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Monday, September 25, 2006

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

S&P Fair Value -$0.57. Crude down another $0.90 after the weekend after BP received permission to restart the Eastern half of its Prudhoe Bay oilfield pipeline. Rumors over the weekend indicated that Osama Bin Laden may have died from an illness, according to Time Magazine.

(ACOR) Acordia Therapeutics announced positive Phase III Fampridine trials for Multiple Sclerosis.
(AH) Armor Holdings gets another $50 million component order.
(BP) British Petroleum gets permission to restart some of its Prudhoe Bay operations.
(CIEN) Ciena completed its 1-7 reverse stock split, but will trade as CIEND.
(CXW) Corrections Corp noted positively in WSJ.
(DBD) Diebold’s electronic voting machines may be being given second thoughts in some states after most recent videos of how to rig elections came out according to New York Times.
(DJO) DJO Inc puts guidance at higher-end of revenue range.
(EEEE) Educate Inc gets $8.00 buyout from private equity group.
(ETH) Ethan Allen puts revenues at $240-245 million compares to $264 million estimates; stock down 3%.
(FNET) FortuNet wins another approval from Nevada Gaming Commission.
(GM) GM reportedly is meeting again with Carlos Ghosn as talks for an alliance have progressed.
(HPQ) H-P traded up 1% after Friday’s close after Mark Hurd held media conference.
(HRS) Harris slightly raised EPS guidance by 2%.
(JLG) JLG Industries $0.45 EPS vs $0.43e.
(MSCC) Microsemi slightly lowered guidance.
(ORCH) Orchid won a new DNA contract with London.
(OSIS) OSI Systems wins $3.5 million agency contract.
(SNDK) SanDisk trades down 2% pre-market on a Merrill Lynch downgrade.
(SRT) Star Tek gets voice support pact for Comcast’s VoIP.
(TWX) Time Warner up 2% pre-market on stock upgrade at Morgan Stanley.
(WAG) Walgreens $0.41 EPS vs $0.41e.
(WARR) Warrior Energy Services up 35% after getting buyout from Superior Energy Services.
(WMT) Wal-Mart will seek a 5% packaging reduction goal according to WSJ.
(WPZ) Williams Partners filed to sell $1.5 Billion in securities.
(XMSR) XM Satellite Radio starts its Oprah programming today.
(ZLC) Zale said the SEC ended its investigation into the company.

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