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Tekelec shares dropped 26% in three months, partly because of a revised 2010 outlook that failed to meet expectations.

HIGHEST PRICE/EARNINGS RATIOS Company P/E ratio (3) 6/25/10 52-week range price Insteel Industries 134.9 $12.14 $7.53-13.63 Krispy Kreme Doughnuts 120.0 3.60 2.51-5.15 SPX 105.7 56.04 46.23-72.27 Sealy 76.0 3.04 1.51-4.24 Highwoods Properties 71.2 29.18 19.35-35.24 Red Hat 69.0 31.07 18.69-32.52 Tanger Factory Outlet Centers 67.7 42.63 28.97-45.27 Cree 60.8 65.06 26.39-83.38 Martin Marietta Materials 60.7 88.62 73.80-103.44 Talecris Biotherapeutics 34.9 21.29 15.70-24.41 Holdings LOWEST PRICE/EARNINGS RATIOS Company P/E ratio (3) 6/25/10 price 52-week range Dex One 0.6 $22.40 $17.60-35.00 BioDelivery Sciences 1.5 2.59 2.42-7.25 International Trimeris 4.5 2.19 1.90-3.68 First Bancorp 4.9 15.21 11.94-19.00 Alliance One International 5.0 3.92 3.61-5.96 Hatteras Financial 6.0 29.57 11.25-33.59 Air T 7.1 10.91 7.57-13.48 Kewaunee Scientific 7.4 11.45 10.65-16.42 Sonic Automotive 8.5 8.77 7.94-15.15 First Citizens BancShares 9.6 197.16 125.67-213.99 [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED]

Company 3-month 52-week change 52-week range change (4) TOP 10 LARGE-CAP STOCKS Polypore International 37.7% 117.9% $9.16-24.00 PPD 14.5 12.0 18.77-29.69 Targacept 10.1 757.6 2.00-25.00 Hatteras Financial 10.0 4.5 11.25-33.59 Red Hat 9.4 56.4 18.69-32.52 Xerium Technologies 9.2 (32.0) 9.40-35.60 Salix Pharmaceuticals 6.5 280.3 9.35-43.02 Talecris Biotherapeutics 6.4 na na Holdings Martin Marietta Materials 6.3 10.3 73.80-103.44 Cato 5.8 29.7 15.27-25.63 BOTTOM 10 LARGE-CAP STOCKS Tekelec (25.6)% (18.2)% $13.23-19.89 Lance (22.6) (22.5) 17.22-28.26 Dex One (15.2) na...

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