No. of Recommendations: 0
New this week:

z3m25's "Catching RS" screen (described in messages 31179, 32011,
and 32280).

Rcarr's Accumulation/Distribution IBD screen (described in
message 32068).


Data from Valueline (CD: 19990630; weekly: 19990721)


UG [Unemotional Growth]

Method: 1) Select stocks with Value Line Timeliness = 1. 2) Sort
descending (highest) at the top) by EPS rank from Investor's
Business Daily [IBD]; 3) Secondarily, sort by Relative Strength
rank [RS] from IBD; 4) Buy the top 5 or 10 in equal dollar
amounts; 5) Hold for a month.

Ticker   Company              EPS    RS      Time-
                              rank   rank    liness

QCOM     Qualcomm Inc.         99     99       1
SEBL     Siebel Systems        99     95       1
SCH      Schwab (Charles)      99     95       1
BGEN     Biogen Inc.           99     93       1
AEOS     Amer. Eagle Outfitte  99     88       1
============= UG 5 above, 10 below =============
DY       Dycom Inds.           99     88       1
TLAB     Tellabs Inc.          99     87       1
LU       Lucent Technologies   99     81       1
ANN      AnnTaylor Stores      99     68       1
MNMD     MiniMed Inc.          98     95       1


RSIBD [Relative Strength IBD]

Method: 1) Select stocks with Value Line Timeliness = 1. 2) Sort
descending (highest at the top) by Relative Strength rank from
Investor's Business Daily [IBD]; 3) Secondarily, sort descending
(highest at the top) by IBD's EPS [Earnings per Share] rank.  4)
Buy the top 5 or 10 in equal dollar amounts; 5) Hold for a year.

Ticker   Company             RS(IBD)  EPS(IBD)  Time-
                                                liness

QCOM     Qualcomm Inc.         99       99         1
VISX     VISX Inc.             99       97         1
PMCS     PMC-Sierra            97       90         1
JDSU     JDS Uniphase          96       96         1
IDPH     IDEC Pharmac.         96       70         1
========== RSIBD 5 above, RSIBD 10 below ===========
GMST     Gemstar Int'l         96       64         1
SEBL     Siebel Systems        95       99         1
SCH      Schwab (Charles)      95       99         1
MNMD     MiniMed Inc.          95       98         1
XLNX     Xilinx Inc.           95       93         1


FORM90 [Formula 90]

Method: 1) Select stocks with Value Line Timeliness Rank = 1; 2)
Select those with Earnings per Share [EPS] rank (from Investor's
Business Daily [IBD]) > 89; 3) Sort descending (biggest at the
top) by IBD RS; 3) To break ties, secondarily sort descending
(biggest at the top) by IBD's EPS rank; 4) To break any
remaining ties, I do a tertiary sort on "projected EPS growth,"
though this is not part of the official screen. 5) Buy equal
dollar amounts of the top 5 or 10 stocks; 6) Hold for a year.

Ticker   Name                 RS    EPS   ProjEPS Timeli-
                              rank  rank  growth  ness

QCOM     Qualcomm Inc.        99     99    48.50  1
VISX     VISX Inc.            99     97    31.00  1
PMCS     PMC-Sierra           97     90    42.00  1
JDSU     JDS Uniphase         96     96    51.00  1
SEBL     Siebel Systems       95     99    40.00  1
========= Formula90 5 above this line =============
SCH      Schwab (Charles)     95     99    22.00  1
MNMD     MiniMed Inc.         95     98    36.50  1
XLNX     Xilinx Inc.          95     93    21.00  1
TIF      Tiffany & Co.        94     96    15.00  1
BGEN     Biogen Inc.          93     99    27.00  1
CTS      CTS Corp.            93     94    22.50  1


LOWPSR [Classic Low Price-to-Sales Ratio]

Method: 1) Select companies with Timeliness = 1 from the Value
Line database; 2) Select those with price to sales ratio [PSR] <
1.5; 3) Select those with "EPS Growth 1 Yr" > 0; 4) Sort
descending (highest at the top) by 26 Week Total Return; 3) Buy

the top 5 or 10 stocks in equal dollar amounts; 6) Hold for a
year.

Ticker    Company              PSR   EPSgrowth  TotalRet  Timeli-
                                     1 Year     26 Week   ness

STN      Station Casinos       0.83   88.89     114.56     1
ABFS     Arkansas Best         0.13   30.95     98.89      1
BBY      Best Buy Co.          1.37  105.77     70.04      1
TBL      Timberland Co. 'A'    1.00   24.81     66.58      1
HVT      Haverty Furniture     0.65   26.32     62.19      1
WGO      Winnebago             0.88  225.81     62.05      1
AFWY     Amer. Freightways     0.61   55.36     55.24      1
MTW      Manitowoc Co.         1.39   41.15     51.03      1
USFC     USFreightways         0.62   23.29     45.53      1
UNH      UnitedHealth Group    0.61   15.93     41.69      1


RS13WK [Relative Strength 13-Week]

Method: 1) Select stocks with Timeliness = 1 from the Value Line
database; 2) Sort descending (highest at the top) by 13-Week
Total Return;  3) Buy the top 5 or 10 stocks; 4) Hold for a
year.

