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Friday, August 25, 2006

Pre-Market Stock Notes (Aug. 25, 2006)

(ANST) Ansoft $0.09 EPS vs $0.08e.
(BCO) Brinks positive article in Business Week.
(BNHNA) Benihana $0.40 EPS vs $0.40e.
(CAT) Caterpillar settled lawsuits with Navistar.
(COCO) Corinthian Colleges is delaying its earnings report by 2 weeks or so to complete its option review.
(CONN) Conn's slightly raised guidance and authorized $50M for share buybacks.
(CORT) Corcept Therapeutics reported negative Phase III studies in its psychotic major depression studies.
(EDR) Education Realty lowered guidance.
(F) Ford is reportedly in talks to sell luxury brand unit; Rober Rubin has resigned from its Board of Directors..
(FEIC) FEI said its COO is leaving the company.
(FINL) Finish Line lowered guidance, but said it will nolonger offer quarterly guidance to avoid the quarter to quarter game; stock trading down 15%.
(FUR) Winthrop Realty filed to sell 2.5M shares.
(GNLB) Genelabs CFO resigned.
(GOOG) Google is reportedly at risk of being designated as a fund rather than operating company by the SEC because of its percentage of assets as cash.
(HD) Home Depot authorized $3.5B to repurchase shares.
(ISLE) Isle of Capri missed earnings but the numbers may not have been comparable; stock looks down 4%.
(JCG) J Crew $0.20 EPS vs $0.17e; revenues $269M vs $271M est.
(KBH) KB Homes said they are now under an SEC option inquiry after it already said it saw suspicious options grants.
(LVS) Las Vegas Sands positive article in Business Week.
(MCDTA) McData $0.01 EPS vs -$0.01est.; revenues a tad soft.
(MTZ) Mastec said its SEC inquiry has been raised to a formal inquiry.
(OVTI) Omnivision cut to Sector Perform at CIBC.
(PCYC) Pharmacyclics -$0.33 EPS vs -$0.49e.
(RAH) Ralcorp positive article in IBD.
(RRD) R.R.Donnelly buyout may have stalled according to reports.
(SUG) Southern Union selling some nat gas assets to UGI for about $580M.
(SUPG) SuperGen positive article in Business Week.
(TM) Toyota may delay introducing some new car models by six months to address quality problems.
(UGI) UGI Group is paying $580M to acquire certain nat gas assets from Southern Union.
(WXH) Winston Hotels priced a 2.4M share sale at $11.75.

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