U.S. Companies Issuing Profit Outlooks for Oct. 6

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

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                                 Oct. 6
                                   2011 Q3/11  Q4/11    2011   2012  Total
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                                          ------------Cumulative------------
Total:                               13    435     26  2,381    164   6,357
 Up:                                  4     59      3    536     41     23%
 Down                                 5    173      8    529     19     26%
 Neutral                              3    193     13  1,201     49     46%
 Ex-Item Charges                      1     10      2    115     55      5%
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S&P 500:                              6    116     10    706     71   1,812
 Up:                                  2     11      2    144     19     22%
 Down                                 3     47      1    153      8     23%
 Neutral                              1     52      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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ARCL  Archipelago Learning Inc  Q4/11     X   Expects $0.16 to $0.18 eps addition
                                              from sale of ownership in Edline
                                              Holdings.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.05;
                                                 range $0.02 to $0.07.
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BEBE  Bebe Stores Inc           Q3/11     U   Expects eps of $0.01.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.00;
                                                 range ($0.01) to $0.01.
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ESRX* Express Scripts Inc        2011     D   Expects eps of $2.95 to $3.05.
                                              Mean estimate is $3.11;
                                                 range $2.83 to $3.21.
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ISCA  Intl Speedway Corp-Cl A    2011     D   Expects eps of $1.60.
                                              Mean estimate is $1.67;
                                                 range $1.62 to $1.70.
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      Company                   Period  Down  Guidance
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JCP*  J.C. Penney Co Inc        Q3/11     D   Expects eps of $0.10 to $0.15.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.19;
                                                 range $0.18 to $0.20.
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KSS*  Kohls Corp                Q3/11     N   Expects eps of $0.73 to $0.79.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.79;
                                                 range $0.71 to $0.84.
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KSS*  Kohls Corp                 2011     D   Expects eps of $4.34 to $4.49.
                                              Mean estimate is $4.50;
                                                 range $4.19 to $4.60.
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MERU  Meru Networks Inc         Q3/11     D   Expects eps of ($0.24) to ($0.22).
                                              Mean estimate is ($0.19);
                                                 range ($0.21) to ($0.18).
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RBN   Robbins & Myers Inc       Q4/11     N   Expects eps of $0.60 to $0.70.
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                                         Up/
      Company                   Period  Down  Guidance
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                                              Mean estimate is $0.66;
                                                 range $0.64 to $0.67.
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RBN   Robbins & Myers Inc        2012     N   Expects eps of $2.85 to $3.05.
                                              Mean estimate is $3.03;
                                                 range $2.85 to $3.40.
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ROST* Ross Stores Inc           Q3/11     U   Expects eps of $1.16 to $1.18.
                                              Mean estimate is $1.07;
                                                 range $1.02 to $1.14.
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STX   Seagate Technology         2012     U   Expects eps of $2.00 to $2.10.
                                              Mean estimate is $1.59;
                                                 range $1.22 to $2.05.
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                                         Up/
      Company                   Period  Down  Guidance
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STZ*  Constellation Brands Inc-  2011     U   Expects eps of $2.00 to $2.10.
                                              Mean estimate is $1.96;
                                                 range $1.92 to $2.00.
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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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