Ticker   Company               TotalRet    Timeli-
                               13 Week     ness

CPWR     Compuware Corp.       76.97       1
SEBL     Siebel Systems        75.97       1
WGO      Winnebago             74.03       1
PMCS     PMC-Sierra            65.14       1
QCOM     Qualcomm Inc.         60.59       1
MEDI     MedImmune Inc.        60.24       1
VISX     VISX  Inc.            59.77       1
ORCL     Oracle Corp.          58.03       1
AAPL     Apple Computer        57.27       1
USON     US Oncology Inc.      54.10       1


RS26WK [Classic Relative Strength 26-Week]

Method: 1) Select stocks with Timeliness = 1 from the Value Line
database; 2) Sort descending (highest at the top) by 26-Week
Total Return;  3) Buy the top 5 or 10 stocks; 4) Hold for a
year.

Ticker   Company               TotalRet    Timeli-
                               26 Week     ness

QCOM     Qualcomm Inc.         405.24      1
VISX     VISX  Inc.            209.20      1
GMST     Gemstar Int'l         144.58      1
TAN      Tandy Corp.           130.61      1
STN      Station Casinos       114.56      1
JDSU     JDS Uniphase          109.81      1
PMCS     PMC-Sierra            108.35      1
ABFS     Arkansas Best         98.89       1
CC       Circuit City Group    78.99       1
IDPH     IDEC Pharmac.         74.61       1


RSW [Relative Strength, Workshop]

Method: 1) Select stocks with Timeliness = 1 from the Value Line
database; 2) Sort descending (highest at the top) on a new
variable called RSW [relative strength, workshop] created by
this formula: 0.4*13 Week Total Return + 0.3*26 Week Total
Return + 0.3*1 Year Total Return; 3) Buy the top 5 or 10 stocks;
4) Hold for a year.

Ticker   Company               RSW         Timeli-
                                           ness

QCOM     Qualcomm Inc.         269.04      1
VISX     VISX  Inc.            216.38      1
GMST     Gemstar Int'l         135.45      1
SCH      Schwab (Charles)      127.20      1
BBY      Best Buy Co.          116.41      1
IDPH     IDEC Pharmac.         108.94      1
AOL      America Online        104.30      1
PMCS     PMC-Sierra            104.00      1
JDSU     JDS Uniphase          98.69       1
YHOO     Yahoo! Inc.           97.71       1


PLOW26WK

Method: 1) Select stocks with "% retained to common equity"
(plowback ratio) >= 25%;  2) Sort descending (highest at the
top) by Market Capitalization; 3) Select the top 20 stocks; 4)
Sort those 20 descending (highest at the top) on 26 Week Total
Return. 5) Select the top 5 or 10 stocks and buy equal dollar
amounts; 6) Hold for a year.

Ticker   Company               Plow     Market Cap  TotRet Timeli-
                               back                 26Wk   ness

TLAB     Tellabs  Inc.         27.19     25799.95   58.06   1
SUNW     Sun Microsystems      25.78     54702.83   34.16   1
IBM      Int'l Business Mach.  28.64    234113.70   32.97   2
AMGN     Amgen                 33.68     38240.04   31.32   2
CL       Colgate-Palmolive     29.42     29475.87   29.13   3
NOK      Nokia Corp. ADR       25.78    114744.36   27.06   1
GPS      Gap (The)  Inc.       47.50     41052.48   21.84   1
LU       Lucent Technologies   37.68    213424.11   21.51   1
CSCO     Cisco Systems         26.35    203257.48   18.85   1
MSFT     Microsoft Corp.       30.41    483274.25   16.45   2


PLOWRSW

Method: 1) Select stocks with "% retained to common equity"
(plowback ratio) >= 25%;  2) Sort descending (highest at the
top) by Market Capitalization; 3) Select the top 20 stocks; 4)
Sort those 20 descending (highest at the top) on a new variable
called RSW [relative strength, workshop] created by this
formula: 0.4*13 Week Total Return + 0.3*26 Week Total Return +
0.3*1 Year Total Return; 5) Select the top 5 or 10 stocks and
buy equal dollar amounts; 6) Hold for a year.

Ticker   Company                Plow     Market Cap  RSW  Timeli-
                                back                      ness

SUNW     Sun Microsystems       25.78     54702.83   82.90   1
IBM      Int'l Business Mach.   28.64    234113.70   67.93   2
ORCL     Oracle Corp.           32.28     54883.54   64.95   1
NOK      Nokia Corp. ADR        25.78    114744.36   62.31   1
TLAB     Tellabs  Inc.          27.19     25799.95   55.64   1
CSCO     Cisco Systems          26.35    203257.48   45.45   1
AMGN     Amgen                  33.68     38240.04   41.95   2
GPS      Gap (The)  Inc.        47.50     41052.48   33.43   1
LU       Lucent Technologies    37.68    213424.11   32.63   1
MSFT     Microsoft Corp.        30.41    483274.25   31.06   2


ROIC [Return on Capital]

Method: 1) Select stocks with "% Earned Total Capital" (ROIC) >=
25%;  2) Sort descending (highest at the top) by Market
Capitalization; 3) Select the top 20 stocks; 4) Sort those 20
descending (highest at the top) on a new variable called RSW
[relative strength, workshop] created by this formula: 0.4*13
Week Total Return + 0.3*26 Week Total Return + 0.3*1 Year Total
Return; 5) Select the top 5 or 10 stocks and buy equal dollar
amounts; 6) Hold for a year.

