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The Business Week 50

How Each Company Performed


BUSINESS                                PERCENT CHANGE
WEEK 50                                      PRICE
RANK                COMPANY             (3/14/97 - 9/12/97)
3                   DELL COMPUTER             148%
8                   COMPAQ COMPUTER           115
13                  SUN MICROSYSTEMS           63
16                  EMC                        57
34                  3COM                       46
4                   CISCO SYSTEMS              43
11                  ORACLE                     42
47                  NORTHERN TELECOM           42
31                  MEDTRONIC                  40
2                   MICROSOFT                  39

BUSINESS                                PERCENT CHANGE
WEEK 50                                      PRICE
RANK                COMPANY             (3/14/97 - 9/12/97)
21                  TELLABS                    38%
24                  MERRILL LYNCH              38
43                  TYCO INTERNATIONAL         37
1                   INTEL                      37
40                  MGIC INVESTMENT            33
38                  MORGAN STANLEY,
                    DEAN WITTER, DISCOVER*     32
27                  ELI LILLY                  30
14                  BRISTOL-MYERS SQUIBB       30
42                  GENERAL ELECTRIC           29
10                  PFIZER                     28

BUSINESS                                PERCENT CHANGE
WEEK 50                                       PRICE
RANK                COMPANY             (3/14/97 - 9/12/97)
37                  SCHERING-PLOUGH            27%
35                  FIRST CHICAGO NBD          26
29                  LOCKHEED MARTIN            25
5                   TRAVELERS GROUP            24
9                   MBNA                       23
23                  PHILLIPS PETROLEUM         22
33                  HEALTHSOUTH                22
45                  AMERICAN HOME PRODUCTS     22
19                  GREEN TREE FINANCIAL       19
41                  FANNIE MAE                 18

                                        PERCENT CHANGE
WEEK 50                                      PRICE
RANK                COMPANY             (3/14/97 - 9/12/97)
22                  NORWEST                    18%
17                  FREDDIE MAC                15
26                  U.S. BANCORP**             14
36                  PANENERGY***               12
46                  FIFTH THIRD BANCORP        10
30                  ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS        9
32                  FIRST UNION                8
48                  ABBOTT LABORATORIES        7
6                   MERCK                      5
20                  HFS                        3

BUSINESS                               PERCENT CHANGE
WEEK 50                                     PRICE
RANK                COMPANY             (3/14/97 - 9/12/97)
12                  NATIONSBANK               0%
28                  GILLETTE                  0
15                  JOHNSON & JOHNSON        -1
39                  BOSTON SCIENTIFIC        -2
44                  SERVICE CORP.
                    INTERNATIONAL            -3
25                  COCA-COLA                -4
7                   NIKE                    -17
49                  AMGEN                   -21
18                  ANDREW                  -31
50                  COLUMBIA/HCA HEALTHCARE -34

*Dean Witter, Discover merged with Morgan Stanley to form Morgan Stanley, Dean 
Witter, Discover & Co.

**First Bank System merged with U.S. Bancorp and changed its name to U.S. 
Bancorp

***PanEnergy merged with Duke Power; the price increase shown is based on the 
June 18th price

DATA: STANDARD & POOR'S COMPUSTAT, A DIVISION OF THE MCGRAW-HILL COMPANIES


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