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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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Top 100 return on equity

Ranked by 2000 return on average equity.

Rank Company Return on
average
equity
1Centennial Technologies Inc.56.93
2Helix Technology Corp.50.91
3Millipore Corp.49.44
4Eaton Vance Corp.49.41
5TJX Companies Inc.46.03
6Waters Corp.41.97
7Lo-Jack Corporation41.28
8RSA Security Inc.37.69
9Teradyne Inc.36.21
10LTX Corp.35.39
11Analog Devices32.88
12Biogen Inc.31.98
13Cytyc Corp.31.54
14DeWolfe Companies Inc.29.67
15MKS Instruments Inc.29.07
16Harcourt General Inc.25.50
17Matec Corp.24.52
18Microfinancial Inc.23.86
19Talbots Inc.23.46
20Aware Inc.22.90
21Mercury Computer Systems Inc.22.60
22Fleetboston Financial Corp.22.37
23Candela Corp.21.99
24Progress Software Corp.21.77
25Investors Financial Services Corp.21.27
26BJ's Wholesale Club Inc.21.17
27Mathsoft Inc.20.90
28Lightbridge Inc.20.69
29Cognex Corp.20.63
30J Jill Group Inc.20.50
31Boston Scientific Corp.20.39
32State Street Corp.20.12
33Polymedica Corp.19.37
34Inverness Medical Technolgy19.19
35BTU International Inc.18.83
36Metrowest Bank17.85
37Sonesta International Hotels (Class A)17.62
38Tech Ops Sevcon Inc.17.40
39Forrester Research Inc.16.90
40Neiman-Marcus Group Inc.16.59
41Psychemedics Corp.16.55
42Dynamics Research Corp.16.40
43First Years Inc.16.23
44Brooktrout Inc.16.17
45Boston Acoustics Inc.16.03
46Steinway Musical Instruments Inc.15.99
47Tucker Anthony Sutro15.61
48Century Bancorp Inc.15.49
49Charles River Associates15.42
50Hingham Instn For Savings15.18
51Alpha Industries Inc.15.01
52First Essex Bancorp14.67
53ACT Manufacturing Inc.14.53
54Saucony Inc. (Class B)14.51
55Independent Bank Corp.14.27
56Reebok International Ltd.14.23
57Medford Bancorp Inc.14.06
58Specialty Catalog Corp.13.51
59Kronos Inc.13.22
60Houghton Mifflin Co.13.18
61Commerce Group Inc.12.23
62Nstar12.13
63Slades Ferry Bancorp12.10
64Foilmark Inc.11.83
65Cabot Corp.11.82
66Affiliated Managers Group Inc.11.66
67Zoll Medical Corp.11.63
68Genrad Inc.11.47
69International Electronics Inc.11.43
70Westbank Corp.11.41
71Epresence Inc.11.36
72Sapient Corp.11.31
73American Dental Partners Inc.11.14
74Mestek Inc.10.50
75Maxwell Shoe Co. Inc. (Class A)10.16
76Stride Rite Corp.10.08
77Liberty Financial Cos Inc.9.63
78Thermo Fibertek Inc.9.57
79Genzyme General8.81
80Central Bancorp Inc.8.79
81Allmerica Financial Corp.8.60
82Seacoast Financial Services Corp.8.51
83Quaker Fabric Corp.8.24
84Wainwright Bank & Trust Co.8.11
85Unifirst Corp.8.07
86Lifeline Systems Inc.7.66
87Novitron International Inc.7.62
88Analogic Corp.6.98
89American Biltrite Inc.6.75
90Mac-Gray Corp.6.52
91UFP Technologies Inc.6.41
92Designs Inc.6.30
93PCD Inc.6.28
94Davox Corp.6.25
95Bay St Bancorp Inc.6.17
96SLI Inc.5.75
97Starrett (L.S.) Co. (Class A)5.42
98Brooks Automation Inc.5.23
99Keane Inc.5.13
100Arqule Inc.4.844
NOTE: Company must have shown a profit from continuing operations in 2000; must not have reported negative common shareholders' equity for the last two years. Data compiled by Compustat.