U.S. Companies Issuing Profit Outlooks for March 3

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

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                                March 3
                                   2011   Q4/10  Q1/11  2010   2011   Total
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                                          ------------Cumulative------------
Total:                               25    590    424  1,112  1,136   3,836
 Up:                                  4    134     77    364    224     24%
 Down                                 7    155    150    222    255     24%
 Neutral                             12    255    186    490    582     46%
 Ex-Item Charges                      2     46     11     36     75      6%
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S&P 500:                              6    151    112    363    344   1,120
 Up:                                  1     31     19    122     61     24%
 Down                                 1     31     42     53     73     21%
 Neutral                              3     70     47    173    183     48%
 Ex-Item Charges                      1     19      4     15     27      7%
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      Company                   Period  Down  Guidance
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ACCL  Accelrys Inc               2011     U   Expects eps of $0.34 to $0.37.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.26;
                                                 range $0.17 to $0.36.
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BHI*  Baker Hughes Inc          Q1/11     X   Expects $0.04 to $0.07 eps charge
                                                 from civil unrest in Libya and
                                                 cold weather in North America.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.83;
                                                 range $0.77 to $0.88.
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BIG*  Big Lots Inc              Q1/11     U   Expects eps of $0.76 to $0.81.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.70;
                                                 range $0.65 to $0.69.
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BIG*  Big Lots Inc               2011     N   Expects eps of $3.05 to $3.15.
                                              Mean estimate is $3.05;
                                                 range $2.90 to $3.13.
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COO   Cooper Cos Inc             2011     U   Expects eps of $3.70 to $3.90.
                                              Mean estimate is $3.53;
                                                 range $3.46 to $3.60.
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CSA   Cogdell Spencer Inc        2011     D   Expects ffo of $0.33 to $0.40.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.43;
                                                 range $0.31 to $0.54.
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ELMG  Ems Technologies Inc       2011     N   Expects eps of $1.10 to $1.25.
                                              Mean estimate is $1.23;
                                                 range $1.23 to $1.23.
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ERII  Energy Recovery Inc        2011     D   Expects eps of ($0.19) to ($0.13).
                                              Mean estimate is $0.01;
                                                 range ($0.15) to $0.10.


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      Company                   Period  Down  Guidance
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FCN   FTI Consulting Inc         2011     U   Expects eps of $2.20 to $2.40.
                                              Mean estimate is $2.17;
                                                 range $2.02 to $2.40.
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FRF   Fortegra Financial Corp    2011     N   Expects eps of $0.88 to $0.97.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.92;
                                                 range $0.87 to $1.00.
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HILL  Dot Hill Systems Corp     Q1/11     N   Expects eps of ($0.02) to $0.02.
                                              Mean estimate is ($0.01);
                                                 range ($0.01) to ($0.01).
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HILL  Dot Hill Systems Corp      2011     N   Expects eps of $0.01 to $0.08.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.08;
                                                 range $0.08 to $0.08.

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      Company                   Period  Down  Guidance
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KR*   Kroger Co                  2011     N   Expects eps of $1.80 to $1.92.
                                              Mean estimate is $1.91;
                                                 range $1.78 to $2.03.
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LHCG  LHC Group Inc              2011     D   Expects eps of $2.15 to $2.25.
                                              Mean estimate is $2.52;
                                                 range $2.15 to $2.83.
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LINC  Lincoln Educational Svcs   2011     D   Expects eps of $1.65 to $2.00.
                                              Mean estimate is $2.08;
                                                 range $1.30 to $2.56.
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LINC  Lincoln Educational Svcs  Q1/11     D   Expects eps of $0.34 to $0.40.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.47;
                                                 range $0.40 to $0.53.

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NPTN  Neophotonics Corp         Q1/11     N   Expects eps of $0.00 to $0.04.
                                              No estimate available.

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PIR   Pier 1 Imports Inc        Q1/11     N   Expects eps of $0.47 to $0.48.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.47;
                                                 range $0.43 to $0.50.
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PRFT  Perficient Inc             2011     N   Expects eps of $0.70 to $0.80.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.77;
                                                 range $0.73 to $0.83.
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SNMX  Senomyx Inc                2011     D   Expects eps of ($0.26) to ($0.21).
                                              Mean estimate is ($0.14);
                                                 range ($0.14) to ($0.14).

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      Company                   Period  Down  Guidance
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TJX*  TJX Companies Inc         Q1/11     N   Expects eps of $0.75 to $0.82.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.82;
                                                 range $0.78 to $0.89.
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TRCR  Transcend Services Inc    Q2/11     X   Expects $0.01 to $0.00 eps charge
                                                 from acquisition of DTS America
                                              Mean estimate is $0.30;
                                                 range $0.30 to $0.30.
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UNFI  United Natural Foods Inc   2011     N   Expects eps of $1.65 to $1.71.
                                              Mean estimate is $1.69;
                                                 range $1.62 to $1.72.
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USPH  U.S. Physical Therapy Inc  2011     N   Expects eps of $1.35 to $1.40.
                                              Mean estimate is $1.37;
                                                 range $1.35 to $1.40.
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      Company                   Period  Down  Guidance
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VLO*  Valero Energy Corp        Q1/11     D   Expects eps of $0.15 to $0.30.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.42;
                                                 range $0.05 to $1.00.
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NOTE: * Denotes company is in the S&P 500. Cumulative figures
begin in July 2010. Up (U), Down (D) and Neutral (N) ratings are
based on a comparison between the company forecast and the
consensus analyst estimate. Ex-item (X) charges are company
announced extraordinary items which will have an impact on
future earnings per share.

SOURCE: Bloomberg

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