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U.S. Companies Issuing Profit Outlooks for Sept. 30

Sept. 30 (Bloomberg) -- The following U.S. companies provided their financial outlooks today:

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                               Sept. 30
                                   2011 Q3/11  Q4/11    2011   2012  Total
================================================================================
                                          ------------Cumulative------------
Total:                                4    426     19  2,368    158   6,321
 Up:                                  0     57      2    534     40     23%
 Down                                 3    169      6    523     18     26%
 Neutral                              0    190     11  1,196     47     46%
 Ex-Item Charges                      1     10      0    115     53      5%
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S&P 500:                              2    113      8    702     69   1,801
 Up:                                  0     10      1    143     19     22%
 Down                                 2     46      1    151      7     23%
 Neutral                              0     51      6    363     19     48%
 Ex-Item Charges                      0      6      0     45     24      7%
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                                         Up/
      Company                   Period  Down  Guidance
================================================================================
IR*   Ingersoll-Rand Plc        Q3/11     D   Expects eps of $0.77 to $0.80.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.91;
                                                 range $0.78 to $1.00.
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IR*   Ingersoll-Rand Plc         2011     D   Expects eps of $2.70 to $2.80.
                                              Mean estimate is $2.94;
                                                 range $2.73 to $3.10.
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
LHC   Lincoln Heritage Corp     Q3/11     X   Expects $2.25 eps charge from
                                              government settlement over Medicare
                                              reimbursement probe.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.58;
                                                 range $0.55 to $0.62.
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SUNH  Sun Healthcare Group Inc   2011     D   Expects eps of $0.83 to $0.94.
                                              Mean estimate is $1.06;
                                                 range $0.91 to $1.25.
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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

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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