Markets & Finance

Lower Forecast for Sony


Date

Company

FY-End

Prior

New

Comment

10/29/2004

Amer Italian P

Sep-04

1.36

0.93

Industry declines

Amer Power Co

Dec-04

0.65

0.85

Better expense mgmt, higher revenues

Aon Corp

Dec-04

2.17

1.93

Softer property casualty market

Apache Corp

Dec-04

4.70

5.25

Volume growth

Arch Capital

Dec-04

4.65

4.00

Q3 storm losses

Archer-Daniels

Jun-05

1.25

1.65

Benefits of lower commodity prices

Avaya Inc

Sep-05

0.90

0.79

Lower operating margin growth

Canon Inc ADR

Dec-04

3.25

3.61

Better than expected Q3

Coinstar Inc

Dec-04

0.85

0.96

Expense savings following acquisition

Developers Div

Dec-04

1.77

1.50

Higher expense projections

Gateway Inc

Dec-04

-0.48

0.33

Strong retail sales

Given Imaging

Dec-04

0.14

0.08

Weaker than expected Q3

Hearst-Argyle

Dec-04

1.22

1.39

Strong political advertising

Ingram Micro

Dec-04

0.88

0.95

Higher sales, stronger demand

Insituform Te

Dec-04

0.35

0.40

Increased rehab & tunneling volume

Intuitive Sur

Dec-04

0.43

0.54

Strong performance

Placer Dome In

Dec-04

0.53

0.43

Lower than expected Q3 results

ProLogis

Dec-05

1.55

1.26

Higher projected expenses

Renovis Inc

Dec-04

-1.50

-1.70

Higher costs following IPO

Royal Dutch Petroleum

Dec-04

4.30

5.16

Updated oil & gas prices

Sony Corp ADR

Mar-05

1.39

1.19

Foreign currency translation

Triumph Group

Mar-05

1.20

1.50

Reclassfd eqpmnt losses as discntd ops

Unocal Corp

Dec-04

3.20

4.30

Higher than expected price realization

10/28/2004

Alcatel ADS

Dec-04

0.64

0.81

Better than expected cost controls

AU Optronics A

Dec-04

3.34

2.06

Weak monitor demand

CNA Financial

Dec-04

2.36

1.95

Includes charge for bad debt

Crompton Corp

Dec-04

0.30

0.16

Lower than expected Q3 results

Dynegy Inc

Dec-04

-0.05

0.20

Higher prices for crude oil & nat gas

Ikon Office So

Sep-05

0.95

0.68

Co. guidance

Kansas City So

Dec-04

0.52

0.45

Lower profits from affiliates

Kerr-McGee

Dec-04

4.25

4.92

Record daily production in Q3

LSI Logic

Dec-04

0.08

0.03

Lower sales assumptions

McAfee Inc

Dec-04

0.51

0.58

Better than expected Q3 results

Millennium Ph

Dec-04

-0.55

-0.48

Lower costs

Mykrolis Corp

Dec-04

0.89

0.62

Company lowers forward guidance

Mylan Labs

Mar-05

1.10

0.86

Competitive pressures

Phelps Dodge

Dec-04

9.15

10.10

Better than expected Q3 results

Photon Dynamics

Sep-05

1.40

1.05

Delayed product shipment in Q1 FY 05

Quest Software

Dec-04

0.38

0.46

Continued strong operating results

Regeneron Pha

Dec-04

0.26

0.31

Better than expected Q3 results

RenaissanceRe

Dec-04

6.95

0.85

Impact from Q3 operating loss

U.S. Steel

Dec-05

4.25

5.35

Lower interest expense and costs

Wellman Inc

Dec-04

-0.15

-0.70

Failed price increases

10/27/2004

Allied Capital

Dec-04

1.75

2.00

Strong Q3 results

Amkor Technology AMKR

-0.15

-0.22

Co. guidance

Blockbuster

Dec-04

0.99

0.72

Recent subscription price cuts

Bowater, Inc

Dec-04

-0.66

-0.88

Weaker newsprint demand in near term

Cox Commun. COX

0.44

0.35

Higher marketing, D&A & taxes

Endesa SA ADS

Dec-04

1.53

1.70

Strong Euro vs. US$

Helix Technol

Dec-04

1.01

0.74

Cyclical slowing of demand

Nextel Partners

Dec-04

0.33

0.38

Strong Q3 and raised guidance

RF Micro Devices RFMD

0.13

0.07

Revised outlook for gross margins

WMS Industries

Jun-05

0.44

0.82

Improved sales & profit margin outlook

10/26/2004

Agere System

Sep-05

0.22

0.00

Company reported lower earnings

America Movil'

Dec-04

2.40

2.85

Strong sales,EBITDA from cellular ops

CONSOL Energy

Dec-04

0.60

0.81

Lower than expected loss per share

Diamond Offshore

Dec-05

0.16

0.09

Expected raised utilization & dayrates

Federal Signal

Dec-04

0.50

0.31

Weaker than expected Q3

InFocus Corp

Dec-04

0.05

0.00

Average selling prices fell

Nabors Industries

Dec-05

2.23

2.55

Raised margin assumptions, utilization

Natl Semiconductor NSM

0.94

1.05

Improved order bookings

NVIDIA Corp

Jan-05

0.32

0.41

Higher sales, margin assumptions

Regal Entertainment

Dec-04

1.22

0.96

Calendar shift impact

Technitrol Inc

Dec-04

0.90

0.79

Downturn in electrnc componts business

Tellabs, Inc

Dec-04

0.43

0.36

Lower guidance, disappointing Q3

Toys R Us

Jan-05

1.10

0.91

Slower than expected holiday season

Visteon Corp

Dec-04

0.00

0.00

Excludes net special items

Western Digital

Jun-05

0.60

0.52

Limited visibility


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