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Proceed With Caution

a global oil field services company that should benefit from higher energy costs. “Higher crude [oil] prices will lead to increasing returns for oil field service companies, especially those with an international focus like Schlumberger,” Jackson says.

Alfred Jackson’s Private Screening Picks

Company Exchange Symbol Price* 12-to 18- Month Price Target P/E on Projected Earnings Est. 5-Yr. Annual EPS Growth Rate Why Stock Will Outperform
Petsmart Inc. (NASDAQ: PETM) $29.00 $35.00 21.2 20% Company should benefit from increased spending on pets.
Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ) $55.00 $63.00 18.2 16% Company shows consistent growth from pharmaceutical business and should benefit from innovative medical device.
General Electric Co. (NYSE: GE) $32.00 $37.50 20.7 15% Company should benefit from an upswing in energy and electricity generating businesses.
Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ: MSFT) $27.00 $33.00 21.5 12% Company revenues should grow with the introduction of new operating systems and Internet software.
Schlumberger Ltd. (NYSE: SLB) $63.00 $74.00 31.5 15% Global oil companies like this one should benefit from higher energy costs.
*AS OF AUG. 4, 2004