Lower Forecast for JD Edwards

S&P revises earnings estimates for EchoStar and others

Company: Citizens Communications (CZN )

Year ending: Dec-03

Prior estimate: 0.30

New estimate: 0.45

Rationale: Lower depreciation, cash flow margin

Company: EchoStar (DISH )

Year ending: Dec-03

Prior estimate: 0.68

New estimate: 0.55

Rationale: Increased cable, DSL

Company: GlobalSantaFe (GSF )

Year ending: Dec-03

Prior estimate: 0.80

New estimate: 0.63

Rationale: Lower expected utilization rates

Company: Hologic Inc (HOLX )

Year ending: Sep-03

Prior estimate: 0.07

New estimate: 0.12

Rationale: Higher digital mammography sales

Company: Human Genome (HGSI )

Year ending: Dec-03

Prior estimate: -1.74

New estimate: -1.48

Rationale: Lower expected costs

Company: Ionics Inc (ION )

Year ending: Dec-03

Prior estimate: 0.50

New estimate: 0.40

Rationale: Soft markets

Company: J D Edwards (JDEC )

Year ending: Oct-03

Prior estimate: 0.34

New estimate: 0.26

Rationale: Disappointing second-quarter results

Company: Janus Capital (JNS )

Year ending: Dec-03

Prior estimate: 0.65

New estimate: 0.74

Rationale: See higher sales than expected

Company: McDATA (MCDTA )

Year ending: Jan-04

Prior estimate: 0.17

New estimate: 0.24

Rationale: Improving product demand

Company: Myriad Genetics (MYGN )

Year ending: Jun-03

Prior estimate: -1.03

New estimate: -0.91

Rationale: Lower costs

Company: Rent-A-Center (RCII )

Year ending: Dec-03

Prior estimate: 5.36

New estimate: 5.90

Rationale: Sales growth, improving margins

Company: Teradyne (TER )

Year ending: Dec-03

Prior estimate: -0.45

New estimate: -0.56

Rationale: Slower than expected cost cuts

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Company: Accredo Health (ACDO )

Year ending: Jun-03

Prior estimate: 1.20

New estimate: 1.34

Rationale: Expanding gross margins

Company: Cal Dive Intl. (CDIS )

Year ending: Dec-03

Prior estimate: 1.25

New estimate: 1.07

Rationale: Higher prices, production volumes

Company: EOG Resources (EOG )

Year ending: Dec-03

Prior estimate: 4.02

New estimate: 3.54

Rationale: First-quarter earnings, conference call

Company: Kulicke & Soffa (KLIC )

Year ending: Sep-03

Prior estimate: -0.69

New estimate: -0.86

Rationale: Company guidance

Company: QLT Inc (QLTI )

Year ending: Dec-03

Prior estimate: 0.35

New estimate: 0.49

Rationale: Lower costs

Company: Royal Dutch (RD )

Year ending: Dec-03

Prior estimate: 3.25

New estimate: 3.67

Rationale: Change in assumptions

Company: Telephone & Data (TDS )

Year ending: Dec-03

Prior estimate: 2.69

New estimate: 2.40

Rationale: Lower EBITDA from US Cellular

Company: US Cellular (USM )

Year ending: Dec-03

Prior estimate: 1.73

New estimate: 1.25

Rationale: See 2003 EBITDA shortfall

Company: Veeco Instruments (VECO )

Year ending: Dec-03

Prior estimate: 0.22

New estimate: 0.25

Rationale: Strong bookings, higher gross margin

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