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Top Ten
1. Charles River Labs
2. TJX
3. Perini
4. Investors Fin. Svcs.
5. Gillette
6. Staples
7. OneSource
8. Reebok
9. Bright Horizons
10. State Street
2002 Globe 100

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  Bulls
  1. Clean Harbors
  2. Hologic
  3. NMT Medical
  4. DeWolfe
  5. Indevus Pharm.
  Bears
  1. Sonus Networks
  2. Art Tech. Group
  3. Praecis Pharm.
  4. American Tower
  5. Dusa Pharmaceutical
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  1. Cytyc
  2. Polymedica Corp.
  3. Perini
  4. Tweeter
  5. Boston Private Fin.
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Top 100 return on equity

Ranked by 2001 return on average equity.

Rank Company Return on
average
equity
1 NMT Medical Inc. 136.08
2 Ascential Sotware Corp. 109.79
3 Gillette Co. 44.82
4 TJX Cos. 42.23
5 Eaton Vance Corp. 39.35
6 Perini Corp. 34.75
7 Yankee Candle Inc. 34.18
8 DeWolfe Cos. 29.28
9 Onesource Information Services 28.78
10 Talbots Inc. 22.71
11 Biogen Inc. 22.21
12 Waters Corp. 22.17
13 Dynamics Research Corp. 19.52
14 Investors Financial Services Corp. 19.25
15 Matec Corp. 19.08
16 Ipswich Bankshares Inc. 18.57
17 CCBT Financial Cos. 18.19
18 Millipore Corp. 18.16
19 Independent Bank Corp. 17.79
20 Warren Bancorp 17.73
21 State Street Corp. 17.67
22 Chase Corp. 17.50
23 New England Business Service Inc. 17.20
24 Mercury Computer Systems Inc. 17.11
25 Designs Inc. 17.09
26 Courier Corp. 16.81
27 Hingham Institution for Savings 16.15
28 Capital Crossing Bank 15.96
29 Microfinancial Inc. 15.80
30 Reebok International Ltd. 15.47
31 Kronos Inc. 15.17
32 Tech/Ops Sevcon Inc. 14.68
33 First Essex Bancorp 14.59
34 J. Jill Group 14.43
35 Bright Horizons Family Solutions Inc. 14.00
36 Century Bancorp 13.91
37 Staples Inc. 13.88
38 Lifeline Systems Inc. 13.22
39 Steinway Musical Instruments Inc. 13.07
40 Cabot Corp. 13.00
41 Medford Bancorp 12.73
42 Pegasystems Inc. 12.72
43 National Dentex Corp. 12.64
44 First Years Inc. 12.24
45 BJ's Wholesale Club Inc. 12.19
46 Haemonetics Corp. 11.90
47 Commerce Group 11.68
48 Ionics Inc. 11.46
49 Charles River Associates Inc. 11.24
50 Firstfed America Bancorp 11.20
51 Clean Harbors Inc. 11.17
52 Westbank Corp. 11.03
53 Watts Industries Inc. (class A) 11.02
54 Maxwell Shoe Co. (class A) 10.66
55 John Hancock Financial Services Inc. 10.53
56 Novitron International Inc. 10.51
57 Seacoast Financial Services Corp. 10.43
58 Boston Beer Inc. (class A) 10.32
59 Progress Software Corp. 10.03
60 Massbank Corp. 9.64
61 Affiliated Managers Group 9.64
62 Boston Private Financial Holdings Inc. 9.20
63 Bay State Bancorp 9.17
64 Forrester Research Inc. 9.12
65 Lightbridge Inc. 9.11
66 Slades Ferry Bancorp 8.66
67 Unifirst Corp. 8.48
68 Tweeter Home Entertainment Group 7.74
69 Circor International Inc. 7.54
70 Port Financial Corp. 7.53
71 Stride Rite Corp. 7.42
72 Wainwright Bank & Trust Co. 7.16
73 International Electronics Inc. 7.11
74 Analog Devices Inc. 7.03
75 Brookline Bancorp 6.81
76 Central Bancorp 6.79
77 Quaker Fabric Corp. 6.66
78 LSB Corp. 6.31
79 Woronoco Bancorp 6.27
80 Berkshire Hills Bancorp 5.93
81 Zoll Medical Corp. 5.49
82 American Dental Partners Inc. 5.44
83 Kadant Inc. 5.29
84 Cytyc Corp. 5.08
85 FleetBoston Financial Corp. 5.00
86 Moldflow Corp. 4.90
87 Mac-Gray Corp. 4.12
88 Keane Inc. 3.86
89 American Biltrite Inc. 3.59
90 Psychemedics Corp. 3.01
91 Bruker Daltonics Inc. 2.89
92 Boston Acoustics Inc. 2.83
93 Thermo Electron Corp. 2.23
94 Parexel International Corp. 2.07
95 Westerbeke Corp. 2.06
96 Genzyme Corp. General 2.00
97 Fibercore Inc. 1.32
98 Providence and Worcester Railroad Co. 1.23
99 L.S. Starrett Co. (class A) 1.23
100 Netegrity Inc. 1.12
NOTE: Company must have shown a profit from continuing operations in 2001; must not have reported negative common shareholders' equity for the last two years. Data compiled by Compustat.


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