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Monday, October 16, 2006

Pre-Market Stock News (Oct. 16, 2006)

(AAWW) Atlas Air Worldwide formed a strategic pact with DHL.
(AMGN) Amgen gets FDA “Approvable” letter for Aranesp for kidney cancer, but gets request for label language and clarification of data.
(ASYT) Asyst Tech $0.09 EPS vs $0.08e.
(BABY) Natus Medical is paying $19+ million for an acquisition of Olympic Medical.
(CAMH) Cambridge heart CEO stepped down from the company.
(DLA) Delta Apparel lowered guidance.
(ENT) Enterra shares could fall further according to Barron’s.
(EPAY) Bottom Line is paying $22 million in cash and stock to acquire FormScape.
(ETN) Eaton $1.62 EPS vs $1.59e.
(FTD) FTD Group filed to sell 15.5 million shares for holders.
(GBX) Greenbriar Cos pays $227.5 million to buy Meridien Rail Holdings.
(JLG) JLG Industries gets $28 per share cash offer from Oshkosh Trucking-OSK.
(JNJ) J&J may be a place to hide according to barron’s.
(MAT) Mattel $0.62 EPS vs $0.61e.
(MRK) Merck is set to hear from the FDA over its diabetes medication today.
(MTOX) Medtox Scientific $0.17 EPS vs $0.15e.
(NICE) NICE Systems traded up 8% after Cramer touted it on MAD MONEY.
(NRMX) Neurochem submitted a complete response to its FDA approvable letter for Kiacta.
(NUE) Nucor could be acquired by USSteel according to Barron’s.
(OPEN) Open Solutions is said to be going private according to numerous reports at $38 per share by Carlyle and Providence Equity.
(PLCM) Polycom could be at risk over Cisco’s video conferenceing technology according to Barron’s article.
(RVBD) Riverbed Tech traded up 5% after Cramer touted it on MAD MONEY.
(TRPS) Tripos CFO stepped down from the company.
(TRBS) Texas regional Bancshares $0.30 EPS vs $0.42e, but after loan loss provisions and after merger charges.
(UNH) UnitedHealth CEO McGuire is “stepping down” after repeated pressure over his options scandal.
(VDM) Van der Moolen CFO has resigned.
(VICL) Vical will raise $12.5 million in stock sales.
(VZ) Verizon may spin-off directories unit according to NYTimes.
(WB) Wachovia $1.19 EPS vs $1.19e.
(X) US Steel positive article in Barron’s.
(YHOO) Yahoo! is set to start showing some local news clips from CBS stations on a select test basis.

Barron’s noted water companies PNR, WTS, WTS as best water related plays.
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