U.S. Companies Issuing Profit Outlooks for March 8

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

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                                March 8
                                   2012 Q1/12  Q2/12    2011   2012  Total
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                                          ------------Cumulative------------
Total:                               24    392      0  2,909    968   8,582
 Up:                                  2     48      0    722    161     22%
 Down                                16    174      0    650    260     28%
 Neutral                              6    165      0  1,417    465     45%
 Ex-Item Charges                      0      5      0    120     82      5%
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S&P 500:                              2    107      0    888    305   2,473
 Up:                                  0     16      0    202     41     21%
 Down                                 2     44      0    188     77     25%
 Neutral                              0     44      0    448    151     48%
 Ex-Item Charges                      0      3      0     50     36      6%
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      Company                   Period  Down  Guidance
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ACHN  Achillion Pharmaceuticals  2012     D   Expects eps of ($0.70) to ($0.65).
                                              Mean estimate is ($0.63);
                                                 range ($0.81) to ($0.50).
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AFCE  Afc Enterprises            2012     D   Expects eps of $1.09 to $1.13.
                                              Mean estimate is $1.15;
                                                 range $1.12 to $1.19.
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ARO   Aeropostale Inc           Q1/12     D   Expects eps of $0.08 to $0.10.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.13;
                                                 range $0.04 to $0.17.
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BODY  Body Central Corp         Q1/12     D   Expects eps of $0.34 to $0.36.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.39;
                                                 range $0.36 to $0.41.
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BODY  Body Central Corp          2012     N   Expects eps of $1.46 to $1.50.
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      Company                   Period  Down  Guidance
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                                              Mean estimate is $1.50;
                                                 range $1.47 to $1.58.
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CMTL  Comtech Telecommunication  2012     U   Expects gaap of $1.34 to $1.44.
                                              Mean estimate is $1.29;
                                                 range $1.22 to $1.38.
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COO   Cooper Cos Inc/The         2012     N   Expects eps of $4.90 to $5.15.
                                              Mean estimate is $4.96;
                                                 range $4.88 to $5.04.
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CORE  Core-Mark Holding Co Inc   2012     D   Expects eps of $2.75 to $2.90.
                                              Mean estimate is $3.55;
                                                 range $3.50 to $3.60.
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HPP   Hudson Pacific Properties  2012     D   Expects ffo of $1.00 to $1.04.
                                              Mean estimate is $1.12;
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      Company                   Period  Down  Guidance
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                                                 range $1.08 to $1.14.
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KIRK  Kirkland’S Inc            Q1/12     D   Expects eps of $0.11 to $0.14.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.18;
                                                 range $0.17 to $0.19.
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KIRK  Kirkland’S Inc             2012     N   Expects eps of $1.10 to $1.15.
                                              Mean estimate is $1.14;
                                                 range $1.10 to $1.16.
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NAV   Navistar International Co  2012     D   Expects eps of $4.25 to $5.25.
                                              Mean estimate is $5.41;
                                                 range $4.50 to $6.40.
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OMPI  Obagi Medical Products In Q1/12     D   Expects eps of $0.10 to $0.11.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.19;
                                                 range $0.19 to $0.19.
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      Company                   Period  Down  Guidance
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OMPI  Obagi Medical Products In  2012     U   Expects eps of $0.89 to $0.91.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.86;
                                                 range $0.80 to $0.91.
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QADA  Qad Inc-A                 Q1/12     D   Expects eps of $0.11.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.15;
                                                 range $0.15 to $0.15.
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SPG*  Simon Property Group Inc   2012     D   Expects ffo of $7.35 to $7.50.
                                              Mean estimate is $7.31;
                                                 range $7.22 to $7.38.
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TXN*  Texas Instruments Inc     Q1/12     D   Expects gaap of $0.15 to $0.19.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.21;
                                                 range $0.20 to $0.24.
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      Company                   Period  Down  Guidance
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ULTA  Ulta Salon Cosmetics & Fr Q1/12     N   Expects eps of $0.46 to $0.48.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.46;
                                                 range $0.44 to $0.49.
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UNTK  Unitek Global Services In  2012     N   Expects eps of $0.72.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.72;
                                                 range $0.35 to $1.09.
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UNTK  Unitek Global Services In Q1/12     D   Expects eps of ($0.24).
                                              Mean estimate is ($0.10);
                                                 range ($0.10) to ($0.10).
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USPH  U.S. Physical Therapy Inc  2012     D   Expects eps of $1.43 to $1.51.
                                              Mean estimate is $1.52;
                                                 range $1.49 to $1.55.
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WSM   Williams-Sonoma Inc       Q1/12     D   Expects eps of $0.29 to $0.32.
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      Company                   Period  Down  Guidance
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                                              Mean estimate is $0.33;
                                                 range $0.30 to $0.36.
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WSM   Williams-Sonoma Inc        2012     D   Expects eps of $2.37 to $2.47.
                                              Mean estimate is $2.48;
                                                 range $2.33 to $2.70.
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ZUMZ  Zumiez Inc                Q1/12     N   Expects eps of $0.07 to $0.09.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.08;
                                                 range $0.06 to $0.11.
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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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