U.S. Companies Issuing Profit Outlooks for April 20

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

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                               April 20
                                   2011  Q1/11  Q2/11    2011   2012  Total
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                                          ------------Cumulative------------
Total:                               41    516     55  1,296     54   4,169
 Up:                                 12     97      8    270     18     24%
 Down                                 5    180     16    289      0     24%
 Neutral                             24    218     27    651     15     45%
 Ex-Item Charges                      0     21      4     86     21      6%
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S&P 500:                             21    126     22    389     35   1,213
 Up:                                  5     23      4     75     12     24%
 Down                                 5     44      8     85      2     21%
 Neutral                             11     52      9    201     10     47%
 Ex-Item Charges                      0      7      1     28     11      8%
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      Company                   Period  Down  Guidance
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AAPL* Apple Inc                 Q2/11     D   Expects gaap of $5.03.
                                              Mean estimate is $5.25;
                                                 range $4.15 to $6.08.
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AES*  AES Corp                   2011     D   Expects eps of $0.97 to $1.03.
                                              Mean estimate is $1.12;
                                                 range $0.98 to $1.25.
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AES*  AES Corp                   2012     U   Expects eps of $1.27 to $1.37.
                                              Mean estimate is $1.25;
                                                 range $1.17 to $1.38.
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ALGN  Align Technology Inc      Q2/11     N   Expects eps of $0.19 to $0.21.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.19;
                                                 range $0.17 to $0.22.
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APH*  Amphenol Corp-Cl A        Q2/11     N   Expects eps of $0.76 to $0.78.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.76;
                                                 range $0.74 to $0.79.
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APH*  Amphenol Corp-Cl A         2011     N   Expects eps of $3.05 to $3.11.
                                              Mean estimate is $3.07;
                                                 range $2.97 to $3.17.
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ATR   Aptargroup Inc            Q2/11     N   Expects eps of $0.72 to $0.77.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.74;
                                                 range $0.70 to $0.80.
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BSX*  Boston Scientific Corp    Q2/11     U   Expects eps of $0.12 to $0.15.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.08;
                                                 range $0.06 to $0.10.
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BSX*  Boston Scientific Corp     2011     U   Expects eps of $0.58 to $0.68.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.32;
                                                 range $0.27 to $0.44.
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CPHD  Cepheid Inc                2011     U   Expects eps of $0.31 to $0.36.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.17;
                                                 range ($0.01) to $0.47.
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CPSI  Computer Programs & System Q2/11    U   Expects gaap of $0.52 to $0.56.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.51;
                                                 range $0.48 to $0.56.
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DTLK  Datalink Corp             Q2/11     N   Expects eps of $0.09 to $0.13.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.10;
                                                 range $0.09 to $0.11.
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EGP   Eastgroup Properties Inc  Q2/11     N   Expects ffo of $0.70 to $0.74.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.71;
                                                 range $0.69 to $0.72.
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EGP   Eastgroup Properties Inc   2011     N   Expects ffo of $2.84 to $3.00.
                                              Mean estimate is $2.90;
                                                 range $2.86 to $2.95.
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EMC*  EMC Corp/Mass              2011     D   Expects eps of $1.46.
                                              Mean estimate is $1.48;
                                                 range $1.10 to $1.56.
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ETN*  Eaton Corp                Q2/11     N   Expects eps of $0.90 to $0.96.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.93;
                                                 range $0.84 to $1.01.
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ETN*  Eaton Corp                 2011     N   Expects eps of $3.70 to $4.00.
                                              Mean estimate is $3.80;
                                                 range $3.65 to $3.96.
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EW*   Edwards Lifesciences Corp Q2/11     U   Expects eps of $0.49 to $0.51.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.47;
                                                 range $0.42 to $0.49.
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EW*   Edwards Lifesciences Corp  2011     U   Expects eps of $2.01 to $2.07.
                                              Mean estimate is $1.95;
                                                 range $1.89 to $1.99.
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FFIV* F5 Networks Inc           Q2/11     N   Expects eps of $0.89 to $0.91.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.89;
                                                 range $0.85 to $0.96.
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      Company                   Period  Down  Guidance
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FWRD  Forward Air Corporation   Q2/11     U   Expects eps of $0.34 to $0.38.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.33;
                                                 range $0.31 to $0.35.
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HBI   Hanesbrands Inc            2011     N   Expects eps of $2.70 to $2.90.
                                              Mean estimate is $2.71;
                                                 range $2.62 to $2.80.
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HON*  Honeywell International    2011     N   Expects eps of $3.80 to $3.95.
                                              Mean estimate is $3.83;
                                                 range $3.65 to $4.00.
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LHO   Lasalle Hotel Properties   2011     N   Expects ffo of $1.57 to $1.68.
                                              Mean estimate is $1.67;
                                                 range $1.56 to $1.75.
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LNET  Lodgenet Interactive Corp Q2/11     N   Expects eps of ($0.20) to ($0.12).
                                              No estimate available.

