U.S. Companies Issuing Profit Outlooks for Oct. 20

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

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                                Oct. 20
                                   2011 Q3/11  Q4/11    2011   2012  Total
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                                          ------------Cumulative------------
Total:                               44    457     62  2,445    178   6,493
 Up:                                 10     65      9    554     43     23%
 Down                                11    188     21    543     25     26%
 Neutral                             22    194     28  1,232     50     46%
 Ex-Item Charges                      1     10      4    116     60      5%
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S&P 500:                             14    120     24    735     73   1,861
 Up:                                  2     13      3    151     20     22%
 Down                                 3     49      7    159      9     23%
 Neutral                              9     52     13    379     20     47%
 Ex-Item Charges                      0      6      1     46     24      7%
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      Company                   Period  Down  Guidance
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ADS   Alliance Data Systems Cor  2011     U   Expects eps of $7.40.
                                              Mean estimate is $7.32;
                                                 range $7.23 to $7.42.
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ADS   Alliance Data Systems Cor Q4/11     D   Expects eps of $1.46.
                                              Mean estimate is $1.64;
                                                 range $1.53 to $1.76.
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ADS   Alliance Data Systems Cor  2012     U   Expects eps of $8.30.
                                              Mean estimate is $7.99;
                                                 range $8.55 to $8.31.
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ATHN  Athenahealth Inc           2011     N   Expects eps of $0.78 to $0.85.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.84;
                                                 range $0.78 to $0.89.
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BAX*  Baxter International Inc   2011     N   Expects eps of $4.29 to $4.32.
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      Company                   Period  Down  Guidance
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                                              Mean estimate is $4.30;
                                                 range $4.27 to $4.35.
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BAX*  Baxter International Inc  Q4/11     N   Expects eps of $1.15 to $1.18.
                                              Mean estimate is $1.17;
                                                 range $1.15 to $1.19.
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BGG   Briggs & Stratton          2011     N   Expects eps of $1.15 to $1.35.
                                              Mean estimate is $1.22;
                                                 range $1.12 to $1.35.
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BSX*  Boston Scientific Corp    Q4/11     N   Expects eps of $0.08 to $0.11.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.10;
                                                 range $0.07 to $0.11.
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BSX*  Boston Scientific Corp     2011     N   Expects eps of $0.44 to $0.47.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.45;
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      Company                   Period  Down  Guidance
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                                                 range $0.40 to $0.48.
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CB*   Chubb Corp                 2011     U   Expects eps of $5.10 to $5.20.
                                              Mean estimate is $5.06;
                                                 range $4.40 to $5.83.
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CBE   Cooper Industries Plc     Q4/11     N   Expects eps of $0.91 to $0.96.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.94;
                                                 range $0.90 to $1.01.
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CBE   Cooper Industries Plc      2011     N   Expects eps of $3.78 to $3.83.
                                              Mean estimate is $3.80;
                                                 range $3.70 to $3.87.
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CYT   Cytec Industries Inc       2011     N   Expects eps of $3.20 to $3.40.
                                              Mean estimate is $3.27;
                                                 range $3.19 to $3.32.
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DHR*  Danaher Corp              Q4/11     N   Expects eps of $0.75 to $0.80.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.80;
                                                 range $0.76 to $0.83.
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DHR*  Danaher Corp               2011     N   Expects eps of $2.79 to $2.84.
                                              Mean estimate is $2.81;
                                                 range $2.76 to $2.86.
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EGP   Eastgroup Properties Inc   2011     U   Expects ffo of $2.95 to $2.97.
                                              Mean estimate is $2.93;
                                                 range $2.90 to $2.94.
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EGP   Eastgroup Properties Inc  Q4/11     U   Expects ffo of $0.77 to $0.79.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.75;
                                                 range $0.74 to $0.76.
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GDI   Gardner Denver Inc        Q4/11     U   Expects eps of $1.45 to $1.50.
                                              Mean estimate is $1.37;
                                                 range $1.31 to $1.45.
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GDI   Gardner Denver Inc         2011     U   Expects eps of $5.44 to $5.49.
                                              Mean estimate is $5.33;
                                                 range $5.25 to $5.49.
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HITT  Hittite Microwave Corp    Q4/11     D   Expects eps of $0.50 to $0.54.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.68;
                                                 range $0.68 to $0.69.
