U.S. Companies Issuing Profit Outlooks for Oct. 19

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

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                                Oct. 19
                                   2011 Q3/11  Q4/11    2011   2012  Total
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                                          ------------Cumulative------------
Total:                               35    456     47  2,420    175   6,449
 Up:                                  5     65      7    547     42     23%
 Down                                 9    187     15    540     24     26%
 Neutral                             19    194     22  1,217     49     46%
 Ex-Item Charges                      2     10      3    116     60      5%
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S&P 500:                             17    120     19    726     73   1,847
 Up:                                  1     13      3    149     20     22%
 Down                                 4     49      5    158      9     23%
 Neutral                             10     52     10    373     20     47%
 Ex-Item Charges                      2      6      1     46     24      7%
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      Company                   Period  Down  Guidance
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ABT*  Abbott Laboratories        2011     N   Expects eps of $4.64 to $4.66.
                                              Mean estimate is $4.64;
                                                 range $4.56 to $4.71.
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ABT*  Abbott Laboratories       Q4/11     N   Expects eps of $1.43 to $1.45.
                                              Mean estimate is $1.43;
                                                 range $1.38 to $1.47.
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APH*  Amphenol Corp    A         2011     D   Expects eps of $3.01 to $3.03.
                                              Mean estimate is $3.08;
                                                 range $3.00 to $3.13.
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APH*  Amphenol Corp    A        Q4/11     D   Expects eps of $0.69 to $0.71.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.79;
                                                 range $0.73 to $0.85.
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APH*  Amphenol Corp    A        Q4/11     X   Expects $0.03  eps charge from flood
                                                 clean up and repair.
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      Company                   Period  Down  Guidance
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                                              Mean estimate is $0.79;
                                                 range $0.73 to $0.85.
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CCK   Crown Holdings Inc         2011     N   Expects eps of $2.75 to $2.85.
                                              Mean estimate is $2.81;
                                                 range $2.75 to $2.88.
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CKP   Checkpoint Systems Inc     2011     D   Expects eps of $0.32 to $0.43.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.92;
                                                 range $0.43 to $1.25.
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CKP   Checkpoint Systems Inc    Q3/11     D   Expects eps of $0.28.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.44;
                                                 range $0.28 to $0.53.
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DRH   Diamondrock Hospitality    2011     N   Expects ffo of $0.63 to $0.65.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.65;
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      Company                   Period  Down  Guidance
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                                                 range $0.60 to $0.68.
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DTLK  Datalink Corp             Q4/11     N   Expects eps of $0.22 to $0.27.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.22;
                                                 range $0.20 to $0.24.
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EBAY* Ebay Inc                  Q4/11     N   Expects eps of $0.55 to $0.58.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.58;
                                                 range $0.53 to $0.65.
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EBAY* Ebay Inc                   2011     N   Expects eps of $1.98 to $2.01.
                                              Mean estimate is $2.00;
                                                 range $1.94 to $2.05.
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EW*   Edwards Lifesciences Corp  2011     D   Expects eps of $1.97 to $2.02.
                                              Mean estimate is $2.04;
                                                 range $2.00 to $2.07.
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EW*   Edwards Lifesciences Corp Q4/11     N   Expects eps of $0.57 to $0.62.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.62;
                                                 range $0.53 to $0.65.
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EWBC  East West Bancorp Inc     Q4/11     N   Expects eps of $0.40 to $0.41.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.41;
                                                 range $0.39 to $0.46.
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EWBC  East West Bancorp Inc      2011     U   Expects eps of $1.57 to $1.58.
                                              Mean estimate is $1.55;
                                                 range $1.52 to $1.62.
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FCFS  First Cash Finl Svcs Inc   2011     N   Expects eps of $2.23 to $2.25.
                                              Mean estimate is $2.23;
                                                 range $2.16 to $2.25.
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      Company                   Period  Down  Guidance
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FWRD  Forward Air Corporation   Q4/11     N   Expects eps of $0.47 to $0.51.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.47;
                                                 range $0.44 to $0.52.
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HNI   HNI Corp                   2011     U   Expects eps of $1.00 to $1.05.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.94;
                                                 range $0.90 to $0.96.
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LHO   Lasalle Hotel Properties   2011     N   Expects ffo of $1.52 to $1.57.
                                              Mean estimate is $1.56;
                                                 range $1.48 to $1.65.
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LUFK  Lufkin Industries Inc     Q4/11     N   Expects eps of $0.70 to $0.80.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.76;
                                                 range $0.65 to $0.90.
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MKSI  MKS Instruments Inc       Q4/11     D   Expects eps of $0.18 to $0.31.
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      Company                   Period  Down  Guidance
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                                              Mean estimate is $0.37;
                                                 range $0.17 to $0.49.
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SCSS  Select Comfort Corp.      Q4/11     N   Expects eps of $0.19 to $0.21.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.19;
                                                 range $0.15 to $0.21.
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SCSS  Select Comfort Corp.       2011     U   Expects eps of $0.99 to $1.01.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.95;
                                                 range $0.90 to $0.97.
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SLM*  SLM Corp                   2011     N   Expects eps of $1.80.
                                              Mean estimate is $1.80;
                                                 range $1.73 to $1.85.
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SPTN  Spartan Stores Inc        Q3/11     D   Expects eps of $0.20 to $0.23.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.28;
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      Company                   Period  Down  Guidance
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                                                 range $0.27 to $0.30.
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STJ*  St Jude Medical Inc       Q4/11     D   Expects eps of $0.83 to $0.85.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.86;
                                                 range $0.81 to $0.89.
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STJ*  St Jude Medical Inc        2011     N   Expects eps of $3.26 to $3.28.
                                              Mean estimate is $3.27;
                                                 range $3.22 to $3.30.
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SVU*  Supervalu Inc              2011     N   Expects eps of $1.20 to $1.30.
                                              Mean estimate is $1.22;
                                                 range $1.05 to $1.35.
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SYK*  Stryker Corp               2011     N   Expects eps of $3.70 to $3.74.
                                              Mean estimate is $3.71;
                                                 range $3.65 to $3.77.
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      Company                   Period  Down  Guidance
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SYK*  Stryker Corp               2011     X   Expects $0.35 to $0.33 eps charge
                                                 from acquisition and integration-
                                                 related charges.
                                              Mean estimate is $3.71;
                                                 range $3.65 to $3.77.
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TKLC  Tekelec                    2011     D   Expects eps of $0.16 to $0.20.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.28;
                                                 range $0.22 to $0.33.
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TSCO  Tractor Supply Company     2011     U   Expects eps of $2.85 to $2.89.
                                              Mean estimate is $2.83;
                                                 range $2.78 to $2.89.
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TXT*  Textron Inc                2011     N   Expects eps of $1.05 to $1.15.
                                              Mean estimate is $1.06;
                                                 range $0.90 to $1.20.
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UTX*  United Technologies Corp   2011     U   Expects eps of $5.47.
                                              Mean estimate is $5.46;
                                                 range $5.40 to $5.50.
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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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