U.S. Companies Issuing Profit Outlooks for the Week of Aug. 19

The following U.S. companies provided their financial outlooks this week:

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                                Weekly
                                 Tally   Q2/11  Q3/11   2011   2012   Total
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                                          ------------Cumulative------------
Total:                               73    523    372  2,303    120   6,136
 Up:                                 17     86     55    522     33   23.3%
 Down                                21    165    145    499     14   25.3%
 Neutral                             34    253    169  1,169     34   46.2%
 Ex-Item Charges                      1     19      3    113     39    5.1%
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S&P 500:                             29    128    102    685     58   1,751
 Up:                                  6     18     10    141     18   22.7%
 Down                                 7     44     42    144      6   22.6%
 Neutral                             15     61     49    356     15   47.9%
 Ex-Item Charges                      1      5      1     44     19    6.9%
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Aug. 15
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A*    Agilent Technologies Inc  Q3/11     N   Expects eps of $0.79 to $0.81.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.81;
                                                 range $0.79 to $0.84.
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A*    Agilent Technologies Inc   2011     U   Expects eps of $2.90 to $2.92.
                                              Mean estimate is $2.87;
                                                 range $2.84 to $2.91.
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EL*   Estee Lauder Companies-Cl Q3/11     N   Expects eps of $1.10 to $1.20.
                                              Mean estimate is $1.13;
                                                 range $1.09 to $1.19.
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EL*   Estee Lauder Companies-Cl  2012     D   Expects eps of $4.00 to $4.20.
                                              Mean estimate is $4.35;
                                                 range $3.65 to $4.58.
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ELLI  Ellie Mae Inc              2011     D   Expects eps of $0.06 to $0.11.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.17;
                                                 range $0.01 to $0.23.
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FN    Fabrinet                  Q3/11     D   Expects eps of $0.41 to $0.43.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.46;
                                                 range $0.44 to $0.47.
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LOW*  Lowe’S Cos Inc            Q3/11     N   Expects eps of $0.31 to $0.35.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.34;
                                                 range $0.32 to $0.37.
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LOW*  Lowe’S Cos Inc             2011     D   Expects eps of $1.54 to $1.60.
                                              Mean estimate is $1.61;
                                                 range $1.54 to $1.66.
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VAL   Valspar Corp               2011     N   Expects eps of $2.47 to $2.57.
                                              Mean estimate is $2.55;
                                                 range $2.45 to $2.60.
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Aug. 16
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ADI*  Analog Devices Inc        Q3/11     D   Expects eps of $0.60 to $0.68.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.72;
                                                 range $0.61 to $0.77.
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BCSI  Blue Coat Systems Inc     Q3/11     D   Expects eps of ($0.04) to $0.04.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.13;
                                                 range $0.06 to $0.21.
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BDX*  Becton Dickinson And Co    2011     X   Expects $0.05 eps charge from
                                                 Carmel Pharma acquisition.
                                              Mean estimate is $5.67;
                                                 range $5.62 to $5.70.
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DKS   Dick’S Sporting Goods Inc Q3/11     D   Expects eps of $0.24 to $0.26.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.28;
                                                 range $0.25 to $0.31.
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DKS   Dick’S Sporting Goods Inc  2011     N   Expects eps of $1.94 to $1.96.
                                              Mean estimate is $1.94;
                                                 range $1.83 to $2.03.
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GKSR  G & K Services Inc -Cl A   2012     N   Expects eps of $1.70 to $2.00.
                                              Mean estimate is $2.00;
                                                 range $1.85 to $2.16.
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HD*   Home Depot Inc             2011     U   Expects eps of $2.34.
                                              Mean estimate is $2.30;
                                                 range $2.23 to $2.40.
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KID   Kid Brands Inc             2011     D   Expects eps of $0.40 to $0.42.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.64;
                                                 range $0.56 to $0.90.
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LCRY  Lecroy Corp               Q3/11     N   Expects eps of $0.23 to $0.26.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.26;
                                                 range $0.25 to $0.27.
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LCRY  Lecroy Corp                2012     D   Expects eps of $1.15 to $1.20.
                                              Mean estimate is $1.21;
                                                 range $1.16 to $1.25.
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PRGO  Perrigo Co                 2011     U   Expects eps of $4.50 to $4.65.
                                              Mean estimate is $4.00;
                                                 range $3.98 to $4.05.
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SKUL  Skullcandy Inc             2011     D   Expects eps of $0.87 to $0.92.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.95;