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IEX   Idex Corp                 Q4/11     D   Expects eps of $0.60 to $0.63.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.65;
                                                 range $0.63 to $0.68.
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IEX   Idex Corp                  2011     U   Expects eps of $2.51 to $2.54.
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      Company                   Period  Down  Guidance
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                                              Mean estimate is $2.45;
                                                 range $2.42 to $2.52.
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IR*   Ingersoll-Rand Plc        Q4/11     D   Expects eps of $0.64 to $0.70.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.71;
                                                 range $0.63 to $0.86.
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IR*   Ingersoll-Rand Plc         2011     N   Expects eps of $2.70 to $2.76.
                                              Mean estimate is $2.75;
                                                 range $2.67 to $2.90.
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KNSY  Kensey Nash Corp          Q4/11     N   Expects eps of $0.61 to $0.64.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.62;
                                                 range $0.56 to $0.64.
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LH*   Laboratory Crp Of Amer Hl  2011     U   Expects eps of $6.28 to $6.33.
                                              Mean estimate is $6.25;
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      Company                   Period  Down  Guidance
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                                                 range $5.83 to $6.33.
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LLY*  Eli Lilly & Co             2011     N   Expects eps of $4.30 to $4.35.
                                              Mean estimate is $4.33;
                                                 range $4.29 to $4.39.
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LRCX  Lam Research Corp         Q4/11     D   Expects eps of $0.25 to $0.35.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.53;
                                                 range $0.28 to $0.35.
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LTM   Life Time Fitness Inc      2011     U   Expects eps of $2.35 to $2.38.
                                              Mean estimate is $2.32;
                                                 range $2.29 to $2.37.
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MEI   Methode Electronics Inc    2011     D   Expects eps of $0.13 to $0.21.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.39;
                                                 range $0.39 to $0.39.
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      Company                   Period  Down  Guidance
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MEI   Methode Electronics Inc    2012     N   Expects eps of $0.52 to $0.67.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.65;
                                                 range $0.65 to $0.65.
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MHP*  Mcgraw-Hill Companies Inc  2011     D   Expects eps of $2.81 to $2.86.
                                              Mean estimate is $2.89;
                                                 range $2.85 to $2.92.
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MNRO  Monro Muffler Brake Inc   Q4/11     N   Expects eps of $0.38 to $0.42.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.41;
                                                 range $0.36 to $0.43.
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MNRO  Monro Muffler Brake Inc    2011     N   Expects eps of $1.68 to $1.74.
                                              Mean estimate is $1.74;
                                                 range $1.66 to $1.76.
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MTRN  Materion Corp             Q4/11     X   Expects $0.10  eps addition from EIS
                                              Optics acquisition.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.55;
                                                 range $0.48 to $0.60.
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MXIM  Maxim Integrated Products Q3/11     D   Expects eps of $0.30 to $0.34.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.42;
                                                 range $0.38 to $0.44.
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ORB   Orbital Sciences Corp      2011     N   Expects eps of $1.00 to $1.05.
                                              Mean estimate is $1.02;
                                                 range $0.90 to $1.10.
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ORB   Orbital Sciences Corp      2012     D   Expects eps of $0.95 to $1.05.
                                              Mean estimate is $1.14;
                                                 range $1.02 to $1.26.
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      Company                   Period  Down  Guidance
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PGI   Premiere Global Services   2011     N   Expects eps of $0.61 to $0.62.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.61;
                                                 range $0.60 to $0.63.
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PM*   Philip Morris Internation  2011     N   Expects eps of $4.75 to $4.80.
                                              Mean estimate is $4.75;
                                                 range $4.60 to $4.88.
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POOL  Pool Corp                  2011     N   Expects eps of $1.43 to $1.47.
                                              Mean estimate is $1.43;
                                                 range $1.40 to $1.48.
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SYNT  Syntel Inc                 2011     D   Expects eps of $2.65 to $2.73.
                                              Mean estimate is $2.82;
                                                 range $2.67 to $2.94.
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TPX   Tempur-Pedic Internationa  2011     N   Expects eps of $3.12 to $3.17.
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      Company                   Period  Down  Guidance
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                                              Mean estimate is $3.13;
                                                 range $3.04 to $3.19.
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WDC*  Western Digital Corp      Q4/11     D   Expects eps of ($1.50) to ($1.10).
                                              Mean estimate is $1.04;
                                                 range $0.69 to $1.34.
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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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