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U.S. Companies Issuing Profit Outlooks for Oct. 13

Oct. 13 (Bloomberg) -- The following U.S. companies provided their financial outlooks today:

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                                Oct. 13
                                   2011 Q3/11  Q4/11    2011   2012  Total
================================================================================
                                          ------------Cumulative------------
Total:                                6    444     27  2,387    169   6,378
 Up:                                  3     62      3    537     41     23%
 Down                                 1    178      9    532     20     26%
 Neutral                              2    194     13  1,203     49     46%
 Ex-Item Charges                      0     10      2    115     59      6%
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S&P 500:                              3    119     10    708     72   1,818
 Up:                                  1     12      2    144     19     22%
 Down                                 1     49      1    154      9     23%
 Neutral                              1     52      7    365     20     47%
 Ex-Item Charges                      0      6      0     45     24      7%
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                                         Up/
      Company                   Period  Down  Guidance
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KFRC  Kforce Inc                Q3/11     U   Expects eps of $0.19.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.18;
                                                 range $0.17 to $0.18.
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MCHP* Microchip Technology Inc  Q3/11     D   Expects eps of $0.45 to $0.47.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.51;
                                                 range $0.48 to $0.53.
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MJN*  Mead Johnson Nutrition Co Q3/11     U   Expects eps of $0.76 to $0.78.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.66;
                                                 range $0.61 to $0.69.
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MJN*  Mead Johnson Nutrition Co  2011     N   Expects eps of $2.73 to $2.78.
                                              Mean estimate is $2.76;
                                                 range $2.72 to $2.80.
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PETM  Petsmart Inc              Q3/11     U   Expects eps of $0.46 to $0.48.
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                                         Up/
      Company                   Period  Down  Guidance
================================================================================
                                              Mean estimate is $0.45;
                                                 range $0.42 to $0.48.
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PETM  Petsmart Inc               2011     N   Expects eps of $2.46 to $2.52.
                                              Mean estimate is $2.47;
                                                 range $2.40 to $2.54.
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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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