U.S. Companies Issuing Profit Outlooks for Dec. 8

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

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                                 Dec. 8
                                   2011 Q4/11  Q1/12    2011   2012  Total
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                                          ------------Cumulative------------
Total:                               12    399      0  2,837    312   7,372
 Up:                                  4     60      0    701     69     23%
 Down                                 4    158      0    622     58     26%
 Neutral                              4    175      0  1,398    121     45%
 Ex-Item Charges                      0      6      0    116     64      5%
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S&P 500:                              5    113      0    859    106   2,114
 Up:                                  1     11      0    192     24     22%
 Down                                 0     41      0    181     18     23%
 Neutral                              4     60      0    440     38     48%
 Ex-Item Charges                      0      1      0     46     26      6%
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                                         Up/
      Company                   Period  Down  Guidance
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BF/B* Brown-Forman Corp-Class B  2011     N   Expects eps of $3.45 to $3.70.
                                              Mean estimate is $3.68;
                                                 range $3.60 to $3.76.
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CMTL  Comtech Telecommunication  2012     U   Expects gaap of $1.25 to $1.37.
                                              Mean estimate is $1.24;
                                                 range $1.20 to $1.29.
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CONN  Conn’S Inc                 2011     D   Expects eps of $0.55 to $0.65.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.72;
                                                 range $0.68 to $0.75.
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CONN  Conn’S Inc                 2012     U   Expects eps of $1.05 to $1.15.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.87;
                                                 range $0.76 to $0.92.
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COO   Cooper Cos Inc/The         2012     U   Expects eps of $4.80 to $5.00.
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                                         Up/
      Company                   Period  Down  Guidance
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                                              Mean estimate is $4.65;
                                                 range $4.40 to $4.84.
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ESL   Esterline Technologies Co  2012     D   Expects eps of $5.00 to $5.30.
                                              Mean estimate is $5.74;
                                                 range $5.45 to $6.15.
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HIG*  Hartford Financial Svcs G Q4/11     N   Expects eps of $0.80 to $0.85.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.84;
                                                 range $0.71 to $0.92.
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HIG*  Hartford Financial Svcs G  2011     U   Expects eps of $3.27 to $3.32.
                                              Mean estimate is $2.10;
                                                 range $1.37 to $3.00.
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HIG*  Hartford Financial Svcs G  2012     N   Expects eps of $3.30 to $3.60.
                                              Mean estimate is $3.51;
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                                         Up/
      Company                   Period  Down  Guidance
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                                                 range $3.22 to $4.00.
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KFY   Korn/Ferry International  Q4/11     D   Expects eps of $0.25 to $0.33.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.35;
                                                 range $0.30 to $0.39.
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MTOR  Meritor Inc                2012     D   Expects eps of $1.08 to $1.09.
                                              Mean estimate is $1.21;
                                                 range $1.05 to $1.31.
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WFR*  Memc Electronic Materials Q4/11     N   Expects eps of ($0.05) to $0.10.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.10;
                                                 range $0.06 to $0.15.
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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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