U.S. Companies Issuing Profit Outlooks for the Week of March 4

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:                               96    590    425  1,112  1,139   3,841
 Up:                                 20    134     76    364    226   24.2%
 Down                                32    155    151    222    255   24.4%
 Neutral                             38    255    187    490    582   45.7%
 Ex-Item Charges                      6     46     11     36     76    5.6%
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S&P 500:                             10    151    112    363    344   1,120
 Up:                                  2     31     18    122     62   23.9%
 Down                                 4     31     42     53     73   20.5%
 Neutral                              4     70     48    173    182   48.3%
 Ex-Item Charges                      0     19      4     15     27    7.2%
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Feb. 28
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AWK   American Water Works Co    2011     N   Expects eps of $1.65 to $1.75.
                                              Mean estimate is $1.68;
                                                 range $1.60 to $1.77.
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HUM*  Humana Inc                 2011     D   Expects eps of $5.95 to $6.15.
                                              Mean estimate is $6.18;
                                                 range $5.80 to $6.96.
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VIT   Vanceinfo Technologies     2011     N   Expects eps of $0.94 to $0.99.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.98;
                                                 range $0.89 to $1.03.
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UNS   Unisource Energy Corp      2011     N   Expects eps of $2.60 to $2.90.
                                              Mean estimate is $2.77;
                                                 range $2.75 to $2.80.
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WRI   Weingarten Realty          2011     N   Expects ffo of $1.72 to $1.82.
                                              Mean estimate is $1.77;
                                                 range $1.73 to $1.82.
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AES*  AES Corp                   2011     N   Expects eps of $1.08 to $1.14.
                                              Mean estimate is $1.11;
                                                 range $1.05 to $1.25.
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AWI   Armstrong World Industrie  2011     N   Expects eps of $2.04 to $2.53.
                                              Mean estimate is $2.13;
                                                 range $1.95 to $2.23.
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ENDP  Endo Pharmaceut Hldgs Inc  2011     N   Expects eps of $4.20 to $4.30.
                                              Mean estimate is $4.22;
                                                 range $4.13 to $4.43.
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EXAC  Exactech Inc              Q1/11     U   Expects eps of $0.26 to $0.28.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.24;
                                                 range $0.20 to $0.28.
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EXAC  Exactech Inc               2011     U   Expects eps of $1.10 to $1.18.
                                              Mean estimate is $1.08;
                                                 range $0.98 to $1.15.
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EIX*  Edison International       2011     D   Expects eps of $2.60 to $2.90.
                                              Mean estimate is $2.94;
                                                 range $2.50 to $3.13.
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TRS   Trimas Corp                2011     N   Expects eps of $1.40 to $1.50.
                                              Mean estimate is $1.45;
                                                 range $1.38 to $1.55.
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WRC   Warnaco Group Inc/The      2011     D   Expects eps of $3.85 to $4.05.
                                              Mean estimate is $4.10;
                                                 range $4.00 to $4.30.
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DGI   Digitalglobe Inc           2011     N   Expects eps of $0.20 to $0.40.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.37;
                                                 range $0.24 to $0.53.
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URS   URS Corp                   2011     N   Expects eps of $3.60 to $3.70.
                                              Mean estimate is $3.67;
                                                 range $3.45 to $3.92.
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AIMC  Altra Holdings Inc         2011     N   Expects eps of $1.25 to $1.35.
                                              Mean estimate is $1.27;
                                                 range $1.05 to $1.47.
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SYKE  Sykes Enterprises Inc      2011     U   Expects eps of $1.30 to $1.40.
                                              Mean estimate is $1.29;
                                                 range $1.18 to $1.38.
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IRIS  Iris International Inc     2011     D   Expects eps of $0.19 to $0.21.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.31;
                                                 range $0.31 to $0.31.
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SYKE  Sykes Enterprises Inc     Q1/11     N   Expects eps of $0.25 to $0.28.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.27;
                                                 range $0.23 to $0.29.
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SLXP  Salix Pharmaceuticals Ltd Q1/11     D   Expects eps of $0.00.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.39;
                                                 range $0.11 to $0.59.
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DTSI  DTS Inc                    2011     U   Expects eps of $1.40 to $1.49.
                                              Mean estimate is $1.15;
                                                 range $1.11 to $1.21.
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EPR   Entertainment Properties   2011     D   Expects ffo of $3.40 to $3.50.
