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Monday, October 02, 2006

Pre-Market Stock Notes (October 2, 2006)

(AAPL) Apple trading down over 2% pre-market after being cut to Hold at Citigroup.
(ACTG) Acacia Research announced technology license pact with 3M and new license pact with Texas Instruments and another pact with Allstate.
(APD) Air Products announced it will take charges of $0.32-0.37 per share in Q4 for restructuring.
(APPA) AP Pharma granted an exclusive license for its chemotherapy assisting treatment in China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Macau.
(BIIB/DNA) Biogen and Genentech get approval from the FDA for 2 new uses of Rituxan.
(BKHM) Bookham registered 14.5 million shares for selling holders.
(BOT) CBOT Holdings announced its contract trading volume was up 21% year-over-year for Q3.
(CHRZ) Computer Horizon announced sale of federal government sales unit to Neustar for $15+ million.
(CRAY) Cray announced it filed to sell $80 million in common stock.
(CRYP) Cryptologic down 29% pre-market after the US passed legislation barring US online betting.
(CSCO) Cisco Systems launches new logo and ad campaign to promote its overall change from a tech wholesale supplier into a consumer products company.
(HEPH) Hollis-Eden announced bone regeneration program showed positive results for chemotherapy indications.
(HET) Harrah’s buyout now may be a private equity group.
(HGSI) Human Genome Sciences announced positive phase I study results on its HIV treatment.
(IFLO) I-Flow sold its InfuSystem unit for $140 million.
(KEA) Keane lowered guidance and fired its president of North America for cause.
(LACO) Lakes Entertainment announced casino agreement with El Dorado County Shingle Springs Indian Tribe.
(LCRD) LaserCard gets $2.7 million border patrol order.
(LPMA) Lipman Electronic Engineering sets a $1.50 special dividend.
(LTON) Linktone announced strategic investment into Beijing Center National Radio Media.
(MDLK) MediaLink Worldwide sold its US Newswire operations to PR Newswire for $18 to $23 million.
(MYOG) Myogen is being acquired by Gilead for $52.50 in cash, which is roughly a $2.5 Billion deal.
(NVAX) Novavax names new chief medical officer as Dr, Perry Heaton of Merck.
(OPMR) Optical Robotics said the US-passed legislation banning Internet gambling online for US citizens will hurt its FireOne group results.
(OSIS) OSI Systems gets $3.2 million Rapiscan order from Hong Kong.
(PIR) Pier 1 CEO is retiring.
(PSTA) Monterrey Pasta announced it will have aloss instead of earnings because of restructuring.
(SRA) Serono announced positive Phase II study results for breast and prostate cancer.
(TRMB) Trimble Navigation gets new cooperative licensing pact for its GPS patents with Nokia.
(TTPA) Trinitech Group gets tracking order from Regis.
(UNFI) United Natural Foods extended its long-term supply pact with Whole Foods and put Fiscal 2006 EPS at $1.25-1.30 vs. 1.29e.
(VVUS) Vivus announced it is doing a new drug application submission for Evamist for menopause.
(WMT) Wal-Mart showed only 1.8% sales gains for September.
(WVCM) Wavecom SA gets wireless technology pact in New Zealand.
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