Pick Of The Pack

Standard & Poor's McMillan has a way of pulling the best from a mixed bag of financial services companies

expansion into overseas markets, where pension programs are being revised, should also help future growth.

Robert McMillan’s Private Screening Picks

Company
Exchange: Symbol
Price* P/E on Projected
2003 Earnings
Est. 5-Yr.
Annual EPS
Growth Rate
Why Stock Will Outperform
Lehman Brothers
NYSE: LEH
$63.70 12.3 12.0% Lehman is profiting from a strong bond market and is poised to ride a turnaround in stocks.
Capital One Financial
NYSE: COF
48.41 10.7 16.6 Capital One is working hard to raise credit quality and keep costs in check.
MBNA Corp.
NYSE: KRB
21.75 13.6 13.6 Low rates are helping to keep MBNA’s margins wide and defaults low.
Merrill Lynch & Co.
NYSE: MER
52.92 15.4 12.3 Merrill is cutting costs and could benefit if stocks make a strong climb.
Legg Mason
NYSE: LM
70.01 20.4 13.5 Legg Mason has developed a solid asset management business and is working to establish a toehold overseas.
*As Of July 22, 2003. Sources: Standard & Poor’s, Morningstar, Zacks Investment Research
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