U.S. Companies Issuing Profit Outlooks for the Week of March 18

The following U.S. companies provided their financial outlooks this week:

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                                Weekly
                                 Tally   Q1/11  Q2/11   2011   2012   Total
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                                          ------------Cumulative------------
Total:                               55    470     10  1,204     45   3,963
 Up:                                 10     83      0    242     16   24.1%
 Down                                15    166      3    275      0   24.6%
 Neutral                             28    208      5    610     13   45.7%
 Ex-Item Charges                      2     13      2     77     16    5.6%
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S&P 500:                             11    118      2    356     30   1,141
 Up:                                  3     19      0     64     10   23.8%
 Down                                 2     43      1     78      2   20.7%
 Neutral                              5     51      1    187      9   48.3%
 Ex-Item Charges                      1      5      0     27      9    7.2%
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      Company                   Period  Down  Guidance
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March 14
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AMSC  American Superconductor C  2011     D   Expects eps of $1.31 to $1.35.
                                              Mean estimate is $1.37;
                                                 range $1.35 to $1.40.
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FDO*  Family Dollar Stores      Q1/11     U   Expects eps of $0.97 to $0.98.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.95;
                                                 range $0.85 to $0.99.
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PEG*  Public Service Enterprise  2011     N   Expects eps of $2.50 to $2.75.
                                              Mean estimate is $2.69;
                                                 range $2.56 to $3.15.
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MEMS  Memsic Inc                Q1/11     N   Expects eps of ($0.08) to ($0.06).
                                              No estimate available.

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ABC*  Amerisourcebergen Corp     2011     D   Expects eps of $2.31 to $2.41.
                                              Mean estimate is $2.42;
                                                 range $2.37 to $2.49.
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FCFS  First Cash Finl Svcs Inc   2011     U   Expects eps of $2.12 to $2.20.
                                              Mean estimate is $2.07;
                                                 range $1.99 to $2.10.
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FCFS  First Cash Finl Svcs Inc  Q1/11     U   Expects eps of $0.47 to $0.49.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.44;
                                                 range $0.41 to $0.47.
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March 15
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GEOY  Geoeye Inc                Q1/11     N   Expects eps of $0.37 to $0.45.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.41;
                                                 range $0.36 to $0.50.
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GEOY  Geoeye Inc                 2011     N   Expects eps of $1.70 to $2.00.
                                              Mean estimate is $1.87;
                                                 range $1.58 to $2.17.
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HEAT  Smartheat Inc              2011     N   Expects eps of $0.60 to $0.80.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.78;
                                                 range $0.77 to $0.80.
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FDS   Factset Research Systems  Q2/11     N   Expects eps of $0.90 to $0.92.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.90;
                                                 range $0.87 to $0.92.
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HCP*  Hcp Inc                    2011     U   Expects ffo of $2.62 to $2.68.
                                              Mean estimate is $2.54;
                                                 range $2.49 to $2.68.
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DSW   Dsw Inc-Class A            2011     N   Expects eps of $2.60 to $2.75.
                                              Mean estimate is $2.68;
                                                 range $2.58 to $2.75.
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WSM   Williams-Sonoma Inc       Q1/11     N   Expects eps of $0.26 to $0.28.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.28;
                                                 range $0.25 to $0.31.
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WSM   Williams-Sonoma Inc       Q2/11     D   Expects eps of $0.33 to $0.36.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.37;
                                                 range $0.34 to $0.40.
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WSM   Williams-Sonoma Inc       Q3/11     N   Expects eps of $0.36 to $0.39.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.39;
                                                 range $0.37 to $0.41.
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WSM   Williams-Sonoma Inc       Q4/11     U   Expects eps of $1.15 to $1.20.
                                              Mean estimate is $1.09;
                                                 range $1.05 to $1.14.
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WSM   Williams-Sonoma Inc        2011     N   Expects eps of $2.11 to $2.19.
                                              Mean estimate is $2.13;
                                                 range $2.00 to $2.40.
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BWS   Brown Shoe Company Inc     2011     D   Expects eps of $1.25 to $1.32.
                                              Mean estimate is $1.44;
                                                 range $1.33 to $1.50.
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CV    Central Vermont Public Se  2011     N   Expects eps of $1.60 to $1.75.
                                              Mean estimate is $1.65;
                                                 range $1.65 to $1.65.
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NUE*  Nucor Corp                Q1/11     N   Expects eps of $0.30 to $0.35.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.33;
                                                 range $0.12 to $0.52.
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HPP   Hudson Pacific Properties  2011     N   Expects ffo of $1.01 to $1.06.
                                              Mean estimate is $1.04;
                                                 range $0.99 to $1.16.
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RUE   Rue21 Inc                 Q1/11     N   Expects eps of $0.27 to $0.29.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.29;
                                                 range $0.25 to $0.31.
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RUE   Rue21 Inc                  2011     N   Expects eps of $1.40 to $1.44.
                                              Mean estimate is $1.42;
                                                 range $1.32 to $1.50.
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PSUN  Pacific Sunwear Of Calif  Q1/11     D   Expects eps of ($0.35) to ($0.29).
                                              Mean estimate is ($0.23);
                                                 range ($0.28) to ($0.20).
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March 16
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UHS   Universal Health Services  2011     U   Expects eps of $3.65 to $3.80.
                                              Mean estimate is $3.62;
                                                 range $3.50 to $3.85.
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ASUR  Asure Software Inc        Q1/11     N   Expects eps of ($0.07) to ($0.04).
                                              No estimate available.

