U.S. Companies Issuing Profit Outlooks for Dec. 13

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

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                                Dec. 13
                                   2011 Q4/11  Q1/12    2011   2012  Total
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                                          ------------Cumulative------------
Total:                               13    401      1  2,844    322   7,392
 Up:                                  5     60      1    705     70     23%
 Down                                 1    159      0    623     61     26%
 Neutral                              5    176      0  1,399    126     45%
 Ex-Item Charges                      2      6      0    117     65      5%
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S&P 500:                              3    114      0    861    109   2,120
 Up:                                  0     11      0    192     24     22%
 Down                                 0     42      0    182     18     23%
 Neutral                              1     60      0    440     40     48%
 Ex-Item Charges                      2      1      0     47     27      7%
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                                         Up/
      Company                   Period  Down  Guidance
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ALE   Allete Inc                 2012     N   Expects eps of $2.45 to $2.65.
                                              Mean estimate is $2.63;
                                                 range $2.60 to $2.69.
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ALE   Allete Inc                 2011     U   Expects eps of $2.60.
                                              Mean estimate is $2.46;
                                                 range $2.37 to $2.60.
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BAX*  Baxter International Inc   2012     X   Expects $0.04 eps charge from
                                              acquisition of Synovis.
                                              Mean estimate is $4.68;
                                                 range $4.57 to $4.80.
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DD*   Du Pont (E.I.) De Nemours  2012     N   Expects eps of $4.20 to $4.40.
                                              Mean estimate is $4.29;
                                                 range $3.90 to $5.25.
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      Company                   Period  Down  Guidance
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DHR*  Danaher Corp               2011     X   Expects $0.04  eps addition from sale
                                              of Kollmorgen Electro-Optical business
                                              to L-3 communications.
                                              Mean estimate is $2.82;
                                                 range $2.73 to $2.86.
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FDS   Factset Research Systems  Q1/12     U   Expects eps of $1.10 to $1.12.
                                              Mean estimate is $1.02;
                                                 range $1.01 to $1.04.
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LRY   Liberty Property Trust     2011     U   Expects ffo of $2.59 to $2.62.
                                              Mean estimate is $2.57;
                                                 range $2.56 to $2.59.
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LRY   Liberty Property Trust     2012     N   Expects ffo of $2.45 to $2.60.
                                              Mean estimate is $2.60;
                                                 range $2.53 to $2.67.
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                                         Up/
      Company                   Period  Down  Guidance
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LRY   Liberty Property Trust    Q4/11     N   Expects ffo of $0.61 to $0.64.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.63;
                                                 range $0.62 to $0.65.
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MGLN  Magellan Health Services   2011     N   Expects eps of $3.75 to $4.36.
                                              Mean estimate is $3.87;
                                                 range $3.56 to $4.03.
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MGLN  Magellan Health Services   2012     D   Expects eps of $3.25 to $3.89.
                                              Mean estimate is $4.07;
                                                 range $3.95 to $4.25.
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VCI   Valassis Communications I  2011     U   Expects eps of $2.62.
                                              Mean estimate is $2.53;
                                                 range $2.31 to $2.61.
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                                         Up/
      Company                   Period  Down  Guidance
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VCI   Valassis Communications I  2012     U   Expects eps of $3.07.
                                              Mean estimate is $2.96;
                                                 range $2.70 to $3.20.
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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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