U.S. Companies Issuing Profit Outlooks for March 8

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

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                                March 8
                                   2011 Q4/10  Q1/11    2010   2011  Total
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                                          ------------Cumulative------------
Total:                               14    590    431  1,112  1,153   3,865
 Up:                                  3    134     77    364    230     24%
 Down                                 3    155    152    222    256     24%
 Neutral                              7    255    190    490    591     46%
 Ex-Item Charges                      1     46     12     36     76      6%
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S&P 500:                              3    151    113    363    347   1,124
 Up:                                  0     31     18    122     62     24%
 Down                                 1     31     42     53     74     21%
 Neutral                              2     70     49    173    184     48%
 Ex-Item Charges                      0     19      4     15     27      7%
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                                         Up/
      Company                   Period  Down  Guidance
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CBG*  CB Richard Ellis Group     2011     D   Expects eps of $0.95 to $1.05.
                                              Mean estimate is $1.09;
                                                 range $0.95 to $1.35.
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DKS   Dick’S Sporting Goods Inc Q1/11     N   Expects eps of $0.26 to $0.28.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.27;
                                                 range $0.24 to $0.31.
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DKS   Dick’S Sporting Goods Inc  2011     U   Expects eps of $1.89 to $1.91.
                                              Mean estimate is $1.86;
                                                 range $1.75 to $2.00.
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DMND  Diamond Foods Inc          2011     N   Expects eps of $2.45 to $2.51.
                                              Mean estimate is $2.51;
                                                 range $2.47 to $2.55.


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                                         Up/
      Company                   Period  Down  Guidance
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DMND  Diamond Foods Inc         Q1/11     N   Expects eps of $0.45 to $0.50.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.49;
                                                 range $0.45 to $0.55.
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ECOL  US Ecology Inc             2011     N   Expects eps of $0.75 to $0.85.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.82;
                                                 range $0.79 to $0.91.
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EM    Emdeon Inc-Class A         2011     N   Expects eps of $1.00 to $1.06.
                                              Mean estimate is $1.04;
                                                 range $0.98 to $1.12.
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FNSR  Finisar Corporation       Q1/11     D   Expects eps of $0.31 to $0.35.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.48;
                                                 range $0.46 to $0.49.


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                                         Up/
      Company                   Period  Down  Guidance
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SSI   Stage Stores Inc           2011     U   Expects eps of $1.07 to $1.17.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.97;
                                                 range $0.96 to $0.98.
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SSI   Stage Stores Inc          Q1/11     U   Expects eps of $0.06 to $0.08.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.05;
                                                 range $0.04 to $0.05.
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SWY*  Safeway Inc                2011     N   Expects eps of $1.60 to $1.80.
                                              Mean estimate is $1.69;
                                                 range $1.51 to $1.80.
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SXI   Standex International     Q1/11     X   Expects $0.04 to $0.03 eps charge
                                                 from acquisition of Metal
                                                 Spinners Group
                                              Mean estimate is $0.47;
                                                 range $0.42 to $0.51.
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                                         Up/
      Company                   Period  Down  Guidance
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SXI   Standex International     Q2/11     D   Expects $0.01 to $0.00 eps charge
                                                 from acquisition of Metal
                                                 Spinners Group
                                              Mean estimate is $0.47;
                                                 range $0.42 to $0.51.
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TXN*  Texas Instruments Inc     Q1/11     N   Expects eps of $0.56 to $0.60.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.59;
                                                 range $0.54 to $0.64.
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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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