U.S. Companies Issuing Profit Outlooks for Dec. 6

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

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                                 Dec. 6
                                   2011 Q4/11  Q1/12    2011   2012  Total
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                                          ------------Cumulative------------
Total:                               20    392      0  2,832    305   7,353
 Up:                                  6     58      0    700     66     23%
 Down                                 4    156      0    619     56     26%
 Neutral                             10    172      0  1,397    119     46%
 Ex-Item Charges                      0      6      0    116     64      5%
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S&P 500:                              2    109      0    857    105   2,107
 Up:                                  0     10      0    191     24     22%
 Down                                 2     41      0    181     18     23%
 Neutral                              0     57      0    439     37     48%
 Ex-Item Charges                      0      1      0     46     26      7%
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      Company                   Period  Down  Guidance
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AVAV  Aerovironment Inc         Q4/11     N   Expects eps of $0.35 to $0.45.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.45;
                                                 range $0.36 to $0.54.
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CNL   Cleco Corporation          2011     N   Expects eps of $2.42 to $2.48.
                                              Mean estimate is $2.42;
                                                 range $2.35 to $2.45.
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CNL   Cleco Corporation          2012     N   Expects eps of $2.34 to $2.44.
                                              Mean estimate is $2.44;
                                                 range $2.37 to $2.62.
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DRI*  Darden Restaurants Inc    Q4/11     D   Expects eps of $0.41.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.52;
                                                 range $0.41 to $0.56.
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DRI*  Darden Restaurants Inc     2011     D   Expects eps of $3.57 to $3.67.
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      Company                   Period  Down  Guidance
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                                              Mean estimate is $3.77;
                                                 range $3.49 to $3.90.
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FRAN  Francescas Holdings Corp  Q4/11     U   Expects gaap of $0.14 to $0.15.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.13;
                                                 range $0.13 to $0.13.
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LQDT  Liquidity Services Inc    Q4/11     N   Expects eps of $0.23 to $0.27.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.25;
                                                 range $0.23 to $0.26.
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LQDT  Liquidity Services Inc     2012     N   Expects eps of $1.26 to $1.32.
                                              Mean estimate is $1.27;
                                                 range $1.03 to $1.35.
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MMM   3M Co                      2012     N   Expects eps of $6.25 to $6.50.
                                              Mean estimate is $6.27;
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      Company                   Period  Down  Guidance
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                                                 range $5.85 to $6.65.
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MW    Men’S Wearhouse Inc/The   Q4/11     D   Expects eps of ($0.15) to ($0.12).
                                              Mean estimate is ($0.11);
                                                 range ($0.13) to ($0.09).
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MW    Men’S Wearhouse Inc/The    2011     U   Expects eps of $2.28 to $2.31.
                                              Mean estimate is $2.18;
                                                 range $2.15 to $2.22.
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OXM   Oxford Industries Inc     Q4/11     U   Expects eps of $0.50 to $0.55.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.48;
                                                 range $0.46 to $0.49.
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OXM   Oxford Industries Inc      2011     U   Expects eps of $2.30 to $2.35.
                                              Mean estimate is $2.27;
                                                 range $2.24 to $2.28.
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      Company                   Period  Down  Guidance
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POWL  Powell Industries Inc      2012     N   Expects eps of $1.25 to $1.50.
                                              Mean estimate is $1.48;
                                                 range $1.41 to $1.54.
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RBC   Regal-Beloit Corp          2011     N   Expects eps of $4.31 to $4.37.
                                              Mean estimate is $4.32;
                                                 range $4.22 to $4.43.
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RBC   Regal-Beloit Corp         Q4/11     U   Expects eps of $1.33.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.72;
                                                 range $0.67 to $0.84.
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TTC   Toro Co                   Q4/11     D   Expects eps of $0.58.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.62;
                                                 range $0.60 to $0.64.
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      Company                   Period  Down  Guidance
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TTC   Toro Co                    2012     U   Expects eps of $4.15.
                                              Mean estimate is $4.12;
                                                 range $4.10 to $4.15.
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VRA   Vera Bradley Inc          Q4/11     N   Expects eps of $0.44 to $0.47.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.47;
                                                 range $0.45 to $0.49.
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VRA   Vera Bradley Inc           2011     N   Expects eps of $1.37 to $1.40.
                                              Mean estimate is $1.37;
                                                 range $1.34 to $1.41.
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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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