Higher Forecast for Caesers Entertainment

S&P revises earnings estimates for AMR Corp and others

Company: Archstone-Smith Trust (ASN )

Year ending: Dec-2004

Prior estimate: .70

New estimate: .61

Rationale: See weak revenues, rising costs

Company: Caesars Entertainment (CZR )

Year ending: Dec-2004

Prior estimate: .53

New estimate: .62

Rationale: Higher guidance

Company: Comverse Technology (CMVT )

Year ending: Jan-2004

Prior estimate: .14

New estimate: .18

Rationale: Better prospects

Company: Interwoven (IWOV )

Year ending: Dec-2004

Prior estimate: .16

New estimate: .12

Rationale: Weaker outlook

Mar. 10

Company: AMR Corp (AMR )

Year ending: Dec-2004

Prior estimate: -.05

New estimate: -.25

Rationale: In tough battle with low-cost carriers

Company: Korn/Ferry Int (KFY )

Year ending: Apr-2004

Prior estimate: .15

New estimate: .25

Rationale: Better than expected third quarter results

Company: Lance, Inc (LNCE )

Year ending: Dec-2004

Prior estimate: .55

New estimate: .75

Rationale: Strong sales trends

Company: Mandalay Resorts (MBG )

Year ending: Jan-2005

Prior estimate: 2.60

New estimate: 3.00

Rationale: See further strength from Las Vegas

Company: Newport Corp (NEWP )

Year ending: Dec-2004

Prior estimate: .23

New estimate: .19

Rationale: Weaker outlook

Company: Potlatch Corp (PCH )

Year ending: Dec-2004

Prior estimate: .85

New estimate: 2.00

Rationale: Historically high wood product prices

Mar. 9

Company: American Eagle Outfitters (AEOS )

Year ending: Jan-2005

Prior estimate: 1.14

New estimate: 1.40

Rationale: Improved merchandise margins

Company: Cable Design (CDT )

Year ending: Jul-2004

Prior estimate: .33

New estimate: .17

Rationale: High copper costs

Mar. 8

Company: Advanced Micro Devices (AMD )

Year ending: Dec-2004

Prior estimate: .55

New estimate: .40

Rationale: See price, performance competition

Company: Autodesk (ADSK )

Year ending: Jan-2005

Prior estimate: .85

New estimate: 1.15

Rationale: Better prospects

Company: Longview Fibre (LFB )

Year ending: Oct-2004

Prior estimate: .35

New estimate: .16

Rationale: Slower than expected paper recovery

Company: Metro-Goldwyn (MGM )

Year ending: Dec-2004

Prior estimate: .12

New estimate: .04

Rationale: Reduced net interest, other income

Mar. 5

Company: AK Steel (AKS )

Year ending: Dec-2004

Prior estimate: -.80

New estimate: -.95

Rationale: Raw material margin squeeze

Company: ASM International (ASMI )

Year ending: Dec-2004

Prior estimate: .47

New estimate: .60

Rationale: Improving semi equipment order rates

Company: CenterPoint (CNP )

Year ending: Dec-2004

Prior estimate: .45

New estimate: .55

Rationale: Better prospects

Company: Symbol Technologies (SBL )

Year ending: Dec-2004

Prior estimate: .65

New estimate: .50

Rationale: Company guidance

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