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U.S. Companies Issuing Profit Outlooks for Feb. 2

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

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                                 Feb. 2
                                   2012 Q4/11  Q1/12    2011   2012  Total
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                                          ------------Cumulative------------
Total:                               83    476    178  2,905    565   7,952
 Up:                                 21     76     19    722    106     23%
 Down                                34    203     81    649    133     27%
 Neutral                             27    187     74  1,414    248     45%
 Ex-Item Charges                      1     10      4    120     78      5%
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S&P 500:                             34    133     65    886    209   2,329
 Up:                                 13     16      8    202     34     22%
 Down                                 9     52     28    187     53     25%
 Neutral                             12     63     26    447     88     47%
 Ex-Item Charges                      0      2      3     50     34      7%
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ABCO  Advisory Board Co/The      2012     U   Expects eps of $2.40 to $2.60.
                                              Mean estimate is $2.15;
                                                 range $1.62 to $2.37.
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ADS   Alliance Data Systems Cor Q1/12     D   Expects eps of $2.13.
                                              Mean estimate is $2.21;
                                                 range $1.97 to $2.50.
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ADS   Alliance Data Systems Cor  2012     U   Expects eps of $8.45.
                                              Mean estimate is $8.38;
                                                 range $8.12 to $8.55.
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AFG   American Financial Group   2012     N   Expects eps of $3.30 to $3.70.
                                              Mean estimate is $3.64;
                                                 range $3.60 to $3.71.
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AGN*  Allergan Inc              Q1/12     D   Expects eps of $0.84 to $0.86.
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      Company                   Period  Down  Guidance
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                                              Mean estimate is $0.91;
                                                 range $0.83 to $1.01.
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AGN*  Allergan Inc               2012     D   Expects eps of $4.13 to $4.19.
                                              Mean estimate is $4.21;
                                                 range $4.10 to $4.33.
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ALKS  Alkermes Plc               2012     U   Expects gaap of ($0.71) to ($0.61).
                                              Mean estimate is ($0.73);
                                                 range ($0.81) to ($0.61).
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ANF*  Abercrombie & Fitch Co-Cl Q4/11     D   Expects eps of $1.10 to $1.15.
                                              Mean estimate is $1.58;
                                                 range $1.39 to $1.83.
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ANF*  Abercrombie & Fitch Co-Cl  2011     U   Expects eps of $3.50 to $3.75.
                                              Mean estimate is $2.72;
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      Company                   Period  Down  Guidance
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                                                 range $2.00 to $3.00.
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ATK   Alliant Techsystems Inc    2011     D   Expects eps of $7.65 to $7.75.
                                              Mean estimate is $8.81;
                                                 range $8.70 to $9.00.
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BHE   Benchmark Electronics Inc Q1/12     N   Expects eps of $0.17 to $0.23.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.17;
                                                 range $0.08 to $0.25.
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BIG*  Big Lots Inc              Q4/11     U   Expects eps of $1.71 to $1.74.
                                              Mean estimate is $1.65;
                                                 range $1.61 to $1.77.
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BIG*  Big Lots Inc               2012     U   Expects eps of $2.94 to $2.97.
                                              Mean estimate is $2.90;
                                                 range $2.83 to $3.11.
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BSX*  Boston Scientific Corp    Q1/12     U   Expects eps of $0.11 to $0.14.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.10;
                                                 range $0.08 to $0.12.
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BSX*  Boston Scientific Corp     2012     U   Expects eps of $0.60 to $0.70.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.48;
                                                 range $0.38 to $0.70.
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CAH*  Cardinal Health Inc        2012     N   Expects eps of $3.10 to $3.20.
                                              Mean estimate is $3.19;
                                                 range $3.13 to $3.28.
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CAM*  Cameron International Cor Q1/12     D   Expects eps of $0.50 to $0.55.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.76;
                                                 range $0.68 to $0.81.
