U.S. Companies Issuing Profit Outlooks for the Week of Nov. 25

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:                               14    468    363  2,812    290   7,289
 Up:                                  5     71     49    696     62   23.4%
 Down                                 5    191    144    614     53   26.1%
 Neutral                              4    196    165  1,386    111   45.6%
 Ex-Item Charges                      0     10      5    116     64    4.9%
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S&P 500:                              3    124    105    852    102   2,095
 Up:                                  1     16     10    191     24   22.4%
 Down                                 2     49     38    179     17   23.3%
 Neutral                              0     53     56    436     35   47.7%
 Ex-Item Charges                      0      6      1     46     26    6.5%
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                                         Up/
      Company                   Period  Down  Guidance
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Nov. 21

ADI*  Analog Devices Inc        Q4/11     D   Expects eps of $0.44 to $0.51.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.59;
                                                 range $0.48 to $0.66.
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BRCD  Brocade Communications Sy Q4/11     U   Expects eps of $0.12 to $0.14.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.11;
                                                 range $0.08 to $0.14.
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BWS   Brown Shoe Company Inc     2011     D   Expects eps of $0.73 to $0.85.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.87;
                                                 range $0.80 to $0.92.
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HPQ*  Hewlett-Packard Co        Q4/11     D   Expects eps of $0.83 to $0.86.
                                              Mean estimate is $1.11;
                                                 range $0.95 to $1.31.
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JACK  Jack In The Box Inc        2012     D   Expects eps of $1.10 to $1.43.
                                              Mean estimate is $1.65;
                                                 range $1.33 to $1.92.
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WGL   Wgl Holdings Inc           2012     U   Expects eps of $2.46 to $2.58.
                                              Mean estimate is $2.45;
                                                 range $2.35 to $2.55.
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Nov. 22
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CBRL  Cracker Barrel Old Countr  2012     N   Expects eps of $4.10 to $4.25.
                                              Mean estimate is $4.21;
                                                 range $4.12 to $4.35.
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FRED  Fred’S Inc-Class A        Q4/11     N   Expects eps of $0.23 to $0.27.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.24;
                                                 range $0.23 to $0.25.
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GCO   Genesco Inc                2011     U   Expects eps of $3.64 to $3.69.
                                              Mean estimate is $3.44;
                                                 range $3.40 to $3.49.
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HRL*  Hormel Foods Corp          2012     U   Expects eps of $1.79 to $1.89.
                                              Mean estimate is $1.78;
                                                 range $1.66 to $1.85.
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LTXCD Ltx-Credence Corp         Q1/12     D   Expects eps of ($0.20) to ($0.15).
                                              Mean estimate is ($0.08);
                                                 range ($0.11) to ($0.03).
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NUAN  Nuance Communications Inc Q4/11     N   Expects eps of $0.33 to $0.37.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.37;
                                                 range $0.34 to $0.39.
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NUAN  Nuance Communications Inc  2012     N   Expects eps of $1.55 to $1.62.
                                              Mean estimate is $1.58;
                                                 range $1.50 to $1.69.
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VAL   Valspar Corp               2012     U   Expects eps of $2.87 to $3.07.
                                              Mean estimate is $2.81;
                                                 range $2.30 to $3.01.
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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.

SOURCE: Bloomberg

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