U.S. Companies Issuing Profit Outlooks for May 5

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

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                                  May 5
                                   2011 Q1/11  Q2/11    2011   2012  Total
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                                          ------------Cumulative------------
Total:                              100    538    344  1,652     58   4,850
 Up:                                 17    105     59    348     19     24%
 Down                                23    188    102    344      1     24%
 Neutral                             59    223    174    867     15     47%
 Ex-Item Charges                      1     22      9     93     23      5%
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S&P 500:                             21    131     85    495     36   1,391
 Up:                                  3     25      9     96     13     23%
 Down                                 6     46     29    100      2     21%
 Neutral                             11     53     44    267     10     49%
 Ex-Item Charges                      1      7      3     32     11      7%
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ACM   Aecom Technology Corp      2011     U   Expects eps of $2.35 to $2.40.
                                              Mean estimate is $2.32;
                                                 range $2.26 to $2.36.
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ANSS  Ansys Inc                 Q2/11     N   Expects eps of $0.54 to $0.57.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.56;
                                                 range $0.55 to $0.57.
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ANSS  Ansys Inc                  2011     N   Expects eps of $2.30 to $2.38.
                                              Mean estimate is $2.35;
                                                 range $2.31 to $2.43.
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ARG*  Airgas Inc                Q2/11     N   Expects eps of $0.92 to $0.97.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.96;
                                                 range $0.93 to $1.00.
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ARG*  Airgas Inc                 2011     N   Expects eps of $3.75 to $3.90.
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                                              Mean estimate is $3.86;
                                                 range $3.72 to $3.98.
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ARO   Aeropostale Inc           Q1/11     D   Expects eps of $0.20.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.38;
                                                 range $0.35 to $0.44.
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ATK   Alliant Techsystems Inc    2011     N   Expects eps of $8.00 to $8.60.
                                              Mean estimate is $8.49;
                                                 range $8.00 to $8.75.
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AUTH  Authentec Inc             Q2/11     N   Expects eps of ($0.07) to ($0.05).
                                              Mean estimate is ($0.05);
                                                 range ($0.05) to ($0.05).
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BCSI  Blue Coat Systems Inc     Q1/11     D   Expects eps of $0.30 to $0.31.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.35;
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                                                 range $0.33 to $0.36.
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CADC  China Advanced Constructi Q1/11     D   Expects eps of $0.18 to $0.20.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.24;
                                                 range $0.23 to $0.24.
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CCIX  Coleman Cable Inc         Q2/11     N   Expects eps of $0.24 to $0.37.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.29;
                                                 range $0.24 to $0.32.
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CDR   Cedar Shopping Centers In  2011     D   Expects ffo of $0.40 to $0.44.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.53;
                                                 range $0.50 to $0.56.
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CEC   CEC Entertainment Inc      2011     N   Expects eps of $3.00 to $3.10.
                                              Mean estimate is $3.00;
                                                 range $2.93 to $3.05.
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CEC   CEC Entertainment Inc     Q2/11     D   Expects eps of $0.28 to $0.32.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.42;
                                                 range $0.39 to $0.44.
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CFN*  Carefusion Corp            2011     N   Expects eps of $1.60 to $1.65.
                                              Mean estimate is $1.62;
                                                 range $1.60 to $1.63.
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CI*   Cigna Corp                 2011     N   Expects eps of $4.65 to $5.00.
                                              Mean estimate is $4.72;
                                                 range $4.48 to $5.12.
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CIR   Circor International Inc  Q2/11     D   Expects eps of $0.42 to $0.52.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.60;
                                                 range $0.52 to $0.67.
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CNP*  Centerpoint Energy Inc     2011     N   Expects eps of $1.04 to $1.14.
                                              Mean estimate is $1.11;
                                                 range $1.07 to $1.15.
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COGO  Cogo Group Inc            Q2/11     N   Expects eps of $0.22.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.22;
                                                 range $0.22 to $0.22.
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CPKI  California Pizza Kitchen  Q2/11     N   Expects eps of $0.20 to $0.21.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.21;
                                                 range $0.16 to $0.23.
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CSA   Cogdell Spencer Inc        2011     N   Expects ffo of $0.30 to $0.37.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.37;
                                                 range $0.35 to $0.38.
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CTL*  Centurylink Inc           Q2/11     D   Expects eps of $0.63 to $0.67.
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                                              Mean estimate is $0.73;
                                                 range $0.58 to $0.95.