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CAM*  Cameron International Cor  2012     D   Expects eps of $3.20 to $3.30.
                                              Mean estimate is $3.53;
                                                 range $3.20 to $3.85.
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CATM  Cardtronics Inc            2012     D   Expects eps of $1.55 to $1.61.
                                              Mean estimate is $1.64;
                                                 range $1.58 to $1.68.
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CCK   Crown Holdings Inc         2012     D   Expects eps of $2.90 to $3.10.
                                              Mean estimate is $3.14;
                                                 range $3.05 to $3.30.
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CI*   Cigna Corp                 2012     D   Expects eps of $5.00 to $5.40.
                                              Mean estimate is $5.68;
                                                 range $5.45 to $6.05.
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CMRG  Casual Male Retail Group   2012     D   Expects eps of $0.28 to $0.29.
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                                              Mean estimate is $0.35;
                                                 range $0.30 to $0.37.
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CPT   Camden Property Trust     Q1/12     N   Expects ffo of $0.77 to $0.81.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.81;
                                                 range $0.78 to $0.83.
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CPT   Camden Property Trust      2012     N   Expects ffo of $3.30 to $3.55.
                                              Mean estimate is $3.41;
                                                 range $3.29 to $3.51.
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CTCT  Constant Contact Inc      Q1/12     D   Expects eps of $0.09 to $0.10.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.12;
                                                 range $0.02 to $0.19.
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CTCT  Constant Contact Inc       2012     D   Expects eps of $0.86 to $0.90.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.92;
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      Company                   Period  Down  Guidance
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                                                 range $0.79 to $1.02.
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CTRN  Citi Trends Inc           Q1/12     D   Expects eps of ($0.20).
                                              Mean estimate is $0.35;
                                                 range $0.25 to $0.48.
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DRIV  Digital River Inc         Q1/12     D   Expects eps of $0.27 to $0.30.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.33;
                                                 range $0.27 to $0.34.
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DRIV  Digital River Inc          2012     N   Expects eps of $1.20 to $1.28.
                                              Mean estimate is $1.20;
                                                 range $1.07 to $1.32.
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EDE   Empire District Electric   2012     D   Expects eps of $1.23 to $1.37.
                                              Mean estimate is $1.39;
                                                 range $1.38 to $1.40.
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EW*   Edwards Lifesciences Corp Q1/12     D   Expects eps of $0.47 to $0.49.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.55;
                                                 range $0.48 to $0.63.
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EXTR  Extreme Networks Inc      Q1/12     N   Expects eps of $0.06 to $0.08.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.08;
                                                 range $0.08 to $0.08.
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FISV* Fiserv Inc                 2012     N   Expects eps of $5.04 to $5.20.
                                              Mean estimate is $5.11;
                                                 range $5.00 to $5.17.
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GPS*  Gap Inc/The               Q4/11     U   Expects eps of $0.41 to $0.42.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.35;
                                                 range $0.31 to $0.41.
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HOT*  Starwood Hotels & Resorts Q1/12     U   Expects eps of $0.49 to $0.53.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.36;
                                                 range $0.25 to $0.50.
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HOT*  Starwood Hotels & Resorts  2012     N   Expects eps of $2.22 to $2.33.
                                              Mean estimate is $2.24;
                                                 range $2.09 to $2.71.
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IN    Intermec Inc              Q1/12     D   Expects eps of $0.00 to $0.05.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.07;
                                                 range $0.02 to $0.10.
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IN    Intermec Inc               2012     N   Expects eps of $0.55 to $0.60.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.58;
                                                 range $0.40 to $0.72.
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KIRK  Kirkland’S Inc            Q4/11     U   Expects eps of $0.72 to $0.75.
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                                              Mean estimate is $0.67;
                                                 range $0.64 to $0.69.
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KNSY  Kensey Nash Corp          Q1/12     D   Expects eps of $0.22 to $0.24.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.28;
                                                 range $0.20 to $0.44.
