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Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Pre-Market Stock Notes (October 3, 2006)

(ABMD) Abiomed announced it will sell 7.5 million shares.
(AL) Alcon announced 5% share repurchase plan and dividend hike.
(ALGN) Align Tech 2.6 million share secondary announced.
(ALTH) Allos Therapeutics announced FDA fast track designation for its t-cell lymphoma treatment.
(BEC) Beckman Coulter is paying $185 Million to acquire Lumgen, a diagnostics company.
(BFAM) Bright Horizons will be added to S&P Small Cap 600 Index.
(CAG) ConAgra CFO leaving to join Eastman Kodak.
(CDSS) Citadel Security Software to be acquired by McAfee for $0.52 to $0.54 total consideration per share.
(CHINA) CDC announced exclusive pact to develop Lord of the Rings game in China.
(CKR) CKE Restaurants added to S&P Small Cap 600 Index on close of October 5.
(CROX) Crocs is paying $10 million to acquire Jibbitz.
(EK) Eastman Kodak named new CFO.
(EPCT) Epicept announced filing to start phase I studies for tumors.
(FDRY) Foundry gets Ethernet LAN pact from Bidu.com.
(IFC) Irwin Financial is selling off some assets for over $200 million.
(LCRY) Lecroy filed to sell $60 million in securities, making $30+ million acquisition.
(LH) Labcorp announced new 10 year lab pact with United Healthcare.
(MDTH) Medcath filed to sell 6 million shares of common stock.
(MLHR) Herman Miller announced $100 million share buyback plan.
(MRVL) Marvell Tech lowered guidance; says options restatements will make earnings unreliable back to 2000; stock down 15%.
(NAPS) Napster is opening a digital music service in japan.
(NTBK) Net.Bank CEO will step down.
(ODSY) Odyssey HealthCare narrowed its EPS target of $0.70-0.80 to a new range of $0.73 to $0.78 EPS.
(PBG) Pepsi Bottling $0.86 EPS vs $0.80e.
(PIR) Pier One eleiminated its $0.10 dividend to help its turnaround.
(PRGO) Perrigo announced tentative FDA for its ANDA on Ciclopirox topical solution for nails.
(TRZ) Trizec will sell someproperties to a Blackstone affiliated group.
(WAG) Walgreens trading up 2% as s-s-s rose 8.5% and total sales rose 15.1% for September.
(WITS) Witness Systems announced 2 acquisitions.
(WSPI) Website Pros announced 2 small acquisitions.
(ZIOP) Ziopharm announced positive tumor studies.
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