U.S. Companies Issuing Profit Outlooks for the Week of March 25

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:                               42    479     18  1,219     47   4,005
 Up:                                 13     86      2    248     16   24.2%
 Down                                 6    167      5    277      0   24.5%
 Neutral                             18    213      9    616     14   45.7%
 Ex-Item Charges                      5     13      2     78     17    5.6%
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S&P 500:                             23    121      7    363     32   1,164
 Up:                                  9     21      2     67     10   24.1%
 Down                                 3     43      3     79      2   20.5%
 Neutral                              7     52      2    190     10   47.9%
 Ex-Item Charges                      4      5      0     27     10    7.4%
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      Company                   Period  Down  Guidance
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March 21
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TIF*  Tiffany & Co               2011     U   Expects eps of $3.35 to $3.45.
                                              Mean estimate is $3.23;
                                                 range $2.81 to $3.43.
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ITW*  Illinois Tool Works       Q1/11     U   Expects eps of $1.14 to $1.20.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.83;
                                                 range $0.75 to $1.16.
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ITW*  Illinois Tool Works        2011     U   Expects eps of $3.93 to $4.17.
                                              Mean estimate is $3.77;
                                                 range $3.70 to $4.11.
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March 22
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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March 23
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SRE*  Sempra Energy              2012     N   Expects eps of $4.30 to $4.60.
                                              Mean estimate is $4.30;
                                                 range $4.13 to $4.59.
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SRE*  Sempra Energy              2015     N   Expects eps of $5.50 to $5.80.
                                              No estimate available.

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PAYX* Paychex Inc                2010     X   Expects $0.01 eps charge from
                                                 acquisition of SurePayroll.
                                              Mean estimate is $1.42;
                                                 range $1.39 to $1.44.
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SAI*  SAIC Inc                   2011     N   Expects eps of $1.35 to $1.46.
                                              Mean estimate is $1.42;
                                                 range $1.37 to $1.51.
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SCS   Steelcase Inc-Cl A        Q2/11     N   Expects eps of $0.02 to $0.06.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.05;
                                                 range $0.03 to $0.06.
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March 24
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RHT*  Red Hat Inc               Q2/11     N   Expects eps of $0.21 to $0.22.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.22;
                                                 range $0.20 to $0.22.
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RHT*  Red Hat Inc                2011     U   Expects eps of $0.94 to $0.96.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.93;
                                                 range $0.84 to $0.98.
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SCHL  Scholastic Corp            2010     D   Expects eps of $1.25 to $1.40.
                                              Mean estimate is $1.93;
                                                 range $1.90 to $1.96.
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FRED  Fred’s Inc-Class A        Q1/11     N   Expects eps of $0.24 to $0.26.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.25;
                                                 range $0.24 to $0.25.
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FRED  Fred’s Inc-Class A         2011     N   Expects eps of $0.84 to $0.90.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.87;
                                                 range $0.74 to $1.00.
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BBY*  Best Buy Co Inc            2011     N   Expects eps of $3.30 to $3.55.
                                              Mean estimate is $3.55;
                                                 range $3.31 to $3.73.
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GME*  Gamestop Corp-Class A     Q1/11     U   Expects eps of $0.53 to $0.55.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.52;
                                                 range $0.49 to $0.55.
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GME*  Gamestop Corp-Class A      2011     N   Expects eps of $2.82 to $2.92.
                                              Mean estimate is $2.91;
                                                 range $2.80 to $3.17.
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WAG*  Walgreen Co               Q3/11     X   Expects $0.03 eps charge from
                                                 acquisition of drugstore.com.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.57;
                                                 range $0.53 to $0.61.
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WAG*  Walgreen Co                2012     X   Expects $0.04 to $0.03 eps charge
                                                 from acquisition of
                                                 drugstore.com.
                                              Mean estimate is $3.00;
                                                 range $2.83 to $3.20.
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WAG*  Walgreen Co                2013     X   Expects $0.02 to $0.01 eps charge
                                                 from acquisition of
                                                 drugstore.com.
                                              Mean estimate is $3.39;
                                                 range $3.22 to $3.60.
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GCI*  Gannett Co                Q1/11     N   Expects eps of $0.41.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.41;
                                                 range $0.36 to $0.47.
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WTSLA Wet Seal Inc/The-Class A  Q1/11     N   Expects eps of $0.05 to $0.07.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.06;
                                                 range $0.05 to $0.08.
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BODY  Body Central Corp         Q1/11     U   Expects eps of $0.28 to $0.30.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.19;
                                                 range $0.17 to $0.26.
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BODY  Body Central Corp          2011     U   Expects eps of $1.08 to $1.12.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.96;
                                                 range $0.94 to $0.99.
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ACN   Accenture Plc-Cl A         2011     U   Expects eps of $3.22 to $3.30.
                                              Mean estimate is $3.13;
                                                 range $2.77 to $3.21.
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SMOD  Smart Modular Technologie Q2/11     N   Expects eps of $0.09 to $0.12.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.11;
                                                 range $0.09 to $0.13.
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SNX   Synnex Corp               Q2/11     N   Expects eps of $0.77 to $0.81.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.81;
                                                 range $0.76 to $0.85.
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SABA  Saba Software Inc          2010     N   Expects eps of $0.08 to $0.12.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.11;
                                                 range $0.10 to $0.12.
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PRMW  Primo Water Corp          Q1/11     D   Expects eps of ($0.04) to $0.00.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.01;
                                                 range ($0.02) to $0.03.
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PRMW  Primo Water Corp           2011     D   Expects eps of $0.16 to $0.24.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.41;
                                                 range $0.37 to $0.45.
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March 25
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DRI*  Darden Restaurants Inc     2010     U   Expects eps of $3.40.
                                              Mean estimate is $3.37;
                                                 range $3.32 to $3.41.
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ORCL* Oracle Corp               Q2/11     U   Expects eps of $0.69 to $0.73.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.66;
                                                 range $0.60 to $0.72.
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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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