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Thorn pic ADR .3089 1-30 3- - -appro amount. STOCK ConsolPdcts ' x 12-15 12-26 ' x-5 lor 4 split. Cotton St Ulna x 1-5 1-20 x-3 for 2 split. Fst Keystone Fnd x 12-16 1-2 ' ' x-2 lor 1 split Medical Assurance ... 5pc 1-6 2-6 Umvisnn Commun x 12-17 1-12 x- 2 tor 1 split. Wade Cook Fncl x 12-19 12-22 x- 3 tor 2 split. INITIAL Florida Rock Ind n ' ... .125 12-16 1-2 SPECIAL HighlncoArJv ... .0433 12-5 12-19 HigfilncAdvTrll ... .1067 12-5 12-19 HghlncAdvTrlll 0388 12-5 12-19 Property Capital ... 2 90 12-15 12-29 Pub Storage XX A ... .40 12-31 1-15 INCREASED Chelsea GCA Really O 69 12-15 12-31 Magna Intlg Q .33 12-31 1-15 Mid Ocean Ltd O 825 12-19 1-8 Rowe Furniture O .03 12-19 1-12 20lh Century Indus Q .10 12-12 12-18 Universal Corp O .28 1-12 2-2 REDUCED Brown Group O .10 12-15 1-2 CORRECTION Arbor Drugs Inc n ... .06 12-23 1-6 x- revised amount payable on post split shares. EXTRA BIckRck Invest Dual ... .0153 12-15 12-31 InlerCap QuaMunlnc ... .0297 12-5 12-19 InterCap QuaMunlnv ... .0108 12-5 12-19 Muni Inco Tr II ... .0807 12-5 12-19 Muni Inco Tr III ... .0272 12-5 12-19 Nuv CA InvQualMuni ... .0047 12-15 12-31 NuvCAMWOppt ... .0081 12-15 12-31 Nuv CA MuniValue ... .0533 12-15 12-31 NuvCAPertPl8Muni ... .0166 12-15 12-31 NuvCASelOual ... .0174 12-15 12-31 NuvFLInvQual ... .075 12-15 12-31 NuvlnsCAPremlnc ... .0032 12-15 12-31 NuvlnsFLPrem ... .0047 12-15 12-31 NuvlnsPrem2 ... .0063 12-15 12-31 NwlnsQualMun ... 01 12-15 12-31 NuvlnvQualMum ... .0104 12-15 12-31 NuvMIQuallnco ... .0101 12-15 12-31 The Associated Press ROCHESTER, N.Y. The World Trade Organization is about to take sides in an acrimonious film-trade dispute between Eastman Kodak and Japan's Fuji Photo Film. At issue is Kodak's contention that it has lost billions of dollars in film sales because of unfair trading practices in Japan. Tokyo-based Fuji counters that Kodak is an inept marketer with inferior products. The world trading body, based in Geneva, has been asked to decide the feud and is likely to issue its interim findings today. A final ruling could be released by year's end. If there's a clear loser, an appeal is likely meaning the dispute could drag on for a few years more. The spoils are considerable. At $13 billion, Japan's photographic market is bigger than America's, partly because the Japanese pay more for photo processing, film and photographic paper. Kodak estimates it has lost $8 billion in sales since 1975 because of Fuji's lock on Japan's major photographic distributors. When it comes to prying open Japanese markets, few U.S. industrialists have succeeded like George Fisher, who believes the combative strategy he once used at Motorola in the semiconductor, pager and cellular telephone mar eets good marks on mil Street After being ignored for 4 ... ii vr 1 years, the big retailer finally has the attention of those in the market. The Washington Post--. For most of the past five years, from early 1992 to early this year, Wal-Mart's stock did nothings j Even as the nation's biggest retail engine roared on, doubling its sales to a staggering $100 billion a year, its share price fluttered consistently around $25 as if investors just couldn't bring themselves to pay more than $30 a share for this most famous of price-cutters. r..i. l.'l-- . -.1 . dui iiKc a wuiuuii wiaiacier whose whirring legs 'finally get traction, Wal-Mart Stores Inc. stock took off this year soaring 75 percent since January. Wal-Mart has handily outpaced the benchmark Dow Jones industrial average this year, just as the company became one of the stocks that make up the Dow. It seems appropriate that a company with quarterly profits of almost $800, million would-be worth $40 a share. Its