U.S. Companies Issuing Profit Outlooks for Oct. 12

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

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                                Oct. 12
                                   2011 Q3/11  Q4/11    2011   2012  Total
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                                          ------------Cumulative------------
Total:                                6    440     27  2,385    169   6,372
 Up:                                  0     59      3    537     41     23%
 Down                                 5    177      9    532     20     26%
 Neutral                              0    194     13  1,201     49     46%
 Ex-Item Charges                      1     10      2    115     59      6%
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S&P 500:                              3    117     10    707     72   1,815
 Up:                                  0     11      2    144     19     22%
 Down                                 3     48      1    154      9     23%
 Neutral                              0     52      7    364     20     47%
 Ex-Item Charges                      0      6      0     45     24      7%
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                                         Up/
      Company                   Period  Down  Guidance
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BKR   Michael Baker Corp         2012     X   Expects $0.50 to $0.60 eps addition
                                              from acquisition of RBF Consulting.
                                              Mean estimate is $2.13;
                                                 range $1.91 to $2.34.
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HST*  Host Hotels & Resorts Inc  2011     D   Expects ffo of $0.86 to $0.88.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.90;
                                                 range $0.88 to $0.92.
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JCI*  Johnson Controls Inc      Q3/11     D   Expects eps of $0.75.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.78;
                                                 range $0.73 to $0.82.
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JCI*  Johnson Controls Inc       2012     D   Expects eps of $2.85 to $3.00.
                                              Mean estimate is $3.10;
                                                 range $2.76 to $3.50.
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                                         Up/
      Company                   Period  Down  Guidance
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PTEN  Patterson-Uti Energy Inc  Q3/11     D   Expects gaap of $0.52.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.63;
                                                 range $0.59 to $0.65.
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THG   Hanover Insurance Group I Q3/11     D   Expects eps of ($0.50) to ($0.20).
                                              Mean estimate is $0.78;
                                                 range $0.25 to $1.01.
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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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