Higher Forecast for Cox Communications

S&P revises earnings per share estimates for Anadarko Petroleum, Qwest Communications, and more

Date Company FY-End Prior New Comment
11/4/2004 Anadarko Petro Dec-05 5.2 6.55 Higher than expected price realizatins
  Andrx Corp Dec-05 1.5 1.2 Worse than expected generic pricing
  Banco Santande Dec-05 0.87 1.02 Improved fee revenue
  Cox Communicat Dec-05 0.67 0.78 Revised operating outlook
  Gerdau S.A. AD Dec-05 2.45 3.75 Higher sales, better operating margins
  Mentor Graphi Dec-05 1 0.75 Co. guidance
  Qwest Communicat Dec-05 -0.3 -0.38 Continued margin pressures
  Rockwell Autom Sep-05 1.9 2.2 Strong customer capital investment
  Textron, Inc Dec-05 3.05 3.75 Production efficiencies
         
11/3/2004 Ballard Power Dec-04 -1.25 -1.05 Cost controls & cash mgmt
  Brink's Co Dec-05 1.67 2 Strength in international operations
  Interpublic Gr Dec-04 0.4 0.1 Q3 loss includes noncash charges
  Interstate Hot Dec-05 -0.15 -0.05 Strength in corp housing revenue
  Maguire Proper Dec-05 1 0.5 Reduced occupancy
  Ohio Casualty Dec-05 1.8 2 Improved underlying underwritng trends
  Premcor Inc Dec-05 4.55 3.9 Updated oil & gas price projections
  Reliant Energy Dec-05 0.45 0.35 Lower retail gross margin
  Trinity Indust Dec-04 -0.05 0 New sales orders contracts
         
11/2/2004 Alpharma Inc Dec-05 0.8 1 Intensified pricing pressures
  Commscope Inc Dec-04 0.4 0.55 Lower tax rate
  Frontier Airl Mar-05 -0.11 -0.69 Reflects fuel prices, worsening yields
  Natl Semicondu May-05 1.05 0.82 Revised sales & margin assumptions
  Neurocrine Bi Dec-04 -0.11 -0.69 Due to timing of milestone move
  Noble Energy Dec-04 5 6 Lower prodctn costs, highr Intl volume
  Protein Desig Dec-04 -0.67 -0.51 Better than expected Q3
  SWS Group Jun-05 0.65 1 Interest income, lower compenstn costs
  Tenet Healthca May-04 -0.12 -0.17 Higher bad debt expense, lower volumes
         
11/1/2004 China Unicom A Dec-04 0.6 0.52 Lower operating outlook
  IVAX Corp Dec-04 0.8 0.71 Worsening competitive pricing pressure
  LTX Corp Jul-05 0.77 -0.57 Management preannounced lower earnings
  Quixote Corp Jun-05 0.48 0.54 Margin performance this quarter
  SK Telecom ADS Dec-04 1.4 1.8 Stronger than expected Q3
  SPX Corp Dec-04 3.19 2.19 Rising costs, shrinking margins
  Tele Norte Les Dec-04 1.3 1 Higher interest expense
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