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Table: A Surprisingly Spunky Second Quarter


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TABLE: A Surprisingly Spunky Second Quarter

CURRENT QTR. SALES QTR. PROFITS EST. EPS REPORTED

(MILLIONS) % CHG. (MILLIONS) % CHG. (5/18) EPS DIFF.

CURRENT QTR. SALES QTR. PROFITS EST. EPS REPORTED

(MILLIONS) % CHG. (MILLIONS) % CHG. (5/18) EPS DIFF.

INDUSTRIALS 151,755.3 +11 9,667.4 +9 1.06 1.05 -0.01

ABBOTT LABORATORIES 2,500.3 +13 424.0 +13 0.53 0.53 --

ALCOA 3,117.3 +26 219.4 +383 1.15 1.23 +0.08

AMERICAN STANDARD 1,371.0 +21 50.0 NM 0.63 0.65 +0.02

BOISE CASCADE 1,270.2 +27 105.9 NM 1.21 1.82 +0.61

CATERPILLAR 4,213.0 +17 323.0 +35 1.57 1.62 +0.05

CHAMPION INTERNA-

TIONAL 1,756.4 +41 187.5 NM 1.59 1.93 +0.34

CHRYSLER 12,500.0 -4 135.0 -86 1.27 0.70* -0.57

CINCINNATI MILACRON 413.6 +54 8.4 +6 0.40 0.47* +0.07

CONAGRA************** 5,816.8 -1 150.4 +14 0.62 0.63 +0.01

CORNING 1,306.5 +18 -297.2 NM 0.60 0.48* -0.12

CPC INTERNATIONAL 2,040.1 +10 142.0 +851 0.92 0.96 +0.04

DANA 1,968.8 +15 89.1 +31 0.81 0.88 +0.07

EASTMAN KODAK 3,938.0 +15 377.0 +28 1.13 1.11 -0.02

FORD MOTOR 36,389.0 +8 1,572.0 -8 1.47 1.45 -0.02

GENERAL ELECTRIC 17,809.0 +19 1,726.0 +11 1.01 1.02 +0.01

GEORGIA-PACIFIC 3,700.0 +16 265.0 NM 3.09 2.95 -0.14

GOODRICH (B. F.) 600.6 +11 44.3 +139 1.00 1.63 +0.63

INLAND STEEL 1,273.5 +12 57.9 +83 1.10 1.08 -0.02

INTERNATIONAL PAPER 5,100.0 +40 316.0 +247 2.47 2.49 +0.02

JOHNSON & JOHNSON 4,762.0 +22 661.0 +18 0.99 1.02 +0.03

LILLY (ELI) 1,614.8 +20 310.0 -3 1.10 1.07 -0.03

MATTEL 763.5 +17 67.5 +18 0.28 0.30 +0.02

McDONNELL DOUGLAS 3,922.0 +21 169.0 +22 1.43 1.48 +0.05

PFIZER 2,482.0 +29 316.3 +23 0.49 0.50 +0.01

PHILIP MORRIS 17,129.0 +4 1,410.0 +14 1.67 1.67 --

REEBOK INTERNATIONAL 788.7 +2 21.4 -58 0.57 0.40* -0.17

ROCKWELL INTER-

NATIONAL******* 3,452.0 +20 197.0 +19 0.85 0.90 +0.05

RUBBERMAID 556.8 +5 28.8 -49 0.36 0.18 -0.18

SCOTT PAPER 1,057.5 +16 145.5 +189 0.71 0.96 +0.25

SHERWIN-WILLIAMS 904.7 +3 73.2 +6 0.88 0.85 -0.03

TRW 2,711.6 +17 123.1 +42 1.80 1.84 +0.04

UPJOHN 834.7 +2 115.9 -2 0.61 0.66 +0.05

USX-U. S. STEEL GROUP 1,623.0 +6 81.0 +45 1.09 0.99 -0.10

WHIRLPOOL 2,069.0 +3 52.0 -38 1.14 0.70 -0.44

SERVICES 37,477.9 +9 5,413.4 +12 1.09 1.24 +0.15

AMR 4,307.0 +5 179.0 +17 2.25 2.31 +0.06

BANKAMERICA NA NA 645.0 +23 1.48 1.53 +0.05

CBS 889.6 +1 51.9 -53 1.26 1.12* -0.14

CHASE MANHATTAN NA NA 281.0 -8 1.32 1.38 +0.06

CHEMICAL BANKING NA NA 453.0 +27 1.47 1.72 +0.25

CITICORP NA NA 853.0 -3 1.52 1.57 +0.05

