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Table: Small Cap Picks For 1996


Cover Story: Where To Invest '96: Strategies For Stocks: Small Caps

TABLE: Small-Cap Picks For 1996

CURRENT P-E

PRICE RATIO*

FINANCIAL

FIRST BANK PUERTO RICO 19 1/2 7

COMMERCE GROUP 21 1/2 8

UNITED INSURANCE 17 3/8 11

HEALTH CARE/MEDICAL

OXFORD HEALTH 18 1/4 33

HEALTH SOURCE 65 30

BOSTON SCIENTIFIC 43 28

RETAIL

CLAIRE STORES 18 1/4 11

RITE AID 30 1/2 14

GENERAL NUTRITION 22 3/8 15

*Based on 1996 earnings

DATA: BW FUND MANAGER SURVEY, BLOOMBERG FINANCIAL MARKETS


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