Table: Third Quarter Profit Scoreboard

             CURRENT QTR.         QTR.          EST.
                     SALES       %    PROFITS    %    EPS   REPORTED
                   (MILLIONS)   CHG. (MILLIONS) CHG. (8/17)   EPS    DIFF.
      INDUSTRIALS   190,307.1   +8  10,844.8    +13   0.90   0.92   +0.02
      ALCOA           3,264.8  +27     226.4   +223   1.10   1.27   +0.17
      ALUMAX            767.7  +10      43.0   +326   0.83   0.90   +0.07
      ARCO CHEMICAL     999.0  +12     117.0    +44   1.43   1.21   -0.22
      BAUSCH & LOMB     476.8   +6      43.5   +466   0.81   0.75   -0.06
      CATERPILLAR     3,733.0   +6     213.0    -13   1.30   1.07   -0.23
      CHAMPION        1,840.7  +33     235.6   +919   2.17   2.44   +0.27
       INTERNATIONAL
      CHRYSLER       12,009.0   +3     354.0    -46   1.03   0.90*  -0.13
      CONAGRA         6,436.4   +3      87.1    +13   0.35   0.36   +0.01
      CORNING         1,568.8   +9      83.5     +9   0.59   0.37   -0.22
      CPC             2,046.2  +13     142.2    +13   0.95   0.95      --
       INTERNATIONAL
      CUMMINS ENGINE  1,219.0   +5      46.0    -26   1.35   1.14   -0.21
      DANA            1,727.1   +7      60.9    +15   0.60   0.60      --
      EASTMAN KODAK   3,813.0   +8     338.0    +75   0.95   0.99   +0.04
      FORD MOTOR     31,418.0   +3     357.0    -68   0.44   0.27   -0.17
      GENERAL        17,341.0  +19   1,610.0    +11   0.96   0.96      --
       ELECTRIC
      GENERAL        37,462.9   +9     642.4    +16   0.38   0.42   +0.04
       MOTORS
      GEORGIA-PACIFIC 3,705.0  +13     324.0   +272   3.37   3.57   +0.20
      HARLEY-DAVIDSON   427.0  +11      23.7      0   0.37   0.32   -0.05
      INLAND STEEL    1,128.5    0      20.0    -35   0.74   0.33   -0.41
      INTERNATIONAL   5,100.0  +35     328.0   +196   1.37   1.27   -0.10
       PAPER
      JOHNSON         4,738.0  +17     623.0    +19   0.94   0.96   +0.02
       & JOHNSON
      LILLY (ELI)     1,631.9   +8     310.5     +5   1.10   1.08   -0.02
      MATTEL          1,176.5  +13     151.3    +15   0.69   0.67   -0.02
      McDONNELL       3,346.0   -3     192.0    +19   1.53   1.70   +0.17
       DOUGLAS
      MERCK           4,171.1  +10     861.9    +10   0.70   0.70      --
      OWENS-CORNING     927.0   -1      70.0    +32   1.23   1.28   +0.05
       FIBERGLAS
      PEPSICO         7,693.1   +9     616.8    +14   0.75   0.77   +0.02
      PFIZER          2,624.3  +26     425.3    +26   0.65   0.67   +0.02
      PHILIP MORRIS  16,689.0    0   1,433.0    +17   1.69   1.71   +0.02
      REYNOLDS METALS 1,841.0  +20     112.0    +81   1.42   1.56   +0.14
      RUBBERMAID        641.5  +11      50.3    -25   0.37   0.32   -0.05
      SCOTT PAPER     1,093.4  +25     155.4   +185   0.81   1.02   +0.21
      SHERWIN-WILLIAMS  911.4   +4      74.9     +5   0.89   0.87   -0.02
      UNION CAMP      1,073.5  +25     129.7   +497   2.07   1.85   -0.22
      WEYERHAEUSER    3,111.6  +16     279.3    +93   1.33   1.37   +0.04
      WHIRLPOOL       2,154.0   +3      64.0    -35   1.03   0.85   -0.18
      
