U.S. Companies Issuing Profit Outlooks for the Week of Jan. 6

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:                               49    433     20  2,867    362   7,507
 Up:                                  7     62      1    712     76   23.3%
 Down                                22    181      5    630     68   26.3%
 Neutral                             15    182     12  1,406    146   45.4%
 Ex-Item Charges                      5      8      2    119     72    5.0%
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Total:                               10    124      9    872    125   2,166
 Up:                                  0     11      0    196     25   22.0%
 Down                                 6     48      2    184     20   23.5%
 Neutral                              4     63      6    443     49   47.7%
 Ex-Item Charges                      0      2      1     49     31    6.8%
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      Company                   Period  Down  Guidance
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Jan. 3
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APKT  Acme Packet Inc           Q4/11     D   Expects eps of $0.26 to $0.28.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.37;
                                                 range $0.34 to $0.39.
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APKT  Acme Packet Inc            2011     D   Expects eps of $1.03 to $1.05.
                                              Mean estimate is $1.12;
                                                 range $0.79 to $1.15.
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MMM*  3M Co                      2012     X   Expects $0.03 eps addition from
                                                 acquisition of Office and
                                                 Consumer Products business of
                                                 Avery Dennison.
                                              Mean estimate is $6.31;
                                                 range $6.00 to $6.65.
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NATI  National Instruments Corp Q4/11     D   Expects eps of $0.26 to $0.27.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.28;
                                                 range $0.26 to $0.31.
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PRGS  Progress Software Corp    Q1/12     D   Expects eps of $0.25.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.37;
                                                 range $0.35 to $0.37.
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TISI  Team Inc                   2011     N   Expects eps of $1.55 to $1.70.
                                              Mean estimate is $1.61;
                                                 range $1.60 to $1.65.
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Jan. 4
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HOTT  Hot Topic Inc             Q4/11     N   Expects eps of $0.17 to $0.19.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.17;
                                                 range $0.16 to $0.18.
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INFI  Infinity Pharmaceuticals   2012     D   Expects eps of ($1.30) to ($1.70).
                                              Mean estimate is ($1.45);
                                                 range ($1.93) to ($0.80).
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ISTA  Ista Pharmaceuticals Inc   2012     N   Expects eps of $0.28 to $0.36.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.35;
                                                 range $0.07 to $0.50.
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LHCG  LHC Group Inc              2012     U   Expects eps of $1.45 to $1.65.
                                              Mean estimate is $1.42;
                                                 range $1.18 to $1.75.
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UNF   Unifirst Corp              2012     N   Expects eps of $3.85 to $4.05.
                                              Mean estimate is $3.90;
                                                 range $3.83 to $4.02.
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WCC   Wesco International Inc    2012     X   Expects $0.04 eps addition from
                                                 acquisition of RS Electronics.
                                              Mean estimate is $4.43;
                                                 range $4.05 to $4.77.
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ZUMZ  Zumiez Inc                Q4/11     U   Expects eps of $0.57 to $0.58.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.54;
                                                 range $0.52 to $0.56.
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Jan. 5
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ACHC  Acadia Healthcare Co Inc   2012     X   Expects $0.20 to $0.22 eps
                                                 addition from acquisition of
                                                 hospitals from Haven Behavioral
                                                 Healthcare.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.55;
                                                 range $0.50 to $0.60.
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AEO   American Eagle Outfitters Q4/11     D   Expects eps of $0.33 to $0.35.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.43;
                                                 range $0.40 to $0.46.
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ANGO  Angiodynamics Inc          2011     U   Expects eps of $0.41 to $0.45.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.40;
                                                 range $0.36 to $0.46.
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ANGO  Angiodynamics Inc         Q1/12     D   Expects eps of $0.09 to $0.11.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.13;
                                                 range $0.10 to $0.19.
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ANGO  Angiodynamics Inc         Q2/12     N   Expects eps of $0.11 to $0.13.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.12;
                                                 range $0.10 to $0.13.
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ASNA  Ascena Retail Group Inc    2012     U   Expects eps of $2.60 to $2.70.
                                              Mean estimate is $2.58;
                                                 range $2.55 to $2.63.
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BEBE  Bebe Stores Inc           Q4/11     N   Expects eps of $0.04 to $0.07.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.07;
                                                 range $0.05 to $0.08.
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BKS   Barnes & Noble Inc         2011     D   Expects eps of ($1.40) to ($1.10).
                                              Mean estimate is ($0.59);
                                                 range ($0.81) to ($0.43).
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BONT  Bon-Ton Stores Inc/The     2011     D   Expects eps of ($1.30) to ($1.00).
                                              Mean estimate is ($0.50);
                                                 range ($0.50) to ($0.50).
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CEG*  Constellation Energy       2012     X   Expects $0.06 eps addition from
                                                third quarter share repurchases.
