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Higher Forecast for 3Com


S&P revises earnings per share estimates for Patterson-UTI and more

From Standard & Poor's Equity Research

EPS Changes

Company

Symbol

FY-End

Prior

New

Comment

Cabot O&G

COG

Dec-07

4.85

3.70

Q4 results

Comp Vale do R

RIO

Dec-07

3.00

3.40

Optimistic outlook for nickel, copper

EnCana Corp

ECA

Dec-07

5.15

3.63

Q4 results; updated price, margin ests

Enzon Pharma

ENZN

Jun-07

0.30

-0.03

Increased R&D forecast

Hornbeck Off

HOS

Dec-07

2.83

2.36

Adjusted dayrates, margins

LTX Corp

LTXX

Jul-07

0.04

-0.02

See lower revenue

Pain Therap

PTIE

Dec-07

0.20

0.17

Cost shifiting

Patterson-UTI

PTEN

Dec-07

4.04

3.46

Adjusted dayrates, operating expenses

Sonic Solutio

SNIC

Mar-07

0.85

0.73

Lower guidance; Q3 results

Taleo Corp

TLEO

Dec-07

0.30

0.20

Posted Q4 EPS

TODCO'A'

THE

Dec-07

5.69

4.73

Falling dayrates

2/15/2007

3Com Corp

COMS

May-07

-0.02

0.07

Improved gross margin

Acadia Realty

AKR

Dec-07

0.82

0.44

Higher projected expenses

Cimarex Energy

XEC

Dec-07

6.20

3.06

Natural gas price forecasts

Crucell NV

CRXL

Dec-07

0.09

0.14

New product launches; acquisitions

Dobson Comm

DCEL

Dec-07

0.15

0.26

Stronger EBITDA growth

EastGroup

EGP

Dec-07

1.05

1.16

Lower projected expenses

Evergreen Sol

ESLR

Dec-06

-0.25

-0.29

Expansion costs

Foundation Coa

FCL

Dec-07

2.22

1.30

Lower sales, higher cost expectations

Grupo Fin Gal

GGAL

Dec-07

0.44

0.53

Reduction in public-sector exposure

Highwoods

HIW

Dec-07

0.20

0.30

Improved leasing activity

iRobot

IRBT

Dec-07

0.35

0.01

Q4 results; see heavy development cost

Lihir Gold

LIHRY

Dec-07

0.85

1.05

More optimistic on production, costs

Petroleo Brasi

PBR

Dec-07

13.65

10.04

Updated price, margin estimates

Photronics

PLAB

Oct-07

1.16

1.01

Jan-Q worse than expected

Playtex Produc

PYX

Dec-07

0.58

0.65

Higher sales growth

Terex

TEX

Dec-07

4.75

5.30

Better Q4 than expected

Timberland

TBL

Dec-07

1.45

1.30

Deleveraging of op costs

2/14/2007

99(Cents) Only

NDN

Dec-07

0.15

0.17

Preliminary Dec-Q results

Alpha Natural

ANR

Dec-07

1.47

1.23

Price and volume concerns

Altera Corp*

ALTR

Dec-07

0.99

0.89

Reduced growth estimates

Carter's Inc

CRI

Dec-07

1.75

1.45

Reflects co. guidance

Cascade Micro

CSCD

Dec-07

0.82

0.68

Co. sees near term slowdown

Developers Div

DDR

Dec-07

1.49

1.70

Lower cost projections

EarthLink Inc

ELNK

Dec-07

0.16

-1.08

Agressive invstmnts in new initiatives

Eclipsys Corp

ECLP

Dec-07

0.53

0.47

Higher operating expenses

Garmin Ltd

GRMN

Dec-07

2.44

2.89

High-growth mobile device market

Itron Inc

ITRI

Dec-07

1.69

2.26

Co. guidance

King Pharmaceut

KG

Dec-07

1.45

1.75

Stronger sales trends

La-Z Boy

LZB

Apr-07

0.35

0.24

To reflect co. guidance

Macerich Co

MAC

Dec-07

0.98

0.67

Higher projected revenues

Masco Corp

MAS

Dec-07

2.15

1.90

Soft housing market

2/13/2007

BearingPoint In

BE

Dec-06

0.14

-0.82

Expenses for ongoing audits

Dr. Reddy's La

RDY

Mar-08

0.75

0.90

Adjustment on sales and expenses

Genl Growth Pr

GGP

Dec-07

0.14

0.72

Lower land sales, higher expenses

Highland Hospi

HIH

Dec-07

0.46

0.53

Higher revenue growth and margins

Nasdaq Stock

NDAQ

Dec-07

1.46

1.30

Higher operating expenses

Teva Pharm In

TEVA

Dec-07

2.40

2.15

To reflect co. guidance

TransCanada Co

TRP

Dec-07

1.80

2.03

Improved outlook

2/12/2007


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