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Industry Group Winners And Losers

1996'S STRONGEST...
                           EARNINGS CHANGE
                              FROM 1995
APPAREL                          428%
GLASS CONTAINERS                 252
AIRLINES                         223
COAL, OIL & GAS                  193
DISCOUNT & FASHION RETAILING     152
BUSINESS MACHINES & SERVICES     147
GAS UTILITIES                    136
HEALTH-CARE SERVICES             133
MISCELLANEOUS LEISURE            123
DRUG DISTRIBUTION                121


...AND WEAKEST
                            EARNINGS CHANGE
                               FROM 1995
FOREST PRODUCTS                  -73%
PAPER CONTAINERS                 -63
POLLUTION CONTROL                -57
STEEL                            -52
ALUMINUM                         -50
PAPER                            -38
NONFERROUS METALS                -34
SEMICONDUCT. & OTHER COMP.       -30
ENTERTAINMENT                    -23
CHEMICALS                        -11


1997'S STRONGEST...
                          EST. EARNINGS CHANGE
                               FROM 1996
POLLUTION CONTROL                164%
COMPUTERS & PERIPHERALS          127
ALUMINUM                          86
TRUCKING & SHIPPING               80
EATING PLACES                     77
ENTERTAINMENT                     47
ELECTRICAL PRODUCTS               45
FOREST PRODUCTS                   44
TELECOMMUNICATIONS                44
TEXTILES                          41


...AND WEAKEST
                          EST. EARNINGS CHANGE
                               FROM 1996
NONFERROUS METALS                 -9%
ELECTRIC UTILITIES                +4
FINANCIAL SERVICES                +4
GAS UTILITIES                     +7
PAPER                             +7
SPECIAL MACHINERY                 +7
TELEPHONE COMPANIES               +8
COAL, OIL & GAS                   +9
BANKS-SOUTH & SOUTHEAST          +10
BUILDING MATERIALS               +11


Because of losses in 1995, earnings gains or losses cannot be meaningfully 
calculated on a percentage basis for the broadcasters, eating places, or 
petroleum services companies. Because of projected losses in 1996 and 1997, 
earnings gains or losses cannot be meaningfully calculated on a percentage 
basis for broadcasters.


DATA: I/B/E/S INTERNATIONAL INC., STANDARD & POOR'S COMPUSTAT





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