                                              Mean estimate is $2.42;
                                                 range $2.09 to $2.64.
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DEST  Destination Maternity     Q4/11     D   Expects eps of $0.17 to $0.26.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.27;
                                                 range $0.18 to $0.41.
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FDO*  Family Dollar Stores      Q1/12     N   Expects eps of $1.10 to $1.18.
                                              Mean estimate is $1.14;
                                                 range $1.08 to $1.18.
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GPN   Global Payments Inc        2011     U   Expects eps of $3.50 to $3.58.
                                              Mean estimate is $3.18;
                                                 range $3.12 to $3.25.
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HSIC  Henry Schein Inc           2012     X   Expects $0.02 to $0.03 eps
                                                 addition from acquisition of
                                                 interest in Butler Schein
                                                 Animal Health.
                                              Mean estimate is $4.29;
                                                 range $4.25 to $4.35.
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IART  Integra Lifesciences      Q4/11     D   Expects eps of $0.65 to $0.70.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.77;
                                                 range $0.66 to $0.80.
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JCP*  J.C. Penney Co Inc        Q4/11     D   Expects eps of $0.65 to $0.70.
                                              Mean estimate is $1.08;
                                                 range $0.94 to $1.15.
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KSS*  Kohls Corp                Q4/11     D   Expects eps of $1.70 to $1.73.
                                              Mean estimate is $1.93;
                                                 range $1.80 to $2.03.
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LLY*  Eli Lilly & Co             2012     D   Expects eps of $3.10 to $3.20.
                                              Mean estimate is $3.67;
                                                 range $3.42 to $4.35.
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LTD*  Limited Brands Inc        Q4/11     N   Expects eps of $1.42 to $1.46.
                                              Mean estimate is $1.42;
                                                 range $1.35 to $1.53.
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M*    Macy’s Inc                Q4/11     D   Expects eps of $1.55 to $1.60.
                                              Mean estimate is $1.61;
                                                 range $1.57 to $1.66.
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MON*  Monsanto Co                2012     N   Expects eps of $3.39 to $3.44.
                                              Mean estimate is $3.44;
                                                 range $3.40 to $3.53.
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MSM   Msc Industrial Direct     Q1/12     N   Expects eps of $0.92 to $0.96.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.94;
                                                 range $0.85 to $0.98.
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PLCE  Children’s Place          Q4/11     D   Expects eps of $0.85 to $0.90.
                                              Mean estimate is $1.24;
                                                 range $1.20 to $1.31.
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ROG   Rogers Corp               Q4/11     D   Expects eps of $0.22 to $0.32.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.45;
                                                 range $0.35 to $0.50.
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RT    Ruby Tuesday Inc          Q1/12     D   Expects eps of $0.12 to $0.16.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.25;
                                                 range $0.17 to $0.28.
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RT    Ruby Tuesday Inc           2011     N   Expects eps of $0.55 to $0.65.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.59;
                                                 range $0.42 to $0.68.
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SCVL  Shoe Carnival Inc         Q4/11     D   Expects eps of $0.20 to $0.23.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.34;
                                                 range $0.33 to $0.34.
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SUNH  Sun Healthcare Group Inc   2012     U   Expects eps of $0.45 to $0.60.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.34;
                                                 range $0.12 to $0.55.
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TGT*  Target Corp               Q4/11     D   Expects eps of $1.35 to $1.43.
                                              Mean estimate is $1.48;
                                                 range $1.40 to $1.57.
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TSO*  Tesoro Corp               Q4/11     D   Expects eps of ($0.80) to ($0.55).
                                              Mean estimate is $0.67;
                                                 range $0.10 to $1.99.
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Jan. 6
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BBY*  Best Buy Co Inc            2011     N   Expects eps of $3.35 to $3.65.
                                              Mean estimate is $3.40;
                                                 range $3.29 to $3.60.
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IPCM  IPC The Hospitalist Co     2011     D   Expects eps of $1.70 to $1.74.
                                              Mean estimate is $1.77;
                                                 range $1.75 to $1.78.
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RBN   Robbins & Myers Inc       Q1/12     N   Expects eps of $0.68 to $0.78.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.72;
                                                 range $0.67 to $0.81.
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RBN   Robbins & Myers Inc        2012     N   Expects eps of $3.00 to $3.20.
                                              Mean estimate is $3.06;
                                                 range $2.95 to $3.40.
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VRX   Valeant Pharmaceuticals   Q4/11     N   Expects eps of $0.83 to $0.87.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.84;
                                                 range $0.80 to $0.89.
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VRX   Valeant Pharmaceuticals    2012     U   Expects eps of $3.95 to $4.20.
                                              Mean estimate is $3.35;
                                                 range $3.75 to $4.15.
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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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