price-to-earnings ratio of 26, though rich for some, pales in comparison to other blue-chip stocks, such as 42 for Microsoft Corp. But W-Mart had been generating substantial profits for years, and the stock market didn't react. ' So what happened to turn investors' heads? Analysts said several factors combined to push Wal-Mart's shares to a new level this year: B Better management of goods flowing into and out of stores. Though famous for lean management and bare-bones cost structure, Wal-Mart has attacked one area where it did have some fat inventory and that has made the stores neater, more productive and more profitable. . The gradual addition of full-service supermarkets to its discount stores. This has increased Wal-Mart's sales and profitability. The chain's international expansion, which is finally generating profits. Wall Street had overreacted to bad news. When the company reported its first-ever quarterly earnings decline in 1995, and then missed analysts' earnings expectations by a couple of cents last fall, the stock was punished severely. B When Wal-Mart joined the 30 companies that make up the Dow Jones average this year, the stock's visibility improved. B Wal-Mart's $2 billion share buy-back program and 29 percent increase in its dividend, both started early this year. For years, Wal-Mart aimed most of its corporate assets at opening 200-plus stores a year, while it was less diligent about operating details, analysts said. , "When you're managing ,a business of that size, how much just falls through the cracks?" said Mark Husson, a retail analyst with J.P. Morgan & Co. in New York. For many retailers, inventory control had been a mantra for years. But Wal-Mart hadn't utilized state-of-the-art systems for managing the flow of goods, according to industry experts. It had too much piled in stockrooms. That is changing. This year, the company began reordering apparel based not on style, but on color and size of that style. Now, if Wal-Mart sells 20 dresses, rather than reordering 20 dresses in all colors and sizes, it restocks the colors and sizes that have sold. Wal-Mart's main growth vehicle in this country has been to convert its discount stores to Wal-Mart Supercenters, which can be twice the size of its older 95,000-square-foot stores and include 60,000 square feet of groceries. These combination stores are so big some employees wear inline skates to get around, but they have been successful in the chain's core small-town markets. Last year, Wal-Mart replaced 92 discount stores with supercenters, leaving 1,960 Wal-Mart stores and 344 supercenters. Wal-Mart said as many as half of its discount stores could be converted. Calder earned $330,858 from American Media last year and, according to the company's proxy statement, will be paid $100,000 a year as a consultant to American Media for two years following his March 31 departure. ; Calder, a resident of Boca Raton, said he plans to stay put and would consider working in television or publishing as long as it's not full time. r "I don't want another job," he said. Ll . 1 Jill J - "-KaVIUWv'-i kets could work just as well for Kodak. Fisher is hoping that even modest success could win back some of the 27,000 jobs Kodak has eliminated since he became chief executive in 1993. And he maintains that Japanese consumers would likely benefit from greater price competition. However, it was price cuts by Fuji in the United States this year that were in large part to blame for Kodak's latest drastic move last month to slash 10,000 jobs from its worldwide payroll of 95,000 by the end of 1999. The $16 billion photo giant, still edging out Fuji as the world's largest, accused the Japanese government' in 1995 of helping Fuji maintain a monopoly