1995'S Strongest...
                              EARNINGS CHANGE
                              FROM 1994
      SAVINGS & LOAN          443%
      ALUMINUM                424
      PAPER                   414
      PAPER CONTAINERS        305
      FOREST PRODUCTS         242
      CHEMICALS               136
      NONFERROUS METALS       130
      COMPUTERS & PERIPHERALS 129
      BUILDING MATERIALS      93
      COAL, OIL & GAS         70
      
      ...And Weakest
                                       EARNINGS CHANGE
                                       FROM 1994
      CONSTRUCTION & REAL ESTATE       -23%
      TRUCKING & SHIPPING              -23
      TOBACCO                          -22
      EATING PLACES                    -18
      RETAILING                        -17
      CARS & TRUCKS                    -11
      PETROLEUM SERVICES                -9
      TEXTILES                          -4
      GAS UTILITIES                     +1
      PUBLISHING                        +2
      
      1996'S Strongest...
                                      EST. EARNINGS CHANGE
                                      FROM 1995
      TRUCKING & SHIPPING             106%
      ALUMINUM                        48
      HEALTH-CARE SERVICES            45
      COMPUTER SOFTWARE & SVCS.       45
      COMPUTERS & PERIPHERALS         44
      CONSTRUCTION & ENGINEERING      41
      BUSINESS MACHINES               41
      COAL, OIL & GAS                 37
      RETAILING                       35
      PETROLEUM SERVICES              34
      
      ...And Weakest
                               EST. EARNINGS CHANGE
                               FROM 1995
      STEEL                    -8%
      NONFERROUS METALS        +3
      ELECTRIC UTILITIES       +3
      CHEMICALS                +6
      FOREST PRODUCTS          +6
      FOOD PROCESSING          +8
      BANKS-WEST & SOUTHWEST   +8
      TELEPHONE COMPANIES      +9
      CARS & TRUCKS            +9
      BANKS-SOUTH & SOUTHEAST  +11
      
         Because of actual or projected losses in 1994 and/or 1995, earnings gains or 
      losses cannot be meaningfully calculated on a percentage basis for airlines, 
      broadcasters, construction and engineering companies, and drug distributors.
      
      DATA:  I/ B/ E/S INTERNATIONAL INC.; STANDARD & POOR'S COMPUSTAT, A DIVISION OF 
      THE MCGRAW-HILL COMPANIES
      
      
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