Ticker   Company                ROIC     Market Cap   RSW  Timeli-
                                                           ness

SUNW     Sun Microsystems       25.80     54702.83   82.90   1
ORCL     Oracle Corp.           29.53     54883.54   64.95   1
NOK      Nokia Corp. ADR        32.07    114744.36   62.31   1
CSCO     Cisco Systems          26.35    203257.48   45.45   1
AMGN     Amgen                  31.35     38240.04   41.95   2
GPS      Gap (The)  Inc.        39.99     41052.48   33.43   1
LU       Lucent Technologies    29.98    213424.11   32.63   1
MSFT     Microsoft Corp.        28.78    483274.25   31.06   2
INTC     Intel Corp.            25.73    217538.05   21.55   2
DELL     Dell Computer          51.99    104741.04   19.78   2


IFG [Investing for Growth Classic]

Method: 1) From the Valueline High Growth Stocks database,
select stocks with Timeliness Rank = 1; 2) Sort ascending
(lowest at the top) by "Industry Rank" and secondarily sort
descending (highest at the top) by "Proj EPS Growth Rate"; 3) To
break ties, do a third sort by "10-Year Total Return"
(descending, highest at the top); this third sort is needed
rarely, if ever. 4) Buy equal dollar amounts of the top 5 or 10
stocks; 5) Hold for one quarter. Special note: Robert Sheard
backtested this screen using a database of "Highest Growth"
stocks appearing each week on pg. 39 of the Value Line paper
edition's Summary and Index section.  The High Growth database
in the Value Line electronic edition, which I am using, is a
different database and gives different screen results.  My
method has not been tested. Investor beware.

Ticker   Company                 Industry ProjEPS   TotRet Time-
                                 rank     Growth    10 Yr  liness

PMCS     PMC-Sierra              3        42.00            1
TXN      Texas Instruments       3        23.50     32.59  1
XLNX     Xilinx Inc.             3        21.00            1
FAST     Fastenal Co.            5        19.50     32.45  1
TLAB     Tellabs  Inc.           7        23.50     61.57  1
ADCT     ADC Telecom.            7        21.50     38.05  1
BBY      Best Buy Co.            9        41.00     60.82  1
GPS      Gap (The)  Inc.         9        26.50     43.76  1
ANN      AnnTaylor Stores        9        24.50            1
ZQK      Quiksilver Inc.         9        20.00     23.61  1


IFGRS [Investing for Growth Relative Strength]

Method: 1) From the ValueLine High Growth database, select
stocks with Timeliness Rank = 1; 2) Sort descending (highest at
the top) by "26-week Total Return"; 3) To break ties,
secondarily sort descending (highest at the top) by "Est. % EPS
Chg. FY"; 4) To break ties, do a tertiary sort by "EPS Trail 12
Mo" (descending, highest at the top). 4) Buy equal dollar
amounts of the top 5 or 10 stocks; 5) Hold for one quarter.

Ticker   Company               TotalRet  Est. %      EPS  Timeli-
                               26 Week   EPS change  ttm  ness

PMCS     PMC-Sierra            108.35    42.00       0.71   1
BSX      Boston Scientific     73.35     20.50       0.86   1
TIF      Tiffany & Co.         70.94     15.00       2.63   1
BGEN     Biogen Inc.           70.17     27.00       1.15   1
BBY      Best Buy Co.          70.04     41.00       1.21   1
TBL      Timberland Co. 'A'    66.58     18.50       5.17   1
OSSI     Outback Steakhouse    64.84     14.50       1.37   1
HVT      Haverty Furniture     62.19     16.00       1.98   1
CTS      CTS Corp.             60.50     22.50       2.61   1
ALD      AlliedSignal Inc.     59.87     14.00       2.49   1


KEYSTONE

Method: 1) Select stocks with Value Line Timeliness Rank = 1 or
2 and Domicile = US;  2) Sort descending (highest at the top) by
Market Capitalization; 3) Select the top 30 stocks; 4) Sort
those 30 descending (highest at the top) by 26-Week Total
Return;  5) Select the top 5 or 10 stocks and buy equal dollar
amounts; 6) Hold for a year.

Ticker   Company                Market Cap   TotalRet   Timeli-
                                             26 Week    ness

ALD      AlliedSignal Inc.       36213.52     59.87       1
HWP      Hewlett-Packard        114026.32     57.51       2
AOL      America Online         124744.17     54.97       1
SCH      Schwab (Charles)        38575.89     48.05       1
TYC      Tyco Int'l Ltd.         84042.91     44.46       2
TXN      Texas Instruments       54695.20     40.76       1
SUNW     Sun Microsystems        54702.83     34.16       1
IBM      Int'l Business Mach.   234113.70     32.97       2
AXP      Amer. Express           60373.97     31.84       2
AMGN     Amgen                   38240.04     31.32       2
=============== Pick the 10 above this line ===============
MOT      Motorola  Inc.          56079.29     30.37       2
CBS      CBS Corp.               32651.95     27.34       2
EMC      EMC Corp.               63928.91     26.63       1
UTX      United Technologies     33866.12     26.24       2
GPS      Gap (The)  Inc.         41052.48     21.84       1
LU       Lucent Technologies    213424.11     21.51       1
CSCO     Cisco Systems          203257.48     18.85       1
AIG      Amer. Int'l Group      147346.23     18.23       2
TWX      Time Warner             87597.58     17.02       2
MSFT     Microsoft Corp.        483274.25     16.45       2
HD       Home Depot              97514.14     14.97       2
DH       Dayton Hudson           29371.98     13.81       2
WMT      Wal-Mart Stores        202386.95     13.55       2
ORCL     Oracle Corp.            54883.54     12.41       1
CMB      Chase Manhattan Corp    68885.45      6.48       2
YHOO     Yahoo! Inc.             34646.79      5.77       1
MDT      Medtronic  Inc.         43236.60      5.21       2
DELL     Dell Computer          104741.04     -3.30       2
AFS      Assoc. First Capital    29805.48     -3.72       2
INTC     Intel Corp.            217538.05     -5.13       2


KEYRSW [Keystone using RSW]

Method: 1) Select stocks with Value Line Timeliness Rank = 1 or
2 and Domicile = US;  2) Sort descending (highest at the top) by
Market Capitalization; 3) Select the top 30 stocks; 4) Sort
those 30 descending (highest at the top) on a new variable
called RSW [relative strength, workshop] created by this
formula: 0.4*13 Week Total Return + 0.3*26 Week Total Return +
0.3*1 Year Total Return; 5) Select the top 5 or 10 stocks and
buy equal dollar amounts; 6) Hold for a year.

