U.S. Companies Issuing Profit Outlooks for Oct. 5

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

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                                 Oct. 5
                                   2011 Q3/11  Q4/11    2011   2012  Total
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                                          ------------Cumulative------------
Total:                               13    430     24  2,377    162   6,344
 Up:                                  1     57      3    535     40     23%
 Down                                 6    171      8    526     19     26%
 Neutral                              6    192     12  1,201     48     46%
 Ex-Item Charges                      0     10      1    115     55      5%
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S&P 500:                              5    113     10    703     71   1,806
 Up:                                  1     10      2    143     19     22%
 Down                                 1     46      1    151      8     23%
 Neutral                              3     51      7    364     20     48%
 Ex-Item Charges                      0      6      0     45     24      7%
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                                         Up/
      Company                   Period  Down  Guidance
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AIR   Aar Corp                   2011     N   Expects eps of $1.85 to $2.05.
                                              Mean estimate is $2.05;
                                                 range $1.95 to $2.25.
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LUFK  Lufkin Industries Inc     Q3/11     D   Expects eps of $0.55 to $0.60.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.77;
                                                 range $0.72 to $0.81.
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LUFK  Lufkin Industries Inc     Q4/11     D   Expects eps of $0.70 to $0.80.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.91;
                                                 range $0.86 to $0.94.
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MAR*  Marriott International-Cl Q4/11     N   Expects eps of $0.45 to $0.50.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.49;
                                                 range $0.46 to $0.54.
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MAR*  Marriott International-Cl  2011     N   Expects eps of $1.37 to $1.42.
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                                         Up/
      Company                   Period  Down  Guidance
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                                              Mean estimate is $1.39;
                                                 range $1.33 to $1.46.
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MAR*  Marriott International-Cl  2012     D   Expects eps of $1.48 to $1.68.
                                              Mean estimate is $1.69;
                                                 range $1.48 to $2.04.
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MON*  Monsanto Co               Q4/11     U   Expects gaap of $0.10 to $0.15.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.07;
                                                 range $0.04 to $0.10.
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MON*  Monsanto Co                2012     N   Expects eps of $3.34 to $3.44.
                                              Mean estimate is $3.42;
                                                 range $3.30 to $3.60.
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O     Realty Income Corp         2011     D   Expects ffo of $1.97 to $1.98.
                                              Mean estimate is $2.00;
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                                         Up/
      Company                   Period  Down  Guidance
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                                                 range $1.97 to $2.04.
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O     Realty Income Corp         2011     D   Expects ffo of $2.07 to $2.11.
                                              Mean estimate is $2.14;
                                                 range $2.12 to $2.17.
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RT    Ruby Tuesday Inc          Q4/11     D   Expects eps of ($0.08) to ($0.04).
                                              Mean estimate is $0.04;
                                                 range $0.00 to $0.08.
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RT    Ruby Tuesday Inc           2011     N   Expects eps of $0.60 to $0.75.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.75;
                                                 range $0.65 to $0.82.
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ZUMZ  Zumiez Inc                Q3/11     N   Expects eps of $0.40 to $0.41.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.40;
                                                 range $0.37 to $0.46.
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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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