U.S. Companies Issuing Profit Outlooks for Feb. 21

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

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                                Feb. 21
                                   2012 Q4/11  Q1/12    2011   2012  Total
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                                          ------------Cumulative------------
Total:                               30    478    303  2,909    788   8,308
 Up:                                  4     76     33    722    134     22%
 Down                                 5    204    134    650    193     27%
 Neutral                             21    188    132  1,417    381     45%
 Ex-Item Charges                      0     10      4    120     80      5%
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S&P 500:                              9    134     89    888    274   2,421
 Up:                                  0     16     12    202     39     21%
 Down                                 0     52     36    188     70     25%
 Neutral                              9     64     38    448    130     48%
 Ex-Item Charges                      0      2      3     50     35      6%
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      Company                   Period  Down  Guidance
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ARC   American Reprographics Co  2012     N   Expects eps of $0.05 to $0.10.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.06;
                                                 range $0.04 to $0.08.
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BRCD  Brocade Communications Sy Q1/12     D   Expects eps of $0.11 to $0.12.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.13;
                                                 range $0.10 to $0.16.
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CBRL  Cracker Barrel Old Countr Q1/12     N   Expects eps of $0.70 to $0.75.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.71;
                                                 range $0.64 to $0.79.
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CBRL  Cracker Barrel Old Countr  2012     N   Expects eps of $4.20 to $4.35.
                                              Mean estimate is $4.28;
                                                 range $4.17 to $4.43.
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CHH   Choice Hotels Intl Inc     2012     U   Expects eps of $1.99 to $2.04.
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      Company                   Period  Down  Guidance
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                                              Mean estimate is $1.95;
                                                 range $1.87 to $2.15.
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DTG   Dollar Thrifty Automotive Q1/12     U   Expects eps of $1.15 to $1.40.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.81;
                                                 range $0.62 to $1.02.
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DTG   Dollar Thrifty Automotive  2012     N   Expects eps of $4.60 to $5.20.
                                              Mean estimate is $4.82;
                                                 range $4.14 to $5.53.
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EXR   Extra Space Storage Inc   Q1/12     N   Expects ffo of $0.31 to $0.33.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.31;
                                                 range $0.30 to $0.32.
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GEO   Geo Group Inc/The         Q1/12     D   Expects eps of $0.30 to $0.32.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.37;
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      Company                   Period  Down  Guidance
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                                                 range $0.35 to $0.39.
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GEO   Geo Group Inc/The          2012     D   Expects eps of $1.50 to $1.60.
                                              Mean estimate is $1.65;
                                                 range $1.63 to $1.67.
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GPC*  Genuine Parts Co           2012     N   Expects eps of $3.85 to $4.00.
                                              Mean estimate is $3.96;
                                                 range $3.85 to $4.03.
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HCC   Hcc Insurance Holdings In  2012     N   Expects eps of $2.80 to $3.10.
                                              Mean estimate is $2.94;
                                                 range $2.75 to $3.37.
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HCKT  Hackett Group Inc/The     Q1/12     N   Expects eps of $0.07 to $0.09.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.08;
                                                 range $0.08 to $0.08.
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      Company                   Period  Down  Guidance
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HD*   Home Depot Inc             2012     N   Expects eps of $2.79.
                                              Mean estimate is $2.79;
                                                 range $2.66 to $2.92.
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HLF   Herbalife Ltd             Q1/12     N   Expects eps of $0.76 to $0.80.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.77;
                                                 range $0.74 to $0.81.
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HLF   Herbalife Ltd              2012     N   Expects eps of $3.40 to $3.60.
                                              Mean estimate is $3.48;
                                                 range $3.41 to $3.55.
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INTU* Intuit Inc                Q1/12     N   Expects eps of $2.47 to $2.51.
                                              Mean estimate is $2.49;
                                                 range $2.46 to $2.56.
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      Company                   Period  Down  Guidance
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INTU* Intuit Inc                 2012     N   Expects eps of $2.90 to $2.97.
                                              Mean estimate is $2.92;
                                                 range $2.90 to $2.96.
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JAKK  Jakks Pacific Inc          2012     N   Expects eps of $1.01 to $1.07.
                                              Mean estimate is $1.06;
                                                 range $0.61 to $1.37.
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M*    Macy’S Inc                 2012     N   Expects eps of $3.25 to $3.30.
                                              Mean estimate is $3.28;
                                                 range $3.00 to $3.44.
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MDT*  Medtronic Inc              2012     N   Expects eps of $3.44 to $3.47.
                                              Mean estimate is $3.44;
                                                 range $3.40 to $3.47.
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MYL*  Mylan Inc                  2012     N   Expects eps of $2.30 to $2.50.
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      Company                   Period  Down  Guidance
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                                              Mean estimate is $2.41;
                                                 range $2.28 to $2.53.
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SHOO  Steven Madden Ltd          2012     N   Expects eps of $2.60 to $2.70.
                                              Mean estimate is $2.69;
                                                 range $2.53 to $2.84.
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SONS  Sonus Networks Inc        Q1/12     D   Expects eps of ($0.03) to ($0.02).
                                              Mean estimate is ($0.01);
                                                 range ($0.03) to $0.00.
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TNC   Tennant Co                 2012     N   Expects eps of $2.30 to $2.45.
                                              Mean estimate is $2.38;
                                                 range $2.27 to $2.60.
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TNGO  Tangoe Inc/Ct              2012     U   Expects eps of $0.42 to $0.43.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.34;
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      Company                   Period  Down  Guidance
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                                                 range $0.19 to $0.42.
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WAB   Wabtec Corp                2012     U   Expects eps of $4.30.
                                              Mean estimate is $4.27;
                                                 range $4.10 to $4.35.
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WFT   Weatherford Intl Ltd      Q1/12     D   Expects eps of $0.30.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.46;
                                                 range $0.32 to $0.56.
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WMT*  Wal-Mart Stores Inc        2012     N   Expects gaap of $4.72 to $4.92.
                                              Mean estimate is $4.88;
                                                 range $4.78 to $5.02.
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WMT*  Wal-Mart Stores Inc       Q1/12     N   Expects gaap of $1.01 to $1.06.
                                              Mean estimate is $1.06;
                                                 range $1.04 to $1.09.
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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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