Higher Forecast for Chiron

S&P revises earnings estimates for Shaw Group and others

Company: Airborne (ABF )

Year ending: Dec-02

Prior estimate: 0.30

New estimate: 0.16

Rationale: Charge to retire aircraft; higher expenses

Company: Andrx (ADRX )

Year ending: Dec-02

Prior estimate: 0.40

New estimate: 0.10

Rationale: Excludes contribution of generic Prilosec

Company: Brooks-PRI (BRKS )

Year ending: Sep-03

Prior estimate: -0.82

New estimate: -0.47

Rationale: Recent cost-cutting measures

Company: Chiron (CHIR )

Year ending: Dec-02

Prior estimate: 1.18

New estimate: 1.30

Rationale: Company increased guidance

Company: Hughes Electronics (GMH )

Year ending: Dec-02

Prior estimate: -0.45

New estimate: -0.39

Rationale: Higher revenue, lower marketing costs

Company: Northwest Airlines (NWAC )

Year ending: Dec-02

Prior estimate: -4.54

New estimate: -5.34

Rationale: Revenues and yields weaker than expected

Company: Packaging Corp. (PKG )

Year ending: Dec-02

Prior estimate: 0.65

New estimate: 0.49

Rationale: Company guidance

Company: Shaw Group (SGR )

Year ending: Aug-03

Prior estimate: 2.65

New estimate: 1.95

Rationale: Slowdown in power generation market

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Company: Audiovox'A' (VOXX )

Year ending: Nov-03

Prior estimate: 0.38

New estimate: 0.50

Rationale: Improved outlook

Company: Imation Corp. (IMN )

Year ending: Dec-02

Prior estimate: 1.67

New estimate: 1.93

Rationale: Better than expected demand

Company: Pride International (PDE )

Year ending: Dec-02

Prior estimate: 0.07

New estimate: -0.02

Rationale: Updated market outlook

Company: Rowan Companies (RDC )

Year ending: Dec-02

Prior estimate: -0.02

New estimate: -0.08

Rationale: Updated market outlook

Company: Vintage Petroleum (VPI )

Year ending: Dec-02

Prior estimate: 0.24

New estimate: 0.31

Rationale: New forecasts for oil/gas prices

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