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Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Pre-Market Stock News (August 2, 2006)

(ADP) Automatic Data Processing is said to be spinning off its brokerage unit in a deal that could be worth $3.5 Billion.
(ADPT) Adaptec -$0.03/R$69.1M vs $0.00/$67.5M(e).
(AEZS) Aeterna Zentaris showed positive phase II trials for Ozarelix for untreatable prostate cancer.
(AL) Alcan $1.48 EPS vs $1.41e; raised dividend.
(BABY) Natus Medical $0.07 EPS vs $0.06e.
(BEC) Beckman Coulter $0.69 EPS vs $0.67e.
(BID) Sotheby's $1.17 EPS vs $0.98e.
(BYD) Boyd Gaming priced its 11.8+M share secondary one day early at $33.75 versus $24.04 close; stock at $34.44 pre-market; market talk yesterday put it to price today instead of tonight.
(CBB) Cincinnati Bell $0.08 EPS vs $0.07e.
(CGX) Consolidated Graphics beat estimates and raised guidance.
(CI) Cigna $$2.31 EPS vs $1.97e.
(CSC) CSC formed a committee to evaluate its options granting practices.
(CVO) Cenveo raised guidance.
(DF) Dean Foods $0.55 EPS vs $0.53e.
(DVN) Devon Energy $1.57 EPS vs $1.56e.
(ERTS) Electronic Arts rose $1.85 after higher revenues and narrower losses.
(EQR) Equity Residential $0.61 FFO vs $0.58e.
(GRMN) Garmin Ltd. up 9% pre-market after beating earnings at $1.10 EPS vs $0.95e; and raising guidance.
(HLX) Halter Marine $0.83 EPS vs $0.75e.
(HUN) Huntsman $0.53 EPS vs $0.48e.
(IBM) IBM is acquiring private Webify for undisclosed terms.
(JCOM) j2 Global Communications fell 9% after meeting estimates; guiding in-line and acquiring Send2Fax LLC.
(KWK) Quicksilver $0.29 EPS vs $0.24e; unsure if comparable.
(LAZ) Lazard $0.60 EPS vs $0.50e.
(MCO) Moody's $0.59 EPS vs $0.56e.
(MKTX) MarketAxess $0.02 EPS vs $0.02e.
(MVK) Maverick Tube $1.30 EPS vs $1.33e.
(MVSN) Macrovision $0.27 EPS vs $0.23e; unsure if comparable
(MWIV) MWI Veterinary Supply $0.35 EPS vs $0.27e.
(NLC) Nalco $0.18 EPS vs $0.16e.
(NOVA) Novamed $$0.07 EPS vs $0.06e.
(NRCI) National Research $0.21 EPS vs $0.20e.
(OGE) OGE Energy $0.63 EPS vs $0.64e.
(PDE) Pride International $0.41 EPS vs $0.37e.
(PDII) PDI down 7% after earnings and revenue shortfall.
(PFE) Pfizer's Chantix "Smoking Cessation" drug approved for trials in China.
(PZZA) Papa John's Pizze $0.34 EPS vs $0.34e.
(PG) P&G trading up almost 1% after posting earnings slightly ahead of plan.
(POZN) Pozen in collaboration pact with AstraZeneca for pain and inflammation associated with osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.
(PWR) Quanta Services $0.14 EPS vs $0.12e.
(RDA) Readers Digest $0.24 EPS vs $0.27e.
(RJET) Republic Airways $0.47 EPS vs $0.41e.
(SCA) Security Capital IPO priced 22.4+M shares at $20.50.
(SNY) Sanofi Aventis raised 2006 guidance with earnings overseas.
(SPW) SPX Corp $0.71 EPS vs $0.64e.
(SYKE) Sykes Enetrprises replaces POWI in S&P Small Cap 600 Index.
(TRW) TRW $0.88 EPS vs $0.68e; unsure if comparable.
(TWX) Time Warner $0.24 EPS, but $0.20 EPS net vs $0.19e; will give away its AOL email accounts for free to high-speed users.
(WTR) Aqua America $0.17 EPS vs $0.16e.
(WWIN) Waste Industries $0.32 EPS vs $0.23e.
(WYNN) Wynn Resorts up 0.4% on narrower losses.
(XJT) ExpressJet $0.39 EPS vs $0.42e.
(XMSR) XM Satellite in advertising pact with Google.
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