A Green Season Is Ahead

Piedmont Investment Advisors president Isaac Green says the signs point to a recovery

cycle that should soon come.

 Isaac H. Green’s Private Screening Picks

Company
Exchange: Symbol

Price*

12- to 18-Month
Price Target

P/E on Projected
2002 Earnings

Annual EPS
Est. 5-Yr.
Growth Rate

Why Stock Will Outperform

Providian Financial
NYSE: PVN

$ 7.01

$12

46.7

14.7

A stronger economy means more profits and lower credit risks.
Clear Channel Com.
NYSE: CCU

46.80

62

116.9

19.8

Expects companies to open up their advertising coffers and give Clear Channel a lot of business.
United Technologies
NYSE: UTX

68.51

86

16.0

14.1

During wartime, defense is poised for growth. An upswing will help their air conditioning and elevator business.
Philip Morris Companies
NYSE: MO

54.90

65

11.5

12.5

Tobacco litigation troubles should ease and let more profits flow to Philip Morris’s bottom line.
Oracle
Nasdaq: ORCL

8.01

15

20.4

18.4

Y2K software is getting old, and company upgrades should start anew as the economy strengthens.
SOURCES: PIEDMONT INVESTMENT ADVISORS L.L.C.; MORNINGSTAR INC.; YAHOO! FINANCE; ZACKS INVESTMENT RESEARCH
*AS OF MAY 10, 2002
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