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LUFK  Lufkin Industries Inc     Q2/11     N   Expects eps of $0.62 to $0.72.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.67;
                                                 range $0.64 to $0.70.
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LUFK  Lufkin Industries Inc      2011     N   Expects eps of $2.70 to $3.00.
                                              Mean estimate is $2.89;
                                                 range $2.84 to $2.95.
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MAR*  Marriott International    Q2/11     D   Expects eps of $0.34 to $0.38.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.39;
                                                 range $0.34 to $0.43.
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      Company                   Period  Down  Guidance
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MAR*  Marriott International     2011     N   Expects eps of $1.35 to $1.45.
                                              Mean estimate is $1.43;
                                                 range $1.36 to $1.50.
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MKSI  MKS Instruments Inc       Q2/11     N   Expects eps of $0.62 to $0.76.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.72;
                                                 range $0.55 to $0.83.
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PGI   Premiere Global Services   2011     N   Expects eps of $0.58 to $0.62.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.58;
                                                 range $0.56 to $0.59.
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PII   Polaris Industries Inc     2011     U   Expects eps of $5.53 to $5.68.
                                              Mean estimate is $4.89;
                                                 range $4.77 to $5.00.
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      Company                   Period  Down  Guidance
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PLXS  Plexus Corp               Q2/11     U   Expects eps of $0.52 to $0.57.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.48;
                                                 range $0.43 to $0.52.
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QCOM* Qualcomm Inc              Q2/11     N   Expects eps of $0.68 to $0.72.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.69;
                                                 range $0.66 to $0.75.
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SCSS  Select Comfort Corporation 2011     U   Expects eps of $0.85 to $0.93.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.71;
                                                 range $0.65 to $0.74.
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STJ*  St Jude Medical Inc       Q2/11     N   Expects eps of $0.83 to $0.85.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.84;
                                                 range $0.80 to $0.88.
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STJ*  St Jude Medical Inc        2011     N   Expects eps of $3.28 to $3.33.
                                              Mean estimate is $3.28;
                                                 range $3.19 to $3.36.
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TCO   Taubman Centers Inc        2011     U   Expects ffo of $2.88 to $2.98.
                                              Mean estimate is $2.72;
                                                 range $2.65 to $2.80.
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TSCO  Tractor Supply Company     2011     N   Expects eps of $2.62 to $2.70.
                                              Mean estimate is $2.65;
                                                 range $2.59 to $2.74.
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TXT*  Textron Inc                2011     D   Expects eps of $1.00 to $1.15.
                                              Mean estimate is $1.17;
                                                 range $1.05 to $1.35.
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UTX*  United Technologies Corp   2011     N   Expects eps of $5.25 to $5.40.
                                              Mean estimate is $5.37;
                                                 range $5.30 to $5.45.
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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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