Cutting Estimates for Blockbuster

S&P revises earnings per share estimates for Qwest, Chevron, and many more

Company Symbol FY-End Prior New Comment
Alpharma Inc'A ALO Dec-05 0.50 0.90 Stronger results in Intl generics
Blockbuster In BBI Dec-05 0.24 0.09 Weak rentals had negative impact on Q2
Brooks Automa BRKS Sep-05 0.30 0.20 Lower than expected guidance
Commscope Inc CTV Dec-05 0.65 0.90 Price increases, cost cutting
Dr. Reddy's La RDY Mar-06 0.40 0.50 Strong generic pipeline
Enzon Pharmac ENZN Jun-06 -0.22 0.11 Removal of stock option expense
Mechanical Te MKTY Dec-05 -0.30 -0.35 Revised gross margin outlook
Mentor Graphi MENT Dec-05 0.56 0.37 Company guidance & results
Northwest Air NWAC Dec-05 0.00 0.00 Higher oil & operating costs
Quantum Corp DSS Mar-06 0.20 0.12 Weaker demand & pricing pressures
Qwest Communicat Q Dec-05 -0.39 -0.35 Stronger Q2 results
Rudolph Techn RTEC Dec-05 0.53 0.46 Company results & guidance
Taro Pharmace TARO Dec-05 1.20 1.05 Lower than expected Q2 results
Telecom Italia TI Dec-05 2.53 1.83 Higher share count
Tenet Healthca THC Dec-05 0.06 0.04 Weak performance relative to peers
Wynn Resorts WYNN Dec-05 0.35 0.40 Stronger than expected Q2
8/1/2005        
Inco Ltd N Dec-05 3.90 3.50 Change in company's guidance
Kookmin Bank AD KB Dec-05 4.00 4.60 Improved outlook
Marathon Oil MRO Dec-05 4.58 6.55 Upstream production growth
7/29/2005        
Adv Energy AEIS Dec-05 0.22 0.27 Better-than-expected results
Alaska Commun ALSK Dec-05 -0.19 -0.08 Stronger wireless ops
Anadarko Petro APC Dec-05 8.55 9.60 Higher expected volumes
Andrx Corp ADRX Dec-05 1.05 0.75 Not likely to launch generic Concerta
AstraZeneca AZN Dec-05 2.44 2.78 Stronger-than-expected sales
Atwood Oce ATW Sep-05 1.96 1.68 Lowered expected utilization
Black Box BBOX Mar-06 2.75 3.10 Improved outlook
Burlington Res BR Dec-05 5.55 6.20 Improved cost control
Chevron Corp CVX Dec-05 5.91 6.71 Q2 EPS; updated price, margin forecast
Frontier Airl FRNT Mar-06 -0.30 -0.05 Strong unit revenue improvement
Georgia Gulf GGC Dec-05 3.50 3.15 Lower-than-expected Q2 EPS
Great Wolf Re WOLF Dec-05 0.01 -0.17 Higher costs, lower revenues
Hot Topic HOTT Jan-06 0.98 0.88 Weakness in apparel, accessories sales
Nabors Indus NBR Dec-05 3.33 3.88 Raises dayrates, cash margin ests
Power-One PWER Dec-05 -0.08 -0.13 Weaker Q2 than expected
Powerwave PWAV Dec-05 0.38 0.45 Strong Q2 results
Rowan Cos RDC Dec-05 1.34 1.59 Raised dayrate ests for H2
Simon Property SPG Dec-05 1.68 1.39 Higher projected expenses
Transatlantic TRH Dec-05 5.60 5.00 Contracting underwriting margins
7/28/2005        
Amer Tower'A' AMT Dec-05 -0.16 -0.30 Improved cost controls
Andrew Corp ANDW Sep-05 0.42 0.37 Weaker sales outlook
Aspen Insuranc AHL Dec-05 3.60 4.15 Better premium, net invstmnt incm grwt
Beazer Homes U BZH Sep-05 7.33 8.15 Better than expected margin assumptns
Cabot Corp CBT Sep-05 2.25 1.90 Higher feedstock costs
CNA Financial CNA Dec-05 2.64 2.93 Better Q2 earnings
Enterasys Netw ETS Dec-05 -0.10 -0.03 Accelerated cost cutting
EOG Resources EOG Dec-05 3.75 4.55 Higher hydrocarbon price expectations
Furniture Bran FBN Dec-05 1.57 1.40 Co. lower 3Q guidance
Grant Prideco GRP Dec-05 1.28 1.59 Raised operating margins
Hanover Compres HC Dec-05 -0.20 -0.25 Adjusted margins in 2H '05
Kerr-McGee KMG Dec-05 11.00 12.30 Better than expected cost controls
Kulicke & Sof KLIC Sep-05 -0.38 -0.33 Better than expected guidance
