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TABLE: Corporate Profits

CURRENT QTR. SALES QTR. PROFITS EST. EPS REPORTED

(MILLIONS) % CHG. (MILLIONS) % CHG. (11/23) EPS DIFF.

INDUSTRIALS 196,236.6 +9 13,583.4 +56 0.93 1.01 +0.08

ABBOTT

LABORATORIES 2,481.9 +11 422.6 +8 0.53 0.53 --

ALCOA 2,641.8 +14 368.0 NM 0.72 0.75* +0.03

AMERICAN BRANDS 3,750.1 +7 471.9 +228 0.93 1.02* +0.09

AMERICAN HOME

PRODUCTS 2,585.8 +22 399.5 +4 1.29 1.30 +0.01

AMOCO 6,952.0 +6 536.0 -8 1.01 1.08 +0.07

BAUSCH & LOMB 479.1 -1 -62.9 NM 0.73 -1.05 -1.78

BOEING 5,120.0 -9 157.0 -48 0.37 0.46 +0.09

BRISTOL-MYERS

SQUIBB 3,247.5 +9 98.6 -61 1.15 1.15* --

CATERPILLAR 3,928.0 +24 279.0 +89 1.18 1.38 +0.20

CHAMPION

INTERNATIONAL 1,465.4 +13 102.3 NM 0.42 1.02 +0.60

CHEVRON 8,035.0 +3 525.0 +79 0.80 0.81 +0.01

CHRYSLER 14,260.0 +19 1,168.0 +50 2.51 3.20 0.69

CORNING 1,280.7 +17 35.0 NM 0.49 0.14 -0.35

DUPONT 10,429.0 +10 646.0 +173 0.84 0.95 +0.11

EXXON 30,561.0 +9 1,900.0 +27 1.08 1.53 +0.45

GENERAL ELECTRIC 17,791.0 +5 1,685.0 +18 0.99 0.99 --

INLAND STEEL

INDUSTRIES 1,156.2 +18 35.9 NM 0.67 0.66 -0.01

JOHNSON & JOHNSON 4,090.0 +16 378.0 +13 0.59 0.59 --

KELLOGG 1,592.0 +2 153.3 +3 0.71 0.70 -0.01

KIMBERLY-CLARK 1,920.8 +9 105.6 -25 0.86 0.66 -0.20

MARTIN MARIETTA 2,785.9 -13 139.5 +18 1.12 1.30 +0.18

McDONNELL DOUGLAS 3,512.0 -3 165.0 NM 1.35 1.39 +0.04

MERCK 3,871.5 +29 773.0 +15 0.61 0.61 --

MINNESOTA

MINING & MFG. 3,855.0 +11 332.0 +16 0.79 0.79 --

MOBIL 18,892.0 +12 523.0 +50 1.41 1.28 -0.13

MONSANTO 2,090.0 +11 54.0 -7 0.54 0.51 -0.03

PACCAR 1,113.5 +24 57.1 +25 1.40 1.47 +0.07

PHILIP MORRIS 16,501.0 +12 1,092.0 +222 1.26 1.27 +0.01

PPG INDUSTRIES 1,659.7 +20 151.0 +180 0.67 0.72 +0.05

REYNOLDS METALS 1,684.4 +24 68.9 NM 0.36 0.71* +0.35

TELEDYNE 644.4 +2 16.4 +4 0.42 0.30 -0.12

TEXACO 8,959.0 +4 381.0 +9 0.95 1.42 +0.47

TRW 2,446.7 +22 100.2 +58 1.38 1.49 +0.11

WARNER-LAMBERT 1,720.8 +12 137.6 NM 1.01 1.02 +0.01

WEYERHAEUSER 2,733.5 +5 188.9 +86 0.81 0.91 +0.10

SERVICES 31,197.5 +13 4,444.5 +2 1.21 1.26 +0.05

AMERICAN

EXPRESS 3,802.0 +9 335.0 +15 0.67 0.65 -0.02

AMR 3,995.0 +11 -123.0 NM 0.19 0.59* +0.40

BANKAMERICA NA NA 591.0 +19 1.41 1.41 --

BANKERS TRUST

NEW YORK NA NA 101.0 -64 2.21 1.19 -1.02

BEAR

STEARNS******* 826.7 -17 32.9 -76 0.38 0.22 -0.16

BURLINGTON

NORTHERN 1,344.0 +8 142.0 +20 1.43 1.51 +0.08

