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Monday, August 07, 2006

Pre-Market Stock News (August 7, 2006)

(AAPL) Apple noted in WSJ as having option grants before key price moves; Steve Jobs speaks today at Apple Developers Forum and may unveil new products or initiatives.
(ACS) Affiliated Computer said it is cooperating with a probe into its stock options plan that had been previously disclosed from 1994 to current.
(ADM) ADM noted as 15% overvalued in Barron’s.
(ALTH) Allos Therapeutics -$0.13 EPS vs -$0.14e.
(AMT) American Tower posted revenues of $325.9M vs $321.2M(e); not reporting earnings because of its options investigation; also temporarily suspending its share buyback plan.
(BP) BP has indefinitely closed its largest oil field in Alaska because of a pipeline leak and because of corrosion; that field is supposedly responsible for 8% of US production.
(CDL) Citadel Broadcasting $0.15 EPS vs $0.16e.
(CONN) Conn’s reported lower revenues and lowered fiscal EPS guidance by 5%.
(CSV) Carriage Systems $0.04 EPS vs $0.05+e.
(CTXS) Citrix is acquiring privately held Orbital Data for $50 million.
(DHT) Double Hull Tankers $0.22 EPS vs $0.21e.
(ELON) Syneron Medical $0.32 EPS vs $0.39e.
(ENCY) Encysive Pharma -$0.48 EPS vs -$0.49e.
(ENDP) Endo Pharmaceuticals positive article in Investors Business Daily.
(EP) El Paso $0.19 EPS vs $0.18e.
(GBL) GAMCO $0.58 EPS vs $0.51e.
(GOOG) Google testing video distribution pact with Viacom’s MTV.
(HANS) Hansen Natural trading down $7.00 on light EPS.
(IMMC) Immunicon is in research and collaboration pact with AstraZeneca.
(INTC) Intel noted as having superior chips over AMD and more favorable stock at Goldman Sachs.
(IP) International Paper noted as having value according to Barron’s.
(LOJN) Lojack $0.29 EPS vs $0.28e.
(MVL) Marvel Entertainment $0.19 EPS vs $0.11e.
(N) Inco fiiled formal response over the Tech deal with Phelps Dodge.
(ORBK) Orbotek $0.46 EPS vs $0.42e.
(ORCI) Opinion Research gets $12.00 buyout from IUSA.
(PFGC) Performance Food $0.35 EPS vs $0.35e.
(QUIK) Quicklogic gets an informal SEC probe over stock options.
(SUG) Southern Union $0.21 EPS vs $0.21e.
(TNS) TNS $0.17 EPS vs $0.23e.
(VIA) Viacom is testing a video distribution pact with Google for its MTV networks.
(WTR) Aqua America filed to sell 3M shares of stock; 500,000 are directly from the company and the rest ar in a UBS forward sale.
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