Ticker   Company                Market Cap   RSW        Timeli-
                                                        ness

SCH      Schwab (Charles)        38575.89    127.20       1
AOL      America Online         124744.17    104.30       1
YHOO     Yahoo! Inc.             34646.79     97.71       1
SUNW     Sun Microsystems        54702.83     82.90       1
TXN      Texas Instruments       54695.20     68.18       1
IBM      Int'l Business Mach.   234113.70     67.93       2
ORCL     Oracle Corp.            54883.54     64.95       1
HWP      Hewlett-Packard        114026.32     58.12       2
EMC      EMC Corp.               63928.91     56.95       1
CSCO     Cisco Systems          203257.48     45.45       1
=============== Pick the 10 above this line ===============
AMGN     Amgen                   38240.04     41.95       2
MOT      Motorola  Inc.          56079.29     40.09       2
ALD      AlliedSignal Inc.       36213.52     38.35       1
TYC      Tyco Int'l Ltd.         84042.91     38.31       2
GPS      Gap (The)  Inc.         41052.48     33.43       1
LU       Lucent Technologies    213424.11     32.63       1
TWX      Time Warner             87597.58     31.51       2
MSFT     Microsoft Corp.        483274.25     31.06       2
UTX      United Technologies     33866.12     26.38       2
HD       Home Depot              97514.14     23.39       2
CBS      CBS Corp.               32651.95     21.60       2
INTC     Intel Corp.            217538.05     21.55       2
DELL     Dell Computer          104741.04     19.78       2
WMT      Wal-Mart Stores        202386.95     19.28       2
AXP      Amer. Express           60373.97     13.98       2
DH       Dayton Hudson           29371.98     13.67       2
AIG      Amer. Int'l Group      147346.23      8.79       2
MDT      Medtronic  Inc.         43236.60      8.30       2
CMB      Chase Manhattan Corp    68885.45      6.29       2
AFS      Assoc. First Capital    29805.48     -0.39       2


KEYEPS [Keystone with EPS]

Method: 1) Select stocks with Value Line Timeliness Rank = 1 or
2 and Domicile = US;  2) Sort descending (highest at the top) by
Market Capitalization; 3) Select the top 30 stocks; 4) Sort
those 30 descending (highest at the top) by 26-Week Total
Return;  5) Select the top 10 stocks and assign a ranking, 1-10,
to each; 6) Sort these 10 again by "12-Month % EPS Chg Latest Q"
and assign a ranking, 1-10, to each; 7) Add the two rankings
together and sort ascending (lowest at the top) on the combined
rank; to break ties, secondarily sort on 26-Week Total Return
rank.

Ticker   Company         Market   TotalRet    12-Mo%EPS Tot  Time-
                         Cap      26Week:rank ChgLatstQ rank liness

AOL      America Onlin  124744.17   54.97:3    253.33:1    4   1
SCH      Schwab (Charl   38575.89   48.05:4     69.51:2    6   1
ALD      AlliedSignal    36213.52   59.87:1     14.22:6    7   1
HWP      Hewlett-Packa  114026.32   57.51:2     11.61:8   10   2
SUNW     Sun Microsyst   54702.83   34.16:7     19.73:5   12   1
IBM      Int'l Busines  234113.70   32.97:8     22.92:4   12   2
AMGN     Amgen           38240.04   31.32:10    27.62:3   13   2
TYC      Tyco Int'l Lt   84042.91   44.46:5   -999.00:10  15   2
TXN      Texas Instrum   54695.20   40.76:6     -5.66:9   15   1
AXP      Amer. Express   60373.97   31.84:9     13.66:7   16   2


BLITZ

Method: 1) Sort the ValueLine database descending (highest at
the top) by Market Capitalization; 2) Select the top 100 stocks;
3) From those, select the ones with Timeliness < 3; 4) Sort them
descending (highest at the top) by 26-Week Total Return; 5)
Select the top 5 or 10 stocks and buy equal dollar amounts; 6)
Hold for a year.

Ticker   Company                Market Cap   TotalRet   Timeli-
                                             26 Week    ness

