is $1.84;
                                                 range $1.77 to $1.98.
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CKP   Checkpoint Systems Inc     2011     N   Expects eps of $1.27 to $1.41.
                                              Mean estimate is $1.33;
                                                 range $1.31 to $1.35.
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CLUB  Town Sports International Q1/11     N   Expects eps of $0.00 to $0.02.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.02;
                                                 range $0.00 to $0.04.
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CTGX  Computer Task Group Inc   Q1/11     N   Expects eps of $0.15 to $0.17.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.15;
                                                 range $0.15 to $0.15.
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CTGX  Computer Task Group Inc    2011     N   Expects eps of $0.63 to $0.73.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.63;
                                                 range $0.63 to $0.63.
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EE    El Paso Electric Co        2011     N   Expects eps of $2.00 to $2.40.
                                              Mean estimate is $2.17;
                                                 range $2.10 to $2.25.
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ELGX  Endologix Inc              2011     N   Expects gaap of ($0.30) to ($0.25).
                                              Mean estimate is ($0.27);
                                                 range ($0.30) to ($0.22).
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EPAY  Bottomline Technologies   Q1/11     X   Expects $0.02 eps charge from
                                                 acquisition of Direct debit
                                                 Limited.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.22;
                                                 range $0.22 to $0.24.
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EPAY  Bottomline Technologies   Q2/11     X   Expects $0.02 eps charge from
                                                 acquisition of Direct debit
                                                 Limited.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.26;
                                                 range $0.26 to $0.27.
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      Company                   Period  Down  Guidance
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EXR   Extra Space Storage Inc   Q1/11     N   Expects ffo of $0.22 to $0.24.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.24;
                                                 range $0.22 to $0.26.
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EXR   Extra Space Storage Inc    2011     N   Expects ffo of $1.01 to $1.07.
                                              Mean estimate is $1.02;
                                                 range $0.95 to $1.06.
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FRX*  Forest Laboratories Inc    2012     X   Expects $0.65 to $0.55 eps charge
                                                 from acquisition of Clinical
                                                 Data.
                                              Mean estimate is $4.46;
                                                 range $3.94 to $4.92.
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      Company                   Period  Down  Guidance
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GPC*  Genuine Parts Co           2011     N   Expects eps of $3.22 to $3.32.
                                              Mean estimate is $3.31;
                                                 range $3.18 to $3.40.
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HCKT  Hackett Group Inc/The     Q1/11     N   Expects eps of $0.05 to $0.07.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.06;
                                                 range $0.06 to $0.06.
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HD*   Home Depot Inc             2011     D   Expects eps of $2.20.
                                              Mean estimate is $2.24;
                                                 range $2.16 to $2.35.
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HLF   Herbalife Ltd             Q1/11     U   Expects eps of $1.17 to $1.21.
                                              Mean estimate is $1.10;
                                                 range $1.06 to $1.12.
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HLF   Herbalife Ltd              2011     N   Expects eps of $5.15 to $5.40.
                                              Mean estimate is $5.29;
                                                 range $5.18 to $5.45.
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HPQ*  Hewlett-Packard Co         2011     N   Expects eps of $5.20 to $5.28.
                                              Mean estimate is $5.24;
                                                 range $5.02 to $5.37.
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HPQ*  Hewlett-Packard Co        Q1/11     D   Expects eps of $1.19 to $1.21.
                                              Mean estimate is $1.26;
                                                 range $1.21 to $1.31.
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HRL*  Hormel Foods Corp          2011     U   Expects eps of $1.62 to $1.68.
                                              Mean estimate is $1.60;
                                                 range $1.51 to $1.68.
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HURN  Huron Consulting Group     2011     N   Expects eps of $1.85 to $2.10.
                                              Mean estimate is $1.95;
                                                 range $1.75 to $2.19.
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KEX   Kirby Corp                 2011     N   Expects eps of $2.55 to $2.80.
                                              Mean estimate is $2.62;
                                                 range $2.47 to $2.90.
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M*    Macy’s Inc                 2011     N   Expects eps of $2.25 to $2.30.
                                              Mean estimate is $2.27;
                                                 range $2.15 to $2.65.
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MDH   MHI Hospitality Corp       2011     N   Expects ffo of $0.50 to $0.60.
                                              No estimate available.

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MDT*  Medtronic Inc              2010     N   Expects eps of $3.38 to $3.40.
                                              Mean estimate is $3.40;
                                                 range $3.33 to $3.42.
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MHK   Mohawk Industries Inc     Q1/11     D   Expects eps of $0.36 to $0.44.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.52;
                                                 range $0.41 to $0.64.
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NDSN  Nordson Corp              Q1/11     U   Expects eps of $1.70 to $1.82.
                                              Mean estimate is $1.25;
                                                 range $1.21 to $1.34.
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PEG*  Public Service Enterprise  2011     D   Expects eps of $2.50 to $2.75.
                                              Mean estimate is $2.79;
                                                 range $2.58 to $3.15.
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RMTR  Ramtron International      2011     N   Expects eps of $0.10.
                                              No estimate available.

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RSH*  Radioshack Corp            2011     N   Expects eps of $1.60 to $1.90.
                                              Mean estimate is $1.81;
                                                 range $1.60 to $1.99.
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SAH   Sonic Automotive Inc       2011     N   Expects eps of $1.18 to $1.28.
                                              Mean estimate is $1.23;
                                                 range $1.18 to $1.30.
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SHOO  Steven Madden Ltd          2011     N   Expects eps of $3.00 to $3.10.
                                              Mean estimate is $3.03;
                                                 range $2.95 to $3.17.
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SKT   Tanger Factory Outlet      2011     D   Expects ffo of $1.35 to $1.41.
                                              Mean estimate is $1.42;
                                                 range $1.38 to $1.47.
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TNC   Tennant Co                 2011     N   Expects eps of $1.70 to $1.90.
                                              Mean estimate is $1.75;
                                                 range $1.75 to $1.75.
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UIL   UIL Holdings Corp          2011     D   Expects eps of $1.75 to $1.95.
                                              Mean estimate is $2.01;
                                                 range $1.88 to $2.20.
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VFC*  VF Corp                    2011     U   Expects eps of $7.00 to $7.10.
                                              Mean estimate is $6.85;
                                                 range $6.55 to $7.05.
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      Company                   Period  Down  Guidance
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WAB   Wabtec Corp                2011     D   Expects eps of $2.90.
                                              Mean estimate is $2.91;
                                                 range $2.74 to $3.05.
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WMT*  Wal-Mart Stores Inc       Q1/11     N   Expects eps of $0.91 to $0.96.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.96;
                                                 range $0.90 to $1.00.
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WMT*  Wal-Mart Stores Inc        2011     N   Expects eps of $4.35 to $4.50.
                                              Mean estimate is $4.44;
                                                 range $4.32 to $4.54.
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ZIXI  Zix Corp                  Q1/11     D   Expects eps of $0.03.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.04;
                                                 range $0.03 to $0.04.
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ZIXI  Zix Corp                   2011     D   Expects eps of $0.14 to $0.16.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.17;
                                                 range $0.16 to $0.18.
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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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