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FSS   Federal Signal Corp       Q1/11     D   Expects eps of ($0.10) to ($0.05).
                                              Mean estimate is $0.06;
                                                 range $0.04 to $0.07.
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FSS   Federal Signal Corp        2011     D   Expects eps of $0.25 to $0.30.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.44;
                                                 range $0.42 to $0.45.
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CLC   Clarcor Inc                2011     N   Expects eps of $2.20 to $2.35.
                                              Mean estimate is $2.20;
                                                 range $2.16 to $2.22.
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WMGI  Wright Medical Group Inc   2011     X   Expects $0.01 to $0.02 eps
                                                 addition from convertible notes
                                                 tendered.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.93;
                                                 range $0.78 to $0.98.
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GES   Guess? Inc                Q1/11     D   Expects eps of $0.41 to $0.44.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.62;
                                                 range $0.56 to $0.69.
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GES   Guess? Inc                 2011     D   Expects eps of $3.30 to $3.50.
                                              Mean estimate is $3.51;
                                                 range $3.44 to $3.61.
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HRS*  Harris Corp                2011     N   Expects eps of $4.80 to $4.90.
                                              Mean estimate is $4.89;
                                                 range $4.85 to $4.91.
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HRS*  Harris Corp                2012     U   Expects eps of $5.10 to $5.20.
                                              Mean estimate is $5.03;
                                                 range $4.95 to $5.10.
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PEGA  Pegasystems Inc            2011     D   Expects eps of $1.16.
                                              Mean estimate is $1.27;
                                                 range $1.15 to $1.35.
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March 17
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CMRG  Casual Male Retail Group   2011     U   Expects eps of $0.40 to $0.45.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.39;
                                                 range $0.35 to $0.43.
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CATO  Cato Corp-Class A         Q1/11     U   Expects eps of $0.93 to $0.96.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.92;
                                                 range $0.92 to $0.92.
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CATO  Cato Corp-Class A          2011     N   Expects eps of $2.00 to $2.11.
                                              Mean estimate is $2.02;
                                                 range $2.00 to $2.03.
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ATU   Actuant Corp-A            Q2/11     N   Expects eps of $0.42 to $0.47.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.46;
                                                 range $0.39 to $0.49.
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ATU   Actuant Corp-A             2011     N   Expects eps of $1.50 to $1.60.
                                              Mean estimate is $1.57;
                                                 range $1.53 to $1.61.
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FDX*  Fedex Corp                Q2/11     N   Expects eps of $1.66 to $1.83.
                                              Mean estimate is $1.66;
                                                 range $1.50 to $1.90.
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FDX*  Fedex Corp                 2010     N   Expects eps of $4.83 to $5.00.
                                              Mean estimate is $4.86;
                                                 range $4.59 to $5.18.
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GMAN  Gordmans Stores Inc       Q1/11     U   Expects eps of $0.34 to $0.36.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.33;
                                                 range $0.29 to $0.36.
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GMAN  Gordmans Stores Inc        2011     N   Expects eps of $1.30 to $1.35.
                                              Mean estimate is $1.31;
                                                 range $1.26 to $1.42.
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SCVL  Shoe Carnival Inc         Q1/11     N   Expects eps of $0.72 to $0.75.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.72;
                                                 range $0.60 to $0.81.
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USHS  Us Home Systems Inc       Q1/11     N   Expects eps of $0.06 to $0.07.
                                              No estimate available.

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CPWM  Cost Plus Inc/California  Q1/11     N   Expects eps of ($0.28) to ($0.22).
                                              Mean estimate is ($0.27);
                                                 range ($0.27) to ($0.27).
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CPWM  Cost Plus Inc/California   2011     D   Expects eps of $0.45 to $0.55.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.79;
                                                 range $0.79 to $0.79.
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SEAC  Seachange International I Q1/11     D   Expects eps of $0.01 to $0.03.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.15;
                                                 range $0.14 to $0.15.
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SEAC  Seachange International I  2011     N   Expects eps of $0.62 to $0.70.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.66;
                                                 range $0.61 to $0.70.
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March 18
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PERY  Perry Ellis International  2011     D   Expects eps of $2.30 to $2.40.
                                              Mean estimate is $2.48;
                                                 range $2.28 to $2.74.
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EL*   Estee Lauder Companies-Cl  2011     D   Expects eps of $3.40 to $3.60.
                                              Mean estimate is $3.68;
                                                 range $3.53 to $3.95.
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ALEX  Alexander & Baldwin Inc   Q1/11     D   Expects eps of $0.00.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.16;
                                                 range $0.11 to $0.20.
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GS*   Goldman Sachs Group Inc   Q1/11     X   Expects $2.80 eps charge from
                                                 redemption of preferred shares
                                                 by Berkshire Hathaway.
                                              Mean estimate is $3.97;
                                                 range $3.00 to $4.99.
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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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