Contrary To Popular Opinion

In the stock market, Hamilton Lewis likes to take a different route

to 18 months.

Finally, Symantec (Nasdaq: SYMC) doesn’t fit the profile of Lewis’ other choices. The company is coming off of a strong 2002, but Lewis thinks Symantec’s antivirus software will continue to be a hit. He looks for the stock to reach $67 a share in the next 12 to 18 months.

Hamilton Lewis’ Private Screening Picks

Company
Exchange: Symbol
Price* 12- to 18-Month
Price Target
P/E on Projected
2003 Earnings
Est. 5-Yr.
Annual EPS
Growth Rate
Why Stock Will Outperform
Home Depot
NYSE: HD
$22.43 $35 13.9 15.6 Lewis says Home Depot’s stock is cheap and the company looks ready to turn the corner.
Best Buy
NYSE: BBY
27.70 45 15.3 18.0 The retail stock slump has hit Best Buy, but Lewis thinks the company will weather the sag.
Symantec
Nasdaq: SYMC
45.05 67 26.3 17.2 The company’s antivirus software is a hit, which is enough to keep Symantec rolling.
Lucent Technologies
NYSE: LU
1.64 1.75 N/A 13.1 Lewis thinks Lucent is as cheap as it can get, yet the company has taken steps to right its direction.
Barr Laboratories
NYSE: BRL
79.19 120 18.5 22.3 Barr Labs has new products coming to market that will send the company’s stock higher.
*AS OF JAN. 17, 2003SOURCES: HAMILTON LEWIS; HAMILTON LEWIS CAPITAL MANAGEMENT; MORNINGSTAR INC.; YAHOO! FINANCE; ZACKS INVESTMENT RESEARCH

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