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Subject:  Re: Palm Rule Maker Ranker Date:  3/4/2000  8:59 AM
Author:  TMFTribe Number:  5706 of 8329


In looking over your post, I noticed a couple of problems:

One, you need to use a consistent unit of measure throughtout all the financial fields on the ranker. For example, it looks like you were using units of millions for MSFT's and NOK's income statement data, but then switched to thousands for everything else. This switch may really skew the calculations, and thus affect the overall integrity of the analysis.

Two, you need to use consistent time periods for both the target company and the competitors. For example, if you are using six month data for Palm, then you should use the comparable six month data for both MSFT and NOK.

Hope this helps.

the LanceMan

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