U.S. Companies Issuing Profit Outlooks for the Week of Dec. 23

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:                               27    412     13  2,856    346   7,451
 Up:                                  5     61      1    710     72   23.3%
 Down                                 6    167      2    625     66   26.2%
 Neutral                             14    178      9  1,403    142   45.5%
 Ex-Item Charges                      2      6      1    118     66    4.9%
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Total:                               15    117      7    869    120   2,149
 Up:                                  3     11      0    196     25   22.2%
 Down                                 2     43      2    183     19   23.4%
 Neutral                              7     62      5    442     48   47.9%
 Ex-Item Charges                      3      1      0     48     28    6.6%
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                                         Up/
      Company                   Period  Down  Guidance
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Dec. 19
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CMC   Commercial Metals Co      Q4/11     U   Expects eps of $0.14 to $0.24.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.12;
                                                 range ($0.06) to $0.48.
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HNT   Health Net Inc             2012     N   Expects eps of $3.30 to $3.40.
                                              Mean estimate is $3.32;
                                                 range $3.08 to $3.48.
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ITW*  Illinois Tool Works       Q4/11     N   Expects eps of $0.86 to $0.94.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.89;
                                                 range $0.84 to $0.91.
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ITW*  Illinois Tool Works        2011     U   Expects eps of $4.04 to $4.12.
                                              Mean estimate is $3.75;
                                                 range $3.72 to $3.80.
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SRE*  Sempra Energy              2011     U   Expects eps of $4.30.
                                              Mean estimate is $4.21;
                                                 range $4.10 to $4.27.
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Dec. 20
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BCR*  Cr Bard Inc                2012     X   Expects $0.25  eps charge from
                                              acquisition of Lutonix.
                                              Mean estimate is $6.98;
                                                 range $6.81 to $7.16.
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CCL*  Carnival Corp             Q1/12     D   Expects eps of $0.06 to $0.10.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.13;
                                                 range $0.10 to $0.17.
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CCL*  Carnival Corp              2012     N   Expects eps of $2.55 to $2.85.
                                              Mean estimate is $2.77;
                                                 range $2.41 to $3.18.
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CTAS* Cintas Corp                2011     U   Expects eps of $2.16 to $2.20.
                                              Mean estimate is $2.03;
                                                 range $1.97 to $2.08.
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CVS*  Cvs Caremark Corp          2012     N   Expects eps of $3.15 to $3.25.
                                              Mean estimate is $3.21;
                                                 range $3.12 to $3.28.
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HWAY  Healthways Inc             2011     N   Expects eps of $0.85 to $0.94.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.93;
                                                 range $0.90 to $0.96.
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IIVI  Ii-Vi Inc                 Q4/11     D   Expects eps of $0.17 to $0.19.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.23;
                                                 range $0.18 to $0.27.
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IIVI  Ii-Vi Inc                  2012     D   Expects eps of $1.05 to $1.10.
                                              Mean estimate is $1.17;
                                                 range $1.08 to $1.24.
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JBL*  Jabil Circuit Inc         Q1/12     N   Expects eps of $0.52 to $0.62.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.60;
                                                 range $0.56 to $0.65.
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KBR   Kbr Inc                    2012     N   Expects eps of $2.45 to $2.80.
                                              Mean estimate is $2.64;
                                                 range $2.40 to $2.88.
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RHT*  Red Hat Inc               Q1/12     N   Expects eps of $0.26 to $0.27.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.27;
                                                 range $0.26 to $0.27.
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RHT*  Red Hat Inc                2011     N   Expects eps of $1.07 to $1.08.
                                              Mean estimate is $1.08;
                                                 range $1.05 to $1.08.
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Dec. 21
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ATU   Actuant Corp-A            Q1/12     N   Expects eps of $0.35 to $0.40.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.36;
                                                 range $0.33 to $0.39.
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BBBY* Bed Bath & Beyond Inc     Q1/12     N   Expects eps of $1.28 to $1.33.
                                              Mean estimate is $1.30;
                                                 range $1.27 to $1.36.
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FCFC  Firstcity Financial Corp  Q1/12     X   Expects $2.43  eps addition from  q
                                              refinancing credit facility.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.00;
                                                 range $0.00 to $0.00.
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ORCL* Oracle Corp               Q1/12     D   Expects eps of $0.55 to $0.58.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.59;
                                                 range $0.55 to $0.60.
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PZZA  Papa John’S Intl Inc       2012     D   Expects eps of $2.33 to $2.43.
                                              Mean estimate is $2.50;
                                                 range $2.36 to $2.58.
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SCS   Steelcase Inc-Cl A        Q1/12     N   Expects eps of $0.13 to $0.17.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.17;
                                                 range $0.15 to $0.18.
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VMI   Valmont Industries         2011     U   Expects eps of $5.90.
                                              Mean estimate is $5.76;
                                                 range $5.65 to $5.85.
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Dec. 22
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CAMP  Calamp Corp               Q1/12     N   Expects eps of $0.06 to $0.10.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.08;
                                                 range $0.08 to $0.08.
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OFC   Corporate Office Properti Q4/11     D   Expects ffo of ($0.27) to ($0.30).
                                              Mean estimate is $0.56;
                                                 range $0.54 to $0.57.
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TIBX  Tibco Software Inc        Q1/12     N   Expects eps of $0.18 to $0.19.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.19;
                                                 range $0.18 to $0.20.
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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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