Raising Estimates on Noble Affiliates

Commodity prices figure to remain strong. Also, Dow Chemical, H-P and Dell

Company: Dell Computer (DELL )

Year Ending: Jan-02

Prior Estimates: 0.98

New Estimates: 0.80

Rationale: Weaker than expected revenues

Company: Dow Chemical (DOW )

Year Ending: Dec-01

Prior Estimates: 2.20

New Estimates: 1.50

Rationale: Dilution from purchase of Union Carbide

Company: Hewlett-Packard (HWP )

Year Ending: Oct-01

Prior Estimates: 1.84

New Estimates: 1.64

Rationale: Weaker than expected revenues and margins

Company: Noble Affiliates (NBL )

Year Ending: Dec-01

Prior Estimates: 3.05

New Estimates: 4.35

Rationale: Continued strength of commodity prices

Company: Network Associates

Year Ending: Dec-01

Prior Estimates: 0.90

New Estimates: d0.28

Rationale: Accounting changes and revised company outlook

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