Table: A Profit Surge for Some Techs?


CHECKPOINT SOFTWARE (CKP) 13 17 Security-software supplier should have 15%-plus profit gain in '02

PEREGRINE SYSTEMS (PRGN) 16 37 Software house should beat '02 earnings estimates

SANMINA-SCI (SANM) 22 32 Outsourcing manufacturer is seeing big business from telecoms

SUNGARD DATA (SDS) 28 26 Disaster-recovery business should spur 23% profit growth

SYNOPSYS (SNPS) 59 27 Chip-design automation company profits could jump 50%

Q LOGIC (QLGC) 52 58 2002 profit surprise expected at storage-software maker

ZORAN (ZRAN) 34 41 Chipmaker for DVD players and digital cameras may double profits next year

* As of Dec. 14 ** Based on estimated 2002 earnings

Data: Analyst survey, Bloomberg Financial Markets

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