Earnings Forecast Trimmed for Brooks Automation

S&P analysts cite downturn in semiconductor equipment industry

Company: Brooks Automation (BRKS )

Year ending: Sep-01

Prior estimate: 2.45

New estimate: 2.10

Rationale: Industry cycling down

Company: duPont(E.I.)deNemours (DD )

Year ending: Dec-01

Prior estimate: 2.85

New estimate: 2.35

Rationale: Impact of slow economy

Company: Exodus Communications (EXDS )

Year ending: Dec-01

Prior estimate: d0.25

New estimate: d0.75

Rationale: Higher integration costs

Company: E*Trade (EGRP )

Year ending: Sep-01

Prior estimate: 0.20

New estimate: 0.25

Rationale: Strong new acct. growth

Company: Immunex Corp (IMNX )

Year ending: Dec-01

Prior estimate: 0.31

New estimate: 0.24

Rationale: Lower than expected revenues

Company: Maytag Corp (MYG )

Year ending: Dec-01

Prior estimate: 3.82

New estimate: 2.51

Rationale: Lower demand, margins

Company: OSCA Inc (OSCA )

Year ending: Dec-01

Prior estimate: 0.95

New estimate: 1.10

Rationale: Better pricing, market growth

Company: Owens-Illinois (OI )

Year ending: Dec-01

Prior estimate: 1.70

New estimate: 1.55

Rationale: Higher natural gas prices

Company: PerkinElmer Inc. (PKI )

Year ending: Dec-01

Prior estimate: 2.20

New estimate: 3.10

Rationale: Reflects change in reporting

Company: Potlatch Corp (PCH )

Year ending: Dec-01

Prior estimate: 0.50

New estimate: 0.10

Rationale: Lower wood product prices

Company: Read-Rite (RDRT )

Year ending: Sep-01

Prior estimate: 0.20

New estimate: 0.55

Rationale: Strong demand for its magnetic heads

Company: Santa Fe International (SDC )

Year ending: Dec-01

Prior estimate: 1.47

New estimate: 1.73

Rationale: Strong rig utilization

Company: Sysco Corp (SYY )

Year ending: Jun-01

Prior estimate: 1.55

New estimate: 0.83

Rationale: More normal winter weather

Company: Tenneco Auto (TEN )

Year ending: Dec-01

Prior estimate: 0.05

New estimate: d0.21

Rationale: Lower light vehicle production

Weyerhaeuser (WY )

Year ending: Dec-01

Prior estimate: 4.20

New estimate: 3.30

Rationale: See lower paper, packaging prices

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