CONTINENTAL AIRLINES 1,478.6 +6 102.0 NM 0.13 3.02 +2.89

DOW JONES 577.0 +10 49.3 +7 0.51 0.51 --

FEDERAL

EXPRESS************** 2,469.6 +9 87.2 +8 1.64 1.54 -0.10

FIRST CHICAGO NA NA 187.4 +11 1.65 1.90 +0.25

FIRST FIDELITY BANCORP. NA NA 115.3 +3 1.33 1.34 +0.01

KROGER 5,652.9 +5 82.5 +18 0.64 0.67 +0.03

MARRIOTT INTER-

NATIONAL 2,112.0 +7 59.0 +23 0.44 0.45 +0.01

McGRAW-HILL 712.8 +10 52.8 +10 1.05 1.06 +0.01

MELLON BANK NA NA 172.0 +9 1.11 1.09 -0.02

MERRILL LYNCH 5,585.0 +25 282.8 +12 1.13 1.40 +0.27

MORGAN (J. P.) NA NA 315.0 -10 1.48 1.56 +0.08

NATIONSBANK NA NA 467.0 +7 1.64 1.70 +0.06

NBD BANCORP NA NA 143.4 +6 0.90 0.91 +0.01

OFFICE DEPOT 1,200.4 +30 27.4 +32 0.18 0.18 --

ROADWAY SERVICES 1,097.4 +18 -2.0 NM 0.45 -0.05 -0.50

SAFEWAY 3,753.4 +4 68.7 +17 0.56 0.57 +0.01

SCHWAB (CHARLES) 342.7 +33 44.4 +38 0.45 0.50 +0.05

TIME WARNER 1,907.0 +14 -8.0 NM -0.07 -0.03 +0.04

TIMES MIRROR 843.3 +4 26.0 -19 0.15 0.11 -0.04

TRAVELERS GROUP 4,549.2 -1 405.9 +27 1.05 1.22 +0.17

UJB FINANCIAL NA NA 40.3 +41 0.75 0.72 -0.03

WELLS FARGO NA NA 232.0 +13 4.48 4.51 +0.03

TECHNOLOGY 41,729.0 +19 4,299.9 +54 1.08 1.19 +0.11

ADVANCED MICRO DEVICES 626.2 +17 92.0 -1 0.94 0.86 -0.08

CONNER PERIPHERALS 642.3 -1 16.7 -47 0.16 0.30 +0.14

CYPRESS SEMICONDUCTOR 134.3 +34 25.6 +121 0.49 0.54 +0.05

GENENTECH 233.1 +20 37.2 +11 0.33 0.31 -0.02

HONEYWELL 1,655.6 +13 68.9 +21 0.51 0.54 +0.03

IBM 17,531.0 +14 1,716.0 +149 2.34 2.97 +0.63

INTEL 3,894.0 +41 879.0 +37 1.01 0.99 -0.02

MICRO-

SOFT************** 1,621.0 +25 368.0 +2 0.61 0.58 -0.03

MOTOROLA 6,877.0 +26 481.0 +31 0.73 0.80 +0.07

POLAROID 572.5 -3 22.9 -22 0.62 0.50 -0.12

RAYTHEON 2,816.0 +11 195.5 +2 1.60 1.60 --

SUN MICROSYS-

TEMS************** 1,648.1 +17 128.2 +65 1.17 1.26 +0.09

SYBASE 240.0 +26 -9.2 NM 0.13 -0.13 -0.26

TEXAS INSTRUMENTS 3,238.0 +29 278.0 +51 2.44 2.88 +0.44

UTILITIES & TELECOM 14,272.4 +5 1,555.9 +16 0.57 0.60 +0.03

GTE 5,045.0 +2 582.0 -2 0.61 0.60 -0.01

OHIO EDISON 593.8 +1 77.1 +4 0.49 0.50 +0.01

SBC COMMUNICATIONS 2,988.7 +8 442.0 +15 0.70 0.73 +0.03

SPRINT 3,365.6 +7 245.7 +12 0.69 0.70 +0.01

TECO ENERGY 349.7 -1 47.3 +11 0.38 0.40 +0.02

UNICOM 1,559.5 +9 108.9 NM 0.29 0.51 +0.22

WHEELABRATOR

TECHNOLOGIES 370.0 +15 53.0 +9 0.28 0.29 +0.01

******* Third-quarter results ************** Fourth-quarter results NM =

not meaningful NA = not available *EPS adjusted for special items

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

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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