CEC - CEC Entertainment, Inc. $40.50 (+1.85)
CEC, better known as Chuck E. Cheese has bubbled up to historic split-levels of $40. The stock last announced a 3:2 split on 6/24/1999 at $40.38. With 34 million shares outstanding and 100 million shares authorized, CEC has plenty of room for another 3:2 split. We will watch for an announcement out of CEC's next earnings release on 5/22/01.
CORS - Corus Bankshares, Inc. $48.88 (+0.75)
Corus has been bumping up against the $50 level for the past two months. The stock last split 2:1 in 1995 around the $50 level. The company has 50 million shares authorized and only 14 million outstanding. We will keep an eye on the company's next earnings release scheduled for 4/30/01 as the next likely time for a 2:1 split announcement.
VAR - Varian Medical Systems $68.81 (+1.11)
Varian has not split its shares since 1994. Since then the stock has lost 80% of its value, only to gain it back and then some. We feel VAR is back in split range and could announce a 2:1 split at its next earnings release date of 4/25/01.