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CTL*  Centurylink Inc            2011     D   Expects eps of $2.55 to $2.65.
                                              Mean estimate is $2.89;
                                                 range $2.35 to $3.56.
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CVS*  CVS Caremark Corp         Q2/11     N   Expects eps of $0.63 to $0.65.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.64;
                                                 range $0.59 to $0.70.
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CVS*  CVS Caremark Corp          2011     N   Expects eps of $2.72 to $2.82.
                                              Mean estimate is $2.77;
                                                 range $2.56 to $2.89.
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DLB   Dolby Laboratories Inc-Cl  2011     N   Expects eps of $2.75 to $2.91.
                                              Mean estimate is $2.89;
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                                                 range $2.70 to $3.07.
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EL*   Estee Lauder Companies-Cl  2011     D   Expects eps of $3.55 to $3.65.
                                              Mean estimate is $3.68;
                                                 range $3.53 to $3.93.
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ELON  Echelon Corp              Q2/11     U   Expects eps of $0.00 to $0.02.
                                              Mean estimate is ($0.08);
                                                 range ($0.13) to ($0.02).
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ESS   Essex Property Trust Inc   2011     N   Expects ffo of $5.50 to $5.70.
                                              Mean estimate is $5.54;
                                                 range $5.48 to $5.62.
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FO*   Fortune Brands Inc        Q2/11     X   Expects $0.05 eps charge from
                                                 natural disaster in Japan.
                                              Mean estimate is $1.04;
                                                 range $0.90 to $1.14.
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GPS*  Gap Inc/The               Q1/11     D   Expects eps of $0.38 to $0.39.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.40;
                                                 range $0.37 to $0.45.
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HME   Home Properties Inc       Q2/11     N   Expects ffo of $0.82 to $0.86.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.85;
                                                 range $0.81 to $0.88.
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HME   Home Properties Inc        2011     N   Expects ffo of $3.37 to $3.49.
                                              Mean estimate is $3.42;
                                                 range $3.34 to $3.47.
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HME   Home Properties Inc       Q3/11     N   Expects ffo of $0.83 to $0.87.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.87;
                                                 range $0.83 to $0.91.
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HME   Home Properties Inc       Q4/11     N   Expects ffo of $0.86 to $0.90.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.89;
                                                 range $0.87 to $0.91.
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ICFI  ICF International Inc     Q2/11     N   Expects eps of $0.43 to $0.47.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.43;
                                                 range $0.40 to $0.47.
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ICFI  ICF International Inc      2011     N   Expects eps of $1.63 to $1.73.
                                              Mean estimate is $1.68;
                                                 range $1.66 to $1.71.
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INWK  Innerworkings Inc          2011     N   Expects eps of $0.29 to $0.32.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.32;
                                                 range $0.29 to $0.39.
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JCP*  J.C. Penney Co Inc        Q1/11     D   Expects eps of $0.24.
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                                              Mean estimate is $0.26;
                                                 range $0.23 to $0.30.
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JOBS  51Job Inc                 Q2/11     U   Expects eps of $0.49 to $0.52.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.46;
                                                 range $0.44 to $0.50.
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KFT*  Kraft Foods Inc-Class A    2011     N   Expects eps of at least $2.20.
                                              Mean estimate is $2.23;
                                                 range $2.16 to $2.28.
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KIRK  Kirkland’s Inc            Q1/11     N   Expects eps of $0.10 to $0.14.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.14;
                                                 range $0.13 to $0.19.
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KSS*  Kohls Corp                Q1/11     N   Expects eps of $0.68 to $0.73.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.73;
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                                                 range $0.67 to $0.75.
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LFUS  Littelfuse Inc            Q2/11     U   Expects eps of $1.10 to $1.25.
                                              Mean estimate is $1.06;
                                                 range $0.96 to $1.15.
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LINC  Lincoln Educational Servi Q2/11     D   Expects eps of $0.14 to $0.20.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.23;
                                                 range $0.17 to $0.30.
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LINC  Lincoln Educational Servi  2011     D   Expects eps of $1.50 to $1.80.
                                              Mean estimate is $1.86;
                                                 range $1.73 to $2.02.
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LNCE  Snyders-Lance Inc          2011     N   Expects eps of $0.85 to $1.00.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.98;
                                                 range $0.91 to $1.18.
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LNT   Alliant Energy Corp        2011     N   Expects eps of $2.75 to $3.00.
                                              Mean estimate is $2.86;
                                                 range $2.80 to $3.00.
