U.S. Companies Issuing Profit Outlooks for the Week of March 23

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:                               35    417      7  2,911  1,000   8,657
 Up:                                  9     54      2    723    166   22.1%
 Down                                 7    185      1    650    273   27.8%
 Neutral                             18    172      4  1,418    479   45.4%
 Ex-Item Charges                      1      6      0    120     82    4.6%
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Total:                               12    112      2    890    310   2,487
 Up:                                  2     17      0    203     42   21.0%
 Down                                 2     46      0    188     79   24.9%
 Neutral                              6     46      2    449    153   47.8%
 Ex-Item Charges                      2      3      0     50     36    6.3%
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      Company                   Period  Down  Guidance
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March 19

ADBE* Adobe Systems Inc          2012     N   Expects eps of $2.38 to $2.48.
                                              Mean estimate is $2.43;
                                                 range $2.40 to $2.47.
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ADBE* Adobe Systems Inc         Q2/12     N   Expects eps of $0.57 to $0.61.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.60;
                                                 range $0.57 to $0.64.
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GMAN  Gordmans Stores Inc       Q1/12     N   Expects eps of $0.40 to $0.41.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.41;
                                                 range $0.41 to $0.41.
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GMAN  Gordmans Stores Inc        2012     N   Expects eps of $1.46 to $1.51.
                                              Mean estimate is $1.50;
                                                 range $1.50 to $1.51.
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KNSY  Kensey Nash Corp           2012     U   Expects eps of $1.59 to $1.63.
                                              Mean estimate is $1.40;
                                                 range $1.25 to $1.77.
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KNSY  Kensey Nash Corp          Q1/12     U   Expects eps of $0.33 to $0.35.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.27;
                                                 range $0.20 to $0.44.
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KNSY  Kensey Nash Corp          Q2/12     U   Expects eps of $0.43 to $0.45.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.27;
                                                 range $0.25 to $0.30.
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KORS  Michael Kors Holdings Ltd Q4/12     U   Expects eps of $0.14 to $0.16.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.13;
                                                 range $0.10 to $0.16.
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TYPE  Monotype Imaging Holdings  2012     U   Expects eps of $0.96 to $1.01.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.71;
                                                 range $0.70 to $0.73.
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March 20
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CTAS* Cintas Corp                2012     D   Expects eps of $2.24 to $2.27.
                                              Mean estimate is $2.45;
                                                 range $2.32 to $2.54.
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KKD   Krispy Kreme Doughnuts In  2013     N   Expects eps of $0.35 to $0.41.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.35;
                                                 range $0.26 to $0.45.
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TIF*  Tiffany & Co               2011     U   Expects eps of $3.95 to $4.05.
                                              Mean estimate is $3.92;
                                                 range $3.60 to $3.78.
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March 21
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ATU   Actuant Corp-A            Q2/12     N   Expects eps of $0.55 to $0.60.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.58;
                                                 range $0.56 to $0.60.
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ATU   Actuant Corp-A             2012     N   Expects eps of $1.98 to $2.08.
                                              Mean estimate is $2.01;
                                                 range $1.97 to $2.05.
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FRED  Fred’S Inc-Class A        Q1/12     N   Expects eps of $0.26 to $0.28.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.27;
                                                 range $0.26 to $0.28.
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FRED  Fred’S Inc-Class A         2012     N   Expects eps of $0.96 to $1.04.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.98;
                                                 range $0.94 to $1.02.
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MLHR  Herman Miller Inc         Q2/12     N   Expects eps of $0.28 to $0.32.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.32;
                                                 range $0.29 to $0.33.
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SCVL  Shoe Carnival Inc         Q1/12     U   Expects eps of $0.75 to $0.78.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.70;
                                                 range $0.64 to $0.75.
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March 22
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ACN*  Accenture Plc-Cl A         2012     U   Expects eps of $3.82 to $3.90.
                                              Mean estimate is $3.80;
                                                 range $3.59 to $3.90.
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DG    Dollar General Corp        2012     N   Expects eps of $2.65 to $2.75.
                                              Mean estimate is $2.72;
                                                 range $2.60 to $2.80.
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FDX*  Fedex Corp                Q2/12     N   Expects eps of $1.75 to $2.00.
                                              Mean estimate is $1.98;
                                                 range $1.85 to $2.21.
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FDX*  Fedex Corp                 2011     N   Expects eps of $6.35 to $6.60.
                                              Mean estimate is $6.39;
                                                 range $6.24 to $6.60.
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GIII  G-Iii Apparel Group Ltd    2012     D   Expects eps of $2.62 to $2.72.
                                              Mean estimate is $2.97;
                                                 range $2.70 to $3.47.
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GIII  G-Iii Apparel Group Ltd   Q1/12     N   Expects eps of ($0.06) to ($0.02).
                                              Mean estimate is ($0.04);
                                                 range ($0.06) to ($0.02).
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GME*  Gamestop Corp-Class A      2012     N   Expects eps of $3.10 to $3.30.
                                              Mean estimate is $3.19;
                                                 range $3.10 to $3.35.
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GME*  Gamestop Corp-Class A     Q1/12     D   Expects eps of $0.52 to $0.55.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.60;
                                                 range $0.54 to $0.68.
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LAYN  Layne Christensen Company Q4/12     X   Expects $4.07 to $3.59 eps charge
                                                 from Violation of Foreign Corrupt
                                                 Practices Act.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.36;
                                                 range $0.36 to $0.36.
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LULU  Lululemon Athletica Inc    2012     D   Expects eps of $1.50 to $1.57.
                                              Mean estimate is $1.61;
                                                 range $1.40 to $1.75.
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LULU  Lululemon Athletica Inc   Q1/12     N   Expects eps of $0.28 to $0.29.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.29;
                                                 range $0.25 to $0.33.
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PBH   Prestige Brands Holdings   2012     N   Expects eps of $1.22 to $1.32.
                                              Mean estimate is $1.23;
                                                 range $1.22 to $1.25.
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PBH   Prestige Brands Holdings  Q1/12     U   Expects eps of $0.23.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.22;
                                                 range $0.21 to $0.24.
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PERY  Perry Ellis International  2012     D   Expects eps of $1.95 to $2.00.
                                              Mean estimate is $2.16;
                                                 range $1.88 to $2.27.
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SCS   Steelcase Inc-Cl A        Q2/12     D   Expects eps of $0.08 to $0.12.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.16;
                                                 range $0.16 to $0.16.
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WTSLA Wet Seal Inc/The-Class A  Q1/12     D   Expects eps of $0.02 to $0.04.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.06;
                                                 range $0.06 to $0.07.
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March 23
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BTU*  Peabody Energy Corp       Q1/12     N   Expects eps of $0.50 to $0.75.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.65;
                                                 range $0.52 to $0.75.
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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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