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Table: Industry Group Winners And Losers


Cover Story: Where To Invest '96: The Investment Scoreboard: Earnings Outlook

TABLE: Industry Group Winners And Losers

1995'S Strongest...

EARNINGS CHANGE

FROM 1994

SAVINGS & LOAN 443%

ALUMINUM 424

PAPER 414

PAPER CONTAINERS 305

FOREST PRODUCTS 242

CHEMICALS 136

NONFERROUS METALS 130

COMPUTERS & PERIPHERALS 129

BUILDING MATERIALS 93

COAL, OIL & GAS 70

...And Weakest

EARNINGS CHANGE

FROM 1994

CONSTRUCTION & REAL ESTATE -23%

TRUCKING & SHIPPING -23

TOBACCO -22

EATING PLACES -18

RETAILING -17

CARS & TRUCKS -11

PETROLEUM SERVICES -9

TEXTILES -4

GAS UTILITIES +1

PUBLISHING +2

1996'S Strongest...

EST. EARNINGS CHANGE

FROM 1995

TRUCKING & SHIPPING 106%

ALUMINUM 48

HEALTH-CARE SERVICES 45

COMPUTER SOFTWARE & SVCS. 45

COMPUTERS & PERIPHERALS 44

CONSTRUCTION & ENGINEERING 41

BUSINESS MACHINES 41

COAL, OIL & GAS 37

RETAILING 35

PETROLEUM SERVICES 34

...And Weakest

EST. EARNINGS CHANGE

FROM 1995

STEEL -8%

NONFERROUS METALS +3

ELECTRIC UTILITIES +3

CHEMICALS +6

FOREST PRODUCTS +6

FOOD PROCESSING +8

BANKS-WEST & SOUTHWEST +8

TELEPHONE COMPANIES +9

CARS & TRUCKS +9

BANKS-SOUTH & SOUTHEAST +11

Because of actual or projected losses in 1994 and/or 1995, earnings gains or

losses cannot be meaningfully calculated on a percentage basis for airlines,

broadcasters, construction and engineering companies, and drug distributors.

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

THE MCGRAW-HILL COMPANIES


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