ALD      AlliedSignal Inc.       36213.52     59.87       1
NT       Nortel Networks         57650.68     59.77       1
HWP      Hewlett-Packard        114026.32     57.51       2
AOL      America Online         124744.17     54.97       1
SCH      Schwab (Charles)        38575.89     48.05       1
TYC      Tyco Int'l Ltd.         84042.91     44.46       2
TXN      Texas Instruments       54695.20     40.76       1
PHG      Koninklijke Philips     33049.74     34.80       2
SUNW     Sun Microsystems        54702.83     34.16       1
IBM      Int'l Business Mach.   234113.70     32.97       2
=============== Pick the 10 above this line ===============
AXP      Amer. Express           60373.97     31.84       2
AMGN     Amgen                   38240.04     31.32       2
MOT      Motorola  Inc.          56079.29     30.37       2
HMC      Honda Motor ADR         42935.11     28.35       2
NOK      Nokia Corp. ADR        114744.36     27.06       1
EMC      EMC Corp.               63928.91     26.63       1
UTX      United Technologies     33866.12     26.24       2
GPS      Gap (The)  Inc.         41052.48     21.84       1
LU       Lucent Technologies    213424.11     21.51       1
CSCO     Cisco Systems          203257.48     18.85       1
AIG      Amer. Int'l Group      147346.23     18.23       2
TWX      Time Warner             87597.58     17.02       2
MSFT     Microsoft Corp.        483274.25     16.45       2
HD       Home Depot              97514.14     14.97       2
WMT      Wal-Mart Stores        202386.95     13.55       2
ORCL     Oracle Corp.            54883.54     12.41       1
VOD      Vodafone AirTouch AD   130446.48     10.07       2
CMB      Chase Manhattan Corp    68885.45      6.48       2
YHOO     Yahoo! Inc.             34646.79      5.77       1
MDT      Medtronic  Inc.         43236.60      5.21       2


LPSJLRSW [Low Price to Sales 1&2 with RSW]

Method: 1) Select companies with Timeliness = 1 or 2 from the
Value Line database; 2) Select those with price to sales ratio
[PSR] < 1.5; 3) Select those with "EPS Growth 1 Yr" > 0; 4) Sort
descending (highest at the top) on a new variable called RSW
[relative strength, workshop] created by this formula: 0.4*13
Week Total Return + 0.3*26 Week Total Return + 0.3*1 Year Total
Return; 5) Discard the top-ranked stock. 6) Buy the top 5 stocks
in equal dollar amounts; 7) Hold for one year.

Ticker   Company               PSR   EPSgrowth  RSW    Time-
                                     1 Year            liness

BBY      Best Buy Co.          1.37  105.77     116.41     1
============= Omit the stock above this line ===============
WGO      Winnebago             0.88  225.81     71.90      1
STN      Station Casinos       0.83  88.89      59.80      1
AFWY     Amer. Freightways     0.61  55.36      51.83      1
HVT      Haverty Furniture     0.65  26.32      51.82      1
CHRS     Charming Shoppes      0.61  50.00      51.09      2
=========== Buy the 5 stocks above this line ===============
AA       Alcoa Inc.            1.36  11.01      46.46      2
CDWC     CDW Computer Ctrs     1.15  27.31      46.20      1
MSC      Material Sciences     0.45  57.14      43.64      2
ABFS     Arkansas Best         0.13  30.95      42.82      1
IRF      Int'l Rectifier       1.35   6.67      41.03      2


LOWPSRJL [LPS1&2 (Low Price to Sales 1&2)]

Method: 1) Select companies with Timeliness = 1 or 2 from the
Value Line database; 2) Select those with price to sales ratio
[PSR] < 1.5; 3) Select those with "EPS Growth 1 Yr" > 0; 4) Sort
descending (highest at the top) by 26 Week Total Return; 5)
Discard the top-ranked stock. 6) Buy the top 5 stocks in equal
dollar amounts; 7) Hold for one year.

Ticker   Company               PSR   EPSgrowth  TotalRet  Timeli-
                                     1 Year     26 Week   ness

STN      Station Casinos       0.83  88.89      114.56     1
============= Omit the stock above this line ===============
ABFS     Arkansas Best         0.13  30.95      98.89      1
SFE      Safeguard Scientifi   0.98  409.09     70.11      2
BBY      Best Buy Co.          1.37  105.77     70.04      1
DANKY    Danka Business ADR    0.16   1.80      69.23      2
TBL      Timberland Co. 'A'    1.00  24.81      66.58      1
=========== Buy the 5 stocks above this line ===============
MSC      Material Sciences     0.45  57.14      63.77      2
HVT      Haverty Furniture     0.65  26.32      62.19      1
WGO      Winnebago             0.88  225.81     62.05      1
CHRS     Charming Shoppes      0.61  50.00      55.95      2
AFWY     Amer. Freightways     0.61  55.36      55.24      1


RS26WKJL [RS26WK#2-6 (Relative Strength 26 Week #2-6)]

Method: 1) Select stocks with Timeliness = 1 from the Value Line
database; 2) Sort descending (highest at the top) by 26-Week
Total Return; 3) Discard the top-ranked stock; 4) Buy the
remaining top 5 [i.e., #2-6] in equal dollar amounts; 5) Hold
for a year.

Ticker   Company               TotalRet   Timeli-
                               26 Week    ness

QCOM     Qualcomm Inc.         405.24      1
====== Omit the stock above this line ======
VISX     VISX  Inc.            209.20      1
GMST     Gemstar Int'l         144.58      1
TAN      Tandy Corp.           130.61      1
STN      Station Casinos       114.56      1
JDSU     JDS Uniphase          109.81      1
===== Buy the 5 stocks above this line =====
PMCS     PMC-Sierra            108.35      1
ABFS     Arkansas Best         98.89       1
CC       Circuit City Group    78.99       1
IDPH     IDEC Pharmac.         74.61       1
SEBL     Siebel Systems        74.20       1


SPARK 2, 4, or 5

Method: 1) Select stocks with Timeliness of 1, 2 or 3 from the
Value Line database; 2) Select stocks with 26-week Total Return
> 20% and 1-Yr EPS Growth > 20% and EPS Growth Last Qtr > 20%
and Est. % EPS change FY > 29%. 6) Sort descending (highest at
the top) by Market Capitalization. 7) Buy the top 5 stocks in
equal dollar amounts; 8) Hold for a year.

