U.S. Companies Issuing Profit Outlooks for July 20

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

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                                July 20
                                   2011 Q2/11  Q3/11    2011   2012  Total
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                                          ------------Cumulative------------
Total:                               43    513     56  1,903     86   5,364
 Up:                                  8     83      5    409     23     23%
 Down                                16    161     24    406      5     25%
 Neutral                             18    250     25    976     22     46%
 Ex-Item Charges                      1     19      2    112     36      6%
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S&P 500:                             17    124     23    570     47   1,540
 Up:                                  3     15      1    110     14     23%
 Down                                 4     44     11    119      4     22%
 Neutral                             10     60     10    298     12     48%
 Ex-Item Charges                      0      5      1     43     17      8%
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      Company                   Period  Down  Guidance
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ABT*  Abbott Laboratories        2011     N   Expects eps of $4.58 to $4.68.
                                              Mean estimate is $4.60;
                                                 range $4.50 to $4.67.
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APH*  Amphenol Corp-Cl A         2011     N   Expects eps of $3.07 to $3.11.
                                              Mean estimate is $3.10;
                                                 range $3.05 to $3.17.
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APH*  Amphenol Corp-Cl A        Q3/11     N   Expects eps of $0.77 to $0.79.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.79;
                                                 range $0.77 to $0.80.
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ATR   Aptargroup Inc            Q3/11     N   Expects eps of $0.70 to $0.75.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.75;
                                                 range $0.72 to $0.80.
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CCK   Crown Holdings Inc        Q3/11     N   Expects eps of $0.95 to $1.05.
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      Company                   Period  Down  Guidance
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                                              Mean estimate is $1.02;
                                                 range $0.96 to $1.05.
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CTRN  Citi Trends Inc           Q2/11     D   Expects eps of ($0.70) to ($0.60).
                                              Mean estimate is ($0.12);
                                                 range ($0.14) to ($0.09).
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DGX*  Quest Diagnostics Inc      2011     N   Expects eps of $4.25 to $4.35.
                                              Mean estimate is $4.28;
                                                 range $3.64 to $4.39.
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DST   DST Systems Inc            2012     X   Expects $0.26  eps addition from
                                                 acquisition of ALPS Holdings
                                              Mean estimate is $4.27;
                                                 range $3.64 to $4.70.
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DTLK  Datalink Corp             Q3/11     U   Expects eps of $0.15 to $0.19.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.12;
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      Company                   Period  Down  Guidance
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                                                 range $0.11 to $0.12.
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EBAY* Ebay Inc                   2011     N   Expects eps of $1.97 to $2.00.
                                              Mean estimate is $1.98;
                                                 range $1.91 to $2.04.
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EBAY* Ebay Inc                  Q3/11     D   Expects eps of $0.46 to $0.47.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.48;
                                                 range $0.45 to $0.50.
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ECL*  Ecolab Inc                Q2/11     U   Expects eps of $0.64.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.63;
                                                 range $0.62 to $0.64.
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ECL*  Ecolab Inc                 2011     N   Expects eps of $2.52 to $2.56.
                                              Mean estimate is $2.52;
                                                 range $2.50 to $2.56.
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      Company                   Period  Down  Guidance
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EMCI  EMC Ins Group Inc          2011     D   Expects eps of ($0.55) to ($0.30).
                                              Mean estimate is $0.30;
                                                 range $0.10 to $0.50.
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EWBC  East West Bancorp Inc      2011     N   Expects eps of $1.52 to $1.54.
                                              Mean estimate is $1.52;
                                                 range $1.47 to $1.59.
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FCFS  First Cash Finl Svcs Inc   2011     D   Expects eps of $2.16 to $2.20.
                                              Mean estimate is $2.22;
                                                 range $2.20 to $2.30.
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FFIV* F5 Networks Inc           Q3/11     N   Expects eps of $0.97 to $0.99.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.98;
                                                 range $0.91 to $1.07.
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      Company                   Period  Down  Guidance
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FWRD  Forward Air Corporation   Q3/11     N   Expects eps of $0.38 to $0.42.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.40;
                                                 range $0.36 to $0.42.
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HBI   Hanesbrands Inc           Q3/11     D   Expects eps of $0.82.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.92;
                                                 range $0.80 to $1.03.
