A back-page chart April 10 also painted an erroneously gloomy picture of Signet.

The chart showed analysts' consensus estimates of first-quarter earnings per share at big banks. But First Call Corp., which compiled the data, misadjusted Signet's 1994 figures for the Capital One spinoff, and therefore showed projected declines.

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