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Year in Review / ORANGE COUNTY STOCKS

The stocks of Orange County’s publicly traded companies did not fair well in 1990, but there were a few exceptions, most notably AST Research Inc. The changes shown here are the gains or losses from Dec. 29, 1989.

Major Indicators DOW: -4.34% NYSE: -7.46% AMEX: -18.49% NASDAQ: -17.80% WILSHIRE: -318.51

Biggest Gainers * AST Reseasrch: +259.0 DVI Financial: +115.0 Birtcher Med.: +112.9 PDA Engr.: +108.5 Nichols Inst.: +36.0 Nationwide H.: +28.4 Ceradyne: +20.7 Gish Biomed.: +20.0 Varco Int’l.: +19.0 Berg Brunswig: -17.4

* Among stocks priced over $3.

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Biggest Losers * Medstone Int.: -82.3 JM Peters Co.: -81.1 Gradco Syst.: -80.1 CMS Enhancmt.: -78.7 Clothestime: -69.3 Viratek: -66.7 Hammond Co.: -63.2 Wst Coast Bk.: -62.3 Standard Pac.: -59.1 Alpha Micro.: -59.0

* Among stocks priced over $3.

1989 1990 Pct 1990 1990 Company Name 12/29 12/31 Chg High Low Advanced Logic * NA 10.25 NA 19.25 4.50 Advantage Life Products 3.56 2.00 -57.1 4.63 0.78 Allergan 17.38 17.50 +0.7 19.25 12.25 Alpha Microsystems 4.66 1.91 -59.0 4.75 1.38 American Health Services 2.63 0.75 -71.5 2.88 0.69 American Pacesetter 3.00 2.75 -8.3 4.50 2.25 Amplicon Industries 10.75 9.00 -16.3 11.00 7.00 Archive Corp. 11.50 6.25 -45.6 13.50 4.25 Armor All 20.75 11.00 -47.0 20.75 10.75 AST Research Inc. 10.38 37.25 +259.0 35.88 10.38 BE Avionics * NA 7.50 NA 10.75 5.00 Beckman Instruments 17.75 15.00 -15.5 18.88 12.00 Belcor 1.56 0.88 -43.6 3.00 0.78 Bergen Brunswig 24.38 28.63 +17.4 29.63 20.50 Birtcher Medical 3.87 8.25 +112.9 9.00 2.88 Bridgford Foods 12.25 13.00 +6.1 16.00 10.00 Bristol Research 1.63 0.63 -61.4 1.19 0.25 Cam Data Systems 2.13 0.75 -64.8 2.38 0.50 Carl Karcher Enterprises 12.50 6.13 -50.9 12.75 5.75 Centennial Group 1.50 0.31 -79.3 1.75 0.25 Ceradyne Inc. 3.63 4.38 +20.7 4.63 2.63 Chesapeake Industries 1.50 0.75 -50.0 1.50 0.63 Cimco 11.25 10.00 -11.1 13.25 7.50 Clothestime 6.00 1.84 -69.3 6.13 1.38 CMS Enhancements 10.00 2.13 -78.7 10.88 2.25 Comarco Inc. 3.00 1.88 -37.3 3.75 1.63 Commercebank 14.38 7.75 -46.1 16.75 6.50 Commton Corp. 8.13 5.75 -29.3 8.38 5.63 Community Psychiatric 29.75 29.25 -1.7 30.63 20.38 Covington Technologies 0.94 0.44 -53.2 0.94 0.31 Datum Inc. 4.63 2.25 -51.4 4.75 1.63 Diceon Electronics 6.13 3.13 -48.9 6.25 1.75 Distributed Logic 1.44 0.38 -73.6 1.44 0.25 Downey S&L; 17.75 12.75 -28.2 19.75 10.50 DVI Financial 5.00 10.75 +115.0 13.00 3.13 EIP Microwave 4.25 2.44 -42.6 4.25 1.75 Eldorado Bank 16.13 9.13 -43.4 15.38 7.50 Emulex Corp. 6.38 5.38 -15.7 8.00 4.38 FHP Inc. 20.75 15.25 -26.5 22.50 10.00 Fidelity Nat’l Financial 9.25 9.25 n/c 12.13 8.13 Filenet Corp. 11.00 8.50 -22.7 21.13 5.13 First Amer Fin. Class A 12.50 7.25 -42.0 14.50 6.75 