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BUSINESS
April 26, 1994
Companies ranked by profit from continuing operations as a % of sales. Rank. Company: 1993 Return % 1. United Television Inc.: 33.6 2. Magma Power: 31.7 3. Franklin Resources Inc.: 27.8 4. Amgen Inc.: 27.3 5. Imperial Credit Indus.: 27.2 6. Intel Corp.: 26.1 7. Cisco Systems: 26.0 8. Linear Technology Corp.: 25.9 9. Pyxis Corp.: 25.5 10. Mercury General Corp.: 24.1 11. Brooktree Corp.: 23.8 12. Foothill Group: 23.1 13. Argonaut Group Inc.: 20.3 14. ALZA Corp.: 19.5 15. CVB Financial: 18.7 16.
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BUSINESS
April 27, 1993
Companies ranked by profit from continuing operations as a % of sales. 1992 Rank Company Return % 1 Carter Hawley Hale 38.5 2 Magma Power 33.4 3 Amgen Inc. 32.7 4 ALZA Corp. 31.5 5 Franklin Resources Inc. 30.1 6 N. American Mortgage 27.2 7 Cisco Systems 25.9 8 Collagen Corporation 23.4 9 Linear Technology Corp. 22.5 10 American Residential 22.1 11 Countrywide Credit 21.5 12 Plaza Home Mortgage 21.1 13 W D-40 Co. 19.0 14 McGrath RentCorp 18.6 15 MacNeal-Schwendler 18.6 16 Argonaut Group Inc. 18.
BUSINESS
October 22, 1999 | From Bloomberg News
Shares of Palo Alto-based Alza Corp. fell 2.5% amid concern about the status of its plans to be acquired by Abbott Laboratories Inc., a transaction that was approved by shareholders last month. Abbott in June offered to pay 1.2 of its shares for every share in Alza, a developer of sustained-release drugs. The agreement then was worth $7.3 billion. Its value has since declined to about $6.3 billion as Abbott shares have declined because of regulatory problems with the U.S.
BUSINESS
August 27, 1997 | Bloomberg News
Alza Corp. agreed to buy Therapeutic Discovery Corp. for $100 million, or $12.30 a share, reacquiring the developer of drug delivery systems that it spun off in 1993. Alza makes and licenses drugs that use novel delivery systems, such as skin patches, and Therapeutic Discovery develops the delivery systems for the drugs. At the time of the spinoff, Alza received an option to buy back Therapeutic Discovery's Class A stock, which represents virtually all of its equity.
BUSINESS
May 6, 1997
California-based firms in the Standard & Poor's 500 index, ranked by 52-week stock price change, as of April 18. *--* Rank Company 52 week % change 1 Advanced Micro Devices 113 2 Intel Corp. 109 3 National Semiconductor 85 4 Great Western Fin. Corp. 76 5 Seagate Technology Inc. 56 6 H.F. Ahmanson & Co. 54 7 Clorox Co. 48 8 Times Mirror Co. 43 9 BankAmerica Corp. 38 10 Edison International 37 11 Northrop Grumman Corp. 37 12 Avery Dennison Corp. 34 13 Tandem Computers Inc.
BUSINESS
April 28, 1992
Companies with highest ratio of stock market value to sales. 4/10/92 1991 Price- Mkt. Value Revenue to-Sales Rank Company ($ Millions) ($ Millions) Ratio 1 Molecular Biosystems Inc. * 324.8 12.2 26.61 2 Xoma Corp. 401.4 17.1 23.42 3 Alza Corp. 3,198.8 139.7 22.89 4 Tejon Ranch Co. * 264.7 13.6 19.43 5 Amgen Inc. 7,780.0 682.0 11.41 6 Chiron Corp. 1,196.8 118.5 10.10 7 Cisco Systems Inc. 2,380.4 244.0 9.75 8 Mail Boxes Etc. 215.2 26.0 8.28 9 Vitesse Semiconductor * 199.1 27.4 7.
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