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S&P FAIR VALUE +$1.96.
(AAPL) Apple is reportedly selling Fox's TV shows on its iTunes site.
(ABMD) Abiocor -$0.14 EPS vs -$0.14e.
(ACL) Alcon company receives U.S. FDA approval for LADAR6000 excimer laser.
(AHC) Amerada Hess is selling 65 producing onshore wells in Gulf of Mexico coastal area.
(AIRM) Air Methods $0.21 EPS vs $0.17e.
(ANPI) Angiotech formed collaboration pact with Genzyme targeting tumors. Earnings were $0.19 EPS before items vs $0.16e; R$41.9M vs $49.65M(e).
(ANSW) Answers Corp -$0.10/R$1.15M vs -$0.14/$1.05M(e).
(AQNT) Aquantive $0.10/R$92.2M vs $0.06/$84.75M(e); guides higher; stock rose 7%.
(AT) Alltel has signed a 10-year roaming pact with Sprint-NexTel according to the WSJ.
(ATVI) Activision is acquiring game studio RedOctane.
(AUDC) Audiocodes $0.10 EPS vs $0.09e.
(AVNX) Avanex -$0.06/R$40.3M vs -$0.04/$39.9M(e).
(BID) Sotheby's -$0.07 EPS vs -$0.06e.
(CCRT) Compucredit $1.09 EPS vs $0.92e.
(CHD) Church & Dwight $0.60 EPS vs $0.53e.
(CMG) Chipotle $0.26 EPS vs $0.12e; unsure if comparable; filed to sell 4.19M shares of stock.
(COH) Coach announced $500M share buyback plan.
(CPE) Callon Petroleum $0.60 EPS vs $0.49e.
(CSV) Carriage Systems $0.13 EPS vs $0.13e.
(DELL) Dell fell 6% after-hours on guidance that was to the lower-end on revenues and under on EPS on price cuts; sees R$14.2 instead of $14.5B(e) and EPS $0.33 vs $0.38e.
(DIGE) Digene $0.13 EPS vs $0.11e.
(DTSI) DTS inc $0.38 EPS vs $0.32e.
(DYN) Dynegy -$0.01 EPS vs -$0.12e; but widened out loss projections for the year from prior range.
(EAGL) EGL $0.27 EPS vs $0.17e.
(ELOS) Syneron $0.37 EPS vs $0.42e.
(ENTG) Entegris $0.13 EPS vs $0.11e.
(FLR) Fluor $1.00 EPS vs $0.66e; R$3.6B vs $3.35B(e); raised 2006 EPS from $2.80-3.10 up to $2.90-3.20.
(FNM) Fannie Mae delayed quarterly filing.
(FTEK) Fuel Tech $0.06/R$17.1M vs $0.08/$14M(e); EPS had charge in number.
(FTI) FMC Tech $0.47 EPS vs $0.45e.
(GAP) Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea -$0.95 EPS after charges vs -$0.41e.
(GEMS) Glenayre -$0.10 EPS vs -$0.03e; notified by Sprint-NexTel that they are no longer being offered as voicemail service provider.
(GIII) G-III Aparrel filed to sell 4M shares of common stock.
(GKIS) Gold Kist -$0.32 EPS vs -$0.35e.
(GIVN) Given Imaging -$0.11/R$20.3M vs -$0.11/$20.2M(e).
(OTC:GNTA) Genta's NDA accepted by the FDA for Genasense plus chemotherapy in relapsed and refractory CLL.
(HANS) Hansen Natural up 18% pre-market after higher earnings.
(HB) Hillenbrand $0.89 EPS vs $0.84e.
(HELE) Helen of Troy $0.30 EPS & R$134.5M vs $0.16/$126.75M(e); EPS was $0.21 with items.
(HSP) Hospira $0.62 EPS vs $0.48e.
(IDTI) Integrated Device Tech $0.15/R$167.5M vs $0.15/$165.2M(e).
(IFO) Infosonics $0.22 EPS vs $0.09e; stock up 9%.
(IT) Gartner registered 9.5M shares for selling shareholder.
(KG) King Pharma $0.44 EPS vs $0.37e.
(KMGB) KMG Chemicals filed to sell 3M shares of common stock.
(KOSP) Kos Pharma -$0.06/R$170.8M vs $0.03/$173.7M(e); announced up to 7M share buyback plan.
(KND) Kindred Healthcare sees revenues $46M lower on Medicare or Medicaid reimbursements.
