U.S. Companies Issuing Profit Outlooks for March 22

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

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                               March 22
                                   2011 Q1/11  Q2/11    2011   2012  Total
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                                          ------------Cumulative------------
Total:                               11    473     13  1,211     45   3,977
 Up:                                  3     84      1    245     16     24%
 Down                                 3    166      5    276      0     25%
 Neutral                              4    210      5    612     13     46%
 Ex-Item Charges                      1     13      2     78     16      6%
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S&P 500:                              5    119      5    359     30   1,149
 Up:                                  2     20      1     66     10     24%
 Down                                 3     43      3     79      2     21%
 Neutral                              0     51      1    187      9     48%
 Ex-Item Charges                      0      5      0     27      9      7%
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                                         Up/
      Company                   Period  Down  Guidance
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ADBE* Adobe Systems Inc         Q2/11     D   Expects eps of $0.47 to $0.54.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.56;
                                                 range $0.51 to $0.59.
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CCL*  Carnival Corp             Q2/11     D   Expects eps of $0.20 to $0.24.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.33;
                                                 range $0.23 to $0.45.
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CCL*  Carnival Corp              2011     D   Expects eps of $2.55 to $2.65.
                                              Mean estimate is $2.72;
                                                 range $2.53 to $3.14.
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CTAS* Cintas Corp                2010     U   Expects eps of $1.60 to $1.63.
                                              Mean estimate is $1.57;
                                                 range $1.53 to $1.61.
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                                         Up/
      Company                   Period  Down  Guidance
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DG    Dollar General Corp        2011     U   Expects eps of $2.20 to $2.30.
                                              Mean estimate is $2.14;
                                                 range $2.00 to $2.25.
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EXPR  Express Inc               Q1/11     N   Expects eps of $0.38 to $0.41.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.38;
                                                 range $0.36 to $0.40.
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EXPR  Express Inc                2011     N   Expects eps of $1.48 to $1.60.
                                              Mean estimate is $1.52;
                                                 range $1.42 to $1.62.
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FLO   Flowers Foods Inc          2011     X   Expects $0.05 to $0.04 eps charge
                                                 from plant closing.
                                              Mean estimate is $1.58;
                                                 range $1.50 to $1.64.
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                                         Up/
      Company                   Period  Down  Guidance
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GIII  G-III Apparel Group Ltd   Q1/11     N   Expects eps of $0.00 to $0.05.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.02;
                                                 range ($0.04) to $0.09.
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GIII  G-III Apparel Group Ltd    2011     N   Expects eps of $3.15 to $3.25.
                                              Mean estimate is $3.25;
                                                 range $3.16 to $3.30.
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JBL*  Jabil Circuit Inc         Q2/11     U   Expects eps of $0.55 to $0.59.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.53;
                                                 range $0.46 to $0.57.
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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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