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Thursday, August 03, 2006

Pre-Market Stock News (August 3, 2006)

S&P Fair Value -$0.90

(ABX) Barrick Gold $0.53 EPS vs $0.45e; eliminating most gold hedges.
(AD) Advo $0.33 EPS vs $0.34e.
(AGIL) Agile Software lowered guidance and delayed filing.
(ATPG) ATP Oil & Gas $0.21 EPS vs 0.52e; unsure if comparable because has items; also
acquired new recoverable hydrocarbon wells.
(AT) Alltel $0.93 EPS vs $0.89e.
(BCSI) Blue Coat Systems said the SEC is conducting a stock options inquiry.
(BDSI) BioDelivery Science is purchasing drug delivery technology from QLTI.
(BLK) Blackrock approved a new 2.1M share buyback.
(BMR) BioMed Realty Trust $0.41 FFO vs $0.40e.
(BRKS) Brooks $0.30 EPS vs $0.27e.
(CRYP) Cryptologic $0.59 EPS vs $0.50e.
(CTB) Cooper Tire & Battery reported wider losses and resignation of CEO.
(CVS) CVS $0.40 EPS vs $0.37e.
(CWT) California Water Service had lower earnings, but unsure if comparable.
(CXW) Corrections Corp $0.63 EPS vs $0.57e.
(DESC) Distributed Energy -$0.17 EPS vs -$0.14e.
(DLR) Digital Realty Trust $0.38 FFO vs $0.38e.
(DNB) Dunn & Bradstreet $0.84 EPS vs $0.81e.
(DUK) Duke Energy $0.43 EPS vs $0.38e.
(ED) Consolidated Edison $0.50 EPS vs $0.49e.
(EAC) Encore Acquisition $0.42 EPS vs $0.41e.
(EMS) Emergency Medical Services $0.26 EPS vs $0.20e.
(ESPD) eSpeed $0.04 EPS vs $0.03e.
(EXTR) Extreme Networks $0.00 EPS vs $0.03e.
(FOXH) Fox Hollow -$0.15 EPS vs -$0.13e.
(GES) Guess? $0.30 EPS vs $0.24e.
(GPS) Gap lowered EPS targets after weak s-s-s.
(GSTL) Genco Shipping & Trading $0.69 EPS vs $0.61e.
(HLF) Herbalife $0.49 EPS vs $0.48e.
(INHX) Inhibitex -$0.25 EPS vs -$0.30e.
(ITG) Investment Technology Group $0.56 EPS vs $0.55e.
(JOSB) Jos. A. Banks s-s-s +15.9%.
(KNL) Knoll secondary stock offering of 9.2M shares priced at $17.66.
(KSE) KeySpan Energy $0.28 EPS vs $0.16e; unsure if comparable.
(LEAP) Leap Wireless names new CFO.
(LEV) Levitt $0.15 EPS vs $0.12+e.
(MDT) sees $0.53-0.545 EPS vs $0.57e.
(MIK) Michael's Stores lowered EPS guidance after showing s-s-s.
(MMC) Marsh & Mclennan $0.36 EPS vs $0.44e.
(MROI) MRO Software to be acquired by IBM for $25.80 per share.
(NSR) Neustar $0.26 EPS vs $0.22e.
(NT) NorTel reported EPS of $0.08 After gains and after recoveries, so not comparable;
estimate was $0.01; stock up 4% pre-market.
(NWNG) Northwest Natural Gas $0.07 EPS vs $0.05e.
(NXL) New Plan Realty $0.27 FFO vs $0.22e.
(OATS) Wild Oats $0.16 EPS vs $0.11e.
(OEH) Orient Express Hotels $0.50 EPS vs $0.52e.
(OHI) Omega Health $0.29 EPS vs $0.29e.
(PAAS) Pan American Silver $0.20 EPS vs $0.15e.
(PDC) Pioneer Drilling $0.39 EPS vs $0.40e.
(PMI) PMI Group $1.14 EPS vs $1.12e.
(PORK) Premium Standard Farms $0.24 EPS vs $0.29e.
(PPX) Pacific Energy Partners $0.51 EPS vs $0.42e.
(PRU) Prudential $1.40 EPS vs $1.44e.
(PSA) Public Storage $0.99 FFO vs $0.98e.
(PTEN) Patterson UTI Energy $1.00 EPS vs $0.95e.
(PVA) Penn Virgina $0.96 EPOS vs $0.68e; thinly covered stock.
(REGN) Regeneron -$0.41 EPS vs $0.56e.
(REST) Restore MEdical -$0.26 EPS vs -$0.30e.
(S) Sprint indicating down $1.00 pre-market on light earnings of $0.32 EPS vs $0.33e.
(SBUX) Starbucks beat estimates, but put 2007 s-s-s at lower levels than historics; July
s-s-s +4%; stock down 9%.
(SFY) Swift Energy $1.27 EPS vs $1.19e.
(SIG) Signet Group plc is about to get private equity bid overseas.
(SINA) Sina $0.21 EPS vs $0.19e.
(SRX) SRA Int'l $0.30 EPS vs $0.28e.
(SUN) Sunoco $3.27 EPS vs $2.70e.
(THX) Houston Exploration $1.00 EPS vs $0.94e.
(TK) Teekay Shipping $0.66 EPS vs $0.56e.
(TTEK) Tetra Tech $0.17 EPS vs $0.18e.
(TYC) Tyco $0.50 EPS vs $0.48e.
(UBET) Youbet.com $0.06/R$39.6M vs $0.07/$38.5M(e).
(VIAC) Viacell -$0.18 EPS vs -$0.13e.
(WMB) Williams $0.33 EPS vs $0.24e.
(WMG) Warner Music -$0.10/R$822M vs -$0.17/$780+M(e).
(WPTE) WPT Enterprises $0.12 EPS vs $0.10e.
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