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HNI   HNI Corp                  Q3/11     D   Expects eps of $0.37 to $0.43.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.97;
                                                 range $0.90 to $1.10.
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HNI   HNI Corp                   2011     U   Expects eps of $0.90 to $1.00.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.47;
                                                 range $0.43 to $0.56.
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HST*  Host Hotels & Resorts Inc  2011     D   Expects ffo of $0.87 to $0.91.
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      Company                   Period  Down  Guidance
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                                              Mean estimate is $0.92;
                                                 range $0.86 to $0.98.
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IEX   Idex Corp                 Q3/11     N   Expects eps of $0.60 to $0.62.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.61;
                                                 range $0.57 to $0.66.
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IEX   Idex Corp                  2011     N   Expects eps of $2.40 to $2.46.
                                              Mean estimate is $2.43;
                                                 range $2.33 to $2.56.
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JCI*  Johnson Controls Inc      Q3/11     D   Expects eps of $0.75.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.80;
                                                 range $0.66 to $0.85.
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LHO   Lasalle Hotel Properties   2011     D   Expects ffo of $1.47 to $1.57.
                                              Mean estimate is $1.63;
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      Company                   Period  Down  Guidance
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                                                 range $1.53 to $1.76.
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LUFK  Lufkin Industries Inc     Q3/11     D   Expects eps of $0.72 to $0.82.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.88;
                                                 range $0.81 to $0.96.
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LUFK  Lufkin Industries Inc     Q4/11     D   Expects eps of $0.85 to $0.95.
                                              Mean estimate is $1.02;
                                                 range $0.95 to $1.10.
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MKSI  Mks Instruments Inc       Q3/11     D   Expects eps of $0.40 to $0.60.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.63;
                                                 range $0.60 to $0.67.
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NLC   Nalco Holding Co           2011     U   Expects eps of $1.70.
                                              Mean estimate is $1.63;
                                                 range $1.58 to $1.74.
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      Company                   Period  Down  Guidance
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PLXS  Plexus Corp               Q3/11     D   Expects eps of $0.50 to $0.55.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.60;
                                                 range $0.55 to $0.67.
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QCOM* Qualcomm Inc              Q3/11     N   Expects eps of $0.75 to $0.80.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.75;
                                                 range $0.63 to $0.81.
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QCOM* Qualcomm Inc               2011     U   Expects eps of $3.15 to $3.20.
                                              Mean estimate is $3.12;
                                                 range $2.55 to $3.27.
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SABA  Saba Software Inc          2011     D   Expects eps of ($0.23) to ($0.17).
                                              Mean estimate is ($0.06);
                                                 range ($0.11) to ($0.01).
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      Company                   Period  Down  Guidance
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SCSS  Select Comfort Corporatio  2011     N   Expects eps of $0.90 to $0.96.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.90;
                                                 range $0.85 to $0.95.
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SLM*  SLM Corp                   2011     U   Expects eps of $1.80.
                                              Mean estimate is $1.78;
                                                 range $1.70 to $1.86.
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STJ*  St Jude Medical Inc       Q3/11     D   Expects eps of $0.74 to $0.76.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.80;
                                                 range $0.76 to $0.83.
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STJ*  St Jude Medical Inc        2011     N   Expects eps of $3.25 to $3.30.
                                              Mean estimate is $3.30;
                                                 range $3.21 to $3.35.
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TEL   Te Connectivity Ltd        2011     U   Expects eps of $3.06 to $3.10.
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      Company                   Period  Down  Guidance
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                                              Mean estimate is $3.02;
                                                 range $2.98 to $3.09.
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TEL   Te Connectivity Ltd       Q3/11     N   Expects eps of $0.84 to $0.88.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.86;
                                                 range $0.83 to $0.87.
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TESS  Tessco Technologies Inc    2011     U   Expects eps of $1.70 to $2.10.
                                              Mean estimate is $1.46;
                                                 range $1.34 to $1.58.
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TEX   Terex Corp                 2011     D   Expects eps of $0.40 to $0.60.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.74;
                                                 range $0.53 to $1.00.
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UTX*  United Technologies Corp   2011     N   Expects eps of $5.35 to $5.45.
                                              Mean estimate is $5.44;
                                                 range $5.35 to $5.57.
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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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