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  • dcxavier dcxavier Mar 11, 2002 2:32 PM Flag


    Prudential thinks the new tax rules on depreciation will help the chip equips.

    Pru on Semi Cap Equip : -- Before Open -- Prudential analyzes the impact of the fiscal stimulus package on group; notes that bill includes a 30% depreciation bonus for certain capital spending, including semi cap equipment, for a period of 3 years beginning 9/10/01 to 9/11/04. Estimates that bonus depreciation could have a tax benefit of about $700 mln and cumulative 3-year tax benefit of about $2.5 bln. Prudential believes package could increase some spending plans on the margin and sees the positive impact focused on leading edge tools, for 0.13 micron technology with copper interconnects; names AMAT, NVLS, KLAC, LRCX, FEIC, and RTEC as beneficiaries

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