Lower Estimate for National Semiconductor

S&P revises earnings forecasts for Big Lots and others

Company: AGCO Corp (AG )

Year ending: Dec-02

Prior estimate: 0.75

New estimate: 0.67

Rationale: Adjusting for one-time items

Company: Big Lots (BLI )

Year ending: Jan-03

Prior estimate: 0.52

New estimate: 0.58

Rationale: Strong same store sales should boost EPS

Company: Hanover Compression (HC )

Year ending: Dec-02

Prior estimate: 0.75

New estimate: 0.61

Rationale: Financial inflexibility

Company: National Semiconductor (NSM )

Year ending: May-03

Prior estimate: 0.71

New estimate: 0.32

Rationale: Lower sales momentum

Company: Providian Financial (PVN )

Year ending: Dec-02

Prior estimate: 0.02

New estimate: 0.64

Rationale: Lower expenses, cost provisions

Company: Tesoro Petroleum (TSO )

Year ending: Dec-02

Prior estimate: -0.20

New estimate: -0.35

Rationale: New refining margins forecasts

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