CHASE MANHATTAN NA NA 229.0 -27 1.33 1.10 -0.23

CHEMICAL BANKING NA NA 179.0 -48 1.40 1.24* -0.16

CITICORP NA NA 1,042.0 +81 1.41 2.20 +0.79

CSX 2,540.0 +10 239.0 +58 1.90 1.89* -0.01

HILTON HOTELS 405.3 +10 38.1 +18 0.67 0.79 +0.12

MERRILL LYNCH 4,483.8 -1 161.6 -53 1.29 0.76 -0.53

MORGAN (J.P.) NA NA 193.0 -51 1.67 0.96 -0.71

NATIONSBANK NA NA 405.0 +9 1.57 1.45 -0.12

NORTHWEST

AIRLINES 2,192.0 +2 35.9 +242 0.11 0.23 +0.12

ROADWAY SERVICES 1,526.6 +11 13.7 -68 0.77 0.35 -0.42

SCHWAB (CHARLES) 270.4 +5 33.8 +19 0.56 0.58 +0.02

TRAVELERS 4,380.7 +103 333.5 +12 1.02 0.99 -0.03

UAL 3,439.0 +3 11.0 NM -0.68 -0.98 -0.30

UNION PACIFIC 1,992.0 +4 235.0 0 1.12 1.14 +0.02

WELLS FARGO NA NA 216.0 +14 3.95 3.96 +0.01

TECHNOLOGY 43,957.2 +14 3,432.0 +53 0.98 1.09 +0.11

ADVANCED MICRO

DEVICES 545.2 +32 40.8 -2 0.76 0.39 -0.37

APPLE COMPUTER-

************** 2,832.0 +15 188.0 +370 1.04 1.55 +0.51

COMPAQ COMPUTER 3,251.0 +48 243.0 +61 0.93 0.90 -0.03

CONNER

PERIPHERALS 591.6 +3 44.2 +423 0.28 0.84 +0.56

GENENTECH 207.8 +29 18.6 0 0.24 0.15 -0.09

HONEYWELL 1,737.7 +7 104.9 -7 0.82 0.81 -0.01

IBM 19,897.0 +3 1,230.0 +222 1.70 2.06 +0.36

INTEL 3,228.0 +35 372.0 -37 1.57 1.56* -0.01

LOTUS DEVELOP-

MENT 264.5 -5 14.4 -51 0.45 0.30 -0.15

MICROSOFT******* 1,482.0 +31 373.0 +29 0.56 0.60 +0.04

MOTOROLA 6,453.0 +29 515.0 +51 0.70 0.86 +0.16

RAYTHEON 2,729.0 +8 205.7 +11 1.59 1.61 +0.02

SILICON

GRAPHICS******* 524.0 +41 53.9 +48 0.31 0.34 +0.03

SYBASE 214.4 +56 28.5 +60 0.49 0.52 +0.03

UTILITIES &

TELECOM 53,311.8 +6 4,638.2 +84 0.69 0.69 --

AMERICAN

ELECTRIC POWER 1,283.0 -4 117.6 -26 0.77 0.56 -0.21

AMERITECH 3,181.2 +5 429.1 +8 0.76 0.78 +0.02

AT&T 21,110.0 +11 1,338.0 +72 0.89 0.85 -0.04

BELL ATLANTIC 3,486.5 +4 314.9 -7 0.81 0.72 -0.09

BELLSOUTH 4,394.6 +7 558.5 NM 1.04 1.12 +0.08

NYNEX 3,390.9 0 198.3 -25 0.80 0.80* --

PACIFIC GAS &

ELECTRIC 2,638.2 -3 103.5 -50 0.46 0.21 -0.25

PACIFIC TELESIS

GROUP 2,356.0 +3 262.0 NM 0.64 0.62 -0.02

PUBLIC SERVICE

ENT. GROUP 1,468.1 0 142.0 +71 0.51 0.54 +0.03

SBC COMMUNI-

CATIONS 3,207.6 +11 424.7 +10 0.74 0.71 -0.03

SCECORP 2,041.7 +11 143.6 -3 0.30 0.30 --

SOUTHERN 1,915.0 -2 197.0 +26 0.23 0.27 +0.04

U S WEST 2,839.0 +6 409.0 +55 0.69 0.89 +0.20

******* Second-quarter results ************** First-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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