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Thursday, September 21, 2006

Pre-Market Stock Notes (Sept. 21, 2006)

(A) Agilent announced $2 Billion set aside for share buyback plan and will pay out a dividend with VRGY shares.
(ALNY) Alnylam signed a Biogen-Idec collaborationpact for PML.
(AMR) American Airlines gets a 5-year US Postal Services contract.
(APOG) Apogee $0.26 EPS vs $0.24e.
(BBBY) Bed Bath & Beyond $0.51 EPS vs $0.51e.
(BSX) Boston Scientific is in talks to settle Guidant defibrilator cases.
(CAG) ConAgra $0.26 EPS vs $0.23e; raised 2007 target by $0.05.
(CRS) Carpenter tech announced $250 million allocated for share buybacks.
(CTAS) Cintas $0.53 EPS vs $0.51e.
(DELL) Dell received non-compliance letter from NASDAQ.
(ERTS) Electronic Arts received a subpoena over stock options.
(FDX) FedEx $1.53 EPS vs $1.51e.
(GIS) General Mills $0.74 EPS vs $0.67e.
(HDIX) Home Diagnostics 6.6 million share IPO priced at $12.00.
(MIVA) Miva raised guidance on revenues.
(MLHR) Herman Miller trading up 11% after posting $0.43 EPS vs $0.39e.
(MSFT) Microsoft gets added complaints over Vista being unfair in the EU.
(NWPX) Northwest Pipeline received a $27 million order.
(PCLN) raised guidance and announced plans to sell $300 million in convertible notes; stock trading up 5%.
(POZN) Pozen trading up almost 4% pre-market on news that AstraZeneca will pay $40 million upfront.
(RVBD) Riverbed Technology priced its 8.8 million share IPO at $9.75, above the 8.4 million share indication and above the $7.00 to $8.50 range.
(SCHL) Scholastic -$1.12 EPS vs -$1.18e.
(SLAB) Silicon Labs trading down almost 5% on an earnings warning.
(TSCM) stock is being helped by Jim Cramer according to IBD article.
(TWTC) Time Warner Telecom priced 39.6+ million secondary at $17.50.
(TWX) Time Warner finalized AOL France unit sale to Neuf Cegetel for $365 million; AOL UK bid process apparently saw Orange drop out of the bidding; stock noted positively in Barron's Online.
(TSO) Tessoro gets a $253.5 million order from the Department of Defense for jet fuel.
(VITR) Vitria gets a $2.75 going-private transaction offer.
(WCRX) Warner Chilcott 70.6 million share IPO priced at $15.00 pershare.
(XRTX) Xyratex beat earnings but lowered guidance; stock down 3.5%.
(YHOO) Yahoo! in talks to buy Facebook according to reports.

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