U.S. Companies Issuing Profit Outlooks for the Week of Dec. 9

The following U.S. companies provided their financial outlooks this week:

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                                Weekly
                                 Tally   Q4/11  Q1/12   2011   2012   Total
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                                          ------------Cumulative------------
Total:                               51    400      0  2,839    316   7,379
 Up:                                 14     60      0    702     69   23.4%
 Down                                17    159      0    623     60   26.2%
 Neutral                             20    175      0  1,398    123   45.5%
 Ex-Item Charges                      0      6      0    116     64    4.9%
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S&P 500:                             15    114      0    860    107   2,117
 Up:                                  2     11      0    192     24   22.3%
 Down                                 6     42      0    182     18   23.5%
 Neutral                              7     60      0    440     39   47.8%
 Ex-Item Charges                      0      1      0     46     26    6.5%
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Dec. 5

DG    Dollar General Corp        2011     N   Expects eps of $2.29 to $2.32.
                                              Mean estimate is $2.29;
                                                 range $2.25 to $2.34.
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MET*  Metlife Inc               Q4/11     D   Expects eps of $1.16 to $1.26.
                                              Mean estimate is $1.28;
                                                 range $1.20 to $1.38.
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MET*  Metlife Inc                2011     D   Expects eps of $4.83 to $4.93.
                                              Mean estimate is $4.95;
                                                 range $4.80 to $5.05.
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MET*  Metlife Inc                2012     N   Expects eps of $4.80 to $5.20.
                                              Mean estimate is $5.08;
                                                 range $4.80 to $5.08.
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SLG   Sl Green Realty Corp       2012     U   Expects ffo of $4.45 to $4.55.
                                              Mean estimate is $4.31;
                                                 range $4.18 to $4.48.
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Dec. 6
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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.
                                              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;
                                                 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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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 $0.67 to $0.73.
                                              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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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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Dec. 7
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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).
                                              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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Dec. 8
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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.
                                              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;
                                                 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 $1.39.
                                              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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Dec. 9
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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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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, 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.

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