U.S. Companies Issuing Profit Outlooks for the Week of Oct. 14

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:                               21    445     27  2,387    169   6,379
 Up:                                  4     62      3    537     41   23.0%
 Down                                10    179      9    532     20   25.7%
 Neutral                              3    194     13  1,203     49   45.8%
 Ex-Item Charges                      4     10      2    115     59    5.5%
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S&P 500:                              6    119     10    708     72   1,818
 Up:                                  1     12      2    144     19   22.3%
 Down                                 4     49      1    154      9   22.9%
 Neutral                              1     52      7    365     20   47.5%
 Ex-Item Charges                      0      6      0     45     24    7.3%
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                                         Up/
      Company                   Period  Down  Guidance
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Oct. 10

BABY  Natus Medical Inc         Q4/11     D   Expects eps of $0.15.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.19;
                                                 range $0.17 to $0.20.
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BABY  Natus Medical Inc          2012     X   Expects $0.08 eps addition from
                                              integration of Embla Systems.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.75;
                                                 range $0.69 to $0.79.
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RIMG  Rimage Corp                2011     D   Expects eps of $0.42 to $0.45.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.61;
                                                 range $0.61 to $0.61.
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SMG   Scotts Miracle-Gro Co-Cl   2011     D   Expects eps of $2.70 to $2.75.
                                              Mean estimate is $2.95;
                                                 range $2.75 to $3.00.
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SON   Sonoco Products Co         2012     X   Expects $0.10  eps addition from
                                              purchase of Metalmark Capital.
                                              Mean estimate is $2.66;
                                                 range $2.40 to $2.93.
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Oct. 11
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NSR   Neustar Inc-Class A        2011     U   Expects eps of $1.76 to $1.84.
                                              Mean estimate is $1.74;
                                                 range $1.72 to $1.75.
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NSR   Neustar Inc-Class A        2012     X   Expects $0.20  eps addition from
                                              acquisition of TARGUSinfo.
                                              Mean estimate is $1.98;
                                                 range $1.81 to $2.20.
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TUES  Tuesday Morning Corp      Q3/11     N   Expects eps of ($0.13) to ($0.12).
                                              Mean estimate is ($0.13);
                                                 range ($0.13) to ($0.13).
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Oct. 12
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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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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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Oct. 13
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KFRC  Kforce Inc                Q3/11     U   Expects eps of at least $0.19.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.18;
                                                 range $0.17 to $0.18.
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MCHP* Microchip Technology Inc  Q3/11     D   Expects eps of $0.45 to $0.47.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.51;
                                                 range $0.48 to $0.53.
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MJN*  Mead Johnson Nutrition Co Q3/11     U   Expects eps of $0.76 to $0.78.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.66;
                                                 range $0.61 to $0.69.
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MJN*  Mead Johnson Nutrition Co  2011     N   Expects eps of $2.73 to $2.78.
                                              Mean estimate is $2.76;
                                                 range $2.72 to $2.80.
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PETM  Petsmart Inc              Q3/11     U   Expects eps of $0.46 to $0.48.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.45;
                                                 range $0.42 to $0.48.
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PETM  Petsmart Inc               2011     N   Expects eps of $2.46 to $2.52.
                                              Mean estimate is $2.47;
                                                 range $2.40 to $2.54.
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Oct. 14
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OFC   Corporate Office Properties Q3/11     D Expects ffo of $0.48 to $0.51.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.55;
                                                 range $0.47 to $0.64.
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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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