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Thursday, September 07, 2006

Pre-Market Stock Notes (Sept. 7, 2006)

(ABM) ABM Industries $0.35 EPS vs $0.30e.
(ADSK) Autodesk is acuiring a private structural engineer software firm for $33M.
(AMLN) Amylin Pharma says its Symlin improved diabetes control.
(ARG) Airgas CFO resigned.
(ATYT) ATI Tech lowered guidance, but announced it received antitrust approval to be acquired by AMD.
(BEAS) BEA Systems will not file its quarterly report by the extended deadline on its option reviews.
(BTU) Peabody Energy lowered EPS guidance and put production at lower-end of forecasts.
(BZH) Beazer Homes lowered guidance.
(CANI) Carreker $0.12 EPS vs $0.00e.
(CAG) ConAgra reaffirmed 2007 guidance.
(CBUK) Cutter & Buck $0.19 EPS vs $0.19e.
(COGT) Cogent won multiple fingerprint ID contracts in California.
(CRMT) Americas Car-Mart $0.35 EPS vs $0.39e.
(CWST) Casella Waste -$0.04 EPS vs -$0.03e.
(DGX) Quest Diognostics said 2006 EPS will be $2.95 to $3.05 vs $3.06e.
(DVAX) Dynavax entered licensing pact with AstraZeneca.
(EDU) New Oriental Education IPO priced 7.5M shares at$15.00, above the $11.00 to $13.00 range.
(EK) Eastman Kodak said it will have a multi-year kiosk pact for film development in Wal-Mart stores by adding 2,000 kiosks in 1,000 stores.
(EMBT) Ambarcadero gets $8.38 buyout.
(FCEL) Fuel Cell Energy -$0.37/R$8.68M vs -$0.37/$8.45M(e).
(HITK) Hi-Tech Pharmacal reported a loss instead of positive earnings.
(HOV) Hovnanian $1.15 EPS vs $1.10e; guides Q4 in line with a huge range.
(IDWK) International Display $0.05 EPS vs $0.05e.
(INGN) Introgen Therapeutics and its partner Gendux received an orphan designation for Advexin in the European Union.
(INSP) InfoSpace will cut 40 positions and close its Hamburg, Germany operations.
(JOSB) Jos. A. Banks $0.38 EPS vs $0.35e.
(KBH) KBHomes lowered guidance.
(LU) Lucent said it should receive an SEC Wells Notice.
(MATK) Martek Bio beat earnings but gave lower guidance; stock down 15%.
(MOV) Movado $0.43 EPS vs $0.39e.
(MRK) Merck: an outside investigation concluded that the company acted with integrity in the way it handled Vioxx, this is being called company sponsored by critics.
(MWP) Markwest Hydrocarbon CFO retiring october 1, 2006.
(NHRX) Nationshealth will sell its discount prescriptions drug card business for $6M.
(NWBT) Northwest Bio gets FDA clearance to begin Phase I Lung Cancer trials.
(OSIS) OSI Systems received $10.5M contract for medical machina subsystems.
(PALM) Palm lowered revenue targets this quarter; stock down 6%.
(POWL) Powell Industries missed earnings targets and lowered guidance.
(QDEL) Quidel CFO will retire.
(SEH) Spartech $0.44 EPS vs $0.34e.
(SHRP) Sharper Image postponed earnings and filing due to stock options review.
(TRW) TRW lowered fiscal EPS targets.
(USEG) US Energy filed to sell 227,000 shares for selling holders.
(V) Vivendi beat earnings overseas.
(WMT) Wal-Mart will reportedly look at 6 different store models to be used accross different demographics.
(ZOLL) Zoll Medical received marketing approval for its new defibrilator in hospitals.
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