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Top Ten
1. Teradyne Inc.
2. Analog Devices Inc.
3. LTX Corp.
4. EMC Corp.
5. Helix Tech. Corp.
6. ACT Manufacturing
7. Millipore Corp.
8. Talbots Inc.
9. Cytyc Corp.
10. FleetBoston

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  1. ACT Manuf.
  2. Provant Inc.
  3. Analog Devices
  4. Sapient Corp.
  5. Foilmark Inc.
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  1. J. Jill Group
  2. Inverness Medical
  3. Reebok Intl.
  4. Bostonfed Bancorp
  5. John Hancock
  Bears
  1. Aztec Tech.
  2. Engage Inc.
  3. CMGI Inc.
  4. Telaxis Comm.
  5. NaviSite Inc.
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Most highly leveraged companies

Ranked by highest long-term debt to shareholders' equity.

Rank Company Long-term
debt ($ millions)
Common equity
($ millions)
Debt to
equity ratio
1 Firstfed Amer Bancorp Inc. 843.89 107.21 7.87
2 HPSC Inc. 270.80 40.79 6.64
3 Abington Bancorp Inc. 184.65 34.31 5.38
4 Bostonfed Bancorp Inc. 376.33 89.91 4.19
5 CCBT Financial Companies Inc. 291.29 98.73 2.95
6 Andover Bancorp Inc. 417.28 153.62 2.72
7 Sonesta International Hotels (Class A) 70.76 29.93 2.37
8 First Essex Bancorp 231.14 105.73 2.19
9 Independent Bank Corp. 242.54 114.71 2.11
10 Seacoast Financial Services Corp. 561.18 288.19 1.95
NOTE: Company must have had 2000 sales of at least $25 million and have been a public company since Dec. 31, 1999. Data compiled by Compustat.

   



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