(L) Liberty Media $0.02/R$1.98B vs $0.02/$2.00B(e).
(LAZ) Lazard $0.51 EPS vs $0.47e.
(MCD) McDonalds reported 4.1% s-s-s growth in US for April; up 6.5% worldwide.
(MIDD) Middleby $0.97 EPS vs $0.90e.
(MIVA) Miva -$0.03 EPS vs -$0.09e; guidance looks light; unsure if comparable.
(MRK) Merck is acquiring private GlycoFi for $400M cash.
(MRX) Medicis Pharma received FDA approval for its New Drug Application of SOLODYN for
(NYM) Nymagic $0.85 EPS vs $0.65e.
(OMG) OM Group $0.62 EPS vs $0.62e.
(OPMR) Optimal Robotics $0.27 EPS vs $0.25e.
(OSIP) OSI Pharma -$0.31/R$116.4M vs -$0.12/$122.3M(e).
(PKS) Six Flags -$0.94 EPS vs -$1.20e.
(QGEN) Qiagen $0.13 EPS vs $0.12e.
(RBAK) Redback Networks filed to sell 11.3M shares of common stock.
(RNT) Aaron rents filed to sell 4M shares of common stock.
(RSAS) RSA Security filed to sell 1.99M shares of common stock for holders.
(SBAC) SBA Communications -$0.11/R$68.8M vs -$0.12/$67.25M(e); guides revenues higher.
(SLE) Sara Lee sells its Courtald's business unit.
(SRVY) Greenfield Online $0.03 EPS vs $0.00e.
(SWSI) Superior Wells $0.33 EPS vs $0.24e.
(SYGR) Synagro registered to sell 17.1M shares of common stock, only 2M are for the company.
(SYKE) Sykes Enterprises $0.15/R$131.1M EPS vs $0.10e/$127.9M(e).
(TGEN) Targeted Genetics authorized a 1-10 reverse split.
(THC) Tenet Healthcare $0.03/R$2.41B vs -$0.02/R$2.46B(e).
(TOA) Technical Olympic $0.89 EPS vs $0.82e.
(TRAK) Dealer Track $0.18 EPS vs $0.15e.
(TRFC) Traffic.com -$0.49/R$10.8M vs -$0.54/$10.78M(e).
(TWPG) Thomas Weisel filed to sell 4.5M shares of stock.
(USIH) USI Holdings $0.30 EPS vs $0.32e.
(V&TWX) Vivendi is reportedly creating a big budget fantasy/action film with Time's Warner Brothers unit based upon Vivendi's Blizzard unit hit game "World of Warcraft."
(VAS) Viasys $0.23 EPS vs $0.22e.
(VCLK) Valueclick $0.09/R$117M vs $0.11/$112M(e)revenue guidance looks in-line but EPS looks light.
(VTIV) Ventiv $0.34 EPS vs $0.30e.
(WGII) Washington Group $0.62 EPS vs $0.51e.
(WR) Westar Energy $0.30 EPS vs $0.25e.
(WWCA) WCA Waste $0.04 EPS vs $0.04e.
(ZIPR) Zip Realty -$0.04/R$19.2M vs -$0.16/$17.25M(e); guidance looks light.
AAP raised to Outperform at CSFB.
AMAT maintained Hold at Citigroup.
BJS cut to Underweight at JPMorgan.
CNW raised to Buy at Merrill Lynch.
CSCO started as Outperform at CSFB.
DYS raised to Buy at UBS.
ELS raised to Buy at AGEdwards.
FNM raised to Neutral at B of A.
GENZ cut to Neutral at JPMorgan.
GM raised to Hold at Deutsche bank; stock up 2%.
HANS tgt raised to $205 at Citigroup after earnings.
INTC maintained Underweight at Prudential; reitr Neutral at UBS; maintained Buy at Citigroup.
ITG reitr Outperform at KBW.
LIOX reitr Buy at First Albany.
LUKOY raised to Outperform at CSFB.
N cut to Hold at Deutsche Bank.
NFLX raised to Outperform at Cowen.
NYM cut to Mkt Perform at KBW.
PBH cut to Underperform at Goldman Sachs.
PTEN cut to Neutral at JPMorgan.
QCOM reitr Buy at Merrill Lynch.
TI raised to Buy at Deutsche Bank.
UNP raised to Overweight at JPMorgan.
WLK raised to outperform at CSFB.
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Key earnings after the close: CSCO (see preview); DIS; SYMC.