Stocks Watch

August 24, 2004

LOCALLY

Sandy Spring Bancorp Inc.

Shares of the Olney banking company lost $1.01, or 3 percent, to close at $32.72 yesterday, the company's second down day in the past three trading days. Still, the stock has gained more than $1.50 since Aug. 2, when the operator of 30 branches was named one of the 50 best small and medium companies to work for in the country.

NATIONALLY

World Wrestling Entertainment Inc.

The media and entertainment company saw its first-quarter earnings more than double, thanks to strong home video and pay-per-view sales of its wrestling extravaganzas, but lowered its outlook for fiscal 2005. Its shares dropped 24 cents, or 2 percent, to $11.66 yesterday.

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