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Friday, September 08, 2006

Pre-Market Stock Notes (Sept. 8, 2006)

(AAPL) Apple filed for what is being deemed an indeterminable patent for a multi-purpose handheld device that crosses multiple uses and platforms.
(ABG) Asbury Auto registered to sell 8 million shares of stock for shareholders.
(ADSX) Applied Digital filed to sell 1.7 million shares for selling holders.
(AMZN) Amazon's new movie rental purchase and download service is met with very little positive reception.
(ASN) Archstone Smith is paying $220.6 million for a 575-unit apartment community in San Mateo.
(BKC) Burger King gets a positive valuation article in business Week.
(BKRS) Bakers Footwear reported loss instead of gain.
(BLUD) Immucor CEO is retiring.
(CAE) Cascade $0.91 EPS vs $0.82e.
(COO) Cooper Cos $0.79 EPS vs $0.75e.
(EPD) Enterprise Products 11 million share secondary priced at $25.80 versus $25.80 close.
(GILD) Gilead noted positive on prospects in Business Week.
(GRRF) China grentech gets indoor wireless coverage system pact for beijing Olympics.
(GTW) Gateway appointed J. Edward Coleman as CEO, replacing interim CEO Rick Snyder.
(JOE) St. Joe announced it will takea $10+ million charge for exiting the Florida homebuilding market.
(LAKE) Lakeland Industries $0.25 EPS vs $0.29e.
(LEN) Lennar lowered guidance.
(LGND) Ligand Pharma is selling its oncology product line for $205 million to Eisai Co. Ltd. in Japan.
(LLTC) Linear Tech options inquiry has now gone to the IRS.
(MDTL) Medis tech gets positive article in Business Week.
(MIK) Michael's Stores said its option inquiry has been transferred from the NY US AG to the DOJ fraud division.
(NSM) National Semi $0.35 EPS vs $0.32e; lowered guidance from up 1-4% to down 2-5%; stock trading down about 5% pre-market.
(NWS) NewsCorp is selling its land/property in Seaport District of Boston toMorgan Stanley real Estate for $200 million.
(PBY) Pep Boys renewed its share buyback plan.
(PEGA) Pegasystems appointed new CFO.
(PLCE) Childrens Place is delaying its quarterly filing due to its options investigation.
(SHFL) Shuffle Master $0.30 EPS vs $0.26e; put guidance at $0.97-1.00 EPS vs $0.91e; announced $30M share buyback plan.
(SRDX) SurModics announced new drug eluting stend development pact with private X-Cell.
(SWHC) Smith & Wesson $0.08 EPS vs $0.07e.
(SYNM) Syntroleum is suspending operations at a plant after completing production atthe pilot plant; will cut 46 positions.
(TRMS) Trimeris extended its research pact with Roche by 2 years.
(UBSH) Union Bancshares announced a 3-2 stock split.
(VNUS) VNUS Medical Tech said it is deferring some RF Generator sales during Q3 and Q4.
(YHOO) Yahoo! in pact to offer live game webcasts with the NFL.
(ZQK) Quicksilver $0.04 EPS vs $0.04e; sees 2007 EPS $0.88-0.92 vs $1.00e.
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