Markets & Finance

Lower Forecast for Pactiv


Company

Symbol

FY-End

Prior

New

Comment

8/9/2005

Comwlth Tel

CTCO

Dec-05

2.82

2.53

Higher share count

Dynegy Inc

DYN

Dec-05

-0.08

-0.20

Q2 results

Ferro Corp

FOE

Dec-05

1.00

0.85

Lower sales, leverage in Europe

Global Power

GEG

Dec-05

0.16

0.03

Weak pricing power, higher costs

Mech Tech

MKTY

Dec-05

-0.35

-0.43

Expected higher SG&A spending

Pactiv Corp

PTV

Dec-05

1.25

0.93

See higher costs, soft volume

Sonus Net

SONS

Dec-05

0.01

0.09

Improving operating outlook

Univl Corp

UVV

Mar-06

4.14

3.04

Poor crops, forex, higher costs

8/8/2005

Anglo Amer

AAUK

Dec-04

2.13

2.38

Average pricing, volume growth

Bayer AG ADS

BAY

Dec-05

1.87

2.20

Driven by material science unit

Callidus Soft

CALD

Dec-05

-0.30

-0.36

Q2 results

Cimarex Energy

XEC

Dec-05

3.69

4.19

Q2 results, co. guidance

Gemstar-TV

GMST

Dec-05

-0.05

-0.11

Investments; slower sales

Genl Commun

GNCMA

Dec-05

0.46

0.40

Q2 results

Lamar Advertising

LAMR

Dec-05

0.50

0.44

Q2 results, cautious outlook

Pep Boys

PBY

Jan-06

0.42

0.13

See deteriorating margins

Sappi Ltd ADS

SPP

Sep-06

0.40

0.25

Lower volume

Tecumseh

TECUA

Dec-05

-0.25

-1.00

Q2 earnings

Tenaris SA ADS

TS

Dec-05

7.69

9.17

See higher revenues, margins

TODCO'A'

THE

Dec-05

0.72

0.93

Operating expenses on rigs, barges

U.S. Steel

X

Dec-05

8.80

7.90

Greater-than-expected Q3 weakness

8/5/2005

Amylin Pharma

AMLN

Dec-05

-1.45

-1.61

Higher costs

Bowater

BOW

Dec-05

0.58

0.22

Q2 miss

Chesapeake

CHK

Dec-05

2.15

2.40

Better production, cost control

ConocoPhillips

COP

Dec-05

7.33

8.67

Updated oil & gas price ests

Cumulus Media

CMLS

Dec-05

0.54

0.43

Weak natl advertising

Dex Media

DEX

Dec-05

0.38

0.45

Faster margin growth

Horace Mann

HMN

Dec-05

1.70

2.12

Q2 results

Hornbeck Off

HOS

Dec-05

1.29

1.45

Adjusted margin, dayrate estimates

Medarex

MEDX

Dec-05

-1.27

-1.13

Q2 results

MKS Instruments

MKSI

Dec-05

0.59

0.67

Better than expected results

Natl Finl Ptnr

NFP

Dec-05

1.38

1.22

Q2 results

New Plan Excel

NXL

Dec-05

1.14

0.81

Lower sales due to propty dispositions

Protein Design

PDLI

Dec-05

-0.21

-0.01

Higher revenues, lower costs

Sara Lee

SLE

Jun-06

1.55

1.30

Higher marketing spending

SunCom

TPC

Dec-05

-3.00

-4.20

Transition to carrier from reseller

Toyota Motor

TM

Mar-06

7.44

5.92

Investment in growth

UTStarcom

UTSI

Dec-05

-0.66

-0.73

Lower operating outlook

Wild Oats

OATS

Dec-05

0.01

0.05

Comp-store sales growth

8/4/2005

Airspan Networks

AIRN

Dec-05

-0.22

-0.37

Lower than expected gross margins

Altiris Inc

ATRS

Dec-05

0.68

0.48

Slowdown in organic growth

Cal Dive Intl

CDIS

Dec-05

2.78

3.24

Raised oil & gas prodctn volumes

CNOOC Ltd ADS

CEO

Dec-05

6.80

7.70

Higher hydrocarbon price expectations

Dura Auto

DRRA

Dec-05

-0.01

-0.26

Weaker prospects

Extreme Networks

EXTR

Jun-06

0.05

0.01

Reduced revenue forecast

FEI Co

FEIC

Dec-05

0.24

0.03

Lower than expected guidance

FMC Technologi

FTI

Dec-05

1.14

1.27

Adjusted rev growth & margin assumptns

Hutchison Tele

HTX

Dec-05

0.27

0.15

Strong operating performance

Jo-Ann Stores

JAS

Jan-06

1.98

1.66

Weaker sales & lowered co. guidance

LeapFrog

LF

Dec-05

0.10

0.13

Q2 results

Mediacom Comm

MCCC

Dec-05

-0.09

-0.12

Revised operating outlook

Pier 1 Imports

PIR

Feb-06

0.40

0.22

Weaker than expected guidance

Radio One

ROIAK

Dec-05

0.40

0.56

Better outlook for core radio stations

Reader's Digest

RDA

Jun-06

1.12

1.00

New prods. & overseas expansion costs

Suburban Prop

SPH

Sep-05

1.60

1.30

Commodity price pressures

Sunoco Inc

SUN

Dec-05

4.54

6.04

Updated price & margin projections

Sunrise Senior

SRZ

Dec-05

1.80

2.00

Higher mgmt services fees

Terex Corp

TEX

Dec-05

3.60

4.10

Strong Q2 earnings report

Trinity Industries

TRN

Dec-05

1.17

1.35

Strong railcar demand, wider margins

Valeant Pharma

VRX

Dec-05

0.35

0.39

Higher branded products sales

8/3/2005

Action Performance

ATN

Sep-05

0.03

-0.08

Following June-Q EPS

Alexandria R.E

ARE

Dec-05

2.62

2.34

Higher costs

Allied Capital

ALD

Dec-05

3.25

3.90

Strong Q2 EPS

Alvarion Ltd

ALVR

Dec-05

0.05

-0.05

Lower operating outlook

AU Optronics

AUO

Dec-05

0.44

0.52

Stronger unit demand, better prod mix

Calpine Corp

CPN

Dec-05

-0.80

-0.95

Unplanned outages

CBL & Associates

CBL

Dec-05

1.29

1.68

Better sales & cost projections

Devon Energy

DVN

Dec-05

5.00

5.80

Improved hydrocarbon price realizatins

Kansas City So

KSU

Dec-05

0.78

0.18

Integration related costs

Kaydon Corp

KDN

Dec-05

1.15

1.50

Greater than expected sales growth

Kindred Health

KND

Dec-05

2.50

2.05

Lower medicare reimbursements

Tech Data

TECD

Jan-06

2.48

2.09

Co. preannounced Jul-Q


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