U.S. Companies Issuing Profit Outlooks for March 6

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

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                                March 6
                                   2012 Q1/12  Q2/12    2011   2012  Total
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                                          ------------Cumulative------------
Total:                               16    371      0  2,909    943   8,535
 Up:                                  3     47      0    722    156     22%
 Down                                 7    160      0    650    247     28%
 Neutral                              5    160      0  1,417    459     46%
 Ex-Item Charges                      1      4      0    120     81      5%
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S&P 500:                              3    105      0    888    303   2,469
 Up:                                  0     16      0    202     41     21%
 Down                                 2     43      0    188     76     25%
 Neutral                              0     43      0    448    151     48%
 Ex-Item Charges                      1      3      0     50     35      6%
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      Company                   Period  Down  Guidance
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ABC*  Amerisourcebergen Corp     2013     X   Expects $0.06 to $0.10 eps addition
                                              from acquisition of World Courier.
                                              Mean estimate is $3.18;
                                                 range $3.12 to $3.34.
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ACCL  Accelrys Inc              Q1/12     U   Expects eps of $0.32 to $0.34.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.31;
                                                 range $0.30 to $0.31.
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AKRX  Akorn Inc                  2012     D   Expects eps of $0.44 to $0.46.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.54;
                                                 range $0.44 to $0.63.
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CAMP  Calamp Corp               Q1/12     N   Expects eps of $0.07 to $0.10.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.09;
                                                 range $0.09 to $0.09.
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      Company                   Period  Down  Guidance
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CHEF  Chefs’ Warehouse Inc/The   2012     D   Expects eps of $0.91 to $0.96.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.97;
                                                 range $0.95 to $0.99.
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CY    Cypress Semiconductor Cor Q1/12     D   Expects eps of $0.08 to $0.11.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.16;
                                                 range $0.15 to $0.18.
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DKS   Dick’S Sporting Goods Inc Q1/12     N   Expects eps of $0.36 to $0.38.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.36;
                                                 range $0.33 to $0.38.
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DKS   Dick’S Sporting Goods Inc  2012     N   Expects eps of $2.38 to $2.41.
                                              Mean estimate is $2.40;
                                                 range $2.30 to $2.56.
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GCA   Global Cash Access Holdin  2012     U   Expects eps of $0.76 to $0.82.
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                                         Up/
      Company                   Period  Down  Guidance
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                                              Mean estimate is $0.66;
                                                 range $0.50 to $0.74.
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HTCO  Hickorytech Corp           2012     D   Expects eps of $0.57 to $0.64.
                                              Mean estimate is $1.13;
                                                 range $1.13 to $1.13.
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MRK*  Merck & Co. Inc.          Q1/12     D   Expects eps of $0.95 to $0.98.
                                              Mean estimate is $1.01;
                                                 range $0.95 to $1.09.
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SSI   Stage Stores Inc           2012     D   Expects eps of $1.02 to $1.14.
                                              Mean estimate is $1.22;
                                                 range $0.92 to $1.50.
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SWY*  Safeway Inc                2012     D   Expects eps of $1.90 to $2.10.
                                              Mean estimate is $189.00;
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                                         Up/
      Company                   Period  Down  Guidance
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                                                 range $1.70 to $2.07.
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TNS   Tns Inc                   Q1/12     U   Expects eps of $0.50 to $0.54.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.49;
                                                 range $0.49 to $0.49.
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TNS   Tns Inc                    2012     N   Expects eps of $2.39 to $2.55.
                                              Mean estimate is $2.42;
                                                 range $2.38 to $2.46.
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UNFI  United Natural Foods Inc   2012     N   Expects eps of $1.88 to $1.94.
                                              Mean estimate is $1.90;
                                                 range $1.87 to $1.93.
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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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