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LQDT  Liquidity Services Inc    Q2/11     N   Expects eps of $0.18 to $0.20.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.20;
                                                 range $0.18 to $0.23.
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LQDT  Liquidity Services Inc     2011     U   Expects eps of $0.73 to $0.77.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.70;
                                                 range $0.68 to $0.72.
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MAA   Mid-America Apartment Com Q2/11     N   Expects ffo of $0.92 to $1.06.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.99;
                                                 range $0.94 to $1.04.
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MAA   Mid-America Apartment Com  2011     N   Expects ffo of $3.85 to $4.15.
                                              Mean estimate is $4.03;
                                                 range $3.92 to $4.13.
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MCHP* Microchip Technology Inc  Q2/11     N   Expects eps of $0.58 to $0.62.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.60;
                                                 range $0.56 to $0.62.
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MENT  Mentor Graphics Corp      Q1/11     U   Expects eps of $0.18 to $0.20.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.15;
                                                 range $0.15 to $0.15.
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MHK   Mohawk Industries Inc     Q2/11     U   Expects eps of $0.87 to $0.97.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.86;
                                                 range $0.76 to $0.98.
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MMS   Maximus Inc                2011     U   Expects eps of $4.10 to $4.25.
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                                              Mean estimate is $4.09;
                                                 range $4.05 to $4.13.
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MPW   Medical Properties Trust   2011     D   Expects ffo of $0.67 to $0.71.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.81;
                                                 range $0.76 to $0.86.
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MRX   Medicis Pharmaceutical-Cl Q2/11     N   Expects eps of $0.61 to $0.66.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.63;
                                                 range $0.60 to $0.66.
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MRX   Medicis Pharmaceutical-Cl Q3/11     N   Expects eps of $0.63 to $0.68.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.66;
                                                 range $0.58 to $0.71.
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MRX   Medicis Pharmaceutical-Cl  2011     N   Expects eps of $2.45 to $2.60.
                                              Mean estimate is $2.51;
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                                                 range $2.45 to $2.60.
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MRX   Medicis Pharmaceutical-Cl Q4/11     N   Expects eps of $0.71 to $0.76.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.72;
                                                 range $0.65 to $0.76.
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MW    Men’s Wearhouse Inc/The   Q1/11     U   Expects eps of $0.47 to $0.50.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.29;
                                                 range $0.28 to $0.30.
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MWIV  MWI Veterinary Supply Inc  2011     N   Expects eps of $3.21 to $3.27.
                                              Mean estimate is $3.22;
                                                 range $3.20 to $3.27.
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NHI   Natl Health Investors Inc  2011     N   Expects ffo of $2.83 to $2.93.
                                              Mean estimate is $2.93;
                                                 range $2.86 to $3.00.
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NNN   National Retail Propertie  2011     N   Expects ffo of $1.49 to $1.53.
                                              Mean estimate is $1.51;
                                                 range $1.48 to $1.53.
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NPTN  Neophotonics Corp         Q2/11     D   Expects eps of ($0.01) to $0.01.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.05;
                                                 range $0.04 to $0.06.
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NTSP  Netspend Holdings Inc      2011     N   Expects eps of $0.43 to $0.48.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.47;
                                                 range $0.42 to $0.52.
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NVTL  Novatel Wireless Inc      Q2/11     N   Expects eps of ($0.10) to $0.00.
                                              Mean estimate is ($0.07);
                                                 range ($0.30) to $0.09.
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OMPI  Obagi Medical Products In  2011     D   Expects eps of $0.75 to $0.78.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.87;
                                                 range $0.78 to $0.90.
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OMPI  Obagi Medical Products In Q2/11     D   Expects eps of $0.15 to $0.17.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.24;
                                                 range $0.23 to $0.25.
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PCLN* Priceline.Com Inc         Q2/11     U   Expects eps of $4.70 to $4.90.
                                              Mean estimate is $4.44;
                                                 range $3.86 to $4.91.
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PKI*  Perkinelmer Inc            2011     U   Expects eps of $1.62 to $1.67.
                                              Mean estimate is $1.61;
                                                 range $1.60 to $1.64.
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POR   Portland General Electric  2011     U   Expects eps of $1.90 to $2.05.
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                                              Mean estimate is $1.85;
                                                 range $1.65 to $1.90.
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PRFT  Perficient Inc             2011     N   Expects eps of $0.73 to $0.83.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.77;
                                                 range $0.75 to $0.79.
