Scavenger hunt

Dawn Alston Paige of Loomis Sayles looks for undervalued mid-caps

valign=”top”>Saks Fifth Avenue

NYSE: SKS

28.94

20.7

18.9

Will begin to see synergistic benefits of last year’s merger with retailer Proffitt’s

Low P/E and expected average earnings growth rate of 25% over the next two years Claire’s Stores

NYSE: CLE

27.00

17.3

19.7

Mall-based jewelry retailer pierces over 2 million ears—more than any other company around

1,700 outlets focused on burgeoning teen market

A bargain at its current P/E Union BanCal

Nasdaq: UNBC

33.81

10.1

14.0

Third largest bank in California is in the midst of a turnaround

Has strong regional franchise in the Golden State and the Pacific Northwest

Improving management of capital and expenses DQE

NYSE: DQE

39.75

4.3

15.7

Divestiture of electric generating plants will give company a load of cash

Stock buyback program or acquisition will boost share price

Offers investors a 4% yield *As of 3/16/99 Source: Zacks Investment Research, Dawn Alston Paige

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