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Stock Group Winners and Losers

Best- and worst-performing industries and companies in each group, with closing stock price, for the week ended Aug. 29. Only stocks trading for $1 or higher are included.

BEST PERFORMERS

1) Communications: +3.9% Artel Comm (1 7/8): +25%

2) Discount drugstores: +2.6% Rose’s Stores (5 3/4): +31.4%

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3) Entertainment: +2.5% Acclaim (4 5/8): +54.2%

4) Non-electric utilities: +2.4% Panhandle East (13 5/8): +11.2%

5) Heavy construction: +2% Software Toolworks (3 1/2): +33.3%

6) Oil, gas production: +1.8% Comstock Resources (1 1/2): +20%

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7) Business equipment: +1.6% Aspen Imaging (2 1/8): +21.4%

8) Miscellaneous retail: +1.6% Urcarco (4): +28%

9) Data processing: +1.6% LaserMaster Tech (6 3/4): +50%

10) Railroads: +1.2% Santa Fe Pacific (10 1/8): +5.2%

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WORST PERFORMERS

1) Apparel: -3.2% Bobbie Brooks (1 1/2): -40%

2) Rare metals: -2.4% Crown resources (7 5/8): -12.9%

3) Food stores: -2.1% Great A&P; Tea (38 7/8): -9.1%

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4) Meats, dairy products: -1.5% Bridgford Foods (20): -8.1%

5) Airlines: -1.5% Westair Holdings (2 1/4): -10%

6) Department stores: -1.2% Ames (1 5/8): -13.3%

7) Savings and loan: -1% Suncoast S&L; (1 3/4): -26.3%

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8) Distillers/brewers: -0.9% Pavichevich (2 1/4): -10%

9) Shipping: -0.8% Freymiller Truck (5 3/4): -14.8%

10) Aerospace: -0.7% ARX (1 1/4): -9.1%

Source: Media General Financial Services

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