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U.S. Companies Issuing Profit Outlooks for Oct. 31

Oct. 31 (Bloomberg) -- The following U.S. companies provided their financial outlooks today:

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                                Oct. 31
                                   2011 Q3/11  Q4/11    2011   2012  Total
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                                          ------------Cumulative------------
Total:                               18    459    212  2,625    219   6,868
 Up:                                  4     65     28    614     53     23%
 Down                                 8    189     86    578     34     26%
 Neutral                              6    195     94  1,317     72     46%
 Ex-Item Charges                      0     10      4    116     60      5%
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S&P 500:                              7    120     73    806     83   1,992
 Up:                                  2     13      5    172     22     22%
 Down                                 3     49     28    172     12     23%
 Neutral                              2     52     39    416     25     48%
 Ex-Item Charges                      0      6      1     46     24      7%
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                                         Up/
      Company                   Period  Down  Guidance
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AVB*  Avalonbay Communities Inc Q4/11     D   Expects ffo of $1.19 to $1.23.
                                              Mean estimate is $1.27;
                                                 range $1.23 to $1.34.
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AVB*  Avalonbay Communities Inc  2011     D   Expects ffo of $4.57 to $4.61.
                                              Mean estimate is $4.66;
                                                 range $4.59 to $4.77.
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EXBD  Corporate Executive Board  2011     N   Expects eps of $1.50 to $1.60.
                                              Mean estimate is $1.57;
                                                 range $1.54 to $1.60.
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FMC*  Fmc Corp                  Q4/11     N   Expects eps of $1.30 to $1.40.
                                              Mean estimate is $1.37;
                                                 range $1.30 to $1.41.
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FMC*  Fmc Corp                   2011     N   Expects eps of $5.70 to $5.80.
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                                         Up/
      Company                   Period  Down  Guidance
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                                              Mean estimate is $5.74;
                                                 range $5.70 to $5.79.
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HAE   Haemonetics Corp/Mass      2011     D   Expects eps of $3.00 to $3.10.
                                              Mean estimate is $3.34;
                                                 range $3.06 to $3.41.
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HCP*  Hcp Inc                    2011     U   Expects ffo of $2.65 to $2.71.
                                              Mean estimate is $2.55;
                                                 range $2.49 to $2.68.
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HLF   Herbalife Ltd             Q4/11     D   Expects eps of $0.68 to $0.72.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.74;
                                                 range $0.70 to $0.76.
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HLF   Herbalife Ltd              2011     U   Expects eps of $3.14 to $3.18.
                                              Mean estimate is $3.08;
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                                         Up/
      Company                   Period  Down  Guidance
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                                                 range $3.03 to $3.10.
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HUM*  Humana Inc                 2011     U   Expects eps of $8.35 to $8.40.
                                              Mean estimate is $7.65;
                                                 range $6.65 to $8.00.
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HUM*  Humana Inc                 2012     D   Expects eps of $7.40 to $7.60.
                                              Mean estimate is $7.85;
                                                 range $7.10 to $8.38.
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IART  Integra Lifesciences Hold  2011     N   Expects eps of $2.88 to $2.96.
                                              Mean estimate is $2.95;
                                                 range $2.85 to $3.02.
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PPS   Post Properties Inc        2011     U   Expects ffo of $1.89 to $1.92.
                                              Mean estimate is $1.83;
                                                 range $1.80 to $1.86.
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                                         Up/
      Company                   Period  Down  Guidance
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PRXL  Parexel International Cor Q4/11     N   Expects eps of $0.21 to $0.25.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.24;
                                                 range $0.20 to $0.27.
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ROG   Rogers Corp               Q4/11     D   Expects eps of $0.43 to $0.53.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.72;
                                                 range $0.69 to $0.75.
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SHAW  Shaw Group Inc             2012     D   Expects eps of $2.00 to $2.10.
                                              Mean estimate is $2.21;
                                                 range $1.97 to $2.35.
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UNS   Unisource Energy Corp Co   2011     D   Expects eps of $2.59 to $2.69.
                                              Mean estimate is $2.77;
                                                 range $2.75 to $2.81.
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                                         Up/
      Company                   Period  Down  Guidance
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WRI   Weingarten Realty Investo  2012     N   Expects ffo of $1.81 to $1.91.
                                              Mean estimate is $1.86;
                                                 range $1.77 to $1.90.
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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

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

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