U.S. Companies Issuing Profit Outlooks for July 19

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

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                                July 19
                                   2011 Q2/11  Q3/11    2011   2012  Total
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                                          ------------Cumulative------------
Total:                               19    511     39  1,881     85   5,321
 Up:                                  6     82      4    403     23     23%
 Down                                 7    160     16    400      5     25%
 Neutral                              3    250     17    966     22     46%
 Ex-Item Charges                      3     19      2    112     35      6%
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S&P 500:                              9    123     17    560     47   1,523
 Up:                                  1     14      1    108     14     23%
 Down                                 4     44      8    118      4     22%
 Neutral                              3     60      7    291     12     48%
 Ex-Item Charges                      1      5      1     43     17      8%
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      Company                   Period  Down  Guidance
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AAPL* Apple Inc                 Q3/11     D   Expects eps of $5.50.
                                              Mean estimate is $6.41;
                                                 range $5.35 to $7.08.
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AOS   Smith (A.O.) Corp          2011     D   Expects eps of $1.95 to $2.05.
                                              Mean estimate is $2.10;
                                                 range $2.03 to $2.20.
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AOS   Smith (A.O.) Corp         Q4/11     X   Expects $0.10  eps addition from
                                                 acquisition of Lochinvar.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.55;
                                                 range $0.53 to $0.59.
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AOS   Smith (A.O.) Corp          2012     X   Expects $0.40 to $0.50 eps addition
                                                 from acquisition of Lochinvar.
                                              Mean estimate is $2.47;
                                                 range $2.33 to $2.55.
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      Company                   Period  Down  Guidance
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AVY*  Avery Dennison Corp       Q2/11     D   Expects eps of $0.74 to $0.79.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.88;
                                                 range $0.74 to $0.96.
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AVY*  Avery Dennison Corp        2011     D   Expects eps of $2.45 to $2.75.
                                              Mean estimate is $3.04;
                                                 range $2.50 to $3.15.
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BTU*  Peabody Energy Corp        2011     N   Expects eps of $4.20 to $4.60.
                                              Mean estimate is $4.50;
                                                 range $4.00 to $5.31.
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BTU*  Peabody Energy Corp       Q3/11     D   Expects eps of $1.05 to $1.25.
                                              Mean estimate is $1.41;
                                                 range $1.13 to $1.74.
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      Company                   Period  Down  Guidance
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CTAS* Cintas Corp                2011     U   Expects eps of $1.97 to $2.05.
                                              Mean estimate is $1.82;
                                                 range $1.74 to $1.88.
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ELS   Equity Lifestyle Prop.    Q3/11     U   Expects ffo of $1.07.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.80;
                                                 range $0.54 to $1.03.
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ELS   Equity Lifestyle Prop.    Q4/11     U   Expects ffo of $1.00.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.89;
                                                 range $0.70 to $1.03.
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ELS   Equity Lifestyle Prop.     2011     U   Expects ffo of $4.01.
                                              Mean estimate is $3.61;
                                                 range $3.30 to $3.88.
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      Company                   Period  Down  Guidance
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GWW*  Ww Grainger Inc            2011     N   Expects eps of $8.40 to $8.70.
                                              Mean estimate is $8.66;
                                                 range $8.52 to $9.07.
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HGIC  Harleysville Group Inc    Q2/11     D   Expects eps of ($0.46) to ($0.40).
                                              Mean estimate is $0.47;
                                                 range $0.20 to $0.59.
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KO*   Coca-Cola Co/The           2011     X   Expects $0.05 to $0.03 eps charge
                                                 from natural disasters in Japan.
                                              Mean estimate is $3.86;
                                                 range $3.80 to $3.94.
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MANH  Manhattan Associates Inc   2011     U   Expects eps of $1.97 to $2.02.
                                              Mean estimate is $1.90;
                                                 range $1.88 to $1.91.
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      Company                   Period  Down  Guidance
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PII   Polaris Industries Inc     2011     U   Expects eps of $5.93 to $6.05.
                                              Mean estimate is $5.86;
                                                 range $5.65 to $6.21.
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PKG   Packaging Corp Of America Q3/11     D   Expects eps of $0.43.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.47;
                                                 range $0.41 to $0.52.
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UNH*  Unitedhealth Group Inc     2011     N   Expects eps of $4.15 to $4.25.
                                              Mean estimate is $4.15;
                                                 range $4.05 to $4.82.
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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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