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Subject:  Re: Check these earnings estimates Date:  10/29/1998  12:20 PM
Author:  helofool Number:  24 of 34

"Take a look at the earnings estimates for the 4th quarter and next year, particularly the EPS growth percent. Looks like the analysts are expecting some big improvements. Hope they are right!"

Be careful of what you are looking at. For example, next quarter there are 2 (only 2) analysts looking at this stock. One of the two is estimating 0.28 for the Q, the other -0.12. That makes the average 0.08, not a bad number, but hardly a VALID consensus. I