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Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Pre-Market Notes (September 13, 2006)

(ASHW) Ashworth Chairman/CEO Herrel is resigning effective Oct. 17.
(ASTM) Aastrom -$0.04 EPS vs -$0.04e.
(AVNC) Advancis was notified by FDA that their Phase III data was sufficient for acceptance of their new drug application.
(BEN) Franklin Resources CFO is resigning to pursue an opportunity with a private real estate firm.
(BKR) Michael Baker CEO is leaving the company.
(DHI) DRHorton in presentation sees housing market firming in 2007.
(ENER) Energy Conversion Devices -$0.02/R$27.9M vs -$0.13/$25.9M(e); unsure if EPS number is comparable, but stock traded up 3% after-hours.
(GCOM) Globecomm Systems $0.10 EPS vs $0.09e.
(HEPH) Hollis-Eden announced positive steroid data in prostate cancer study.
(HPQ) Hewlett-Packard is indicated lower as the California Atty General said it has enough evidence to indict people at the company.
(ICO) International Coal lowered guidance.
(JOYG) Joy Global raised their share buyback plan total from $300 million to 41 Billion.
(LMT) Lockheed Martin's team won the US Air Force Command Center contract valued at $2 Billion over the next 10-years.
(MRVL) Marvell Tech received a NASDAQ non-compliance letter and has requested a hearing.
(NXL) New Plan Excel Realty filed to sell $175 million in convertible notes.
(NYT) New York Times is reportedly selling its broadcast media group to focus on its newspaper and digital operations.
(PLL) Pall $0.50 EPS vs $0.46e.
(PLMD) Polymedica fell 4% after-hours after it filed to sell $150 million in convertible notes.
(SHLD) Sears Holdings authorized another $500 million in share buybacks.
(SMG) Scotts Co announced its COO has left the company.
(STX) Seagate filed to sell $1.25 Billion in debt securities.
(TECD) Tech Data named a new CEO.
(TTWO) Take-Two Interactive delayed its quarterly filing.
(TWX) Time Warner is selling off its less-core magazine operations in the hobbies and lifestyles area.
(TZIX) Trizetto is acquiring private company Quality Care Solutions for about $133 million.
(VRNT) Verint delayed its quarterly filing pending its option probe.
(WRS) Windrose Medical Properties is being acquired by Health Care REIT-HCN for $18.06, or 0.4509 shares; stock up 5%.
(WMT) Wal-Mart is reportedly also going into digital downloads for movies.
(WTHN) Wider-Than is being acquired by RealNetworks at $17.05 per share in a $350 million deal.

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