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Environmental security companies becoming more profitable

RYE BROOK, N.Y. (PRESSWIRE) February 8, 2005 - Environmental security companies are growing and becoming more profitable according to The February 2005 Investment Guide To Security Stocks which is available at http://www.securitystockwatch.com/investmentGuide.html .

American Power Conversion (Nasdaq: APCC), Donaldson (NYSE: DCI), Great Lakes Chemical (NYSE: GLK), Headwaters (Nasdaq: HDWR), Shaw Group (NYSE: SGR), and Stericycle (Nasdaq: SRCL) are among the most notable companies included in this month's issue based on recent developments.

American Power Conversion (Nasdaq: APCC) reported revenue for the fourth quarter 2004, a record $510.8 million, up 19 percent from $430.6 million in the fourth quarter 2003 and up 16 percent from $441.7 million in the third quarter 2004.

Donaldson (NYSE: DCI) announced that the Company's Board of Directors declared a regular cash dividend of 6 cents per share, payable March 11, 2005 to shareholders of record as of February 18, 2005.

Great Lakes Chemical (NYSE: GLK) announced that its board of directors declared a regular quarterly dividend of $.10 per share.

Headwaters (Nasdaq: HDWR) announced results for its quarter ended December 31, 2004. Total revenue for the December 2004 quarter, which includes a full quarter effect of fiscal 2004 acquisitions, was $218.4 million, up 115% from $101.5 million reported in the December 2003 quarter.

Shaw Group (NYSE: SGR) reports a backlog of $5.4 billion at November 30, 2004, with approximately $2.4 billion, or 44%, of the backlog is expected to be converted during the next 12 months.

Stericycle (Nasdaq: SRCL) reported revenues for the quarter ended June 30, 2004 of $123.8 million, up 9.4% from $113.1 million in the same quarter last year.

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