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BUFFALO STOCK SPOTLIGHT

Kmart Corp.
Nation's third-largest retailer's top executive resigned under considerable pressure from shareholders upset over two years of disappointing earnings. Kmart recently closed 110 poorly performing stores and is in the process of cutting 6,000 jobs.

Common stock data
Latest close .... $13
52-week range .... $11 7/8 - $19 7/8
Dividend .... $0.96
P/E ratio .... 22
Average daily volume .... 1.8 million
Beta .... 0.59
Financial data
Annual profit .... $296 million
Annual sales .... $34 billion
Earnings per share
latest 12 months .... $0.55
Estimated EPS for 1995 .... $1.29
Key financial ratios
Profit margin .... -1.6%
Return on equity .... -18.7%
Debt to equity .... 128%
What a key exec says
"The pressure was so great from the outside sources, including the media . . . that it wouldn't allow us to do our job."
-- Joseph Antonini, former CEO
SOURCES: Bloomberg Business News; Zack's Investment Research.

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