Lower Forecast for Sony

S&P revises earnings per share estimates for Apache, Blockbuster, and more
Date Company FY-End Prior New Comment
10/29/2004 Amer Italian P Sep-04 1.36 0.93 Industry declines
  Amer Power Co Dec-04 0.65 0.85 Better expense mgmt, higher revenues
  Aon Corp Dec-04 2.17 1.93 Softer property casualty market
  Apache Corp Dec-04 4.70 5.25 Volume growth
  Arch Capital Dec-04 4.65 4.00 Q3 storm losses
  Archer-Daniels Jun-05 1.25 1.65 Benefits of lower commodity prices
  Avaya Inc Sep-05 0.90 0.79 Lower operating margin growth
  Canon Inc ADR Dec-04 3.25 3.61 Better than expected Q3
  Coinstar Inc Dec-04 0.85 0.96 Expense savings following acquisition
  Developers Div Dec-04 1.77 1.50 Higher expense projections
  Gateway Inc Dec-04 -0.48 0.33 Strong retail sales
  Given Imaging Dec-04 0.14 0.08 Weaker than expected Q3
  Hearst-Argyle Dec-04 1.22 1.39 Strong political advertising
  Ingram Micro Dec-04 0.88 0.95 Higher sales, stronger demand
  Insituform Te Dec-04 0.35 0.40 Increased rehab & tunneling volume
  Intuitive Sur Dec-04 0.43 0.54 Strong performance
  Placer Dome In Dec-04 0.53 0.43 Lower than expected Q3 results
  ProLogis Dec-05 1.55 1.26 Higher projected expenses
  Renovis Inc Dec-04 -1.50 -1.70 Higher costs following IPO
  Royal Dutch Petroleum Dec-04 4.30 5.16 Updated oil & gas prices
  Sony Corp ADR Mar-05 1.39 1.19 Foreign currency translation
  Triumph Group Mar-05 1.20 1.50 Reclassfd eqpmnt losses as discntd ops
  Unocal Corp Dec-04 3.20 4.30 Higher than expected price realization
         
10/28/2004 Alcatel ADS Dec-04 0.64 0.81 Better than expected cost controls
  AU Optronics A Dec-04 3.34 2.06 Weak monitor demand
  CNA Financial Dec-04 2.36 1.95 Includes charge for bad debt
  Crompton Corp Dec-04 0.30 0.16 Lower than expected Q3 results
  Dynegy Inc Dec-04 -0.05 0.20 Higher prices for crude oil & nat gas
  Ikon Office So Sep-05 0.95 0.68 Co. guidance
  Kansas City So Dec-04 0.52 0.45 Lower profits from affiliates
  Kerr-McGee Dec-04 4.25 4.92 Record daily production in Q3
  LSI Logic Dec-04 0.08 0.03 Lower sales assumptions
  McAfee Inc Dec-04 0.51 0.58 Better than expected Q3 results
  Millennium Ph Dec-04 -0.55 -0.48 Lower costs
  Mykrolis Corp Dec-04 0.89 0.62 Company lowers forward guidance
  Mylan Labs Mar-05 1.10 0.86 Competitive pressures
  Phelps Dodge Dec-04 9.15 10.10 Better than expected Q3 results
  Photon Dynamics Sep-05 1.40 1.05 Delayed product shipment in Q1 FY 05
  Quest Software Dec-04 0.38 0.46 Continued strong operating results
  Regeneron Pha Dec-04 0.26 0.31 Better than expected Q3 results
  RenaissanceRe Dec-04 6.95 0.85 Impact from Q3 operating loss
  U.S. Steel Dec-05 4.25 5.35 Lower interest expense and costs
  Wellman Inc Dec-04 -0.15 -0.70 Failed price increases
         
10/27/2004 Allied Capital Dec-04 1.75 2.00 Strong Q3 results
  Amkor Technology AMKR -0.15 -0.22 Co. guidance
  Blockbuster Dec-04 0.99 0.72 Recent subscription price cuts
  Bowater, Inc Dec-04 -0.66 -0.88 Weaker newsprint demand in near term
  Cox Commun. COX 0.44 0.35 Higher marketing, D&A & taxes
  Endesa SA ADS Dec-04 1.53 1.70 Strong Euro vs. US$
  Helix Technol Dec-04 1.01 0.74 Cyclical slowing of demand
  Nextel Partners Dec-04 0.33 0.38 Strong Q3 and raised guidance
  RF Micro Devices RFMD 0.13 0.07 Revised outlook for gross margins
  WMS Industries Jun-05 0.44 0.82 Improved sales & profit margin outlook
         
10/26/2004 Agere System Sep-05 0.22 0.00 Company reported lower earnings
  America Movil' Dec-04 2.40 2.85 Strong sales,EBITDA from cellular ops
  CONSOL Energy Dec-04 0.60 0.81 Lower than expected loss per share
  Diamond Offshore Dec-05 0.16 0.09 Expected raised utilization & dayrates
  Federal Signal Dec-04 0.50 0.31 Weaker than expected Q3
  InFocus Corp Dec-04 0.05 0.00 Average selling prices fell
  Nabors Industries Dec-05 2.23 2.55 Raised margin assumptions, utilization
  Natl Semiconductor NSM 0.94 1.05 Improved order bookings
  NVIDIA Corp Jan-05 0.32 0.41 Higher sales, margin assumptions
  Regal Entertainment Dec-04 1.22 0.96 Calendar shift impact
  Technitrol Inc Dec-04 0.90 0.79 Downturn in electrnc componts business
  Tellabs, Inc Dec-04 0.43 0.36 Lower guidance, disappointing Q3
  Toys R Us Jan-05 1.10 0.91 Slower than expected holiday season
  Visteon Corp Dec-04 0.00 0.00 Excludes net special items
  Western Digital Jun-05 0.60 0.52 Limited visibility

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