U.S. Companies Issuing Profit Outlooks for Jan. 27

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

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                                Jan. 27
                                   2012 Q4/11  Q1/12    2011   2012  Total
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                                          ------------Cumulative------------
Total:                               17    466    104  2,900    475   7,772
 Up:                                  2     70      9    719     88     23%
 Down                                 4    200     45    647    105     27%
 Neutral                             10    187     47  1,414    205     45%
 Ex-Item Charges                      1      9      3    120     77      5%
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S&P 500:                             11    127     44    883    174   2,264
 Up:                                  2     11      5    199     28     22%
 Down                                 3     51     18    187     42     24%
 Neutral                              5     63     19    447     71     47%
 Ex-Item Charges                      1      2      2     50     33      7%
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      Company                   Period  Down  Guidance
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AOS   Smith (A.O.) Corp          2012     N   Expects eps of $2.65 to $2.85.
                                              Mean estimate is $2.83;
                                                 range $2.68 to $3.00.
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D*    Dominion Resources Inc/Va Q1/12     N   Expects eps of $0.85 to $1.00.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.97;
                                                 range $0.89 to $1.06.
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D*    Dominion Resources Inc/Va  2012     N   Expects eps of $3.10 to $3.35.
                                              Mean estimate is $3.25;
                                                 range $3.10 to $3.40.
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EMN*  Eastman Chemical Co       Q1/12     U   Expects eps of $1.05 to $1.15.
                                              Mean estimate is $1.03;
                                                 range $0.88 to $1.09.
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HON*  Honeywell International I Q1/12     D   Expects eps of $0.93 to $0.98.
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      Company                   Period  Down  Guidance
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                                              Mean estimate is $1.00;
                                                 range $0.94 to $1.06.
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IDXX  Idexx Laboratories Inc     2012     N   Expects eps of $3.04 to $3.10.
                                              Mean estimate is $3.07;
                                                 range $3.03 to $3.10.
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INFA  Informatica Corp           2012     N   Expects eps of $1.54 to $1.64.
                                              Mean estimate is $1.63;
                                                 range $1.58 to $1.70.
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INFA  Informatica Corp          Q1/12     N   Expects eps of $0.31 to $0.34.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.32;
                                                 range $0.29 to $0.35.
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KLAC* Kla-Tencor Corporation    Q1/12     U   Expects eps of $1.00 to $1.18.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.97;
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                                         Up/
      Company                   Period  Down  Guidance
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                                                 range $0.71 to $1.14.
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MO*   Altria Group Inc           2012     N   Expects eps of $2.17 to $2.23.
                                              Mean estimate is $2.19;
                                                 range $2.15 to $2.23.
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NWL*  Newell Rubbermaid Inc      2012     N   Expects eps of $1.63 to $1.69.
                                              Mean estimate is $1.69;
                                                 range $1.65 to $1.72.
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PG*   Procter & Gamble Co/The   Q1/12     D   Expects eps of $0.91 to $0.97.
                                              Mean estimate is $1.06;
                                                 range $1.00 to $1.12.
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PG*   Procter & Gamble Co/The    2012     D   Expects eps of $4.00 to $4.10.
                                              Mean estimate is $4.17;
                                                 range $4.04 to $4.28.
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      Company                   Period  Down  Guidance
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QLGC  Qlogic Corp               Q1/12     N   Expects eps of $0.30 to $0.33.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.31;
                                                 range $0.29 to $0.33.
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RHI*  Robert Half Intl Inc      Q1/12     N   Expects eps of $0.25 to $0.30.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.28;
                                                 range $0.26 to $0.29.
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UPS*  United Parcel Service-Cl   2011     X   Expects $0.12  eps addition from
                                              changes to pension accounting.
                                              Mean estimate is $4.24;
                                                 range $4.15 to $4.30.
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WCRX  Warner Chilcott Plc-Class  2012     D   Expects eps of $3.60 to $3.70.
                                              Mean estimate is $4.00;
                                                 range $3.67 to $4.33.
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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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