                                              Mean estimate is $3.56;
                                                 range $3.50 to $3.64.
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RST   Rosetta Stone Inc         Q1/11     D   Expects eps of ($0.48) to ($0.34).
                                              Mean estimate is ($0.02);
                                                 range ($0.07) to $0.03.
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TNS   TNS Inc                   Q1/11     D   Expects eps of $0.41 to $0.45.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.55;
                                                 range $0.49 to $0.60.
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TNS   TNS Inc                    2011     D   Expects eps of $2.00 to $2.20.
                                              Mean estimate is $2.51;
                                                 range $2.48 to $2.56.
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THS   Treehouse Foods Inc        2011     X   Expects $0.09 eps charge from
                                                 closing Missouri pickle plant.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.66;
                                                 range $0.57 to $0.74.
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UHS   Universal Health Services  2011     N   Expects eps of $3.50 to $3.65.
                                              Mean estimate is $3.53;
                                                 range $3.30 to $3.71.
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March 1
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FOE   Ferro Corp                 2011     U   Expects eps of $1.28 to $1.35.
                                              Mean estimate is $1.15;
                                                 range $1.05 to $1.25.
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TWGP  Tower Group Inc            2011     D   Expects eps of $2.70 to $2.90.
                                              Mean estimate is $3.46;
                                                 range $2.98 to $3.90.
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CEDC  Central Euro Distribution  2011     D   Expects eps of $1.05 to $1.25.
                                              Mean estimate is $1.84;
                                                 range $1.28 to $2.10.
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ARQL  Arqule Inc                 2011     D   Expects eps of ($0.75) to ($0.66).
                                              Mean estimate is ($0.58);
                                                 range ($0.77) to ($0.28).
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BPI   Bridgepoint Education Inc  2011     D   Expects eps of $2.18 to $2.22.
                                              Mean estimate is $2.53;
                                                 range $2.10 to $2.73.
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CNP*  Centerpoint Energy Inc     2011     D   Expects eps of $1.04 to $1.14.
                                              Mean estimate is $1.16;
                                                 range $1.11 to $1.22.
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DRH   Diamondrock Hospitality    2011     N   Expects ffo of $0.60 to $0.62.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.61;
                                                 range $0.59 to $0.78.
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PNM   PNM Resources Inc          2011     U   Expects eps of $0.80 to $0.92.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.78;
                                                 range $0.55 to $0.95.
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PETM  Petsmart Inc               2011     N   Expects eps of $2.23 to $2.35.
                                              Mean estimate is $2.34;
                                                 range $2.25 to $2.43.
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PETM  Petsmart Inc              Q1/11     N   Expects eps of $0.52 to $0.56.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.54;
                                                 range $0.52 to $0.56.
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ARW   Arrow Electronics Inc      2011     X   Expects $0.10 to $0.20 eps
                                                 addition from acquisition of
                                                 Wireless and Power Division of
                                                 Richardson Electronics, Ltd.
                                              Mean estimate is $4.83;
                                                 range $4.63 to $5.15.
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EMN*  Eastman Chemical Co       Q1/11     U   Expects eps of $2.00.
                                              Mean estimate is $1.81;
                                                 range $1.77 to $1.85.
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EMN*  Eastman Chemical Co        2011     U   Expects eps of $8.00.
                                              Mean estimate is $7.87;
                                                 range $7.70 to $8.00.
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RBCAA Republic Bancorp Inc      Q1/11     U   Expects eps of $3.25 to $3.57.
                                              Mean estimate is $2.15;
                                                 range $2.06 to $2.31.
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PAY   Verifone Systems Inc      Q1/11     U   Expects eps of $0.42 to $0.43.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.40;
                                                 range $0.39 to $0.41.
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PAY   Verifone Systems Inc       2011     U   Expects eps of $1.75 to $1.80.
                                              Mean estimate is $1.70;
                                                 range $1.65 to $1.78.
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CCG   Campus Crest Communities   2011     D   Expects ffo of $0.72 to $0.78.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.81;
                                                 range $0.79 to $0.85.
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MSSR  Mccormick & Schmick’S Sea  2011     D   Expects eps of $0.26 to $0.31.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.53;
                                                 range $0.48 to $0.57.
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BGFV  Big 5 Sporting Goods Corp Q1/11     D   Expects eps of $0.15 to $0.22.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.24;
                                                 range $0.20 to $0.28.