LIN TV'A' TVL Dec-05 0.34 0.45 New UPN stations performing better
Martha Stewart MSO Dec-05 -0.74 -1.20 Reflects Q2 loss
Maxtor Corp MXO Dec-05 -0.12 0.03 Better than expected Q2 results
Millennium Ph MLNM Dec-05 -0.27 -0.31 Higher costs
Murphy Oil MUR Dec-05 3.08 3.95 Improved refining margins
Nextel Partne NXTP Dec-05 0.90 0.80 Strong subscriber net, wider margins
OfficeMax Inc OMX Dec-05 1.04 0.62 Poor Q2 results
Pixelworks In PXLW Dec-05 0.18 -0.04 Disappointing sales & margin guidance
Premcor PCO Dec-05 8.03 11.75 Q2 EPS, updated price margin forecast
Regal Entertai RGC Dec-05 0.95 0.76 Revised operating outlook
RehabCare Grou RHB Dec-05 1.66 1.40 Costs pressures
Sappi Ltd ADS SPP Sep-05 0.44 0.10 Worse conditions in coated paper mkts
Sony Corp ADR SNE Mar-06 0.66 0.10 Lower sales growth outlook
Timken Co TKR Dec-05 2.22 2.51 Strong profitability & demand
Vertex Pharma VRTX Dec-05 -1.62 -2.10 Higher costs & lower revenues
7/27/2005        
Allmerica Fina AFC Dec-05 2.94 3.29 Better than expected Q2 results
Amerada Hess AHC Dec-05 9.32 10.30 Improving EPS operations
Annaly Mortgag NLY Dec-05 1.80 1.38 Projected lower revs, higher expenses
ASM Intl N.V. ASMI Dec-05 -0.33 -0.04 Better than expected results
Bemis Co BMS Dec-05 1.72 1.53 Margin pressures
Biogen Idec BIIB Dec-05 1.40 1.57 Lower costs, higher Rituxan revenues
CSX Corp CSX Dec-05 2.68 3.26 Higher freight rates, saftey improvmts
ENSCO Intl ESV Dec-05 1.37 1.69 Raised expected dayrates & utilization
Hologic Inc HOLX Sep-05 1.05 1.20 Higher digital mammography sys sales
Illumina Inc ILMN Dec-05 -0.06 -0.12 Weaker sales & gross margins
Intuitive Sur ISRG Dec-05 1.04 1.25 Stronger revenue growth
Metso Corp ADS MX Dec-05 1.24 1.55 Better than expected results
NetFlix Inc NFLX Dec-05 0.08 0.30 Expectations for improved profitabilty
Sanmina-SCI SANM Sep-05 0.29 0.25 Disappointing FY Q3 results
Siebel System SEBL Dec-05 0.17 0.10 Poor execution & management turnover
Sprint Corp FON Dec-05 1.35 1.60 Wider margins from all businss segmnts
Taiwan Semicon TSM Dec-05 0.33 0.52 Stronger recovery in demand
Wausau Paper WPP Dec-05 0.58 0.32 Softening business conditions
7/26/2005        
Agere Systems AGR Sep-05 0.11 0.30 Better than expected results, guidance
AK Steel Holdi AKS Dec-05 1.65 1.22 Reflects co. guidance
BJ Services BJS Sep-05 2.47 2.73 Raised operating margins
Dana Corp DCN Dec-05 1.38 1.19 Continued margin pressure
Enterprise Pro EPD Dec-05 1.08 0.95 Weak petrochemical seqment
ImClone Syste IMCL Dec-05 1.03 1.36 Lower taxes and costs
InFocus Corp INFS Dec-05 -0.38 -0.86 Pricing pressures
Informatica C INFA Dec-05 0.30 0.34 Better than expected results
Intl Paper IP Dec-05 1.45 1.20 Weaker paper & packaging mkts trends
Kilroy Realty KRC Dec-05 0.99 0.66 Higher-than-expected G&A expenses
Pharmion Corp PHRM Dec-05 0.44 0.57 Better Q2 results, revised guidance
PRIMEDIA Inc PRM Dec-05 0.10 -0.04 Weaker than expected outlook
Rayonier Inc RYN Dec-05 2.25 2.50 Better than expected Q2 results
Rent-A-Center RCII Dec-05 2.25 1.87 Higher energy costs
Smurfit-Stone SSCC Dec-05 0.10 -0.15 Weaker containerbrd & contanrs pricing
Technitrol Inc TNL Dec-05 0.70 0.50 Cont'd weakness in Consumer business
Tellabs, Inc TLAB Dec-05 0.30 0.41 Wider margins, improved sales outlook
TriQuint Semi TQNT Dec-05 -0.12 -0.05 Improved Q2 bookings
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