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Seven Savvy Technology Plays

                                    PRICE-EARNINGS
STOCK                         PRICE*    RATIO**

CABLETRON                     36 1/2       24
Entering new product cycle, p-e is below that of peers


CISCO                         63 3/8      29
Dominant force in networking will keep getting stronger


COMPAQ                        75 3/8      13
Largest PC maker will benefit from migration to NT, Pentium Pro processor


IBM                           148 5/8     12
Strong turnaround story, coupled with stock buyback and healthy earnings 
growth, restores blue-chip status


INTEL                         127 1/4     17
Volatility makes it risky, but it still monopolizes chip biz; earnings per 
share should grow sharply in 1997


LEVEL ONE                     36          31
Big potential in nifty technology for boosting capacity of copper wire


MICROSOFT                     76 3/4      38
Entering new product cycles with Office '97 and NT


*Dec. 16
**Based on 1997 earnings estimates
DATA: BUSINESS WEEK SURVEY OF FUND MANAGERS, ZACKS EARNINGS ESTIMATES


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