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Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Pre-Market Stock News (Oct. 4, 2006)

(ACAS) American Capital Strategies announced it had raised $1 Billion for a new private equity fund; current mkt cap is $5.6 Billion.
(AH) Armor Holdings trading down 8% after lowering EPS guidance.
(BFT) Bally’s Total Fitness entered a new credit facility pact with JPMorgan.
(BIIB) Biogen and Schering AG started phase III Zevalin trials. Biogen-Elan also receive approval in Canada for Tysabri to treat MS.
(CBEY) Cbeyond 4.2+ million share IPO priced at $26.75.
(CTV) CommScop raised Q3 guidance.
(HGSI) Human Genome Sciences trading up 8% on commercialization of Hep C program.
(HS) HealthSpring 10.1 million share secondary priced at $18.98.
(HYDL) Hydril lowered guidance.
(HWAY) Healthways trading down 13% after earnings and guidance.
(LMIA) LMI Aerospace gets $170 orders over 5 years for gulfstream.
(LWSN) Lawson $0.02 EPS vs $0.01e.
(MS) Morgan Stanley took a stake in BATS Trading ECN.
(OMG) OM Group trading Up 8% afterraising guidance.
(PNRA) Panera said Q3 sss +2.8%, but revenues a tad light.
(PVSW) Pervasive lowered guidance.
(QLGC) Qlogic is paying about $60M to acquire private SilverStorm.
(RPM) RPM $0.47 EPS vs $0.51e.
(SGR) Shaw Group sees Q4 EPS $0.15-0.18 vs $$0.29e; sees 2007 $1.30-1.60 versus $1.55e; taking 20% in Westinghouse Electric for about $1 Billion.
(SKS) Saks sets a $4 special dividend for holders as of November 15 record date.
(TIVO) TiVo down 5% after a court blocked an injunction on US DVR sales by EchoStar.
(VLO) Valero sees EPS $2.25-2.35 vs $2.40-2.48e.
(WCI) WCI Communities lowered guidance.
(WMT) Wal-Mart said September s-s-s were actually up 1.3% instead of the already lower 1.8% noted. How do revise lower that quick?
(WWW) Wolverine Worldwide $0.46 EPS vs $0.44e.
(XMSR) XM Satellite Radio down 2% after saying subscriber adds in Q3 were 285,000; maintains 7.7-8.2 million subscribers by year-end.

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