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U.S. Companies Issuing Profit Outlooks for Jan. 18

Jan. 18 (Bloomberg) -- The following U.S. companies provided their financial outlooks today:

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                                Jan. 18
                                   2012 Q4/11  Q1/12    2011   2012  Total
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                                          ------------Cumulative------------
Total:                               14    458     31  2,888    386   7,588
 Up:                                  2     69      3    715     79     23%
 Down                                 6    194     10    644     75     27%
 Neutral                              6    186     16  1,410    159     45%
 Ex-Item Charges                      0      9      2    119     73      5%
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S&P 500:                              5    126     12    878    129   2,181
 Up:                                  2     11      1    197     26     22%
 Down                                 1     50      3    187     20     24%
 Neutral                              2     63      7    445     51     48%
 Ex-Item Charges                      0      2      1     49     32      7%
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                                         Up/
      Company                   Period  Down  Guidance
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APH*  Amphenol Corp-Cl A        Q1/12     U   Expects eps of $0.73 to $0.76.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.71;
                                                 range $0.67 to $0.80.
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APH*  Amphenol Corp-Cl A         2012     U   Expects eps of $3.23 to $3.34.
                                              Mean estimate is $3.16;
                                                 range $2.90 to $3.40.
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AWK   American Water Works Co I  2012     N   Expects eps of $1.90 to $2.00.
                                              Mean estimate is $1.92;
                                                 range $1.85 to $2.00.
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CE    Celanese Corp-Series A     2011     D   Expects eps of $4.45.
                                              Mean estimate is $4.63;
                                                 range $4.45 to $4.81.
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CSH   Cash America Intl Inc      2011     D   Expects eps of $4.25.
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                                         Up/
      Company                   Period  Down  Guidance
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                                              Mean estimate is $4.31;
                                                 range $4.23 to $4.42.
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EBAY* Ebay Inc                  Q1/12     D   Expects eps of $0.50 to $0.51.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.54;
                                                 range $0.44 to $0.57.
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EBAY* Ebay Inc                   2012     N   Expects eps of $2.25 to $2.30.
                                              Mean estimate is $2.30;
                                                 range $1.91 to $2.47.
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FFIV* F5 Networks Inc           Q1/12     N   Expects eps of $1.05 to $1.07.
                                              Mean estimate is $1.05;
                                                 range $0.96 to $1.10.
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O     Realty Income Corp         2011     N   Expects ffo of $1.98.
                                              Mean estimate is $1.98;
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                                         Up/
      Company                   Period  Down  Guidance
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                                                 range $1.96 to $1.98.
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O     Realty Income Corp         2012     D   Expects ffo of $2.03 to $2.07.
                                              Mean estimate is $2.09;
                                                 range $2.07 to $2.11.
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PLXS  Plexus Corp               Q1/12     N   Expects eps of $0.51 to $0.58.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.51;
                                                 range $0.45 to $0.58.
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RPT   Ramco-Gershenson Properti  2012     N   Expects ffo of $0.94 to $1.02.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.97;
                                                 range $0.88 to $1.01.
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SANM  Sanmina-Sci Corp          Q1/12     D   Expects eps of $0.24 to $0.30.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.31;
                                                 range $0.26 to $0.38.
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                                         Up/
      Company                   Period  Down  Guidance
================================================================================
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SPW   Spx Corp                   2012     D   Expects eps of $4.70 to $5.10.
                                              Mean estimate is $5.27;
                                                 range $4.75 to $5.72.
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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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