Lower Forecast for Kohl's

S&P revises earnings estimates for Open Text and others

Company: Alcoa Inc (AA )

Year ending: Dec-2004

Prior estimate: 1.75

New estimate: 2.05

Rationale: Lower interest expense; stronger markets

Company: Kohl's Corp (KSS )

Year ending: Jan-2005

Prior estimate: 2.35

New estimate: 2.10

Rationale: Competition; weak sales trends

Company: Open Text (OTEX )

Year ending: Jun-2004

Prior estimate: .70

New estimate: .80

Rationale: Upside pre-announcement

Jan. 8

Company: Advent Software (ADVS )

Year ending: Dec-2004

Prior estimate: .01

New estimate: .14

Rationale: Cost reductions

Company: Andrew Corp (ANDW )

Year ending: Sep-2004

Prior estimate: .25

New estimate: .31

Rationale: Higher sales; growing wireless demand

Company: ATMI Inc (ATMI )

Year ending: Dec-2004

Prior estimate: .38

New estimate: .50

Rationale: Discountined technologies business

Company: Electro Scientific (ESIO )

Year ending: May-2004

Prior estimate: -.40

New estimate: -.30

Rationale: Reduction of tax rate

Company: Nokia Corp (NOK )

Year ending: Dec-2004

Prior estimate: .95

New estimate: 1.09

Rationale: Improved sales, profitability outlook

Company: RSA Security (RSAS )

Year ending: Dec-2004

Prior estimate: .34

New estimate: .38

Rationale: Better than expected results

Company: Wet Seal (WTSLA )

Year ending: Jan-2005

Prior estimate: -.15

New estimate: -.35

Rationale: See weaker prospects

Jan. 7

Company: C-COR.net (CCBL )

Year ending: Jun-2004

Prior estimate: .20

New estimate: .35

Rationale: Improved sales, profitability outlook

Company: Circuit City (CC )

Year ending: Feb-2005

Prior estimate: .34

New estimate: .27

Rationale: Comp-store sales disappointing

Company: InFocus (INFS )

Year ending: Dec-2004

Prior estimate: -.70

New estimate: -.38

Rationale: New engine for micro-displays

Company: MKS Instruments (MKSI )

Year ending: Dec-2004

Prior estimate: .59

New estimate: .65

Rationale: Improving semiconductor demand

Jan. 6

Company: Affiliated Managers (AMG )

Year ending: Dec-2004

Prior estimate: 3.32

New estimate: 3.71

Rationale: Expect net inflows to improve

Company: AGCO Corp (AG )

Year ending: Dec-2004

Prior estimate: 1.90

New estimate: 1.66

Rationale: See weaker margin and top line growth

Company: Gateway (GTW )

Year ending: Dec-2004

Prior estimate: -.32

New estimate: -.41

Rationale: Lower sales outlook

Company: Westar Energy (WR )

Year ending: Dec-2004

Prior estimate: 1.56

New estimate: 1.71

Rationale: Debt reduction, improved operating costs

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