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Narrower Loss Seen for Cablevision


Company: AMR Corp (AMR)

Year ending: Dec-03

Prior estimate: -12.00

New estimate: -13.25

Rationale: Lack of industry improvement

Company: Cablevision (CVC)

Year ending: Dec-03

Prior estimate: -2.60

New estimate: -1.30

Rationale: Better free cash flow growth prospects

Company: Children's Place (PLCE)

Year ending: Jan-04

Prior estimate: 0.52

New estimate: 0.35

Rationale: War fears, rising energy prices

Company: Cohu Inc (COHU)

Year ending: Dec-03

Prior estimate: 0.03

New estimate: -0.15

Rationale: See weak semi industry order rates

Company: Given Imaging (GIVN)

Year ending: Dec-03

Prior estimate: -0.10

New estimate: -0.15

Rationale: Sector weakness

Company: Jack Henry (JKHY)

Year ending: Jun-03

Prior estimate: 0.67

New estimate: 0.54

Rationale: Slower customer spending recovery

Company: La Quinta (LQI)

Year ending: Dec-03

Prior estimate: 0.05

New estimate: -0.17

Rationale: See flat to negative 2003 revenue growth

Company: Longview Fiber (LFB)

Year ending: Oct-03

Prior estimate: 0.40

New estimate: 0.30

Rationale: Asbestos concerns, weak wood products

Company: Overseas Shipping (OSG)

Year ending: Dec-03

Prior estimate: 1.37

New estimate: 1.14

Rationale: Updated charter rate forecasts

Company: Overture Services (OVER)

Year ending: Dec-03

Prior estimate: 0.97

New estimate: 0.65

Rationale: Company guidance; pending acquisition

Company: Reuters Group (RTRSY)

Year ending: Dec-03

Prior estimate: 1.18

New estimate: 0.95

Rationale: Weak revenue outlook, narrowing margins

Company: RR Donnelley (DNY)

Year ending: Dec-03

Prior estimate: 1.62

New estimate: 1.35

Rationale: Continuing softness in business demand

Company: Rudolph Technology (RTEC)

Year ending: Dec-03

Prior estimate: 0.37

New estimate: 0.19

Rationale: Expected slow semi equipment order rates

Company: Ultratech Stepper (UTEK)

Year ending: Dec-03

Prior estimate: 0

New estimate: 0.03

Rationale: Company guidance

Feb. 24

Company: American Management Systems (AMSY)

Year ending: Dec-03

Prior estimate: 1.17

New estimate: 0.85

Rationale: End market weakness in communications segment

Company: Apria Health (AHG)

Year ending: Dec-03

Prior estimate: 2.14

New estimate: 2.44

Rationale: Product strength, debt paydown

Company: Atmel Corp (ATML)

Year ending: Dec-03

Prior estimate: -0.05

New estimate: -0.10

Rationale: Slightly lower revenues; lower margins

Company: Delta Air (DAL)

Year ending: Dec-03

Prior estimate: -3.00

New estimate: -5.75

Rationale: Travel environment; rising fuel prices

Company: MBNA Corp (KRB)

Year ending: Dec-03

Prior estimate: 1.66

New estimate: 1.40

Rationale: Projected higher loss provisions

Company: NEXTEL Communications (NXTL)

Year ending: Dec-03

Prior estimate: 0.60

New estimate: 0.74

Rationale: Strong fourth-quarter operations; debt, prefered stock reduction

Company: SOURCECORP (SRCP)

Year ending: Dec-03

Prior estimate: 1.76

New estimate: 1.55

Rationale: See higher costs

Company: Visteon Corp (VC)

Year ending: Dec-03

Prior estimate: 0.45

New estimate: 0.26

Rationale: Higher pension costs, lower sales to Ford

Feb. 21

Company: Agilent Technologies (A)

Year ending: Oct-03

Prior estimate: -0.69

New estimate: -0.52

Rationale: See better cost control, tax benefit

Company: Commscope (CTV)

Year ending: Dec-03

Prior estimate: 0.20

New estimate: 0.18

Rationale: Lower sales outlook

Company: Midway Game (MWY)

Year ending: Jun-03

Prior estimate: 0.11

New estimate: 0.06

Rationale: Weaker game sales, excluding Mortal Kombat

Company: Radio One (ROIA)

Year ending: Dec-03

Prior estimate: 0.34

New estimate: 0.30

Rationale: Iraqi war prospects slowing ad pacings

Company: Reliance Steel (RS)

Year ending: Dec-03

Prior estimate: 1.35

New estimate: 1.20

Rationale: Continued weakness in end markets

Company: Williams Cos (WMB)

Year ending: Dec-03

Prior estimate: 0.25

New estimate: 0.52

Rationale: Company guidance; before accounting changes


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