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Apr. 23

Company: Allegheny Technology (ATI)

Year ending: Dec-03

Prior estimate: -0.65

New estimate: -1.20

Rationale: Company guidance for higher pension costs

Company: American Management (AMSY)

Year ending: Dec-03

Prior estimate: 0.85

New estimate: 0.73

Rationale: Persistent end-market weakness

Company: AOL Time Warner (AOL)

Year ending: Dec-03

Prior estimate: 0.72

New estimate: 0.45

Rationale: Now operating EPS vs. prior normalized EPS

Company: Applera-Celera (CRA)

Year ending: Jun-04

Prior estimate: -1.45

New estimate: -1.30

Rationale: Better prospects

Company: Ashland Inc (ASH)

Year ending: Sep-03

Prior estimate: 3.07

New estimate: 2.21

Rationale: Company conference call; market outlook

Company: AT&T Corp (T)

Year ending: Dec-03

Prior estimate: 1.92

New estimate: 2.22

Rationale: Stronger demand; to expand local services

Company: ATMI Inc (ATMI)

Year ending: Dec-03

Prior estimate: 0.25

New estimate: 0.20

Rationale: New factory ramp pressuring margins

Company: BroadVision (BVSN)

Year ending: Dec-03

Prior estimate: 0.21

New estimate: 0.24

Rationale: See better first quarter

Company: Cognizant Technology (CTSH)

Year ending: Dec-03

Prior estimate: 2.01

New estimate: 0.74

Rationale: First quarter results

Company: Cymer Inc (CYMI)

Year ending: Dec-03

Prior estimate: 0.19

New estimate: -0.50

Rationale: Lower gross profit margin

Company: eBay Inc (EBAY)

Year ending: Dec-03

Prior estimate: 1.35

New estimate: 1.49

Rationale: First quarter results; company guidance

Company: GlobalSantaFe (GSF)

Year ending: Dec-03

Prior estimate: 1.21

New estimate: 0.80

Rationale: Weaker forecasted dayrates

Company: Kulicke & Soffa (KLIC)

Year ending: Sep-03

Prior estimate: -0.57

New estimate: -0.69

Rationale: Slower than expected cost reductions

Company: Lattice Semiconductor (LSCC)

Year ending: Dec-03

Prior estimate: 0.20

New estimate: 0.12

Rationale: First quarter; weaker outlook

Company: Louisiana-Pacific (LPX)

Year ending: Dec-03

Prior estimate: -0.10

New estimate: 0.03

Rationale: Home building strengthening

Company: Micrel Inc (MCRL)

Year ending: Dec-03

Prior estimate: 0.05

New estimate: 0.10

Rationale: See reduced costs; industry recovery

Company: NEXTEL (NXTL)

Year ending: Dec-03

Prior estimate: 0.74

New estimate: 0.97

Rationale: First quarter results above expectations

Company: Nucor Corp (NUE)

Year ending: Dec-03

Prior estimate: 2.75

New estimate: 2.45

Rationale: Weak demand for flat roll carbon steel

Company: PacifiCare (PHSY)

Year ending: Dec-03

Prior estimate: 4.27

New estimate: 6.10

Rationale: Company guidance

Company: RF Micro Devices (RFMD)

Year ending: Mar-04

Prior estimate: 0.15

New estimate: -0.07

Rationale: Company guidance; low visibility

Company: SABRE Holdings (TSG)

Year ending: Dec-03

Prior estimate: 1.43

New estimate: 1.27

Rationale: War, SARS impact

Company: Steel Dynamics (STLD)

Year ending: Dec-03

Prior estimate: 1.65

New estimate: 1.15

Rationale: Company guidance

Company: Temple-Inland (TIN)

Year ending: Dec-03

Prior estimate: 1.25

New estimate: 0.55

Rationale: Slow recovery of packaging

Company: Tidewater (TDW)

Year ending: Mar-04

Prior estimate: 2.40

New estimate: 1.95

Rationale: Low utilization rates, flat dayrates

Company: Washingtn Post (WPO)

Year ending: Dec-03

Prior estimate: 24.80

New estimate: 28.44

Rationale: Now includes $3.38 per share first quarter gain from asset sale

Company: Wausau-Mosinee Paper (WMO)

Year ending: Dec-03

Prior estimate: 0.65

New estimate: 0.40

Rationale: Higher energy, fiber costs

Apr. 22

Company: AirTran Holdings (AAI)

Year ending: Dec-03

Prior estimate: 0.50

New estimate: 0.45

Rationale: Likely higher second quarter fuel prices

Company: Alaska Air (ALK)

Year ending: Dec-03

Prior estimate: -2.36

New estimate: -2.61

Rationale: Higher fuel prices, poor demand

Company: Allied Waste (AW)

Year ending: Dec-03

Prior estimate: 1.05

New estimate: 0.75

Rationale: Stock offerings; preferred dividend costs

Company: Ascential (ASCL)

Year ending: Dec-03

Prior estimate: -0.02

New estimate: 0.03

Rationale: First quarter results

Company: Boise Cascade (BCC)

Year ending: Dec-03

Prior estimate: 0.36

New estimate: -0.15

Rationale: Low product prices, high energy costs

Company: EarthLink Inc (ELNK)

Year ending: Dec-03

Prior estimate: 0.11

New estimate: 0.21

Rationale: Company guidance

Company: KEMET Corp (KEM)

Year ending: Mar-04

Prior estimate: 0.01

New estimate: -0.05

Rationale: Slow market, weak pricing

Company: Motorola (MOT)

Year ending: Dec-03

Prior estimate: 0.35

New estimate: 0.39

Rationale: Weak first quarter results; more cautious outlook

Company: Occidental Petroleum (OXY)

Year ending: Dec-03

Prior estimate: 3.81

New estimate: 3.35

Rationale: Updated market conditions

Company: Sprint PCS Group (PCS)

Year ending: Dec-03

Prior estimate: -0.44

New estimate: -0.49

Rationale: First quarter results; weak sales growth

Company: Technitrol (TNL)

Year ending: Dec-03

Prior estimate: 0.50

New estimate: 0.55

Rationale: First quarter results


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