U.S. Companies Issuing Profit Outlooks for Nov. 16

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

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                                Nov. 16
                                   2011 Q3/11  Q4/11    2011   2012  Total
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                                          ------------Cumulative------------
Total:                               15    468    345  2,799    281   7,247
 Up:                                  0     71     46    690     58     23%
 Down                                 7    191    138    611     51     26%
 Neutral                              8    196    156  1,382    108     46%
 Ex-Item Charges                      0     10      5    116     64      5%
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S&P 500:                             10    124    100    850    101   2,086
 Up:                                  0     16     10    190     23     22%
 Down                                 6     49     36    178     17     23%
 Neutral                              4     53     53    436     35     48%
 Ex-Item Charges                      0      6      1     46     26      7%
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      Company                   Period  Down  Guidance
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AMAT* Applied Materials Inc     Q4/11     D   Expects eps of $0.08 to $0.16.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.18;
                                                 range $0.10 to $0.27.
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GWW*  Ww Grainger Inc           Q4/11     D   Expects eps of $1.94 to $2.09.
                                              Mean estimate is $2.11;
                                                 range $1.98 to $2.27.
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GWW*  Ww Grainger Inc            2011     D   Expects eps of $8.85 to $9.00.
                                              Mean estimate is $9.02;
                                                 range $8.89 to $9.18.
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GWW*  Ww Grainger Inc            2012     N   Expects eps of $9.90 to $10.65.
                                              Mean estimate is $10.07;
                                                 range $9.29 to $10.60.
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IPAR  Inter Parfums Inc          2012     D   Expects eps of $1.16.
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      Company                   Period  Down  Guidance
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                                              Mean estimate is $1.25;
                                                 range $1.20 to $1.30.
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LTD*  Limited Brands Inc        Q4/11     N   Expects eps of $1.28 to $1.43.
                                              Mean estimate is $1.42;
                                                 range $1.35 to $1.50.
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LTD*  Limited Brands Inc         2011     N   Expects eps of $2.38 to $2.53.
                                              Mean estimate is $2.51;
                                                 range $2.44 to $2.58.
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NTAP* Netapp Inc                Q4/11     D   Expects eps of $0.56 to $0.60.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.64;
                                                 range $0.61 to $0.68.
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NUS   Nu Skin Enterprises Inc - Q4/11     N   Expects eps of $0.68 to $0.72.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.70;
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                                         Up/
      Company                   Period  Down  Guidance
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                                                 range $0.67 to $0.72.
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NUS   Nu Skin Enterprises Inc -  2012     N   Expects eps of $2.82 to $2.92.
                                              Mean estimate is $2.91;
                                                 range $2.85 to $2.96.
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PETM  Petsmart Inc              Q4/11     N   Expects eps of $0.85 to $0.89.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.89;
                                                 range $0.85 to $0.94.
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PETM  Petsmart Inc               2011     N   Expects eps of $2.50 to $2.54.
                                              Mean estimate is $2.52;
                                                 range $2.45 to $2.56.
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TGT*  Target Corp               Q4/11     N   Expects gaap of $1.43 to $1.53.
                                              Mean estimate is $1.46;
                                                 range $1.36 to $1.53.
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      Company                   Period  Down  Guidance
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TYC*  Tyco International Ltd     2012     D   Expects eps of $3.50 to $3.60.
                                              Mean estimate is $3.61;
                                                 range $3.35 to $4.05.
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TYC*  Tyco International Ltd    Q4/11     D   Expects eps of $0.77.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.82;
                                                 range $0.78 to $0.86.
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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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