U.S. Companies Issuing Profit Outlooks for May 24

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

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                                 May 24
                                   2011 Q2/11  Q3/11    2011   2012  Total
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                                          ------------Cumulative------------
Total:                               15    427      7  1,769     63   5,064
 Up:                                  0     68      0    380     19     24%
 Down                                 9    130      0    371      1     24%
 Neutral                              5    219      6    918     16     47%
 Ex-Item Charges                      1     10      1    100     27      5%
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S&P 500:                              5    106      1    522     38   1,442
 Up:                                  0     12      0    102     13     23%
 Down                                 3     36      0    110      2     21%
 Neutral                              1     55      0    275     11     48%
 Ex-Item Charges                      1      3      1     35     12      7%
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      Company                   Period  Down  Guidance
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AMAT* Applied Materials Inc     Q2/11     D   Expects eps of $0.31 to $0.37.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.38;
                                                 range $0.32 to $0.42.
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BRCM* Broadcom Corp-Cl A         2011     X   Expects $0.01  eps charge from
                                                 acquisition of SC Square.
                                              Mean estimate is $2.73;
                                                 range $2.09 to $3.00.
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CBRL  Cracker Barrel Old         2011     D   Expects eps of $3.80 to $3.90.
                                              Mean estimate is $4.09;
                                                 range $4.00 to $4.14.
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DSW   DSW Inc-Class A            2011     N   Expects eps of $2.65 to $2.80.
                                              Mean estimate is $2.71;
                                                 range $2.60 to $2.80.
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EP*   El Paso Corp               2011     N   Expects eps of $1.00 to $1.10.
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      Company                   Period  Down  Guidance
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                                              Mean estimate is $1.07;
                                                 range $0.93 to $1.38.
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EXPR  Express Inc               Q2/11     D   Expects eps of $0.12 to $0.15.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.16;
                                                 range $0.13 to $0.17.
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EXPR  Express Inc                2011     N   Expects eps of $1.52 to $1.61.
                                              Mean estimate is $1.58;
                                                 range $1.54 to $1.61.
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KMGB  KMG Chemicals Inc         Q1/11     D   Expects eps of $0.21.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.31;
                                                 range $0.27 to $0.35.
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MDT*  Medtronic Inc              2011     D   Expects eps of $3.43 to $3.50.
                                              Mean estimate is $3.62;
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                                         Up/
      Company                   Period  Down  Guidance
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                                                 range $3.54 to $3.75.
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OII   Oceaneering Intl Inc      Q2/11     N   Expects eps of $0.90 to $1.00.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.95;
                                                 range $0.84 to $1.00.
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OII   Oceaneering Intl Inc       2011     N   Expects eps of $3.66 to $3.92.
                                              Mean estimate is $3.86;
                                                 range $3.75 to $3.95.
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PSUN  Pacific Sunwear Of Calif  Q2/11     D   Expects eps of ($0.29) to ($0.22).
                                              Mean estimate is ($0.19);
                                                 range ($0.24) to ($0.13).
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QCOM* Qualcomm Inc               2011     D   Expects eps -$0.13 to
                                                 -$0.09 charge from Atheros
                                                 Communications acquisition.
                                              Mean estimate is $3.14;
                                                 range $3.03 to $3.24.
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                                         Up/
      Company                   Period  Down  Guidance
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TTWO  Take-Two Interactive Soft Q2/11     D   Expects eps of $0.00 to $0.10.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.13;
                                                 range ($0.04) to $0.20.
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TTWO  Take-Two Interactive Soft  2011     D   Expects eps of $0.10 to $0.35.
                                              Mean estimate is $1.46;
                                                 range $0.81 to $2.50.
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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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