Cutting Estimate for Elan

S&P changes earnings forecasts for Humana and others

Company: Elan Corp. (ELN )

Year ending: Dec-02

Prior estimate: 2.35

New estimate: 1.60

Rationale: Reflects delays in new product approvals

Company: Humana (HUM )

Year ending: Dec-02

Prior estimate: 0.85

New estimate: 1.19

Rationale: Includes nonamortization of goodwill

Company: NRG Energy (NRG )

Year ending: Dec-02

Prior estimate: 1.75

New estimate: 1.45

Rationale: Weak power prices

Company: Occidental Petroleum (OXY )

Year ending: Dec-02

Prior estimate: 4.97

New estimate: 1.89

Rationale: Weak commodity prices

Company: TrizecHahn (TZH )

Year ending: Dec-02

Prior estimate: 1.75

New estimate: 1.13

Rationale: Changing FFO estimates to EPS

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Company: Apache (APA )

Year ending: Dec-02

Prior estimate: 4.71

New estimate: 3.27

Rationale: Lower commodity prices

Company: Gilead Sciences (GILD )

Year ending: Dec-02

Prior estimate: d0.21

New estimate: d0.02

Rationale: Higher sales and lower costs

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