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Raising Forecast for Children's Place


Nov. 14

Company: Biogen Idec (BIIB)

Year ending: Dec-2004

Prior estimate: 1.27

New estimate: 1.45

Rationale: Merger of Biogen and Idec Pharmaceutical

Nov. 13

Company: American Eagle Outfitters (AEOS)

Year ending: Jan-2004

Prior estimate: 1.10

New estimate: .92

Rationale: Third-quarter results; company repositioning

Company: Children's Place (PLCE)

Year ending: Jan-2005

Prior estimate: .80

New estimate: .90

Rationale: Improving outlet store sales, margins

Company: Coherent, Inc (COHR)

Year ending: Sep-2004

Prior estimate: .68

New estimate: -.11

Rationale: Less confidence in management

Company: Loews Corp (LTR)

Year ending: Dec-2003

Prior estimate: 6.30

New estimate: -4.40

Rationale: Third-quarter results

Company: LTX Corp (LTXX)

Year ending: Jul-2004

Prior estimate: -.42

New estimate: -.31

Rationale: Better than expected sales, orders

Nov. 12

Company: CNA Financial (CNA)

Year ending: Dec-2003

Prior estimate: .88

New estimate: -6.90

Rationale: 3Q results

Company: Gene Logic (GLGC)

Year ending: Dec-2004

Prior estimate: -.35

New estimate: -.40

Rationale: Severance pay

Company: McDermott International (MDR)

Year ending: Dec-2004

Prior estimate: .20

New estimate: .55

Rationale: See stronger operating income

Company: Myriad Genetics (MYGN)

Year ending: Jun-2004

Prior estimate: -1.11

New estimate: -1.34

Rationale: Slowing revenue growth

Company: Too Inc (TOO)

Year ending: Jan-2004

Prior estimate: .91

New estimate: .80

Rationale: Same-store sales; merchandise margins

Nov. 11

Company: EchoStar Communications (DISH)

Year ending: Dec-2003

Prior estimate: .79

New estimate: .64

Rationale: More cautious outlook for the fourth quarter

Company: Electronic Data Systems (EDS)

Year ending: Dec-2004

Prior estimate: 1.08

New estimate: 1.51

Rationale: Application of acctng rule EITF 00-21

Company: Intuitive Surgical (ISRG)

Year ending: Dec-2004

Prior estimate: .25

New estimate: .20

Rationale: Costs

Company: Shurgard Storage (SHU)

Year ending: Dec-2004

Prior estimate: .99

New estimate: 1.16

Rationale: Better prospects

Company: Worthington (WOR)

Year ending: May-2004

Prior estimate: .60

New estimate: .70

Rationale: More optimistic FY 04 EPS outlook

Nov. 10

Company: Apartment Investment & Management (AIV)

Year ending: Dec-2004

Prior estimate: .28

New estimate: .06

Rationale: Declining average rents; soft occupancy

Company: Dobson Communications (DCEL)

Year ending: Dec-2004

Prior estimate: .25

New estimate: .20

Rationale: Better prospects; acquisition

Company: priceline.com (PCLN)

Year ending: Dec-2003

Prior estimate: .39

New estimate: .49

Rationale: Third-quarter results, fourth-quarter guidance

Company: Winn-Dixie (WIN)

Year ending: Jun-2004

Prior estimate: .73

New estimate: .56

Rationale: Margin pressures


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