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U.S. Companies Issuing Profit Outlooks for Oct. 28

Oct. 28 (Bloomberg) -- The following U.S. companies provided their financial outlooks today:

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                                Oct. 28
                                   2011 Q3/11  Q4/11    2011   2012  Total
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                                          ------------Cumulative------------
Total:                               14    459    207  2,615    216   6,850
 Up:                                  1     65     28    610     53     23%
 Down                                 3    189     83    575     32     26%
 Neutral                             10    195     92  1,314     71     46%
 Ex-Item Charges                      0     10      4    116     60      5%
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S&P 500:                              7    120     71    802     82   1,985
 Up:                                  0     13      5    170     22     22%
 Down                                 2     49     27    171     11     23%
 Neutral                              5     52     38    415     25     48%
 Ex-Item Charges                      0      6      1     46     24      7%
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                                         Up/
      Company                   Period  Down  Guidance
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AIV*  Apartment Invt & Mgmt Co  Q4/11     N   Expects ffo of $0.39 to $0.43.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.43;
                                                 range $0.39 to $0.45.
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AIV*  Apartment Invt & Mgmt Co   2011     N   Expects ffo of $1.46 to $1.50.
                                              Mean estimate is $1.49;
                                                 range $1.41 to $1.54.
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ARBA  Ariba Inc                 Q4/11     N   Expects eps of $0.19 to $0.21.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.21;
                                                 range $0.19 to $0.26.
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B     Barnes Group Inc           2011     N   Expects eps of $1.43 to $1.48.
                                              Mean estimate is $1.43;
                                                 range $1.37 to $1.50.
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BWA   Borgwarner Inc             2011     N   Expects eps of $4.35 to $4.45.
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                                         Up/
      Company                   Period  Down  Guidance
================================================================================
                                              Mean estimate is $4.37;
                                                 range $4.20 to $4.48.
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CVH*  Coventry Health Care Inc   2011     D   Expects eps of $2.95 to $3.00.
                                              Mean estimate is $3.02;
                                                 range $2.90 to $3.15.
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CW    Curtiss-Wright Corp        2011     N   Expects eps of $2.68 to $2.78.
                                              Mean estimate is $2.68;
                                                 range $2.65 to $2.70.
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D*    Dominion Resources Inc/Va Q4/11     N   Expects eps of $0.58 to $0.73.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.65;
                                                 range $0.59 to $0.77.
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D*    Dominion Resources Inc/Va  2011     N   Expects eps of $3.05 to $3.20.
                                              Mean estimate is $3.13;
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                                         Up/
      Company                   Period  Down  Guidance
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                                                 range $3.04 to $3.25.
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HMSY  Hms Holdings Corp          2011     U   Expects gaap of $0.60.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.59;
                                                 range $0.59 to $0.60.
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HMSY  Hms Holdings Corp          2012     N   Expects gaap of $0.74.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.74;
                                                 range $0.73 to $0.76.
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MRK*  Merck & Co. Inc.           2011     N   Expects eps of $3.72 to $3.76.
                                              Mean estimate is $3.73;
                                                 range $3.70 to $3.76.
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OLN   Olin Corp                 Q4/11     D   Expects eps of $0.15 to $0.20.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.38;
                                                 range $0.22 to $0.60.
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                                         Up/
      Company                   Period  Down  Guidance
================================================================================
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WHR*  Whirlpool Corp             2011     D   Expects gaap of $4.25 to $5.25.
                                              Mean estimate is $7.82;
                                                 range $4.67 to $12.07.
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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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