by denying Kodak fair access to two-thirds of the Japanese film market through anti-competitive practices. After a year of investigation, and the Japanese government's refusal to negotiate, U.S. trade officials turned the case over to the WTO.. The Clinton administration believes the WTO's expanded pow-, ers will give it more clout in breaking down complex barriers to trade. Fuji, with 70 percent of film sales in Japan, maintains Kodak's lackluster 10 percent share stems from bad marketing, not unfair trade. Floral Acres cut down on its poinsettia production to accommodate the new homes. The company used to sell about 700,000 a year when it was the largest poinsettia grower in the state. Florida is the nation's second-largest supplier of the Christmas plant, behind California. Florida growers produced 5.5 million poinsettias last year, according to the University of Florida. That's up about 35 percent from 1995. "Business is very brisk," said Bee Keaveny, owner of Park Lane Tropicals, a Lake Worth poinsettia seller that buys from Floral Acres. Park Lane's prices range from $5 to $15. The company stopped growing the plant last year because of the hectic production schedule. "It's such a crazy market," said Margi Perez, a sales representative at Floral Acres. "You spend six months getting ready to sell these things for just three weeks." attributed the sales drop in part to increased competition from celebrity news on TV and radio. Last month, the company said a drop in sales of the Enquirer and Star following Princess Diana's death could hurt its fiscal third-quarter results. But Jacob Barker, an analyst with NationsBanc Montgomery Securities, said those distribution problems no longer exist. "I would expect them to sustain their current level of profitability, he said. Prices for poinsettias up 5 from last Christmas IMraHfBftttHfttMtMtM J.D. Edwards Co $121 Earnings anu. t&aSi Net Inco $22,800 $17,700 4th Qtr Year Ago g (Figures in OOO's except per share data) PerShare $0 23 $020 Revenue $1 938,000 $1,451,000 Thursday "ear 'ear Ago Cascade Corp Revenue $647,800 $478,000 Net Inco $70,000 n.a. 3rd Qtr Year Ago g Net Inco $37500 $26300 PerSnare m5 ' n t Sales $97,525 $54,870 PerShare $0.39 $0.30 Netmco $6,460 $4 365 JumboSports Inc Year Year Ago PerShare $0.49 $0.37 ..i3 filS. ' Revenue $6,371,000 $5,754,000 9 Mos Sales $129,945 $136,798 Year Ago Net Lost $45,763 C$898 Net Inco $150,000 $65,000 Sales $272,590 $166,685 PerShare .... PerShare $1.65 $0.49 Net Inco $19,085 $13,090 $0 04 r.u. i PerShare $146 $1.11 9 Mos Petco Animal Suppllee Ine CKE Restaurants Inc Year Ago 3rdQtr . Year Ago g 3rdQtr Year Ago g Sales $396,304 $449,470 Revenue $347,455 $162,093 Net Loss $49,147 $32,680 Sakw $191,775 $151,556 Net Inco $13,102 $5,568 Magna Net Loss $17,013 C$1,117 PerShare $0.30 $0.19 g WQtr p-et, 9 Mos Year Ago g PerShare Year Ago Sales $2,064,300 $1,836,700 $0.06 Revenue $824,913 $442,755 Net Inco $95,100 $104,800 Netmco $34,233 $16,113 PerShare $126 $1.44 8 MM PerShare $068 $0 55 Mitchell Energy t Development Corp Year Ago Credence Systems Corp 3rdQtr YearAgo g . jkisiai S4MAM 4th Qtr YearAgo g Revenue $224,125 $199,010 1538 ,43 M28'829 Sales $69,394 $44,202 Net inco $4,485 $18,923 Net Loss $18,527 $5,114 25" $i?88 PwSh" KOl "J? r-restated.bHrKauoesD.sccnuedopsratiora.CHrrame.d- Per Share So 32 Su m 9 ""us Year YearAgo YearAgo loss, k-irKiurJesei(traornary ere or charge, f-indudes Sales $204,092 $238 788 Revenue $569,456 $595,018 ooeratmo net ilv o-anounts in Canadian rjollars x-adiusted Netmco $10693 $37,703 NetLoss $51,210 C$51,895 operating net wiy, g amounts in tanaoian ars. x-aousteo PerShare $047 $1.72 PerShare .... for stock dividend. 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