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U.S. Companies Issuing Profit Outlooks for Oct. 21

Oct. 21 (Bloomberg) -- The following U.S. companies provided their financial outlooks today:

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                                Oct. 21
                                   2011 Q3/11  Q4/11    2011   2012  Total
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                                          ------------Cumulative------------
Total:                               11    458     64  2,451    180   6,504
 Up:                                  2     65      9    556     43     23%
 Down                                 3    188     23    544     25     26%
 Neutral                              6    195     28  1,235     52     46%
 Ex-Item Charges                      0     10      4    116     60      5%
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S&P 500:                              4    120     25    737     74   1,865
 Up:                                  2     13      3    153     20     22%
 Down                                 1     49      8    159      9     23%
 Neutral                              1     52     13    379     21     47%
 Ex-Item Charges                      0      6      1     46     24      7%
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                                         Up/
      Company                   Period  Down  Guidance
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APD*  Air Products & Chemicals  Q4/11     D   Expects eps of $1.31 to $1.39.
                                              Mean estimate is $1.45;
                                                 range $1.33 to $1.59.
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APD*  Air Products & Chemicals   2012     N   Expects eps of $5.90 to $6.30.
                                              Mean estimate is $6.20;
                                                 range $5.24 to $6.79.
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DOV*  Dover Corp                 2011     U   Expects eps of $4.45 to $4.50.
                                              Mean estimate is $4.44;
                                                 range $4.31 to $4.58.
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EMCI  Emc Ins Group Inc         Q3/11     N   Expects eps of ($0.17) to ($0.11).
                                              Mean estimate is ($0.14);
                                                 range ($0.14) to ($0.14).
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EMCI  Emc Ins Group Inc          2011     N   Expects eps of ($0.80) to ($0.55).
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                                         Up/
      Company                   Period  Down  Guidance
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                                              Mean estimate is ($0.72);
                                                 range ($0.78) to ($0.65).
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HON*  Honeywell International I  2011     U   Expects eps of $4.00 to $4.05.
                                              Mean estimate is $3.95;
                                                 range $3.70 to $4.00.
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IDXX  Idexx Laboratories Inc     2011     N   Expects eps of $2.71 to $2.74.
                                              Mean estimate is $2.73;
                                                 range $2.68 to $2.78.
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IDXX  Idexx Laboratories Inc     2012     N   Expects eps of $3.00 to $3.10.
                                              Mean estimate is $3.07;
                                                 range $2.96 to $3.17.
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                                         Up/
      Company                   Period  Down  Guidance
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SXT   Sensient Technologies Cor  2011     N   Expects eps of $2.38 to $2.42.
                                              Mean estimate is $2.38;
                                                 range $2.36 to $2.41.
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TCO   Taubman Centers Inc        2011     D   Expects eps of $2.66 to $2.71.
                                              Mean estimate is $2.73;
                                                 range $2.71 to $2.76.
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VVI   Viad Corp                 Q4/11     D   Expects eps of ($0.35) to ($0.25).
                                              Mean estimate is ($0.16);
                                                 range ($0.16) to ($0.16).
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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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