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Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Pre-Market Stock News (Oct. 24, 2006)

(ACL) Alcon $1.06 EPS vs $1.07e.
(AGIX) Atherogenics -$0.36 EPS vs -$0.48e.
(AIT) Applied Industrial Tech $0.47 EPS vs $0.43e.
(ALA) Alcatel $0.14 EPS vs $0.15e.
(AMD) AMD has new Dell Server based on AMD architecture.
(AMGN) Amgen trading up 2% after beating estimates.
(AMTD) Ameritrade $0.25 EPS vs $0.22e, GAAP was $0.21 thoughl revenues a tad light; sees next year $0.90-1.22 vs $1.20e.
(ARDM) Aradigm filed to sell 20 million shares of common stock.
(ARTG) Art Technology $0.01 EPS vs $0.00e; sees fiscal year $0.11-0.14 vs $0.10e.
(ASN) Archstone Smith $0.55 FFO vs $0.53e.
(BSX) Boston Scientific announced positive stent study results.
(CME) Chicago Mercantile Exch. $2.95 EPS vs $2.86e.
(CNC) Centene $0.31 EPS vs $0.28e.
(CNET) CNET R$92.8M vs $92.8M(e); sees Q4 R$108-115 million vs. $113.3M(e).
(COH) Coach $0.34 EPS vs $0.31e.
(CPS) ChoicePoint $0.46 EPS vs $0.44e.
(CR) Crane is paying $46 million for a unit of Whirlpool.
(CTIC) Cel Therapeutics filed to sell 8.6 million shares for holders.
(DD) Dupont $0.49 EPS vs $0.44e.
(DEI) Douglas Emmett 66 million share IPO priced at $21.00, top of range and higher shares.
(EPD) Enterprise Products $0.33 EPS vs $0.28e.
(FDC) First Data $0.29 EPS as expected.
(FWRD) Forward Air $0.41 EPS vs $0.44e.
(GOOG) Google ready to launch customizeable search engine.
(GRP) Grant Prideco $0.95 EPS vs $0.84e.
(HMA) Health Management $0.30 EPS vs $0.38e.
(IMN) Imation $0.53 EPS vs $0.46e.
(JBLU) JetBlue $0.00 EPS vs $0.00e; actualnet loss was -$0.5 million.
(LLL) L-3 names Michael Strianese as CEO/President.
(LM) Legg Mason $1.00 EPS vs $1.01e, but had already warned.
(LMT) Lockhhed Martin $1.46 EPS on items, est. was 1.25e.
(LU) Lucent $0.07 EPS vs $0.04e; R$2.56B vs $2.38B(e).
(LVLT) Level 3 -$0.12 EPS vs -$0.14e.
(LXK) Lexmark $0.85 EPS vs $0.79e.
(MDC) MDC Holdings $1.06 EPS vs $1.30e.
(NFLX) Netflix traded up 12% after beating estimates.
(NICE) Nice Systems announced that its CFO is leaving.
(NOK/ORCL) Nokia and Oracle are working on mobile applications for Oracle.
(OMC) Omnicom $1.04 EPS vs $1.00e.
(PBI) Pitney Bowes $0.66 EPS as expected.
(PDSN) PowerDsine is being acquired for $11 per share by MSCC.
(PNR) Pentair $0.44 EPS vs $0.36e.
(PRE) PartnerRE $3.55 EPS vs $2.20e (unsure if comparable).
(RGA) Reinsurance Group $1.18 EPS sv $1.13e.
(RE) Everest RE $3.68 EPS vs $3.34e.
(ROK) Rockwell $0.94 EPS vs $0.83e.
(SWN) Southwest Energy $0.20 EPS as expected.
(TLAB) Tellabs $0.16 EPS vs $0.13e.
(TXN) Texas Instruments trading down 2.5% on its outlook.
(VECO) Veeco $0.14 EPS vs $0.16e; lowered Q4 guidance.
(WAT) Waters $0.54 EPS vs $0.46e.
(WDC) Western Digital said it found 28 different back-dating option instances from 1998 to 2003.
(WDR) Waddell and Reed $0.30 EPS vs $0.33e.
(WHR) Whirlpool $1.68 EPS vs $1.53e.
(WMT) Wal-Mart may launch a credit card in China with GE Finance.
(WRLD) World Acceptance $0.52 EPS vs $0.51e.
(WU) Western Union $0.34 EPS vs $0.28e.
(XPRSA) US Express $0.47 EPS vs $0.45e.
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