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1996 Corporate Profits

                    CURRENT QTR.       QTR.            EST.
                       SALES          PROFITS          EPS  REPORTED
                    (MILLIONS)  %CHG.(MILLIONS) %CHG.(11/14)  EPS   DIFF.
INDUSTRIALS          163,369.7  +13   10,669.5  +19   0.99   1.08  +0.09
ABBOTT LABORATORIES    2,995.8  +15   510.6     +10   0.66   0.66    --
ALCOA                  3,257.7  +5    136.1     -10   0.91   0.78  -0.13
AMOCO                 10,081.0  +25   871.0     +321  1.23   1.74  +0.51
ASHLAND *              3,446.0  +9    36.0      -59   0.61   0.47  -0.14
BOISE CASCADE          1,262.7  +2    2.1       -97   -0.21  -0.16 +0.05
BRISTOL-MYERS SQUIBB   3,955.0  +10   716.0     NM    1.41   1.43  +0.02
CATERPILLAR            4,465.0  +6    381.0     +27   1.86   1.99* +0.13
CHAMPION INTERNATIONAL 1,432.2  -18   10.1      -95   0.20   0.11  -0.09
CHRYSLER              16,200.0  +7    998.0     -4    1.39   1.39    --
COCA-COLA ENTERPRISES  2,118.0  +29   9.0       NM    0.03   0.06  +0.03
CONAGRA **             6,764.5  +2    187.3     +12   0.82   0.82    --
EASTMAN KODAK          4,314.0  +5    -113.0    NM    1.13   1.19* +0.06
EXXON                 37,620.0  +19   2,495.0   +49   1.40   2.00  +0.60
FMC                    1,407.6  +17   44.6      +78   1.12   1.17  +0.05
GENERAL ELECTRIC      22,994.0  +16   2,067.0   +11   1.26   1.26    --
GEORGIA-PACIFIC        3,196.0  -6    2.0       -99   0.56   0.35* -0.21
INTERNATIONAL PAPER    5,100.0  0     -5.0      NM    0.43   0.33* -0.10
JOHNSON CONTROLS *     2,761.3  +38   54.9      +21   1.16   1.19  +0.03
JOHNSON & JOHNSON      5,502.0  +14   556.0     +20   0.41   0.42  +0.01
LOCKHEED MARTIN        7,662.0  +27   465.0     +50   1.47   1.47^  --
NIKE **                2,107.0  +55   176.9     +81   0.54   0.60  +0.06
PARKER HANNIFIN          969.6  +18   52.6      +9    0.68   0.70  +0.02
PFIZER                 3,160.0  +15   504.0     +24   0.77   0.77   --
PHELPS DODGE             970.6  -8    102.2     -46   1.37   1.57  +0.20
PPG INDUSTRIES         1,754.5  +2    152.1     -6    0.97   0.83  -0.14
REYNOLDS METALS        1,749.0  -7    1.0       -99   0.29   -0.13 -0.42
TRW                    2,451.2  +6    110.0     +4    0.91   0.84  -0.07
UNION CARBIDE          1,508.0  +8    102.0     -46   0.97   0.68  -0.29
WHIRLPOOL              2,165.0  +3    45.0      +150  0.66   0.60  -0.06
SERVICES              36,698.3  +19   7,660.6   +40   1.12   1.16  +0.04
AMR                    4,333.0  +3    373.0     NM    1.24   1.33* +0.09
BANKAMERICA               NA    NA    747.0     +6    1.88   1.92  +0.04
BARNETT BANKS             NA    NA    149.8     +8    0.74   0.76  +0.02
BERGEN BRUNSWIG *      2,822.1  +19   18.2      +16   0.45   0.45   --
CHASE MANHATTAN           NA    NA    836.0     +1    1.89   1.74  -0.15
CITICORP                  NA    NA    987.0     +9    1.96   1.97  +0.01
CONTINENTAL AIRLINES   1,561.0  +10   47.0      +15   0.56   0.61  +0.05
DOW JONES                671.3  +10   59.6      -1    0.59   0.62  +0.03
ENRON                  4,049.0  +59   132.0     +2    0.59   0.52  -0.07
FEDERAL EXPRESS **     2,852.4  +12   103.7     +15   0.78   0.90  +0.12
FED. HOME LOAN MORT.   3,217.0  +25   321.0     +10   0.42   0.43  +0.01
FIRST CHICAGO NBD         NA    NA    377.0     +199  1.15   1.15   --
FLEET FINANCIAL GROUP     NA    NA    303.0     NM    1.07   1.05  -0.02
