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Monday, August 21, 2006

Pre-Market Stock Notes (August 21, 2006)

(AET) Aetna noted as turnaround stock in Barron's; maintained 2006 guidance in a filing.
(AIG) AIG hired Credit Suisse in London Airport bidding in potential $1B+ deal.
(AMP) Ameriprise is worth $57 according to Barron's article versus $45 market price.
(BMY) Bristol-Myers Squibb could be takeover candidate according to WSJ.
(BP) BP gets ATTY GEN subpoenas in Alaska over what the company knew about corrosion.
(BRCM) Broadcom gets potential NASDAQ delisting notice.
(CKEC) Carmike Cinemas posts loss instead of gain.
(DG) Dollar General lowered guidance.
(EBAY) eBay merchants are calling for new management according to WSJ article.
(EMA) eMagin filed to sell 40+M shares of stock for holders.
(F) Ford officially lowered production targets.
(GKIS) Gold Kist gets a $20 buyout offer from Pilgrims Pride, a 55% premium; Gold Kist says offer is unacceptable.
(IHP) IHOP announced 2M share buyback.
(IMAX) IMAX names new CFO.
(KNSY) Kensey Nash $0.26 EPS vs $0.25e.
(LCRD) LaserCard gets $1.2M follow-on order in part of an existing $11M order.
(LOW) Lowe's $0.60 EPS vs $0.61e; adding $2B to share buyback plan; stock down almost 3% pre-market.
(MFE) McAfee gets CA ATTY GEN subpoena related to options and termination of former legal cousel.
(MRGE) Merge Tech said its interim CEO is leaving.
(NYX/NDAQ) NYSE & NASDAQ may be in talks to merge their "regulatory functions" according to CNBC report.
(IOTN) Ionatron named Dana Marshall as CEO.
(OXGN) Oxigene COO resigned to pursue other interests.
(PPC) Pilgrims Pride offers $1 Billion for Gold Kist.
(SNDK) SanDisk has positivve MP# market share article in WSJ.
(TMIC) Trend Micro announced 2M share buyback.
(TMLN) Timeline terminated license pact with Microsoft and added Microsoft as defendent in patent suit.
(ULBI) Ultralife Batteries filed to sell 4M shares of common stock.
(WRSP) Worldspace filed to sell 11.6M shares of stock.
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