U.S. Companies Issuing Profit Outlooks for the Week of Dec. 16

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:                               45    408      3  2,850    339   7,424
 Up:                                  8     60      1    706     72   23.4%
 Down                                12    165      0    625     64   26.2%
 Neutral                             22    177      2  1,401    138   45.5%
 Ex-Item Charges                      3      6      0    118     65    4.9%
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Total:                               19    116      2    865    117   2,136
 Up:                                  2     11      0    193     25   22.2%
 Down                                 3     43      0    183     19   23.4%
 Neutral                             12     61      2    441     46   47.8%
 Ex-Item Charges                      2      1      0     48     27    6.6%
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      Company                   Period  Down  Guidance
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Dec. 13
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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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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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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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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Dec. 14
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ABM   Abm Industries Inc         2012     N   Expects eps of $1.40 to $1.50.
                                              Mean estimate is $1.49;
                                                 range $1.46 to $1.51.
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AET*  Aetna Inc                  2011     U   Expects eps of $5.15.
                                              Mean estimate is $5.03;
                                                 range $4.87 to $5.12.
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AET*  Aetna Inc                  2012     U   Expects eps of $5.00.
                                              Mean estimate is $4.97;
                                                 range $4.84 to $5.45.
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CRL   Charles River Laboratorie  2012     N   Expects eps of $2.60 to $2.70.
                                              Mean estimate is $2.67;
                                                 range $2.52 to $2.75.
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DHR*  Danaher Corp               2012     N   Expects gaap of $3.20 to $3.35.
                                              Mean estimate is $3.32;
                                                 range $3.25 to $3.40.
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FSLR* First Solar Inc            2011     D   Expects eps of $5.75 to $6.00.
                                              Mean estimate is $6.86;
                                                 range $6.51 to $7.24.
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FSLR* First Solar Inc            2012     D   Expects eps of $3.75 to $4.25.
                                              Mean estimate is $7.41;
                                                 range $5.13 to $10.55.
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JOY   Joy Global Inc             2012     N   Expects eps of $7.00 to $7.40.
                                              Mean estimate is $7.20;
                                                 range $6.65 to $7.75.
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LII   Lennox International Inc   2012     N   Expects eps of $2.20 to $2.60.
                                              Mean estimate is $2.48;
                                                 range $2.35 to $2.90.
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NDSN  Nordson Corp              Q4/11     D   Expects eps of $0.54 to $0.61.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.67;
                                                 range $0.64 to $0.72.
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PAY   Verifone Systems Inc       2012     U   Expects eps of $2.53 to $2.60.
                                              Mean estimate is $2.48;
                                                 range $2.40 to $2.60.
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PNR   Pentair Inc               Q4/11     D   Expects eps of $0.53 to $0.55.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.59;
                                                 range $0.50 to $0.61.
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PNR   Pentair Inc                2011     D   Expects eps of $2.38 to $2.40.
                                              Mean estimate is $2.44;
                                                 range $2.29 to $2.47.
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PNR   Pentair Inc                2012     D   Expects eps of $2.60 to $2.75.
                                              Mean estimate is $2.79;
                                                 range $2.60 to $2.93.
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SCHW* Schwab (Charles) Corp     Q4/11     D   Expects eps of $0.12 to $0.14.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.16;
                                                 range $0.15 to $0.19.
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Dec. 15
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ACN*  Accenture Plc-Cl A         2012     N   Expects eps of $3.76 to $3.84.
                                              Mean estimate is $3.82;
                                                 range $3.62 to $3.90.
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ADBE* Adobe Systems Inc         Q1/12     N   Expects eps of $0.54 to $0.59.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.58;
                                                 range $0.52 to $0.63.
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ADBE* Adobe Systems Inc          2012     N   Expects eps of $2.37 to $2.47.
                                              Mean estimate is $2.45;
                                                 range $2.36 to $2.54.
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ALVR  Alvarion Ltd              Q4/11     D   Expects eps of ($0.04) to ($0.03).
                                              Mean estimate is ($0.02);
                                                 range ($0.03) to $0.01.
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ATHN  Athenahealth Inc           2012     D   Expects eps of $0.85 to $0.97.
                                              Mean estimate is $1.13;
                                                 range $0.95 to $1.24.
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CCE*  Coca-Cola Enterprises     Q4/11     N   Expects eps of $2.14 to $2.18.
                                              Mean estimate is $2.16;
                                                 range $2.15 to $2.18.
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FDX*  Fedex Corp                Q1/12     N   Expects eps of $1.25 to $1.45.
                                              Mean estimate is $1.31;
                                                 range $1.05 to $1.53.
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HON*  Honeywell International I  2011     N   Expects eps of $4.03.
                                              Mean estimate is $4.03;
                                                 range $3.78 to $4.08.
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HON*  Honeywell International I  2012     N   Expects eps of $4.25 to $4.50.
                                              Mean estimate is $4.42;
                                                 range $4.00 to $4.65.
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RAD   Rite Aid Corp              2011     N   Expects eps of ($0.50) to ($0.37).
                                              Mean estimate is ($0.46);
                                                 range ($0.64) to ($0.36).
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SOA   Solutia Inc                2012     N   Expects eps of $2.00 to $2.30.
                                              Mean estimate is $2.24;
                                                 range $2.11 to $2.40.
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Dec. 16
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CNC   Centene Corp               2012     N   Expects eps of $2.60 to $2.80.
                                              Mean estimate is $2.61;
                                                 range $2.40 to $3.00.
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FLS*  Flowserve Corp             2012     N   Expects eps of $8.00 to $8.80.
                                              Mean estimate is $8.71;
                                                 range $8.50 to $9.12.
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HCBK* Hudson City Bancorp Inc    2011     X   Expects $0.89  eps charge from
                                              extinguishment of $4.3 billion in
                                              strucutured putable borrowings.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.16;
                                                 range $0.15 to $0.17.
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JAKK  Jakks Pacific Inc         Q4/11     D   Expects eps of $0.37 to $0.40.
                                              Mean estimate is $1.32;
                                                 range $1.22 to $1.38.
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STLD  Steel Dynamics Inc        Q4/11     D   Expects eps of $0.08 to $0.12.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.17;
                                                 range $0.11 to $0.23.
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UTX*  United Technologies Corp   2012     N   Expects eps of $5.80 to $6.00.
                                              Mean estimate is $5.82;
                                                 range $5.50 to $6.23.
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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.

SOURCE: Bloomberg

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