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Thursday, October 05, 2006

Pre-Market Stock News (Oct. 5, 2006)

(AAPL) Apple issued statement that Steve jobs was aware of backdating but didn't personally benefit and wasn't aware of accounting implications.
(AEOS) American Eagle Outfitters s-s-s +19%.
(ANN) Ann Taylor s-s-s +14%.
(ASCA) Ameristar Casinos raised Q3 guidance.
(BEBE) Bebe Stores s-s-s +15%.
(BJ) BJ's Wholesale Club s-s-s +3.8%.
(CHRD) Chordiant Software won a $10 million order from IBM.
(COST) Costco s-s-s +4%.
(CPRT) CoPart $0.33 EPS vs $0.29e.
(DBRN) Dress Barn s-s-s +13%.
(DVAX had positive results published in New Enland Journal of Medicine about its ragweed vaccine.
(ECA) Encana entered joint venture with ConocoPhilips in North America.
(EXEL) Exelixis 10 million share secondary priced at $8.40.
(GES) Guess s-s-s +11.3%.
(GNVC) Genvec won a $52 million contract to support AIDS vaccine production.
(GPS) Gap Stores -3% on s-s-s.
(HPQ) H-P ex-Dunn and 4others had criminal charges filed against them.
(IKAN) Ikanos trading down over 25% after lowering guidance.
(IRM) Iron Mountain reaffirmed reaffirmed guidance.
(JOSB) Jos A Bankns s-s-s +2.7%.
(LTBG) Lightbridge lost Sprint as customer and announced will exit its telecom operations.
(LTD) Limited s-s-s +12%.
(MAMA) Mamma.com was noted as the technology interface provide for AOL's OpenRide launch yesrday via its Copernic.com unit
(MAR) Marriott $0.34 EPS vs $0.30e.
(MDZ) MDS Inc. sold its Canadian lab business for $1.3 Billion (Candian dollars).
(MTN) Vail Resorts -$0.78 EPS vs -$0.79e.
(MTRX) Matrix Svc $0.13 EPS vs $0.09e.
(MWRK) Mothers Work s-s-s +10.6%.
(NUHC) New Horizons $0.19 EPS vs $0.19e.
(NYX) NYSE may take 26% stake in Bombay Stock Exchange.
(OPWV) Openwave said its option investigation turned up no evidence of backdating.
(OSIS) OSI Systems announced $5.2 million contract orders.
(PIR) Pier 1 s-s-s -10.1%.
(PLCE) Childrens Place s-s-s +20%.
(PSUN) Pacific Sunwear s-s-s -2.4%.
(PTC) PAR Tech lowered guidance.
(Q) Qwest announced $2 Billion share buyback for next 2-years.
(RYAAY) Ryanair launched a $1.88 Billion equivalent bid for Air Lingus Plc.
(SBUX) Starbucks s-s-s +6%; stock traded up another 3% after-hours.
(STZ) Constellation Brands $0.43 EPS vs $0.43e; guides higher-end of estimates down for 2007.
(TK) Teekay Shipping raised its dividend.
(VTS) Veritas DGC posted $0.16 EPS after large item, est was $0.42.
(WYE) Wyeth slightly raised 2006 EPS target.
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