U.S. Companies Issuing Profit Outlooks for the Week of Sept. 16

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

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                                Weekly
                                 Tally   Q3/11  Q4/11   2011   2012   Total
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                                          ------------Cumulative------------
Total:                               28    416      2  2,348    153   6,268
 Up:                                  1     56      0    529     39   23.1%
 Down                                12    164      1    516     17   25.4%
 Neutral                              8    189      1  1,188     45   46.0%
 Ex-Item Charges                      7      7      0    115     52    5.4%
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S&P 500:                              7    110      0    695     66   1,779
 Up:                                  0     10      0    142     18   22.4%
 Down                                 3     45      0    148      6   22.6%
 Neutral                              2     51      0    360     18   47.7%
 Ex-Item Charges                      2      4      0     45     24    7.4%
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      Company                   Period  Down  Guidance
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Sept. 12

BRC   Brady Corporation - Cl A   2012     N   Expects eps of $2.30 to $2.50.
                                              Mean estimate is $2.47;
                                                 range $2.35 to $2.55.
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BRCM* Broadcom Corp-Cl A         2012     X   Expects $0.10 eps addition from
                                              acquisition of Netlogic Microsystems.
                                              Mean estimate is $3.12;
                                                 range $2.85 to $3.42.
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IART  Integra Lifesciences Hold Q4/11     X   Expects $0.06 to $0.05 eps charge from
                                              acquisition of Ascension Orthopedics.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.79;
                                                 range $0.64 to $0.89.
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IART  Integra Lifesciences Hold  2012     X   Expects $0.08 to $0.06 eps charge from
                                              acquisition of Ascension Orthopedics.
                                              Mean estimate is $3.20;
                                                 range $2.51 to $3.54.
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Sept. 13
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ARAY  Accuray Inc               Q2/11     D   Expects eps of ($0.43) to ($0.39).
                                              Mean estimate is $0.06;
                                                 range $0.02 to $0.10.
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ARAY  Accuray Inc                2011     D   Expects eps of ($0.47) to ($0.44).
                                              Mean estimate is $0.05;
                                                 range $0.00 to $0.11.
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BBY*  Best Buy Co Inc            2011     D   Expects eps of $3.15 to $3.40.
                                              Mean estimate is $3.47;
                                                 range $3.28 to $3.76.
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CBRL  Cracker Barrel             2012     D   Expects eps of $4.05 to $4.20.
                                              Mean estimate is $4.23;
                                                 range $3.96 to $4.55.
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STLD  Steel Dynamics Inc        Q3/11     D   Expects eps of $0.18 to $0.22.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.28;
                                                 range $0.21 to $0.36.
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VFC*  Vf Corp                    2011     X   Expects $0.45  eps addition from
                                              acquisition of Timberland.
                                              Mean estimate is $7.71;
                                                 range $7.36 to $8.10.
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Sept. 14
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ASNA  Ascena Retail Group Inc    2012     N   Expects eps of $2.55 to $2.65.
                                              Mean estimate is $2.64;
                                                 range $2.55 to $2.69.
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GXP   Great Plains Energy Inc    2011     N   Expects eps of $1.10 to $1.25.
                                              Mean estimate is $1.25;
                                                 range $1.14 to $1.45.
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GXP   Great Plains Energy Inc    2012     N   Expects eps of $1.35 to $1.55.
                                              Mean estimate is $1.50;
                                                 range $1.43 to $1.60.
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SOA   Solutia Inc               Q3/11     D   Expects eps of $0.40 to $0.45.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.56;
                                                 range $0.50 to $0.61.
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SOA   Solutia Inc               Q4/11     D   Expects eps of $0.49 to $0.54.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.55;
                                                 range $0.48 to $0.58.
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SOA   Solutia Inc                2011     D   Expects eps of $1.95 to $2.05.
                                              Mean estimate is $2.17;
                                                 range $2.05 to $2.20.
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TXT*  Textron Inc                2011     D   Expects eps of $0.90 to $0.10.
                                              Mean estimate is $1.11;
                                                 range $1.05 to $1.18.
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Sept. 15
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CBE   Cooper Industries Plc     Q3/11     D   Expects eps of $0.94 to $0.98.
                                              Mean estimate is $1.02;
                                                 range $0.98 to $1.07.
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CBE   Cooper Industries Plc      2011     D   Expects eps of $3.75 to $3.82.
                                              Mean estimate is $3.90;
                                                 range $3.83 to $4.00.
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COL*  Rockwell Collins Inc       2012     N   Expects eps of $4.40 to $4.60.
                                              Mean estimate is $4.51;
                                                 range $4.36 to $4.72.
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NUE*  Nucor Corp                Q3/11     D   Expects eps of $0.45 to $0.55.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.64;
                                                 range $0.45 to $0.80.
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PLL*  Pall Corp                  2012     N   Expects eps of $3.07 to $3.32.
                                              Mean estimate is $3.23;
                                                 range $2.90 to $3.45.
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RIMM  Research In Motion        Q4/11     N   Expects eps of $1.20 to $1.40.
                                              Mean estimate is $1.38;
                                                 range $0.92 to $1.73.
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RIMM  Research In Motion         2012     U   Expects eps of $5.25 to $6.00.
                                              Mean estimate is $5.10;
                                                 range $4.00 to $5.95.
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WMGI  Wright Medical Group Inc   2012     X   Expects $0.05 to $0.06 eps addition
                                              from workforce cuts.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.96;
                                                 range $0.75 to $1.20.
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Sept. 16
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BABY  Natus Medical Inc          2012     X   Expects $0.08  eps addition from
                                              acquisition of Embla Systems.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.73;
                                                 range $0.69 to $0.87.
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RLOG  Rand Logistics Inc         2011     N   Expects eps of $0.41 to $0.50.
                                              No estimate available.

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VIVO  Meridian Bioscience Inc    2012     X   Expects $0.02 to $0.01 eps charge from
                                              consolidation of Life Science
                                              operations.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.86;
                                                 range $0.77 to $1.00.
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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.

SOURCE: Bloomberg

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