Management Gives You The Edge

Money manager Bill Thomason says knowing who's running the firm is key

to 18-Month
Price Target P/E on Projected
2002 Earnings Est. 5-Yr.
Annual EPS
Growth Rate Why Stock Will Outperform Stryker Corp.
NYSE: SYK $57.70 $65

34.7

19.2

This medical device maker, run by a cost-conscious CEO, is a leader in the medical equipment market. Trimeris Inc.
Nasdaq: TRMS 45.30 55

N/A

55

Their pipeline of new HIV treatments makes this biotech stock an attractive buy. Synaptics
Nasdaq: SYNA 5.93 10

13.5

40

Despite the tech slump, Synaptics enjoyed a robust revenue jump and attractive earnings last year. Southwest Airlines
NYSE: LUV 14.08 25

44.5

13.3

Its reputation for excellent customer service plus steady profit margin makes a good investment for the long haul. Public Storage Inc.
NYSE: PSA 31.78 40

11

18.1

This REIT, which has grown to become the largest storage company in the country, is “recession-proof.” SOURCES: BILL THOMASON, THOMASON CAPITAL MANAGEMENT;
MORNINGSTAR INC.;
YAHOO! FINANCE; ZACKS INVESTMENT RESEARCH*AS OF SEPT. 6, 2002.
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