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Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Pre-Market Stock Notes (August 15, 2006)

(A) Agilent $0.46 EPS vs $0.41e; sees next quarter $0.50-0.55 EPS vs $0.50e.
(ADAM) Adam Software $0.10 EPS vs $0.08e, acquiring private OnlineBenefits Inc.
(AEOS) American Eagle Outfitters $0.47 EPS vs $0.46e.
(BG) Bunge made an investment into alternative energy for biodiesel with Renewable Energy Group.
(BRL) Barr Pharma $0.76 EPS vs $0.73e.
(BJ) BJ's Wholesale $0.39 EPS vs $0.38e; guides FY 2006 under estimates.
(CA) Computer Associates $0.17 EPS vs $0.13e.
(CNL) Cleco 6M share secondary looks to have priced at $23.75.
(DE) Deere $1.85 EPS vs $1.81e.
(DELL) Dell is having its largest recall for 4 million lithium ion batteries. Sony (SNE) was apparently the manufacturer for these.
(DEIX) Directed Electronics $0.09 EPS vs $0.11e.
(DIET) eDiet trading lower as it posts loss instead of gain and withdraws guidance pending review of its business model.
(DKS) Dick's Sporting Goods $0.47 EPS vs $0.44e.
(DLP) Delta Land & Pine gets $42 cash buyout offer from Monsanto.
(DMGI) Digital Music Group announced 5,000 track digital content acquisitions.
(FOSL) Fossil $0.16 EPS vs $0.12e.
(GE) GE will pay $710M for Kinder Morgan's retail gas unit.
(GILD) Gilead announced Viread licensing on non-exclusive basis with 3 companies.
(HD) Home Depot $0.93 EPS vs $0.92e; EPS was $0.90 after items; guides FY 2006 EPS at low-end of range.
(IDP) Idera Pharma filed to sell 1.22M shares for holders.
(JAS) Jo-Ann Stores -$0.90 EPS vs -$0.84e.
(KONG) Kongzhong $0.23 EPS vs $0.21e.
(KOSN) Kosan filed to sell 7M shares for holders.
(MED) Medifast $0.11 EPS vs $0.11e.
(MLIN) Micro Linear announced Sirenza (SMDI) will acquire the company for 0.365 shares of SMDI stock.
(MO) Altria may be boosting its dividend, but is reportedly not formalizing its spin-off plans.
(NTES) $0.28 EPS vs $0.27e.
(NWRE) Neoware $0.09 EPS vs $0.08e; put FY2007 revenues at 18-20% growth.
(PANC) Panacos presented data at the international AIDS conference saying their treatment did not appear to cause fetal malformations in preliminary studies.
(PLB) American Italian Pasta CFO resigned and delayed its filing.
(RBAK) Redback got its 10-Q filing in with restatements.
(RNAI) Sirna Therapeutics -$0.15 EPS vs -$0.11e.
(SNE) Sony manufactured the batteries that are subject to the 4 million lithium ion battery recalls.
(SKS) Saks -$0.28 EPS vs -$0.20e.
(SPLS) Staples $0.22 EPS vs $0.22e; guides to higher end of next quarter range.
(STP) SunTech Power $0.19 EPS vs $0.15e.
(TPTH) Tripath shares up 78% as it received a $9.25 non-binding acquisition offer from Becton Dickinson.
(TS) Tenaris may be subject to EU taxation because of a status ruling on its holding companies domiciled in Luxembourg.
(WMT) Wal-Mart $0.72 EPS vs $0.72e; EPS was $0.50 after charges; guides in-line; Q2 s-s-s were +1.7%.
(WPCS) WPCS International filed to sell 520,000 shares for holders.
(ZGEN) Zonagen filed a patent suit against BMY.

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