U.S. Companies Issuing Profit Outlooks for the Week of March 9

The following U.S. companies provided their financial outlooks this week:

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                                Weekly
                                 Tally   Q1/12  Q2/12   2011   2012   Total
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                                          ------------Cumulative------------
Total:                               73    393      0  2,909    972   8,587
 Up:                                 10     49      0    722    161   22.1%
 Down                                38    174      0    650    262   27.8%
 Neutral                             20    165      0  1,417    467   45.4%
 Ex-Item Charges                      5      5      0    120     82    4.6%
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Total:                                8    108      0    888    306   2,475
 Up:                                  1     17      0    202     41   21.1%
 Down                                 5     44      0    188     78   24.9%
 Neutral                              1     44      0    448    151   47.7%
 Ex-Item Charges                      1      3      0     50     36    6.3%
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March 5

ACHC  Acadia Healthcare Co Inc   2012     X   Expects $0.20 to $0.22 eps addition
                                              from acquisition of hospitals from
                                              Haven Behavioral Healthcare.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.61;
                                                 range $0.47 to $0.73.
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NTRI  Nutrisystem Inc            2012     D   Expects eps of $0.45 to $0.55.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.92;
                                                 range $0.70 to $1.10.
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NTRI  Nutrisystem Inc           Q1/12     D   Expects eps of ($0.10) to ($0.05).
                                              Mean estimate is $0.10;
                                                 range $0.03 to $0.14.
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PAY   Verifone Systems Inc       2012     N   Expects eps of $2.60 to $2.66.
                                              Mean estimate is $2.60;
                                                 range $2.55 to $2.65.
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PAY   Verifone Systems Inc      Q1/12     N   Expects eps of $0.59 to $0.60.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.60;
                                                 range $0.55 to $0.62.
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March 6
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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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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.
                                              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;
                                                 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                     2,012N      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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March 7
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ACHC  Acadia Healthcare Co Inc   2012     U   Expects eps of $0.65 to $0.67.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.61;
                                                 range $0.47 to $0.73.
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ACHC  Acadia Healthcare Co Inc  Q1/12     D   Expects eps of $0.10.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.13;
                                                 range $0.11 to $0.16.
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AEO   American Eagle Outfitters Q1/12     N   Expects eps of $0.08 to $0.10.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.10;
                                                 range $0.07 to $0.14.
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BEE   Strategic Hotels & Resort  2012     N   Expects ffo of $0.22 to $0.30.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.29;
                                                 range $0.25 to $0.32.
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BONT  Bon-Ton Stores Inc/The     2012     U   Expects eps of $0.15 to $0.75.
                                              Mean estimate is ($0.16);
                                                 range ($0.37) to $0.05.
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BWS   Brown Shoe Company Inc     2012     D   Expects eps of $0.78 to $0.92.
                                              Mean estimate is $1.06;
                                                 range $0.95 to $1.15.
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CWTR  Coldwater Creek Inc       Q1/12     N   Expects eps of ($0.24) to ($0.18).
                                              Mean estimate is ($0.20);
                                                 range ($0.20) to ($0.20).
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EMN*  Eastman Chemical Co        2012     X   Expects $0.30 to $0.30 eps addition
                                              from lower pension costs.
                                              Mean estimate is $4.83;
                                                 range $4.58 to $5.10.
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FELE  Franklin Electric Co Inc  Q1/12     X   Expects $0.33 to $0.37 eps addition
                                              from acquisition of majority stake in
                                              Pioneer Pump Holdings.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.52;
                                                 range $0.52 to $0.52.
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HON*  Honeywell International I Q1/12     N   Expects eps of $0.96 to $0.98.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.98;
                                                 range $0.94 to $1.03.
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HOTT  Hot Topic Inc             Q1/12     U   Expects gaap of $0.02 to $0.05.
                                              Mean estimate is ($0.01);
                                                 range ($0.03) to $0.01.
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KFY   Korn/Ferry International  Q1/12     D   Expects eps of $0.24 to $0.30.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.32;
                                                 range $0.28 to $0.35.
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LINC  Lincoln Educational Servi Q1/12     D   Expects eps of ($0.22) to ($0.18).
                                              Mean estimate is $0.10;
                                                 range ($0.02) to $0.17.
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LINC  Lincoln Educational Servi  2012     D   Expects eps of $0.25 to $0.40.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.59;
                                                 range $0.44 to $0.78.
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MW    Men’S Wearhouse Inc/The   Q1/12     D   Expects gaap of $0.53 to $0.54.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.62;
                                                 range $0.61 to $0.62.
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MW    Men’S Wearhouse Inc/The    2012     U   Expects gaap of $2.70 to $2.78.
                                              Mean estimate is $2.64;
                                                 range $2.55 to $2.71.
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NUAN  Nuance Communications Inc  2013     X   Expects $0.08 to $0.09 eps addition
                                              from acquisition of Transcend.
                                              Mean estimate is $1.76;
                                                 range $1.66 to $1.87.
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PLCE  Children’S Place          Q1/12     D   Expects eps of $1.03 to $1.08.
                                              Mean estimate is $1.14;
                                                 range $1.04 to $1.27.
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PLCE  Children’S Place           2012     D   Expects eps of $3.10 to $3.30.
                                              Mean estimate is $3.66;
                                                 range $3.31 to $4.20.
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SMTC  Semtech Corp              Q1/12     D   Expects eps of $0.28 to $0.32.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.36;
                                                 range $0.32 to $0.38.
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STAN  Standard Parking Corp      2012     N   Expects eps of $1.25 to $1.35.
                                              Mean estimate is $1.32;
                                                 range $1.27 to $1.36.
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TFM   Fresh Market Inc/The       2012     D   Expects eps of $1.26 to $1.31.
                                              Mean estimate is $1.35;
                                                 range $1.26 to $1.61.
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TRK   Speedway Motorsports Inc   2012     D   Expects eps of $0.90 to $1.20.
                                              Mean estimate is $1.35;
                                                 range $1.35 to $1.35.
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March 8
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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.
                                              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;
                                                 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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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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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.
                                              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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March 9
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CCL*  Carnival Corp             Q1/12     U   Expects eps of $0.05 to $0.09.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.14;
                                                 range ($0.01) to $0.24.
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CCL*  Carnival Corp              2012     D   Expects eps of $1.40 to $1.70.
                                              Mean estimate is $1.92;
                                                 range $1.50 to $2.35.
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DM    Dolan Co/The               2012     D   Expects eps of $0.89 to $1.02.
                                              Mean estimate is $1.09;
                                                 range $1.06 to $1.12.
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HIBB  Hibbett Sports Inc         2012     N   Expects eps of $2.35 to $2.55.
                                              Mean estimate is $2.46;
                                                 range $2.38 to $2.56.
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LHO   Lasalle Hotel Properties   2012     N   Expects ffo of $2.00 to $2.12.
                                              Mean estimate is $2.02;
                                                 range $1.95 to $2.07.
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NOTE: * Denotes company is in the S&P 500. Cumulative figures
begin in July 2010. Up, Down and Neutral ratings are based on a
comparison between the company forecast and the consensus
analyst estimate. Ex-item charges are company announced
extraordinary items which will have an impact on future
earnings per share.

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