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Friday, July 07, 2006

Pre-Market Notes (July 7, 2006)

S&P FAIR VALUE +$0.18.

(ACTG) Acacia positive article in Business Week on web patents.
(AMD) AMD trading down 5% pre-market on an earnings warning.
(ARCC) Ares Capital filed to sell 9.3M shares.
(BOBJ) Business Objects lowered guidance.
(CBS) CBS noted as possible break-up candidate in Business Week.
(DLTR) DollatrTree put revenues at higher-end of estimates.
(FNSR) Finisar awarded another $25M in damages in DirecTV case.
(GENT) Gentium filed to sell 2.4M shares for holders.
(GY) GenCorp awarded contract for supersonic sramjet engine.
(HOFT) Hooker Furniture $0.49 EPS vs $0.33e, unsure if comparable.
(IDEV) Indevus Pharma said it met primary endpoints for Phase III Sanctura XR trial.
(LAB) Labranch lowered guidance to a loss after losses in NYX share value.
(LI) Laidlaw $0.44 EPS vs $0.51e.
(MIVA) Miva lowered guidance.
(OIIM) O2 Micro lowered guidance.
(PMTI) Palomar added to S&P Small Cap 600 index to replace LSCP after merger.
(RGX) Radiologix gets $3.59 buyout from PMDX in cash and stock.
(RSH) Radioshack names former K-Mart CEO Julian Day as its new CEO.
(SBS) SBS's ADR noted positively in Business Week.
(SBUX) Starbucks trading down after reporting s-s-s +6%.
(SNSA) Stolt Nielsen said it is part of an SEC inquiry into stock options granting.
(TIBX) TIBCO $0.08 EPS vs $0.06e.
(VZ) Verizon is spinning off its print phone book operations.
(WEBM) Webmethods lowered guidance.

ANALYST CALLS:
ADI started as Buy at BB&T.
AHGP started as Overweight at Lehman.
AMT raised to Buy at Goldman Sachs.
BOBJ cut to Sector Perform at RBC.
CCO raised to Buy at Goldman Sachs.
CNX cut to Neutral at Merrill Lynch.
DG raised to Outperform at Raymond James.
DTAS reitr Buy at Deutsche Bank; raised to Outperform at Bear Stearns.
DUK started as Neutral at Goldman Sachs.
FNSR started as Buy at Deutsche Bank.
GM raised to Hold at Deutsche Bank.
GNSS cut to Neutral at Oppenheimer.
GOOG added to Buy List at Goldman Sachs.
GRMN cut to Mkt Perform at Brean Murray.
IM started as outperform at Lehman.
INTC est's lowered at Thomas Weisel, cut est's at Prudential.
JDSU started as Hold at Deutsche Bank.
KEYM started as Buy at Jefferies.
LOW cut to Hold at AGEdwards.
MDG cut to Neutral at UBS.
MMM raised to Overweight at JPMorgan.
NMSS cut to Neutral at First Albany.
OIIM cut to Neutral at Oppenheimer.
PH raised to Buy at Citigroup.
PRX raised to Outperform at FBR.
Q cut to Sell at Goldman Sachs.
SIRI reitr Buy at Citigroup.
TECD started as Underweight at Lehman.
TROW started as Outperform at Wachovia.
V cut to Equal Weight at Lehman.
VISG started as Hold at Jefferies.
XTO raised to Buy at Citigroup.

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