First Amer Fin. Class B 11.50 7.25 -36.9 12.50 5.25 Fluor Corp. 36.75 36.50 -0.7 38.88 29.50 For Better Living 12.75 8.00 -37.2 13.25 8.00 Furon Company 14.13 10.75 -23.9 19.00 8.50 Gateway Communications 2.13 1.00 -53.1 2.25 0.47 General Automation 0.69 0.38 -44.9 1.50 0.31 Gish Biomedical 7.50 9.00 +20.0 16.88 5.00 Gradco Systems 11.00 2.19 -80.1 13.00 2.25 Hammond Co. 4.75 1.75 -63.2 5.38 1.75 Helionetics 2.25 2.25 n/c 7.38 2.00 Hycor Biomedical 5.06 4.00 -20.9 8.50 3.56 ICN Biomedicals 10.63 7.38 -30.6 11.75 5.00 ICN Pharmaceuticals 5.13 2.88 -43.9 5.50 2.50 J.M. Peters 9.25 1.75 -81.1 10.50 0.75 Landmark Bank 12.25 8.38 -31.6 12.50 8.75 Laser Precision 4.38 4.13 -5.7 4.63 2.50 MAI Systems 2.88 0.63 -78.1 3.75 0.56 Medstone International 8.50 1.50 -82.3 9.50 0.94 Metalclad 1.75 1.50 -14.3 1.75 1.00 Microsemi Corp. 2.50 1.00 -60.0 2.75 0.69 National Education 6.88 4.38 -36.3 8.13 2.00 Nationwide Health 13.63 17.50 +28.4 17.75 13.75 Newport Corp. 9.63 7.50 -22.1 10.13 6.50 Newport Electronics 3.75 3.25 -13.3 4.50 2.75 Newport Pharmaceuticals 2.94 2.69 -8.5 3.63 1.81 Nichols Institute 12.50 17.00 +36.0 18.25 11.38 Odetics Class A 4.00 4.38 +9.5 5.75 4.00 Odetics Class B 5.50 5.75 +4.5 7.50 5.38 PDA Engineering 4.38 9.13 +108.5 9.25 3.50 Pacesetter Business Prop. 5.25 3.75 -28.6 6.38 2.50 Pacesetter Homes 8.50 4.50 -47.1 10.00 4.50 Pacific Inland Bank 6.25 3.75 -40.0 6.25 3.75 Pacific Scientific 15.13 8.25 -45.5 16.25 7.88 Pacificare Health Systems 25.50 16.25 -36.3 27.50 12.00 Parker Automotive 2.50 3.38 +35.2 10.13 2.75 Petrominerals .94 1.00 +6.4 1.75 0.69 Plaza Communications 0.75 0.25 -66.7 0.75 0.25 Printronix Inc. 9.88 8.50 -13.9 14.38 6.38 Provena Foods 4.50 3.75 -16.7 5.50 3.50 Quiksilver Inc. 19.13 14.50 -24.2 29.50 10.00 Rainbow Technologies 13.88 6.50 -53.2 4.00 5.00 Readicare 2.13 5.00 +134.7 5.00 2.06 Ropak Corp. 6.13 4.75 -22.5 9.25 4.25 Safeguard Health Ent. 8.88 4.75 -46.5 8.75 4.00 Shelly Associates 2.25 1.25 -44.4 2.50 1.25 SPI Pharmaceuticals 8.00 9.38 +17.2 11.63 5.63 Standard Pacific 14.13 5.63 -60.2 15.00 4.75 Three D Department 4.50 3.13 -30.4 4.63 3.13 Tokos Medical * NA 13.00 NA 16.50 7.75 Tricare * NA 7.38 NA 9.25 5.50 Trimedyne Inc. 6.25 3.25 -48.0 6.75 1.63 Unicare Financial 13.00 11.38 -12.5 13.88 11.25 US Facilities Corp. 4.50 3.88 -13.8 5.63 2.25 Varco International 7.25 8.63 +19.0 13.75 5.63 Viratek Inc. 6.00 2.00 -66.7 6.38 1.88 West Coast Bancorp 3.00 1.13 -62.3 3.25 0.88 Westcorp 8.50 6.00 -29.4 8.63 5.25 Western Digital 8.38 4.88 -41.8 14.75 4.50 Wet Seal * NA 7.63 NA 18.75 7.63 Wynn’s International 23.50 16.75 -28.7 23.88 13.88

* Company went public in 1990

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n/c-- No Change

Gainers in bold type.

Source: Newport Securities Corp., Costa Mesa


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