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Tuesday, April 20, 1999

"Soldiers win battles and generals get the credit." -- Napoleon Bonaparte

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Avis Rent A Car (NYSE: AVI) -- Q1 EPS: $0.34 (before gain) vs. $0.23 last year; estimate: $0.28
Ben & Jerry's Homemade (Nasdaq: BJICA) -- Q1 EPS: $0.16 vs. $0.05 last year; estimate: $0.09
Best Software (Nasdaq: BEST) -- Q1 EPS: $0.20 (before charges) vs. $0.17 last year; estimate: $0.18
Citrix Systems (Nasdaq: CTXS) -- Q1 EPS: $0.30 (before charges) vs. $0.18 last year; estimate: $0.27
Coca-Cola Enterprises (NYSE: CCE) -- Q1 EPS: loss of $0.15 vs. loss of $0.13 last year; estimate: loss of $0.16
D.R. Horton (NYSE: DHI) -- fiscal Q2 EPS: $0.52 vs. $0.33 last year; estimate: $0.43
Eclipsys Corp. (Nasdaq: ECLP) -- Q1 EPS: $0.13 (before charges) vs. breakeven; estimate: $0.12
Entrust Technologies (Nasdaq: ENTU) -- Q1 EPS: profit of $0.01 vs. breakeven last year; estimate: loss of $0.01
Health Management Associates (NYSE: HMA) -- fiscal Q2 EPS: $0.19 vs. $0.16 last year; estimate: $0.19
Heller Financial (NYSE: HF) -- Q1 EPS: $0.55 vs. $0.48 last year; estimate: $0.53
Honeywell (NYSE: HON) -- Q1 EPS: $0.83 vs. $0.75 last year; estimate: $0.80
infoUSA Inc. (Nasdaq: IUSAA) -- Q1 EPS: profit of $0.13 vs. loss of $0.02 last year; estimate: profit of $0.06
Innovex (Nasdaq: INVX) -- fiscal Q2 EPS: $0.17 vs. $0.28 last year; estimate: $0.19
Keystone Financial (Nasdaq: KSTN) -- Q1 EPS: $0.42 (before charges) vs. $0.46 last year; estimate: $0.47
Lincare Holdings (Nasdaq: LNCR) -- Q1 EPS: $0.40 vs. $0.31 last year; estimate: $0.38
Mercury Computer Systems (Nasdaq: MRCY) -- fiscal Q3 EPS: $0.31 vs. $0.24 last year; estimate: $0.28
Millipore Corp. (NYSE: MIL) -- Q1 EPS: $0.25 vs. $0.32 last year (before one-time items); estimate: $0.17
Network Associates (Nasdaq: NETA) -- Q1 EPS: $0.30 (before charges) vs. $0.28 last year; estimate: $0.31
Northwest Airlines (Nasdaq: NWAC) -- Q1 EPS: loss of $0.58 (before gain) vs. profit of $0.66 last year; estimate: loss of $0.74
Pinnacle Holdings (Nasdaq: BIGT) -- Q1 EPS: loss of $0.79 vs. loss of $0.43 last year; estimate: loss of $0.86
Pitney Bowes (NYSE: PBI) -- Q1 EPS: $0.52 vs. $0.46 last year; estimate: $0.51
Progressive Corp. (NYSE: PGR) -- Q1 EPS: $1.39 (before gains) vs. $1.35 last year; estimate: $1.48
Rogers Communications (NYSE: RG) -- Q1 EPS: loss of $0.42 (before gains) vs. loss of $0.38 last year; estimate: loss of $0.26
SBC Communications (NYSE: SBC) -- Q1 EPS: $0.56 vs. $0.49 last year; estimate: $0.56
SmithKline Beecham (NYSE: SBH) -- Q1 EPS (ADR): $0.49 vs. $0.43 last year; estimate: $0.47
Sprint (NYSE: FON) -- Q1 EPS: $0.93 vs. $0.80 last year; estimate: $0.90
SPX Corp. (NYSE: SPW) -- Q1 EPS: $0.95 (before gains) vs. $0.50 last year; estimate: $0.90
Texas Instruments (NYSE: TXN) -- Q1 EPS: $0.65 (before charges) vs. $0.44 last year; estimate: $0.61
Torchmark Corp. (NYSE: TMK) -- Q1 EPS: $0.62 vs. $0.55 last year; estimate: $0.62
Tropical Sportswear International (Nasdaq: TSIC) -- fiscal Q2 EPS: $0.51 vs. $0.43 last year; estimate: $0.50 (one analyst)
Tyco International (NYSE: TYC) fiscal Q2 EPS: $0.69 (before one-time item) vs. $0.47 last year; estimate: $0.65
UAL Corp. (NYSE: UAL) -- Q1 EPS: $1.54 vs. $1.68 last year; estimate: $1.39
USWeb (Nasdaq: USWB) -- Q1 EPS: profit of $0.13 (before charges) vs. loss of $0.01; estimate: profit of $0.08

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