Dsp Could Get Spliced

In this market, it isn't enough to meet earnings expectations: Companies need to beat the so-called whisper numbers. That's what DSP Communications (DSP) learned when its second-quarter earnings met consensus estimates but were below whisper figures. Shares of DSP, a leading developer of chip sets for the cellular, PCS, and wireless-phone markets, dived from 31 to 23 in just two days.

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