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Monday, July 24, 2006

Pre-Market Stock News (July 24, 2006)

S&P Fair Value +$1.99.

(ALDN) Aladdin $0.26 EPS vs $0.26e; R$20.9M as expected; guides Q3 $0.22-0.27 vs $0.26e.
(AMD) AMD trading down 4% after its acquisition announcement of acquiring ATYT.
(ANAD) Anadigics -$0.02 EPS vs -$0.02e.
(ASH) Ashland positive article in Barron's.
(ASTE) Astec $0.56 EPS vs $0.66e.
(ATYT) ATI Tech gets $20.47 buyout offer from AMD.
(BIDU) Baidu will be bundled into H-P computers in China starting next year.
(BKS) Barnes & Noble gets SEC inquiry into stock options scandal.
(BLS) Bellsouth $0.60 EPS vs $0.57e.
(BOH) Bank of Hawaii $0.87 EPS vs $0.86e.
(DGX) Quest Diagnostics $0.78 EPS vs $0.76e.
(DWRI) Design Within Reach CFO has left the company.
(ERICY) Ericsson cautious note in Barron's.
(HAS) Hasbro $0.07 EPS vs $0.07e.
(HCA) HCA has reportedly signed a deal to be acquired by a private equity group for $51.00 per share in what may be the largest private buyout ever.
(HYGS) Hydrogenics gets order for its Fuel Cell Power Pack out of Japan.
(IMAX) IMAX Signed and expansion pact to open a theatre in Russia next year.
(IOTN) Ionatron signed an R&D pac t with Army of short-lasers.
(ITC) ITC positive article in Barron's.
(KNSY) Kensey Nash gets EU marketing approval for QuickCat extraction catheter.
(LVS) Las Vegas Sands reportedly investing $8 billion into China, although this is more than twice the original reports.
(MICC) Millicom $0.34 EPS vs $0.30e.
(MOT) Motorola announced $1.2 Billion accelerated share buyback.
(MRK) Merck $0.73 EPS vs $0.65e; R$5.8 Billion vs $5.5B(e); stock up 3%.
(NCOG) NCO Group gets $27.50 buyout from CEO and private equity group.
(NVS) Novartis disclosedc some heart risks for patients taking Gleevec cancer treatment.
(OMG) OM Group raised guidance.
(PETS) Petrmed Express $0.20 EPS vs $0.18e.
(SAP) SAP cautious note in Barron's.
(SFCC) SFBC Int'l settled its land lease lawsuit with East Bay Corp.
(SGP) Schering Plogh $0.25 EPS vs $0.17e.
(SSP) EWScripps $0.64 EPS vs $0.60e.
(STN) Station Casinos cautious note in barron's.
(TIE) Titanium Metals $0.31 EPS vs $0.29e.
(UAUA) $0.93 EPS vs $0.45e; unsure if comparable.
(USEG) US Energy Group filed to sell 11.2M shares for selling holders.

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