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U.S. Companies Issuing Profit Outlooks for April 29

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

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                               April 29
                                   2011 Q1/11  Q2/11    2011   2012  Total
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                                          ------------Cumulative------------
Total:                               22    523    232  1,509     55   4,568
 Up:                                  3    100     37    321     18     24%
 Down                                 5    181     78    315      1     24%
 Neutral                             14    220    109    781     15     46%
 Ex-Item Charges                      0     22      8     92     21      6%
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S&P 500:                             12    127     69    468     35   1,341
 Up:                                  1     24      4     92     12     23%
 Down                                 2     44     25     92      2     21%
 Neutral                              9     52     38    252     10     49%
 Ex-Item Charges                      0      7      2     32     11      7%
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      Company                   Period  Down  Guidance
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AIV*  Apartment Invt & Mgmt Co  Q2/11     D   Expects ffo of $0.33 to $0.37.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.38;
                                                 range $0.37 to $0.40.
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AIV*  Apartment Invt & Mgmt Co   2011     N   Expects ffo of $1.49 to $1.59.
                                              Mean estimate is $1.55;
                                                 range $1.51 to $1.65.
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ALE   Allete Inc                 2011     N   Expects eps of $2.40 to $2.60.
                                              Mean estimate is $2.55;
                                                 range $2.55 to $2.55.
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ARBA  Ariba Inc                 Q2/11     D   Expects eps of $0.18 to $0.20.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.21;
                                                 range $0.19 to $0.22.
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B     Barnes Group Inc           2011     N   Expects eps of $1.23 to $1.38.
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      Company                   Period  Down  Guidance
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                                              Mean estimate is $1.25;
                                                 range $1.20 to $1.30.
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CAT*  Caterpillar Inc            2011     N   Expects eps of $6.25 to $6.75.
                                              Mean estimate is $6.30;
                                                 range $6.00 to $7.25.
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CVH*  Coventry Health Care Inc   2011     N   Expects eps of $2.65 to $2.85.
                                              Mean estimate is $2.85;
                                                 range $2.60 to $3.15.
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FLIR* Flir Systems Inc           2011     N   Expects eps of $1.70 to $1.75.
                                              Mean estimate is $1.72;
                                                 range $1.65 to $1.81.
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ITT*  Itt Corp                  Q2/11     D   Expects eps of $1.10 to $1.14.
                                              Mean estimate is $1.24;
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      Company                   Period  Down  Guidance
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                                                 range $1.18 to $1.32.
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ITT*  Itt Corp                   2011     N   Expects eps of $4.70 to $4.82.
                                              Mean estimate is $4.78;
                                                 range $4.65 to $4.90.
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KEG   Key Energy Services Inc   Q2/11     U   Expects eps of $0.18 to $0.21.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.14;
                                                 range $0.09 to $0.18.
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KVHI  Kvh Industries Inc        Q2/11     D   Expects gaap of $0.01 to $0.06.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.13;
                                                 range $0.09 to $0.18.
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MGLN  Magellan Health Services   2011     N   Expects eps of $3.24 to $3.76.
                                              Mean estimate is $3.39;
                                                 range $3.20 to $3.58.
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      Company                   Period  Down  Guidance
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MRK*  Merck & Co. Inc.           2011     N   Expects eps of $3.66 to $3.76.
                                              Mean estimate is $3.70;
                                                 range $3.62 to $3.77.
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NEE*  Nextera Energy Inc         2011     N   Expects eps of $4.35 to $4.65.
                                              Mean estimate is $4.45;
                                                 range $4.28 to $4.60.
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NWL*  Newell Rubbermaid Inc      2011     N   Expects eps of $1.67 to $1.70.
                                              Mean estimate is $1.69;
                                                 range $1.67 to $1.73.
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SNMX  Senomyx Inc                2011     N   Expects eps of ($0.26) to ($0.21).
                                              Mean estimate is ($0.23);
                                                 range ($0.27) to ($0.19).
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      Company                   Period  Down  Guidance
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SPG*  Simon Property Group Inc   2011     N   Expects ffo of $6.55 to $6.65.
                                              Mean estimate is $6.62;
                                                 range $6.54 to $6.78.
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SPRT  Support.Com Inc           Q2/11     N   Expects eps of ($0.08) to ($0.05).
                                              Mean estimate is ($0.05);
                                                 range ($0.05) to ($0.05).
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VFC*  Vf Corp                    2011     U   Expects eps of $7.25.
                                              Mean estimate is $7.12;
                                                 range $6.97 to $7.48.
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VVI   Viad Corp                 Q2/11     D   Expects eps of $0.10 to $0.20.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.27;
                                                 range $0.27 to $0.27.
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WBC   Wabco Holdings Inc         2011     U   Expects eps of $4.15 to $4.55.
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                                         Up/
      Company                   Period  Down  Guidance
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                                              Mean estimate is $4.07;
                                                 range $3.94 to $4.15.
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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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