Markets & Finance

S&P EPS Changes: Brunswick, DeVry, Meritage Homes


From Standard & Poor's Equity Research

EPS Changes

Company

Symbol

FY-End

Prior

New

Comment

Builders FirstSource

BLDR

Dec-08

1.00

-0.25

Reduction in demand for products

10/26/2007

Brunswick Corp

BC

Dec-08

1.70

1.33

Weak boat sales & inventory reductions

Celestica Inc

CLS

Dec-08

-0.09

0.40

Improving inventory turnover & margins

Developers Div

DDR

Dec-08

2.10

1.80

Lower revs, higher expense projections

DeVry Inc

DV

Jun-08

1.25

1.60

Better business performance

Lattice Semiconductor

LSCC

Dec-08

0.17

0.08

Weak sales of Mature products

Massey Energy

MEE

Dec-08

1.75

2.03

Higher pricing

Meritage Homes

MTH

Dec-08

1.00

-1.90

Increased assset impairments charges

Standard Pacific

SPF

Dec-08

0.60

0.20

Increased asset impairments

YRC Worldwide

YRCW

Dec-08

4.09

3.44

Weak freight environment

10/25/2007

Acxiom Corp

ACXM

Mar-08

0.52

0.71

Costs cuts, quarterly update

Advent Software

ADVS

Dec-08

0.38

0.48

Strong revenues

Colonial Properties

CLP

Dec-08

-0.60

-0.35

Stable multi-family operating results

Commercial Vehicle

CVGI

Dec-08

2.20

1.48

Decreased 2008 visibility

Compuware

CPWR

Mar-08

0.44

0.52

Better than expected earnings

EarthLink Inc

ELNK

Dec-08

-0.20

0.35

Exclusion of Helio operating losses

Enterprise Products

EPD

Dec-08

1.44

1.28

Higher expenses

Glimcher Realty

GRT

Dec-08

0.59

0.20

Lower revenue projections

Greenhill & Co

GHL

Dec-08

3.12

3.97

Strong deal pipeline

Intl Coal Group

ICO

Dec-08

0.11

-0.07

Flat coal pricing, higher cost per ton

Janus Capital

JNS

Dec-08

1.15

1.65

Strong fund performance

M.D.C. Hldgs

MDC

Dec-08

1.00

-3.00

Asset impairments & write offs

Mattson Technology

MTSN

Dec-08

0.69

0.53

Slower memory chip sales

Murphy Oil

MUR

Dec-08

5.24

6.06

Updated assumptions

Palm Inc

PALM

May-08

0.24

0.05

Higher interest costs

Potlatch Holdings

PCH

Dec-08

2.00

2.50

Higher volumes, continued gains

Pulte Homes

PHM

Dec-08

-0.30

-1.10

Declining sales, higher net losses

RightNow Technologies

RNOW

Dec-07

-0.69

-0.56

Completed salesforce transition

Ryland Group

RYL

Dec-08

2.40

0.90

Increased asset impairment charges

Symantec Corp

SYMC

Mar-08

1.20

1.03

Strong demand in endpoint mgmt.

Unisys Corp

UIS

Dec-08

0.25

0.33

Improving margins

Wendy's Intl

WEN

Dec-07

0.95

1.05

Less improvements in margins

XM Satellite

XMSR

Dec-08

-1.46

-1.91

Revised operating outlook

10/24/2007

AU Optronics

AUO

Dec-07

0.98

1.50

Higher revenues

Broadcom Corp

BRCM

Dec-08

0.84

0.53

Higher R&D costs

Centex Corp

CTX

Mar-08

-0.95

-9.00

Lower unit volumes & sales

Dyax Corp

DYAX

Dec-08

-0.69

-0.98

Increased research & devlpmnt expenses

Electronics For Imaging

EFII

Dec-08

1.32

1.00

Competition continues to pressure mrgn

Illumina Inc

ILMN

Dec-07

0.52

0.76

Improving margins, higher sales

Nabors Industries

NBR

Dec-08

4.83

4.23

Lower outlook for U.S. land drilling

Nasdaq Stock Market

NDAQ

Dec-08

1.87

2.02

Higher trading volumes

Riverbed Technology

RVBD

Dec-07

0.44

0.38

Higher operating expense

SAVVIS Inc

SVVS

Dec-08

0.04

0.96

Increased revenue growth

StatoilHydro

STO

Dec-07

2.47

2.87

Revisied revenue estimates

Wausau Paper

WPP

Dec-07

0.40

0.32

High input costs hurt margins

XL Capital Ltd

XL

Dec-07

10.15

11.40

Lower rate on investment income growth

10/23/2007

BearingPoint

BE

Dec-07

-0.27

-0.83

Rising compensation, ongoing costs

Buckeye Techno


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