U.S. Companies Issuing Profit Outlooks for Dec. 7

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

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                                 Dec. 7
                                   2011 Q4/11  Q1/12    2011   2012  Total
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                                          ------------Cumulative------------
Total:                                7    396      0  2,834    306   7,360
 Up:                                  2     60      0    700     66     23%
 Down                                 3    157      0    621     56     26%
 Neutral                              2    173      0  1,397    120     46%
 Ex-Item Charges                      0      6      0    116     64      5%
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S&P 500:                              2    111      0    857    105   2,109
 Up:                                  1     11      0    191     24     22%
 Down                                 0     41      0    181     18     23%
 Neutral                              1     58      0    439     37     48%
 Ex-Item Charges                      0      1      0     46     26      6%
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                                         Up/
      Company                   Period  Down  Guidance
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GCI*  Gannett Co                Q4/11     N   Expects eps of $0.69.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.69;
                                                 range $0.67 to $0.75.
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GIII  G-Iii Apparel Group Ltd    2011     D   Expects eps of $2.50 to $2.60.
                                              Mean estimate is $2.78;
                                                 range $2.51 to $3.03.
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HXL   Hexcel Corp                2012     N   Expects eps of $1.33 to $1.45.
                                              Mean estimate is $1.39;
                                                 range $1.33 to $1.45.
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MON*  Monsanto Co               Q4/11     U   Expects eps of $0.15 to $0.20.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.13;
                                                 range $0.10 to $0.15.
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PSUN  Pacific Sunwear Of Calif  Q4/11     U   Expects eps of ($0.27) to ($0.18).
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                                         Up/
      Company                   Period  Down  Guidance
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                                              Mean estimate is ($0.28);
                                                 range ($0.31) to ($0.20).
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SMG   Scotts Miracle-Gro Co-Cl  Q4/11     D   Expects eps of ($1.25) to ($1.20).
                                              Mean estimate is ($1.13);
                                                 range ($1.26) to ($1.04).
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VRNT  Verint Systems Inc         2011     D   Expects eps of $2.35 to $2.45.
                                              Mean estimate is $2.50;
                                                 range $2.48 to $2.53.
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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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