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ERES  Eresearch Technology Inc  Q1/11     D   Expects eps of $0.04 to $0.07.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.12;
                                                 range $0.09 to $0.14.
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QLIK  Qlik Technologies Inc      2011     D   Expects eps of $0.32 to $0.35.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.40;
                                                 range $0.38 to $0.41.
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March 2
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PPL*  PPL Corporation            2011     N   Expects eps of $2.50 to $2.75.
                                              Mean estimate is $2.50;
                                                 range $2.40 to $2.60.
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SPLS* Staples Inc               Q1/11     D   Expects eps of $0.30 to $0.32.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.33;
                                                 range $0.30 to $0.35.
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SPLS* Staples Inc                2011     N   Expects eps of $1.50 to $1.60.
                                              Mean estimate is $1.56;
                                                 range $1.47 to $1.62.
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CRI   Carter’s Inc              Q1/11     D   Expects eps of $0.45 to $0.50.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.61;
                                                 range $0.60 to $0.62.
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JOYG  Joy Global Inc             2011     N   Expects eps of $5.10 to $5.40.
                                              Mean estimate is $5.34;
                                                 range $5.15 to $5.65.
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BJ    BJ’S Wholesale Club Inc   Q1/11     U   Expects eps of $0.54 to $0.58.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.52;
                                                 range $0.43 to $0.57.
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BJ    BJ’S Wholesale Club Inc    2011     N   Expects eps of $2.62 to $2.82.
                                              Mean estimate is $2.80;
                                                 range $2.66 to $2.95.
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AH    Accretive Health Inc       2011     D   Expects eps of $0.31 to $0.33.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.43;
                                                 range $0.31 to $0.49.
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MFB   Maidenform Brands Inc     Q1/11     U   Expects eps of $0.54 to $0.58.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.53;
                                                 range $0.47 to $0.57.
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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 $2.49;
                                                 range $2.35 to $2.61.
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ASNA  Ascena Retail Group Inc    2011     U   Expects eps of $2.28 to $2.33.
                                              Mean estimate is $2.25;
                                                 range $2.22 to $2.28.
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MFB   Maidenform Brands Inc      2011     U   Expects eps of $2.15.
                                              Mean estimate is $2.10;
                                                 range $1.96 to $2.15.
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ACHN  Achillion Pharmaceuticals  2011     D   Expects eps of ($0.70) to ($0.65).
                                              Mean estimate is ($0.61);
                                                 range ($0.69) to ($0.55).
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INTT  Intest Corp               Q1/11     N   Expects eps of $0.11 to $0.15.
                                              No estimate available.

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GEF   Greif Inc-Cl A             2011     D   Expects eps of $4.50 to $4.75.
                                              Mean estimate is $4.92;
                                                 range $4.85 to $5.05.
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ICFI  ICF International Inc      2011     N   Expects eps of $1.63 to $1.73.
                                              Mean estimate is $1.68;
                                                 range $1.60 to $1.73.
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ICFI  ICF International Inc     Q1/11     N   Expects eps of $0.34 to $0.38.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.37;
                                                 range $0.35 to $0.38.
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SHS   Sauer-Danfoss Inc          2011     N   Expects eps of $3.00 to $4.00.
                                              No estimate available.

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NVLS* Novellus Systems Inc      Q1/11     N   Expects gaap of $0.95 to $1.10.
                                              Mean estimate is $1.04;
                                                 range $1.00 to $1.10.
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March 3
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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/The         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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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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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 Servi  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 Servi 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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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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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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March 4
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CIS   Camelot Information Sys   Q1/11     D   Expects eps of $0.09.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.13;
                                                 range $0.13 to $0.14.
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CIS   Camelot Information Sys    2011     U   Expects eps of $0.85.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.84;
                                                 range $0.74 to $0.90.
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GCO   Genesco Inc                2011     N   Expects eps of $2.78 to $2.85.
                                              Mean estimate is $2.81;
                                                 range $2.76 to $2.83.
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DRC   Dresser-Rand Group Inc     2011     X   Expects $0.05 eps addition from
                                                 acquisition of Grupo Guascor.
                                              Mean estimate is $2.09;
                                                 range $1.97 to $2.22.
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DRC   Dresser-Rand Group Inc     2012     X   Expects $0.40 eps addition from
                                                 acquisition of Grupo Guascor.
                                              Mean estimate is $3.00;
                                                 range $2.70 to $3.20.
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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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