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PRO   Pros Holdings Inc         Q2/11     N   Expects eps of $0.07 to $0.08.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.07;
                                                 range $0.06 to $0.08.
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RBCN  Rubicon Technology Inc    Q2/11     U   Expects eps of $0.82 to $0.86.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.68;
                                                 range $0.59 to $0.77.
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REG   Regency Centers Corp      Q2/11     N   Expects ffo of $0.56 to $0.61.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.58;
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                                                 range $0.56 to $0.60.
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REG   Regency Centers Corp       2011     D   Expects ffo of $2.30 to $2.40.
                                              Mean estimate is $2.41;
                                                 range $2.35 to $2.46.
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ROST* Ross Stores Inc           Q1/11     U   Expects eps of $1.47 to $1.48.
                                              Mean estimate is $1.34;
                                                 range $1.32 to $1.35.
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RP    Realpage Inc              Q2/11     N   Expects eps of $0.08.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.08;
                                                 range $0.07 to $0.08.
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RP    Realpage Inc               2011     N   Expects eps of $0.34 to $0.36.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.34;
                                                 range $0.34 to $0.35.
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SHO   Sunstone Hotel Investors   2011     N   Expects ffo of $0.78 to $0.88.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.86;
                                                 range $0.70 to $0.95.
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SHOO  Steven Madden Ltd          2011     N   Expects eps of $2.03 to $2.10.
                                              Mean estimate is $2.05;
                                                 range $2.02 to $2.11.
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SLE*  Sara Lee Corp              2011     D   Expects eps of $0.79 to $0.83.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.86;
                                                 range $0.82 to $0.90.
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SQI   Sciquest Inc              Q2/11     N   Expects eps of $0.05 to $0.06.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.05;
                                                 range $0.05 to $0.05.
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SSI   Stage Stores Inc          Q1/11     D   Expects eps of ($0.02) to ($0.01).
                                              Mean estimate is $0.07;
                                                 range $0.06 to $0.08.
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SSI   Stage Stores Inc           2011     D   Expects eps of $1.04 to $1.13.
                                              Mean estimate is $1.17;
                                                 range $1.10 to $1.30.
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TDC*  Teradata Corp              2011     N   Expects eps of $2.13 to $2.23.
                                              Mean estimate is $2.18;
                                                 range $2.14 to $2.21.
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THS   Treehouse Foods Inc        2011     D   Expects eps of $3.00 to $3.08.
                                              Mean estimate is $3.17;
                                                 range $3.15 to $3.22.
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TKLC  Tekelec                    2011     N   Expects eps of $0.22 to $0.32.
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                                              Mean estimate is $0.23;
                                                 range $0.20 to $0.27.
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TPC   Tutor Perini Corp          2011     N   Expects eps of $2.20 to $2.40.
                                              Mean estimate is $2.37;
                                                 range $2.30 to $2.40.
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TTMI  Ttm Technologies          Q2/11     N   Expects eps of $0.36 to $0.45.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.43;
                                                 range $0.42 to $0.44.
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TW    Towers Watson & Co-Cl A   Q2/11     N   Expects eps of $0.99 to $1.02.
                                              Mean estimate is $1.02;
                                                 range $0.99 to $1.05.
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TW    Towers Watson & Co-Cl A    2011     U   Expects eps of $4.40 to $4.43.
                                              Mean estimate is $4.16;
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                                                 range $4.11 to $4.35.
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UEIC  Universal Electronics Inc Q2/11     D   Expects eps of $0.42 to $0.52.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.58;
                                                 range $0.50 to $0.66.
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UEIC  Universal Electronics Inc  2011     N   Expects eps of $2.10 to $2.40.
                                              Mean estimate is $2.23;
                                                 range $2.20 to $2.28.
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WGL   WGL Holdings Inc           2011     N   Expects eps of $2.00 to $2.12.
                                              Mean estimate is $2.06;
                                                 range $1.98 to $2.16.
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WMGI  Wright Medical Group Inc   2011     U   Expects eps of $0.89 to $0.97.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.87;
                                                 range $0.71 to $0.98.
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WRC   Warnaco Group Inc/The      2011     N   Expects eps of $3.95 to $4.15.
                                              Mean estimate is $4.08;
                                                 range $4.00 to $4.20.
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WTSLA Wet Seal Inc/The-Class A  Q1/11     U   Expects eps of $0.08.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.07;
                                                 range $0.06 to $0.08.
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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.

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