Ticker   Company      Market Total  EPS    EPSchg  Est.EPS Time-
                      Cap    Return growth LastQtr Chg FY  liness
                             26Week 1Year

LU       Lucent Tech  213424  21.51  47.23 128.56  32.35   1
EMC      EMC Corp.     63929  26.63  43.27  50.00  36.00   1
BA       Boeing        43711  31.96  82.54 115.37  70.43   3
SCH      Schwab (Cha   38576  48.05  28.79  89.46  54.10   1
JDSU     JDS Uniphas   27947 109.81  86.96  56.52  50.00   1
======== Spark 5 selects stocks above this line ============
TLAB     Tellabs  In   25800  58.06  44.44  39.13  30.25   1
QCOM     Qualcomm In   22377 405.24  51.79 228.00 134.69   1
BBY      Best Buy Co   14458  70.04 105.77 175.00  35.50   1
UIS      Unisys Corp   11780  28.49 130.44  58.32  41.50   1
BGEN     Biogen Inc.   11464  70.17  63.64  65.84  45.00   1


SPARKRSW [Spark5 using RSW]

Method: 1) Select stocks with Timeliness of 1, 2 or 3 from the
Value Line database; 2) Select stocks with RSW > 20% and 1-Yr
EPS Growth > 20% and EPS Growth Last Qtr > 20% and Est. % EPS
change FY > 29%. RSW [relative strength, workshop] is a new
variable created by this formula: 0.4*13 Week Total Return +
0.3*26 Week Total Return + 0.3*1 Year Total Return. 6) Sort
descending (highest at the top) by Market Capitalization. 7) Buy
the top 5 stocks in equal dollar amounts; 8) Hold for a year.

Ticker   Company      Market  RSW   EPS    EPSchg  Est.EPS Time-
                      Cap           growth LastQtr Chg FY  liness
                                    1Year

MSFT     Microsoft C  483274  31.06  35.36  40.00  52.25   2
LU       Lucent Tech  213424  32.63  47.23 128.56  32.35   1
EMC      EMC Corp.     63929  56.95  43.27  50.00  36.00   1
SCH      Schwab (Cha   38576 127.20  28.79  89.46  54.10   1
JDSU     JDS Uniphas   27947  98.69  86.96  56.52  50.00   1
======= Sparkrsw selects 5 stocks above this line ==========
TLAB     Tellabs  In   25800  55.64  44.44  39.13  30.25   1
QCOM     Qualcomm In   22377 269.04  51.79 228.00 134.69   1
BBY      Best Buy Co   14458 116.41 105.77 175.00  35.50   1
CPWR     Compuware C   11961  40.47  87.04  63.15  36.35   1
UIS      Unisys Corp   11780  40.55 130.44  58.32  41.50   1


EG [Earnings Growth]

Method: 1) Select companies with Timeliness = 1 or 2 from the
Value Line database; 2) Sort descending (highest at the top) by
26 Week Total Return; 3) Select top 25 stocks; 4) Sort
descending (highest at the top) by Projected EPS Growth; 5) Buy
the top 5 stocks in equal dollar amounts; 6) Hold for a year.

Ticker   Company               TotalRet   Projected   Timeli-
                               26Week     EPSgrowth   ness

TTN      Titan Corp            101.11     54.00       2
JDSU     JDS Uniphase          109.81     51.00       1
QCOM     Qualcomm Inc.         405.24     48.50       1
PMCS     PMC-Sierra            108.35     42.00       1
CY       Cypress Semiconduct   99.99      42.00       2
============ Select the 5 above this line =============
SEBL     Siebel Systems        74.20      40.00       1
GMST     Gemstar Int'l         144.58     34.50       1
VISX     VISX  Inc.            209.20     31.00       1
STN      Station Casinos       114.56     23.00       1
TAN      Tandy Corp.           130.61     21.50       1


EGRSW [Earnings Growth using RSW]

Method: 1) Select companies with Timeliness = 1 or 2 from the
Value Line database; 2) Sort descending (highest at the top) on
a new variable called RSW [relative strength, workshop] created
by this formula: 0.4*13 Week Total Return + 0.3*26 Week Total
Return + 0.3*1 Year Total Return; 3) Select the top 25 stocks;
4) Sort descending (highest at the top) by Projected EPS Growth;
5) Buy the top 5 stocks in equal dollar amounts; 6) Hold for a
year.

Ticker   Company               RSW        Projected   Timeli-
                                          EPSgrowth   ness

YHOO     Yahoo! Inc.           97.71      68.00       1
TTN      Titan Corp            82.88      54.00       2
JDSU     JDS Uniphase          98.69      51.00       1
QCOM     Qualcomm Inc.         269.04     48.50       1
PMCS     PMC-Sierra            104.00     42.00       1
============ Select the 5 above this line =============
CY       Cypress Semiconduct   97.46      42.00       2
BBY      Best Buy Co.          116.41     41.00       1
SEBL     Siebel Systems        84.33      40.00       1
MNMD     MiniMed Inc.          84.39      36.50       1
GMST     Gemstar Int'l         135.45     34.50       1


PEG

Method: 1) Select stocks with Timeliness of 1 or 2 from the
Value Line database; 2) Select stocks with P/E trailing 12
months [PEttm] > 0; 3) Sort (descending, highest at the top) by
26 Week Total Return); 4) Select the top 25 stocks; 5) Sort
those 25 (descending, highest at the top) by Projected EPS
Growth and secondarily sort them ascending (lowest at the top)
by a new variable (called PEG) created by dividing
"Price/Earnings Trailing 12 Months" by "Projected EPS Growth
Rate"; 6) Select the top 10 stocks and sort them (ascending,
lowest at the top) by PEG. 7) Buy the top 4 or 5 stocks; 8) Hold
for a year.