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KSS*  Kohls Corp                Q4/11     U   Expects eps of $1.79 to $1.80.
                                              Mean estimate is $1.72;
                                                 range $1.70 to $1.76.
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LSTR  Landstar System Inc       Q1/12     U   Expects eps of $0.51 to $0.56.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.50;
                                                 range $0.47 to $0.52.
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LSTR  Landstar System Inc        2012     N   Expects eps of $2.62 to $2.82.
                                              Mean estimate is $2.64;
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      Company                   Period  Down  Guidance
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                                                 range $2.52 to $2.70.
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M*    Macy’S Inc                Q4/11     U   Expects gaap of $1.63 to $1.65.
                                              Mean estimate is $1.62;
                                                 range $1.56 to $1.66.
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M*    Macy’S Inc                 2011     U   Expects eps of $2.81 to $2.83.
                                              Mean estimate is $2.79;
                                                 range $2.69 to $2.86.
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MAA   Mid-America Apartment Com  2012     N   Expects ffo of $4.25 to $4.45.
                                              Mean estimate is $4.37;
                                                 range $4.31 to $4.43.
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MAA   Mid-America Apartment Com Q1/12     N   Expects ffo of $1.02 to $1.16.
                                              Mean estimate is $1.08;
                                                 range $1.06 to $1.10.
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MAA   Mid-America Apartment Com Q2/12     N   Expects ffo of $0.99 to $1.13.
                                              Mean estimate is $1.09;
                                                 range $1.07 to $1.12.
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MCHP* Microchip Technology Inc  Q1/12     N   Expects eps of $0.43 to $0.47.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.44;
                                                 range $0.40 to $0.46.
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MD    Mednax Inc                Q1/12     D   Expects eps of $0.96 to $1.02.
                                              Mean estimate is $1.04;
                                                 range $1.00 to $1.08.
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MDU   Mdu Resources Group Inc    2012     D   Expects eps of $1.00 to $1.25.
                                              Mean estimate is $1.29;
                                                 range $1.10 to $1.50.
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MRK*  Merck & Co. Inc.           2012     N   Expects eps of $3.75 to $3.85.
                                              Mean estimate is $3.84;
                                                 range $3.59 to $4.01.
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MWIV  Mwi Veterinary Supply Inc  2012     N   Expects eps of $3.85 to $4.00.
                                              No estimate available.

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NCI   Navigant Consulting Inc    2012     N   Expects eps of $0.88 to $0.98.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.93;
                                                 range $0.90 to $0.98.
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NSR   Neustar Inc-Class A        2012     U   Expects eps of $2.66 to $2.84.
                                              Mean estimate is $2.45;
                                                 range $2.32 to $2.58.
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NUS   Nu Skin Enterprises Inc - Q1/12     U   Expects eps of $0.68 to $0.71.
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                                              Mean estimate is $0.67;
                                                 range $0.63 to $0.72.
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NUS   Nu Skin Enterprises Inc -  2012     N   Expects eps of $2.84 to $2.94.
                                              Mean estimate is $2.93;
                                                 range $2.85 to $3.00.
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OPLK  Oplink Communications Inc Q1/12     D   Expects eps of $0.07 to $0.13.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.15;
                                                 range $0.12 to $0.19.
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PENN  Penn National Gaming Inc  Q1/12     D   Expects gaap of $0.56.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.57;
                                                 range $0.53 to $0.61.
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PENN  Penn National Gaming Inc   2012     D   Expects gaap of $2.22.
                                              Mean estimate is $2.24;
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      Company                   Period  Down  Guidance
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                                                 range $1.97 to $2.43.
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PKI*  Perkinelmer Inc            2012     U   Expects eps of $1.98 to $2.04.
                                              Mean estimate is $1.91;
                                                 range $1.82 to $1.98.
