U.S. Companies Issuing Profit Outlooks for Dec. 9

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

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                                 Dec. 9
                                   2011 Q4/11  Q1/12    2011   2012  Total
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                                          ------------Cumulative------------
Total:                                7    400      0  2,839    316   7,379
 Up:                                  1     60      0    702     69     23%
 Down                                 4    159      0    623     60     26%
 Neutral                              2    175      0  1,398    123     45%
 Ex-Item Charges                      0      6      0    116     64      5%
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S&P 500:                              3    114      0    860    107   2,117
 Up:                                  0     11      0    192     24     22%
 Down                                 2     42      0    182     18     23%
 Neutral                              1     60      0    440     39     48%
 Ex-Item Charges                      0      1      0     46     26      6%
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                                         Up/
      Company                   Period  Down  Guidance
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DD*   Du Pont (E.I.) De Nemours  2011     D   Expects eps of $3.87 to $3.95.
                                              Mean estimate is $4.04;
                                                 range $4.00 to $4.10.
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EW*   Edwards Lifesciences Corp  2012     N   Expects eps of $2.70 to $2.80.
                                              Mean estimate is $2.78;
                                                 range $2.50 to $3.26.
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HSC   Harsco Corp                2012     N   Expects eps of $1.55 to $1.70.
                                              Mean estimate is $1.70;
                                                 range $1.65 to $1.79.
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PNM   Pnm Resources Inc          2012     D   Expects eps of $1.20 to $1.32.
                                              Mean estimate is $1.35;
                                                 range $1.29 to $1.45.
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                                         Up/
      Company                   Period  Down  Guidance
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SYA   Symetra Financial Corp     2012     D   Expects eps of $1.25 to $1.40.
                                              Mean estimate is $1.41;
                                                 range $1.38 to $1.45.
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TITN  Titan Machinery Inc        2011     U   Expects eps of $1.76 to $1.86.
                                              Mean estimate is $1.66;
                                                 range $1.61 to $1.78.
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TXN*  Texas Instruments Inc     Q4/11     D   Expects gaap of $0.21 to $0.25.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.27;
                                                 range $0.21 to $0.41.
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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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