      SERVICES       38,428.2   +9   5,497.3    +21   0.98   1.12   +0.14
      AMR             4,445.0   +5     235.0    +15   2.93   3.01   +0.08
      BANKAMERICA          NA   NA     704.0    +29   1.56   1.72   +0.16
      BEAR STEARNS**  1,074.4  +33      93.8   +165   0.66   0.67   +0.01
      CBS               725.2    0      33.4    -43   0.63   0.52   -0.11
      CHASE MANHATTAN      NA   NA     283.0     -7   1.40   1.40      --
      CHEMICAL BANKING     NA   NA     477.0     +9   1.57   1.74   +0.17
      CITICORP             NA   NA     877.0     -2   1.58   1.62   +0.04
      ENRON           2,200.0   +8     100.6     +5   0.41   0.40   -0.01
      FEDERAL EXPRESS 2,453.4  +10      75.3    +23   1.15   1.33   +0.18
      FIRST CHICAGO        NA   NA     207.2    +35   1.70   2.12   +0.42
      FOOD LION       1,914.0   +3      41.0    +12   0.09   0.09      --
      GANNETT           932.3    0      96.1     -9   0.79   0.69   -0.10
      MARRIOTT        1,926.0   +6      46.0    +24   0.35   0.35      --
       INTERNATIONAL
      McGRAW-HILL       904.4   +6     105.8    +17   2.11   2.12   +0.01
      MERRILL LYNCH   5,431.1  +20     300.4    +30   1.39   1.47   +0.08
      MORGAN (J. P.)       NA   NA     360.0    +10   1.57   1.78   +0.21
      NATIONSBANK          NA   NA     530.0    +23   1.74   1.93   +0.19
      OFFICE DEPOT    1,337.1  +28      36.8    +34   0.24   0.24      --
      PAINEWEBBER     1,379.6  +47      78.2   +284   0.35   0.67   +0.32
       GROUP
      ROADWAY         1,108.4   +2       2.3    -80   0.34   0.06   -0.28
       SERVICES
      SAFEWAY         3,845.5   +6      83.7    +31   0.64   0.69   +0.05
      SCHWAB (CHARLES)  385.5  +55      47.2    +51   0.25   0.26   +0.01
      TIME WARNER     1,981.0   +5    -102.0     NM  -0.11  -0.30   -0.19
      TRAVELERS GROUP 4,511.8   -4     481.4    +45   1.14   1.45   +0.31
      USAIR           1,873.4   +7      43.1     NM  -0.96   0.35   +1.31
      WELLS FARGO          NA   NA     261.0    +20   4.55   5.23   +0.68
      
      TECHNOLOGY     47,537.1  +20   2,432.6    -19   1.15   1.10   -0.05
      ADVANCED MICRO    590.4   +9      56.2    -35   0.87   0.52   -0.35
       DEVICES
      APPLE           3,003.0  +20      60.0    -48   1.04   0.48   -0.56
       COMPUTER***
      COMPAQ          3,594.0  +27     245.0    +22   0.94   0.89   -0.05
       COMPUTER
      HONEYWELL       1,680.3  +11      84.2    +21   0.63   0.66   +0.03
      IBM            16,754.0   +9    -538.0     NM   2.54   2.30*  -0.24
      INTEL           4,171.0  +46     931.0    +41   1.05   1.05      --
      MICROSOFT**     2,016.0  +62     499.0    +58   0.68   0.78   +0.10
      MOTOROLA        6,851.0  +21     496.0    +31   0.82   0.81   -0.01
      POLAROID          580.0   +1      23.7    -19   0.84   0.51   -0.33
      RAYTHEON        3,153.0  +29     200.7     +5   1.66   1.65   -0.01
      SUN             1,485.3  +17      84.7   +120   0.65   0.85   +0.20
       MICROSYSTEMS
      SYBASE            233.1   +7       1.1    -95   0.16   0.02   -0.14
      TEXAS           3,426.0  +33     289.0    +56   1.44   1.48*  +0.04
       INSTRUMENTS
      UTILITIES      21,468.5   +5   2,877.3    +23   0.77   0.83   +0.06
       & TELECOM
      AMERITECH       3,381.4   +7     512.5   +104   0.85   0.92   +0.07
      GTE             5,121.0   +3     695.0     +6   0.68   0.71   +0.03
      PACIFIC         2,275.0   -2     275.0    -12   0.61   0.64   +0.03
       TELESIS GROUP
      PANHANDLE       1,133.7   +1      73.6    +44   0.44   0.49   +0.05
       EASTERN
      PP&L RESOURCES    682.2   +3      94.1    +22   0.50   0.55   +0.05
      SBC             3,242.0   +8     534.3    +11   0.87   0.88   +0.01
       COMMUNICATIONS
      SPRINT          3,442.3   +6     268.5    +17   0.71   0.76   +0.05
      UNICOM          2,190.9  +18     424.3    +51   1.48   1.90   +0.42
      
      ** First-quarter results   *** Fourth-quarter results   NM = not meaningful     
      NA = not available      *EPS adjusted for special items
      
      DATA: STANDARD & POOR'S COMPUSTAT, A DIVISION OF THE McGRAW-HILL COMPANIES. 
      EARNINGS ESTIMATE DATA PROVIDED BY I/B/E/S INTERNATIONAL INC.,
      NEW YORK, NY. I/B/E/S IS A REGISTERED TRADEMARK OF I/B/E/S INTERNATIONAL INC.
      

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