Ticker   Company       Total  ProjEPS PEttm  PEG  Timeli-
                       Return growth              ness
                       26Week

TTN      Titan Corp   101.11  54.00     50.86  0.94 2
BBY      Best Buy Co   70.04  41.00     58.63  1.43 1
STN      Station Cas  114.56  23.00     34.73  1.51 1
SEBL     Siebel Syst   74.20  40.00     83.33  2.08 1
BGEN     Biogen Inc.   70.17  27.00     66.65  2.47 1
======= Peg 5 selects stocks above this line ========
PMCS     PMC-Sierra   108.35  42.00    108.33  2.58 1
QCOM     Qualcomm In  405.24  48.50    133.87  2.76 1
VISX     VISX  Inc.   209.20  31.00     87.27  2.82 1
JDSU     JDS Uniphas  109.81  51.00    146.68  2.88 1
GMST     Gemstar Int  144.58  34.50    114.12  3.31 1


PEGRSW

Method: 1) Select stocks with Timeliness of 1 or 2 from the
Value Line database; 2) Select stocks with P/E trailing 12
months [PEttm] > 0; 3) Sort (descending, highest at the top) by
RSW, a new variable created by this formula: 0.4*13 Week Total
Return + 0.3*26 Week Total Return + 0.3*1 Year Total Return; 4)
Select the top 25 stocks; 5) Sort those 25 (descending, highest
at the top) by Projected EPS Growth and secondarily sort them
ascending (lowest at the top) on a new variable (called PEG)
created by dividing "Price/Earnings Trailing 12 Months" by
"Projected EPS Growth Rate"; 6) Pick the top 10 stocks and sort
them ascending (lowest at the top) by PEG. 7) Buy the top 4 or 5
stocks; 8) Hold for a year.

Ticker   Company       RSW   ProjEPS   PEttm  PEG  Timeli-
                             growth                ness

TTN      Titan Corp    82.88  54.00     50.86  0.94 2
BBY      Best Buy Co  116.41  41.00     58.63  1.43 1
SEBL     Siebel Syst   84.33  40.00     83.33  2.08 1
PMCS     PMC-Sierra   104.00  42.00    108.33  2.58 1
QCOM     Qualcomm In  269.04  48.50    133.87  2.76 1
====== Pegrsw selects stocks above this line =======
VISX     VISX  Inc.   216.38  31.00     87.27  2.82 1
JDSU     JDS Uniphas   98.69  51.00    146.68  2.88 1
GMST     Gemstar Int  135.45  34.50    114.12  3.31 1
MNMD     MiniMed Inc   84.39  36.50    147.52  4.04 1
YHOO     Yahoo! Inc.   97.71  68.00    433.93  6.38 1


BETA

Method: 1) Select stocks with Timeliness = 1 from the Value Line
database; 2) Sort descending (highest at the top) by beta;  3)
Buy the top 5 or 10 stocks; 4) Hold for a year.

Ticker   Company               Beta        Timeli-
                                           ness

SCH      Schwab (Charles)      1.85        1
SANM     Sanmina Corp.         1.80        1
VTSS     Vitesse Semiconducto  1.75        1
YHOO     Yahoo! Inc.           1.75        1
AOL      America Online        1.70        1
JBL      Jabil Circuit         1.70        1
JDSU     JDS Uniphase          1.70        1
MSPG     MindSpring Enterpr.   1.70        1
SEBL     Siebel Systems        1.70        1
TLAB     Tellabs  Inc.         1.70        1


AD [Accumulation/Distribution IBD]

Method: 1) Select stocks with Value Line Timeliness = 1. 2)
Select stocks with Accumulation/Distribution rank [AD] = A or B
(from Investor's Business Daily [IBD]) and Relative Strength
(from IBD) > 92; 3) Omit stocks that have no Projected EPS
Growth from ValueLine; 4) Sort descending (highest at the top)
by AD rank and secondarily sort descending (highest at the top)
by Projected EPS Growth with a tertiary sort descending (highest
at the top) by IBD's Relative Strength rank.  5) Buy the top 2,
4, 5, or 10 in equal dollar amounts; 6) Hold for a year.

Ticker   Company             RS(IBD)  AD(IBD)   ProjEPS   Time-
                                                growth    liness

QCOM     1.45 13.10 78.14 Qua  99       A        48.50      1
PMCS     1.60 30.23 95.52 PMC  97       A        42.00      1
BBY      1.35 21.08 56.38 Bes  95       A        41.00      1
GMST     1.45 44.75 n/a Gemst  96       A        34.50      1
VISX     1.15 40.07 80.57 VIS  99       A        31.00      1
=================== AD 5 above this line ====================
BGEN     1.00 19.30 55.14 Bio  93       A        27.00      1
WGO      0.85 16.71 23.94 Win  94       A        25.50      1
STN      1.15 3.64 13.64 Stat  94       A        23.00      1
CTS      1.10 24.75 55.44 CTS  93       A        22.50      1
JDSU     1.70 13.69 142.00 JD  96       B        51.00      1


PLOWBKLD

Method: 1) Select stocks with "% retained to common equity"
(plowback ratio) >= 25% and "Debt as a % of Capital Latest Q" <=
40; 2) Sort descending (highest at the top) by 26 Week Total
Return; 3) Select the top 5 stocks or 10 and buy equal dollar
amounts; 4) Hold for a year. Special note: I presently use the
5000-stock version of ValueLine so I have added an additional
filter, Timeliness > 0, to get the same results as Elann for the
first 8 stocks returned by this screen. In other words, my
results for stocks 9 & 10 sometimes differ from those using the
1700-stock version of VL. In August I will start using the
1700-stock version. Until then, caveat emptor.

