U.S. Companies Issuing Profit Outlooks for April 19

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

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                               April 19
                                   2011  Q1/11  Q2/11    2011   2012  Total
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                                          ------------Cumulative------------
Total:                               21    516     36  1,275     53   4,128
 Up:                                  5     97      3    264     17     24%
 Down                                 9    180     14    286      0     25%
 Neutral                              6    218     15    639     15     45%
 Ex-Item Charges                      1     21      4     86     21      6%
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S&P 500:                              8    126     13    378     34   1,192
 Up:                                  3     23      2     73     11     24%
 Down                                 4     44      6     82      2     21%
 Neutral                              1     52      4    195     10     47%
 Ex-Item Charges                      0      7      1     28     11      8%
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      Company                   Period  Down  Guidance
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BTU*  Peabody Energy Corp       Q2/11     D   Expects eps of $0.85 to $1.10.
                                              Mean estimate is $1.38;
                                                 range $1.03 to $1.68.
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BTU*  Peabody Energy Corp        2011     D   Expects eps of $3.50 to $4.50.
                                              Mean estimate is $5.08;
                                                 range $4.42 to $6.14.
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CR    Crane Co                   2011     U   Expects eps of $3.05 to $3.25.
                                              Mean estimate is $2.96;
                                                 range $2.90 to $3.20.
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CREE  Cree Inc                  Q2/11     D   Expects eps of $0.25 to $0.31.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.35;
                                                 range $0.29 to $0.40.
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      Company                   Period  Down  Guidance
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CSBC  Citizens South Banking Co  2011     X   Expects $0.04 to $0.05 eps
                                                 addition from acquisition of
                                                 New Horizons Bank.
                                              Mean estimate is ($0.24);
                                                 range ($0.30) to ($0.18).
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ELS   Equity Lifestyle Property Q2/11     D   Expects ffo of $0.75 to $0.85.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.86;
                                                 range $0.84 to $0.88.
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ELS   Equity Lifestyle Property  2011     N   Expects ffo of $3.75 to $3.95.
                                              Mean estimate is $3.86;
                                                 range $3.83 to $3.89.
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ETR*  Entergy Corp              Q1/11     U   Expects eps of $1.37.
                                              Mean estimate is $1.31;
                                                 range $1.18 to $1.49.
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      Company                   Period  Down  Guidance
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FIX   Comfort Systems USA Inc   Q1/11     D   Expects eps of ($0.19) to ($0.16).
                                              Mean estimate is $0.04;
                                                 range $0.01 to $0.09.
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FRX*  Forest Laboratories Inc    2011     D   Expects eps of $3.60 to $3.70.
                                              Mean estimate is $3.96;
                                                 range $1.55 to $4.92.
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IBM*  Intl Business Machines Co  2011     U   Expects eps of $13.15.
                                              Mean estimate is $13.08;
                                                 range $12.89 to $13.22.
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JNJ*  Johnson & Johnson          2011     U   Expects eps of $4.90 to $5.00.
                                              Mean estimate is $4.85;
                                                 range $4.77 to $4.90.
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      Company                   Period  Down  Guidance
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JNPR* Juniper Networks Inc      Q2/11     D   Expects eps of $0.31 to $0.34.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.36;
                                                 range $0.33 to $0.39.
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MANH  Manhattan Associates Inc   2011     U   Expects eps of $1.87 to $1.92.
                                              Mean estimate is $1.80;
                                                 range $1.80 to $1.80.
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PKG   Packaging Corp Of America Q2/11     D   Expects eps of $0.35.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.45;
                                                 range $0.35 to $0.48.
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PVSW  Pervasive Software Inc    Q2/11     N   Expects eps of $0.03 to $0.06.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.06;
                                                 range $0.06 to $0.06.
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      Company                   Period  Down  Guidance
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SYK*  Stryker Corp               2011     N   Expects eps of $3.65 to $3.73.
                                              Mean estimate is $3.71;
                                                 range $3.62 to $3.80.
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THG   Hanover Insurance Group I Q1/11     D   Expects eps of $0.48 to $0.53.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.69;
                                                 range $0.55 to $0.91.
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VASC  Vascular Solutions Inc    Q2/11     N   Expects eps of $0.11 to $0.13.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.13;
                                                 range $0.12 to $0.14.
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VASC  Vascular Solutions Inc     2011     N   Expects eps of $0.50 to $0.54.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.52;
                                                 range $0.48 to $0.55.
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WWW   Wolverine World Wide Inc   2011     N   Expects eps of $2.40 to $2.50.
                                              Mean estimate is $2.43;
                                                 range $2.38 to $2.45.
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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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