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R*    Ryder System Inc          Q1/12     D   Expects eps of $0.55 to $0.58.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.69;
                                                 range $0.65 to $0.74.
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R*    Ryder System Inc           2012     D   Expects eps of $4.00 to $4.10.
                                              Mean estimate is $4.12;
                                                 range $3.95 to $4.30.
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RCL   Royal Caribbean Cruises L Q1/12     D   Expects eps of $0.10 to $0.20.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.25;
                                                 range $0.10 to $0.43.
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RCL   Royal Caribbean Cruises L  2012     D   Expects eps of $1.90 to $2.30.
                                              Mean estimate is $2.97;
                                                 range $2.26 to $3.80.
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RDEN  Elizabeth Arden Inc       Q1/12     D   Expects eps of $0.00 to $0.04.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.06;
                                                 range $0.03 to $0.10.
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ROP*  Roper Industries Inc      Q1/12     N   Expects eps of $1.01 to $1.05.
                                              Mean estimate is $1.03;
                                                 range $1.02 to $1.06.
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ROP*  Roper Industries Inc       2012     N   Expects eps of $4.67 to $4.87.
                                              Mean estimate is $4.74;
                                                 range $4.50 to $4.96.
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ROST* Ross Stores Inc           Q4/11     U   Expects eps of $0.84 to $0.85.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.82;
                                                 range $0.42 to $0.86.
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ROST* Ross Stores Inc            2011     U   Expects eps of $2.85 to $2.86.
                                              Mean estimate is $2.79;
                                                 range $1.42 to $2.87.
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ROST* Ross Stores Inc           Q1/12     N   Expects eps of $0.82 to $0.86.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.84;
                                                 range $0.74 to $0.87.
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ROST* Ross Stores Inc            2012     N   Expects eps of $3.12 to $3.27.
                                              Mean estimate is $3.16;
                                                 range $1.58 to $3.40.
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RSTI  Rofin-Sinar Technologies  Q1/12     D   Expects eps of $0.27 to $0.30.
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                                              Mean estimate is $0.37;
                                                 range $0.34 to $0.41.
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SSI   Stage Stores Inc           2012     D   Expects eps of $0.92 to $0.93.
                                              Mean estimate is $1.00;
                                                 range $0.97 to $1.03.
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STRL  Sterling Construction Co  Q4/11     X   Expects $0.27 to $0.23 eps charge from
                                              revision of estimates on construction
                                              projects.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.22;
                                                 range $0.17 to $0.25.
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TE*   Teco Energy Inc            2012     N   Expects eps of $1.30 to $1.40.
                                              Mean estimate is $1.37;
                                                 range $1.28 to $1.47.
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TRMB  Trimble Navigation Ltd    Q1/12     U   Expects eps of $0.61 to $0.63.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.58;
                                                 range $0.53 to $0.62.
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TTWO  Take-Two Interactive Soft Q1/12     D   Expects eps of ($0.65) to ($0.50).
                                              Mean estimate is ($0.25);
                                                 range ($0.50) to ($0.08).
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TTWO  Take-Two Interactive Soft  2011     D   Expects eps of ($0.75) to ($0.60).
                                              Mean estimate is ($0.44);
                                                 range ($0.64) to ($0.25).
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WBC   Wabco Holdings Inc         2012     N   Expects eps of $4.30 to $4.80.
                                              Mean estimate is $4.67;
                                                 range $4.40 to $5.00.
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WEC*  Wisconsin Energy Corp     Q1/12     N   Expects eps of $0.75 to $0.78.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.75;
                                                 range $0.70 to $0.79.
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WEC*  Wisconsin Energy Corp      2012     N   Expects eps of $2.24 to $2.29.
                                              Mean estimate is $2.27;
                                                 range $2.20 to $2.35.
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WTSLA Wet Seal Inc/The-Class A  Q4/11     D   Expects eps of $0.03.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.04;
                                                 range $0.03 to $0.06.
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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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