U.S. Companies Issuing Profit Outlooks for Aug. 18

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

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                                Aug. 18
                                   2011 Q2/11  Q3/11    2011   2012  Total
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                                          ------------Cumulative------------
Total:                               32    523    371  2,302    120   6,134
 Up:                                  8     86     55    522     33     23%
 Down                                11    165    145    499     14     25%
 Neutral                             13    253    168  1,168     34     46%
 Ex-Item Charges                      0     19      3    113     39      5%
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S&P 500:                             10    128    102    685     58   1,751
 Up:                                  2     18     10    141     18     23%
 Down                                 4     44     42    144      6     23%
 Neutral                              4     61     49    356     15     48%
 Ex-Item Charges                      0      5      1     44     19      7%
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      Company                   Period  Down  Guidance
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ADSK* Autodesk Inc              Q3/11     N   Expects eps of $0.38 to $0.42.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.41;
                                                 range $0.39 to $0.43.
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ARO   Aeropostale Inc           Q3/11     D   Expects gaap of $0.09 to $0.15.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.32;
                                                 range $0.16 to $0.56.
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ARX   Aeroflex Holding Corp     Q3/11     D   Expects eps of $0.09 to $0.11.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.21;
                                                 range $0.16 to $0.27.
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ARX   Aeroflex Holding Corp      2012     N   Expects eps of $1.09 to $1.22.
                                              Mean estimate is $1.16;
                                                 range $1.07 to $1.29.
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BONT  Bon-Ton Stores Inc         2011     N   Expects gaap of $0.70 to $1.00.
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      Company                   Period  Down  Guidance
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                                              Mean estimate is $0.79;
                                                 range $0.79 to $0.79.
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CATO  Cato Corp-Class A         Q3/11     N   Expects eps of $0.18 to $0.21.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.19;
                                                 range $0.19 to $0.19.
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CATO  Cato Corp-Class A         Q4/11     D   Expects eps of $0.32 to $0.35.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.38;
                                                 range $0.38 to $0.38.
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CRM*  Salesforce.Com Inc        Q3/11     N   Expects eps of $0.30 to $0.31.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.31;
                                                 range $0.27 to $0.34.
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DLTR  Dollar Tree Inc            2011     N   Expects eps of $0.77 to $0.83.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.82;
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      Company                   Period  Down  Guidance
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                                                 range $0.78 to $0.87.
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DLTR  Dollar Tree Inc            2011     N   Expects eps of $3.82 to $3.95.
                                              Mean estimate is $3.91;
                                                 range $3.76 to $4.08.
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GME*  Gamestop Corp-Class A     Q3/11     N   Expects eps of $0.38 to $0.41.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.38;
                                                 range $0.24 to $0.43.
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HPQ*  Hewlett-Packard Co        Q3/11     D   Expects eps of $1.12 to $1.16.
                                              Mean estimate is $1.31;
                                                 range $1.16 to $1.40.
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HPQ*  Hewlett-Packard Co         2011     D   Expects eps of $4.82 to $4.86.
                                              Mean estimate is $5.00;
                                                 range $4.53 to $5.20.
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      Company                   Period  Down  Guidance
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INTU* Intuit Inc                Q3/11     N   Expects eps of ($0.13) to ($0.11).
                                              Mean estimate is ($0.11);
                                                 range ($0.13) to ($0.08).
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INTU* Intuit Inc                 2012     U   Expects eps of $2.85 to $2.94.
                                              Mean estimate is $2.84;
                                                 range $2.77 to $2.95.
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KNSY  Kensey Nash Corp          Q3/11     D   Expects eps of $0.29 to $0.32.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.36;
                                                 range $0.33 to $0.38.
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KNSY  Kensey Nash Corp           2012     U   Expects eps of $1.88 to $1.91.
                                              Mean estimate is $1.86;
                                                 range $1.82 to $1.89.
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      Company                   Period  Down  Guidance
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KNSY  Kensey Nash Corp          Q4/11     U   Expects eps of $0.64.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.42;
                                                 range $0.42 to $0.42.
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MENT  Mentor Graphics Corp      Q3/11     U   Expects eps of $0.21.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.19;
                                                 range $0.10 to $0.24.
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MENT  Mentor Graphics Corp       2011     U   Expects eps of $1.03.
                                              Mean estimate is $1.01;
                                                 range $1.00 to $1.05.
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NDSN  Nordson Corp              Q3/11     D   Expects eps of $0.79 to $0.86.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.91;
                                                 range $0.88 to $0.95.
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OPLK  Oplink Communications Inc Q3/11     D   Expects eps of $0.12 to $0.18.
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      Company                   Period  Down  Guidance
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                                              Mean estimate is $0.34;
                                                 range $0.34 to $0.34.
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PERY  Perry Ellis International  2011     N   Expects eps of $2.45 to $2.52.
                                              Mean estimate is $2.52;
                                                 range $2.40 to $2.81.
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PLCE  Children’S Place          Q3/11     N   Expects eps of $1.23 to $1.28.
                                              Mean estimate is $1.27;
                                                 range $1.21 to $1.32.
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PLCE  Children’S Place           2011     N   Expects eps of $3.13 to $3.25.
                                              Mean estimate is $3.25;
                                                 range $3.10 to $3.33.
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ROST* Ross Stores Inc           Q3/11     D   Expects eps of $1.00 to $1.04.
                                              Mean estimate is $1.12;
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      Company                   Period  Down  Guidance
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                                                 range $1.07 to $1.17.
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ROST* Ross Stores Inc            2011     D   Expects eps of $5.29 to $5.39.
                                              Mean estimate is $5.40;
                                                 range $5.30 to $5.50.
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ROST* Ross Stores Inc           Q4/11     U   Expects eps of $1.53 to $1.59.
                                              Mean estimate is $1.52;
                                                 range $1.44 to $1.59.
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SSI   Stage Stores Inc          Q3/11     D   Expects eps of ($0.24) to ($0.21).
                                              Mean estimate is ($0.19);
                                                 range ($0.23) to ($0.16).
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SSI   Stage Stores Inc           2011     N   Expects eps of $1.10 to $1.16.
                                              Mean estimate is $1.10;
                                                 range $1.05 to $1.15.
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      Company                   Period  Down  Guidance
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SSI   Stage Stores Inc          Q4/11     U   Expects eps of $1.08 to $1.12.
                                              Mean estimate is $1.06;
                                                 range $0.95 to $1.14.
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WTSLA Wet Seal Inc              Q3/11     U   Expects eps of $0.05 to $0.06.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.04;
                                                 range $0.02 to $0.05.
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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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