                                                 range $0.95 to $0.95.
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TJX*  Tjx Companies Inc         Q3/11     N   Expects gaap of $1.03 to $1.07.
                                              Mean estimate is $1.05;
                                                 range $1.03 to $1.07.
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TW    Towers Watson & Co-Cl A   Q3/11     N   Expects eps of $1.02 to $1.07.
                                              Mean estimate is $1.06;
                                                 range $1.04 to $1.09.
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WMT*  Wal-Mart Stores Inc       Q3/11     N   Expects eps of $0.95 to $1.00.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.97;
                                                 range $0.93 to $0.99.
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WMT*  Wal-Mart Stores Inc        2011     N   Expects eps of $4.41 to $4.51.
                                              Mean estimate is $4.47;
                                                 range $4.40 to $4.59.
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Aug. 17
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CACI  Caci International Inc -C  2012     U   Expects eps of $4.70 to $4.90.
                                              Mean estimate is $4.68;
                                                 range $4.49 to $4.82.
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HOTT  Hot Topic Inc             Q3/11     N   Expects eps of $0.07 to $0.09.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.08;
                                                 range $0.06 to $0.10.
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HOTT  Hot Topic Inc              2011     U   Expects eps of $0.17 to $0.23.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.16;
                                                 range $0.15 to $0.20.
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LTD*  Limited Brands Inc         2011     N   Expects eps of $2.35 to $2.50.
                                              Mean estimate is $2.47;
                                                 range $2.32 to $2.62.
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LTD*  Limited Brands Inc        Q3/11     N   Expects eps of $0.17 to $0.22.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.22;
                                                 range $0.16 to $0.26.
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NTAP* Netapp Inc                Q3/11     N   Expects eps of $0.58 to $0.62.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.61;
                                                 range $0.58 to $0.66.
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PETM  Petsmart Inc              Q3/11     N   Expects eps of $0.41 to $0.45.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.45;
                                                 range $0.42 to $0.50.
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PETM  Petsmart Inc               2011     N   Expects eps of $2.40 to $2.48.
                                              Mean estimate is $2.43;
                                                 range $2.34 to $2.55.
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SNPS  Synopsys Inc              Q3/11     U   Expects eps of $0.44 to $0.46.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.42;
                                                 range $0.40 to $0.47.
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SNPS  Synopsys Inc               2011     U   Expects eps of $1.79 to $1.81.
                                              Mean estimate is $1.75;
                                                 range $1.71 to $1.79.
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SPLS* Staples Inc               Q3/11     N   Expects gaap of $0.46 to $0.48.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.46;
                                                 range $0.44 to $0.49.
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SPLS* Staples Inc                2011     U   Expects eps of $1.39 to $1.45.
                                              Mean estimate is $1.37;
                                                 range $1.29 to $1.42.
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TGT*  Target Corp               Q3/11     N   Expects eps of $0.70 to $0.75.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.71;
                                                 range $0.60 to $0.75.
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TGT*  Target Corp                2011     U   Expects eps of $4.15 to $4.30.
                                              Mean estimate is $4.13;
                                                 range $3.78 to $4.24.
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Aug. 18
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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/The     2011     N   Expects gaap of $0.70 to $1.00.
                                              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;
                                                 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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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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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.
                                              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;
                                                 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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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/The-Class A  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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Aug. 19
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HIBB  Hibbett Sports Inc         2011     N   Expects eps of $1.90 to $2.00.
                                              Mean estimate is $1.97;
                                                 range $1.90 to $2.03.
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MRVL  Marvell Technology Group  Q3/11     N   Expects eps of $0.41.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.41;
                                                 range $0.38 to $0.45.
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NOTE: * Denotes company is in the S&P 500. Cumulative figures
begin in July 2010. Up, Down and Neutral ratings are based on a
comparison between the company forecast and the consensus
analyst estimate. Ex-item charges are company announced
extraordinary items which will have an impact on future
earnings per share.

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