HANNAFORD BROTHERS       764.7  +12   21.1      +25   0.49   0.50  +0.01
HILTON HOTELS            546.7  +19   6.0       -90   0.34   0.25* -0.09
MORGAN STANLEY GROUP   1,512.0  +29   236.0     +26   1.36   1.36   --
MORGAN (J. P.)         2,925.0  +12   419.0     +14   1.70   2.04  +0.34
NATIONSBANK               NA    NA    632.0     +24   2.10   2.14  +0.04
NORWEST                   NA    NA    308.1     +19   0.81   0.81   --
PAINEWEBBER GROUP      1,469.5  +7    91.5      +56   0.70   0.86  +0.16
PNC BANK                  NA    NA    271.9     NM    0.79   0.79   --
SALOMON                2,212.0  -7    228.0     +36   1.26   1.83  +0.57
SCHWAB (CHARLES)         600.5  +22   59.7      +40   0.33   0.33   --
SUNTRUST BANKS         1,037.8  +9    158.5     +9    0.71   0.72  +0.01
TRAVELERS GROUP        5,782.3  +36   643.5     +6    0.88   0.97  +0.09
USFREIGHTWAYS            342.0  +19   8.0       +19   0.41   0.35  -0.06
WELLS FARGO               NA    NA    123.0     -60   3.31   1.12  -2.19
TECHNOLOGY            69,919.3  +7    6,316.4   +75   1.06   1.11  +0.05
ADVANCED MICRO DEVICES   496.9  -17   -21.2     NM    -0.16  -0.15 +0.01
APPLE COMPUTER *       2,129.0  -32   -120.0    NM    -0.04  -0.96 -0.92
ASCEND COMMUNICATIONS    177.5  +189  41.1      +205  0.31   0.32  +0.01
BAY NETWORKS**           514.5   -5   -172.9    NM    0.26   0.10^ -0.16
COMPAQ COMPUTER        5,422.0  +15   462.0     +463  1.50   1.64  +0.14
COMPUTER ASS. INTL.*** 1,053.0  +5    -313.3    NM    0.75   0.75^  --
DIGITAL EQUIPMENT **   3,357.7  -15   31.9      -79   0.11   0.15  +0.04
GENENTECH                230.3  +4    7.5       -71   0.15   0.06  -0.09
HONEYWELL              2,117.4  +10   153.2     +22   1.18   1.21  +0.03
IBM                   23,143.0  +6    2,023.0   +18   3.90   3.93  +0.03
INTEL                  6,440.0  +41   1,910.0   +120  1.71   2.13  +0.42
LUCENT TECHNOLOGIES *  7,938.0  +7    859.0     NM    1.32   1.35  +0.03
MICROSOFT **           2,680.0  +22   741.0     +29   0.51   0.57  +0.06
MOTOROLA               7,685.0  +5    238.0     -45   0.43   0.39  -0.04
RAYCHEM **               441.0  +7    52.4      +109  1.23   1.14  -0.09
RAYTHEON               3,367.0  0     177.4     -20   0.82   0.75  -0.07
SUN MICROSYSTEMS **    2,081.6  +19   178.3     +41   0.42   0.46  +0.04
U. S. ROBOTICS *         645.4  +77   69.0      +66   0.73   0.72  -0.01
UTILITIES & TELECOM   36,687.1  +9    3,640.1   +210  0.74   0.73  -0.01
AMERITECH              3,884.0  +10   570.0     +38   0.99   1.04  +0.05
AT&T                  13,238.0  +3    1,242.0   NM    0.79   0.76  -0.03
BELL ATLANTIC          3,371.3  +7    345.6     -13   0.97   0.97^  --
NYNEX                  3,330.3  +1    379.7     +61   0.94   0.86  -0.08
PACIFIC TELESIS        2,449.0  +7    191.0     -17   0.58   0.45  -0.13
PANENERGY              2,556.1  +94   93.4      +19   0.60   0.62  +0.02
SBC COMMUNICATIONS     3,768.4  +9    542.9     +5    0.91   0.90  -0.01
SOUTHERN               2,453.0  +6    161.4     -17   0.26   0.21  -0.05
UNICOM                 1,637.0  +3    114.1     +96   0.34   0.44  +0.10

* First-quarter results
** Second-quarter results
*** Third-quarter results
NM = not meaningful
NA = not available
^ EPS adjusted for special items

DATA: STANDARD & POOR'S COMPUSTAT, A DIVISION OF McGRAW-HILL INC. EARNINGS 
ESTIMATE DATA PROVIDED BY I/B/E/S INTERNATIONAL INC., NEW YORK, NY. I/B/E/S IS 
A REGISTERED TRADEMARK OF I/B/E/S INTERNATIONAL INC.


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