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U.S. Companies Issuing Profit Outlooks for Sept. 16

Sept. 16 (Bloomberg) -- The following U.S. companies provided their financial outlooks today:

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                               Sept. 16
                                   2011 Q3/11  Q4/11    2011   2012  Total
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                                          ------------Cumulative------------
Total:                                3    416      2  2,348    153   6,268
 Up:                                  0     56      0    529     39     23%
 Down                                 0    164      1    516     17     25%
 Neutral                              1    189      1  1,188     45     46%
 Ex-Item Charges                      2      7      0    115     52      5%
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S&P 500:                              0    110      0    695     66   1,779
 Up:                                  0     10      0    142     18     22%
 Down                                 0     45      0    148      6     23%
 Neutral                              0     51      0    360     18     48%
 Ex-Item Charges                      0      4      0     45     24      7%
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                                         Up/
      Company                   Period  Down  Guidance
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BABY  Natus Medical Inc          2012     X   Expects $0.08 eps addition from
                                              acquisition of Embla Systems.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.73;
                                                 range $0.69 to $0.87.
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RLOG  Rand Logistics Inc         2011     N   Expects eps of $0.41 to $0.50.
                                              No estimate available.

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VIVO  Meridian Bioscience Inc    2012     X   Expects $0.02 to $0.01 eps charge from
                                              consolidation of Life Science
                                              operations.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.86;
                                                 range $0.77 to $1.00.
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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
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                                         Up/
      Company                   Period  Down  Guidance
================================================================================
announced extraordinary items which will have an impact on
future earnings per share.

SOURCE: Bloomberg

To contact the reporter on this story: Mike Sebany in Washington at msebany@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Alex Tanzi at atanzi@bloomberg.net

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