Markets & Finance

Higher Forecast for Royal Dutch


Company: Apartment Investment & Management (AIV)

Year ending: Dec-2004

Prior estimate: .06

New estimate: -.60

Rationale: Rising expenses, falling average rents

Company: Enzon Pharmaceuticals (ENZN)

Year ending: Jun-2004

Prior estimate: .41

New estimate: .28

Rationale: Lower royalties; R&D cost ramp

Company: Lyondell Chemical (LYO)

Year ending: Dec-2004

Prior estimate: .00

New estimate: -.60

Rationale: High feedstock costs

Company: Royal Dutch Petroleum (RD)

Year ending: Dec-2004

Prior estimate: 3.10

New estimate: 3.46

Rationale: Updated oil & gas prices

Feb. 13

Company: Advanced Energy (AEIS)

Year ending: Dec-2004

Prior estimate: .35

New estimate: .81

Rationale: Rapidly improving earnings

Company: CenterPoint (CNP)

Year ending: Dec-2004

Prior estimate: .40

New estimate: .45

Rationale: Better prospects

Company: Diamond Offshore (DO)

Year ending: Dec-2004

Prior estimate: .45

New estimate: .39

Rationale: Updated utilization, dayrate forecast

Company: Entravision (EVC)

Year ending: Dec-2004

Prior estimate: -.05

New estimate: -.04

Rationale: Impact of political spending

Company: Helix Technology (HELX)

Year ending: Dec-2004

Prior estimate: .49

New estimate: .94

Rationale: Improved demand, lean cost structure

Company: ImClone (IMCL)

Year ending: Dec-2004

Prior estimate: -.32

New estimate: -.04

Rationale: See lower R&D costs

Company: Payless Shoesource (PSS)

Year ending: Jan-2005

Prior estimate: .68

New estimate: .58

Rationale: Weaker prospects

Feb. 12

Company: Brocade Communications (BRCD)

Year ending: Oct-2004

Prior estimate: .11

New estimate: .13

Rationale: Improving end-market demand

Company: Cox Communications (COX)

Year ending: Dec-2004

Prior estimate: .40

New estimate: .48

Rationale: Improved outlook

Company: Thomas & Betts (TNB)

Year ending: Dec-2004

Prior estimate: .75

New estimate: .85

Rationale: Improved operating efficiencies

Company: Walt Disney (DIS)

Year ending: Sep-2004

Prior estimate: .88

New estimate: 1.03

Rationale: Solid first quarter, improved prospects

Feb. 11

Company: Comcast (CMCSA)

Year ending: Dec-2004

Prior estimate: .27

New estimate: .40

Rationale: Improved prospects

Company: EOG Resources (EOG)

Year ending: Dec-2004

Prior estimate: 3.59

New estimate: 2.70

Rationale: Company guidance

Company: Macerich (MAC)

Year ending: Dec-2004

Prior estimate: 1.41

New estimate: 1.84

Rationale: Higher projected sales

Company: priceline.com (PCLN)

Year ending: Dec-2004

Prior estimate: .67

New estimate: .82

Rationale: Fourth quarter results; first and second quarter guidance

Company: Puget Energy (PSD)

Year ending: Dec-2004

Prior estimate: 1.80

New estimate: 1.55

Rationale: Weaker outlook

Company: Swift Energy (SFY)

Year ending: Dec-2004

Prior estimate: .67

New estimate: .95

Rationale: Production levels, price realizations

Company: Urban Outfitters (URBN)

Year ending: Jan-2005

Prior estimate: 1.33

New estimate: 1.49

Rationale: Better prospects

Feb. 10

Company: Boyd Gaming (BYD)

Year ending: Dec-2004

Prior estimate: 1.05

New estimate: 1.20

Rationale: Pending acquisition

Company: Louisiana-Pacific (LPX)

Year ending: Dec-2004

Prior estimate: 1.25

New estimate: 2.55

Rationale: Higher than expected OSB prices

Company: LTX Corp (LTXX)

Year ending: Jul-2004

Prior estimate: -.31

New estimate: -.08

Rationale: Improving orders, cost cuts

Company: Parametric Technology (PMTC)

Year ending: Sep-2004

Prior estimate: -.07

New estimate: -.08

Rationale: Weaker outlook

Company: Salton Inc (SFP)

Year ending: Jun-2004

Prior estimate: 1.29

New estimate: .07

Rationale: Weak visibility


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