Ticker   Company               Plow      Debt   TotRet
                               back      as %   26Wk

TAN      Tandy Corp.           26.67    23.76  130.61  
PMCS     PMC-Sierra            30.23     2.89  108.35  
SFE      Safeguard Scientific  33.53    32.03   70.11  
POS      Catalina Marketing    36.50     0.20   65.43  
TLAB     Tellabs  Inc.         27.19     0.19   58.06  
MTW      Manitowoc Co.         25.26    37.52   51.03  
JNY      Jones Apparel Group   26.05    38.82   42.63  
SYMC     Symantec Corp.        26.80     2.60   34.43  
AMGN     Amgen                 33.68     7.51   31.32  
EL       Lauder (Estee)        26.30    25.41   28.87  


CATCHRS

Method: 1) Select stocks with Value Line Timeliness Rank = 1; 2)
Select those with "% Retained to Common Equity" [plowback ratio]
> 10 and "Projected EPS Growth" > 15 and "5 Year Total Return" >
20. 3) Sort descending (biggest at the top) by RS [relative
strength rank] from Investor's Business Daily [IBD] and
secondarily sort descending (biggest at the top) by IBD's EPS
rank; 5) Buy equal dollar amounts of the top 5 or 10 stocks; 6)
Hold for a year. Note: In Message 31179, the inventor of this
screen (z3m25) reports a gain of 149.8% for the top 5 stocks and
114.5% for the top 10 in 1998. Beyond this, the method has not
been tested.

Ticker   Name                 RS    EPS   Plow   ProjEPS  5-Yr
                              rank  Rank  back   growth   TotRet

QCOM     Qualcomm Inc.        99    99    13.10  48.5     78.14
VISX     VISX Inc.            99    99    40.07  31.0     80.57
PMCS     PMC-Sierra           97    97    30.23  42.0     95.52
JDSU     JDS Uniphase         96    96    13.69  51.0    142.00
SCH      Schwab (Charles)     95    95    21.37  22.0     98.23
================ CatchRS 5 above, 10 below ==================
XLNX     Xilinx Inc.          95    95    23.01  21.0     58.70
BBY      Best Buy Co.         95    95    21.08  41.0     56.38
WGO      Winnebago            94    94    16.71  25.5     23.94
SUNW     Sun Microsystems     93    93    25.78  18.0     92.91
BGEN     Biogen Inc.          93    93    19.30  27.0     55.14


ACCDIS [Accumulation/Distribution IBD]

Method: 1) Select stocks with Value Line Timeliness = 1 and
Accumulation/Distribution rank from Investor's Business Daily =
A; 2) Sort descending (highest at the top) by Relative Strength
rank from Investor's Business Daily [IBD]; 3) Secondarily, sort
descending (highest at the top) by IBD's EPS [Earnings per
Share] rank.  4) Buy the top 5 or 10 in equal dollar amounts; 5)
Hold for a year.

Ticker   Company              AD  RS      EPS       Time- 
                                                    liness

QCOM     Qualcomm Inc.         A  99       99         1
VISX     VISX Inc.             A  99       97         1
PMCS     PMC-Sierra            A  97       90         1
IDPH     IDEC Pharmac.         A  96       70         1
GMST     Gemstar Int'l         A  96       64         1
=========== ACCDIS 5 above, ACCDIS 10 below ===========
BBY      Best Buy Co.          A  95       76         1
WGO      Winnebago             A  94       83         1
STN      Station Casinos       A  94       77         1
BGEN     Biogen Inc.           A  93       99         1
CTS      CTS Corp.             A  93       94         1


UNIQUE3

Method: 1) On the first of each month, run all official Workshop
screens and retain the # of stocks in parentheses [currently
rsibd(10); rs26wk(10); spark(10); peg(10); beta(10); lowpsr(10);
ifg(10); form90(10); ug(10); and keystone(30)]; 2) If a stock
appears in both rs26wk and rsibd, count that as only one
appearance; 3) Pick stocks that are selected by 3 or more unique
screens; 4) Buy all in equal dollar amounts; 5) Hold for a
month, then rebalance. Special note: Because my screening method
for IFG differs from the official Workshop IFG method, my
Unique3 results are not always identical to those of Jjackel.
Therefore, his backtest results may not apply here. Investor
beware.

Ticker   # of times  Company
         selected

SCH         6        Schwab (Charles)
BBY         5        Best Buy Co.
BGEN        5        Biogen Inc.
JDSU        5        JDS Uniphase
QCOM        5        Qualcomm Inc.
SEBL        5        Siebel Systems
TLAB        5        Tellabs  Inc.
PMCS        4        PMC-Sierra
ANN         3        AnnTaylor Stores
AOL         3        America Online
EMC         3        EMC Corp.
LU          3        Lucent Technologies
MNMD        3        MiniMed Inc.
STN         3        Station Casinos
VISX        3        VISX  Inc.
XLNX        3        Xilinx Inc.
YHOO        3        Yahoo! Inc.

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