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Monday, August 28, 2006

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

(ABPI) Accentia Bio in exclusive license for sinusitis products with Mayo Foundation.
(AHR) Anthracite Capital is selling 4M shares from time to time via a private broker agreement.
(ANAD) Anadigics given positive valuation article in Barron's.
(APPB) Applebee's names David Goebel as its new CEO of the company.
(BF/a) Brown Forman is buying tequila maker Herradure for some $875 million according to WSJ.
(BMRN) BioMarin Pharma gets $4M milestone payment after an FDA approval.
(DELL) Dell was featured in Barron's as still having challenges even after trying to move to improve customer service.
(EBAY) eBay entered into a pact for non-US ads and e-commerce.
(FCFS) Firstcas Financial raised prior EPS guidance of $0.94 to $0.95 up to new range of $$0.96 to $0.97; making a $33+ million acquisition.
(FOXH) FoxHollow is making a $32M acquisition.
(GI) Giant Industries gets $83 cash offer from Western Refining.
(GMTC) GameTech CFO is resigning for personal reasons.
(GOOG) Google according to NYTimes will offer online tools for bsuinesses such as software for e-mail, a calendar, chat programs and a website development tool; also gets advetrtising pact from eBay.
(INTC) Intel up 1% on upgrades and on talk of a restructuring.
(ISV) Insite Vision said the FDA accepted its new drug application for the treatment of bacterial conjunctivitis.
(IVII) InterVideo gets a $13.00 buyout from Corel.
(KMI) Kinder Morgan approved the $107.50 buyout from its CEO and investor group.
(MO) Altria close to spin-off of Kraft according to WSJ note.
(MYL) Mylan is acquiring a 71% interest in Matrix labs in India.
(NANX) Nanophase gets extended pact and $5M investment from Rohm & Haas.
(NTLI) NTL is close to getting a formal offer, but there is ongoing talk that the buyout prices have been too low.
(NYX/NDAQ) The New York Post is reporting that many companies are in talks with the NASDAQ to change listings from the NYSE after the NYSE latest listing price hikes.
(OLGR) Oilgear gets $15.25 buyout offer from private equity group.
(PTEN) Patterson UTI signed pacts to acquire $100M in rig components.
(RACK) Rackable Systems up 5% on coverage call and on options restatement note.
(SFCC) SFBC announced approval to name change to PharmaNet Development to get away from its old image of problems.
(SFY) Swift Energy is paying $175M for interests in 5 properties in Louisiana.
(TTWO) Take-Two Interactive shares are cheap according to Barron's.
(UL) Unilever sold a majority of its EU frozen food operations for about $2Billion.
(VSTH) VitalStream gets exclusive online ad insertion status for ABC Radio.
(WNR) Western Refining is paying $1.5B for Giant Industries.
(WRE) Washington REIT filed to sell $500M in mixed securities.
(WRNC) Warnaco Group has an activist Investor group trying to get the company back on track according to Barron's.

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