Monday Pre-Market Notes By Stock Ticker

by: Jon Ogg

Via News Contrast:

Yesterdays Closing Levels:
DJIA 11,125.33 (-18.73; -0.17%)
NASDAQ 2,172.86 (-21.03; -0.96%)
S&P500 1,262.07 (-4.96; -0.39%)

(NASDAQ:ABAX) Abaxis said Henry Schein has halted its distribution pact; ABAX stock fell 6%.
(NYSE:AIG) AIG’s stake held by Hank Greenberg is likely to be sold because of differences on how the company is run.
(NYSE:AMT) American Tower gets US attorney subpoena over stock options.
(APSG) Applied Signal $0.13/R$43.5M vs $0.16/$41M(e).
(NASDAQ:ATVI) Activision signed video game pact with Mattel.
(NASDAQ:AUXL) Auxilium gets approval to sell hypogonadism treatment in Canada.
(NASDAQ:BRKS) Brooks Automation received US Atty subpoena regarding option grants.
(NASDAQ:CMTL) Comtech Tel gets a $28M potential contract.
(NASDAQ:CYBX) Cyberonics released additional VNS data.
(DOVP) Dove Pharma said its back pain trials were no better than the placebo.
(ESCL) Escala up 17% for its investor meeting.
(FNM) Fannie Mae is reportedly paying $400M to settle federal regulatory issues.
(NASDAQ:GASS) StealthGas $0.50 EPS vs $0.44e.
(NASDAQ:GERN) Geron reports broad efficacy of GRN163L, Geron's telomerase inhibitor drug on invivo tests.
(NASDAQ:GOOG) Google will start selling ads that have video.
(HANS) Hansen Natural signed distribution pact with Cadbury in Mexico for distribution of its Monster energy drinks.
(ISIS) Isis filed to sell 4.25M shares.
(KONG) KongZhong signed 2 more pacts in China.
(NYSE:LH) LabCorp gets subpoena from California attorney general.
(LOUD) Loudeye announced 1-10 reverse stock split.
(NASDAQ:MNRO) Monroe $0.21 EPS vs $0.22e.
(MNT) Mentor stock fell 3% after earnings.
(NASDAQ:MSFT) Microsoft lost an appeal to Korean regulators about bundling its 0/s with a media player.
(NCOG) NCO Group CFO left the company.
(NASDAQ:NWS) News Corp is looking to link its with either Google or Microsoft according to the Financial Times.
(NYSE:PAY) Verifone $0.26 EPS vs $0.24e.
(NASDAQ:QSFT) Quest Software is involved in stock options grant reviews.
(NASDAQ:RNOW) RightNow paid $9M for a private acquisition.
(OTCPK:SCMR) Sycamore $0.04 EPS vs $0.03e; SEC started an options inquiry.
(SFNT) Safenet gets system-on-a-chip pact from PMC-Sierra.
(NASDAQ:TECD) Tech Data $0.32 EPS vs $0.32e.
(NASDAQ:TLEO) Taleo $0.03 EPS vs $0.02e; CFO to step down.
(NYSE:TOL) Toll Brothers $1.06 EPS vs $1.03e; lowered prior estimates of $4.77-5.26 down to $4.69-5.16 for FY06.
(NYSE:TPX) Tempur Pedic increased its buyback plan by $40M.
(TRPS) Tripos filed to sell 2.3M shares.
(NYSE:UNF) UniFirst filed to sell 4.3M shares.
(NYSE:VAR) Varian Medical Systems gets marketing approval for their Triliogy Machines.
(WTSLA) Wet Seal $-0.22/R$125.1M vs $0.00/$124.75M(e); said mostly on interest charge; stock fell 8% after close.
(XMSR) XM Satellite terminated a plan to acquire spectrum from a private company.

ALV started as Buy at Deutsche Bank.
ASML raised to Neutral at Merrill Lynch; stock up 5%.
ATI raised to Outperform at Bear Stearns.
BCSI reitr Buy at Jefferies.
BLDP raised to Hold at Citigroup.
BPA cut to Mkt Perform at William Blair.
CBSTreitr Buy at Jefferies.
CPB removed from JPMorgan Focus List.
DG started as Underweight at JPMorgan.
DLTR started as Neutral at JPMorgan.
DNA reitr Overweight at Prudential.
FAL cut to Neutral at UBS.
FDO started as Overweight at JPMorgan.
FRX reitr Sell at Soleil.
GRMN started as Peer Perform at Bear Stearns.
GT raised to buy at Deutsche Bank.
ICE started as Neutral at B of A.
ISV started as Buy at ThinkEquity.
JOE tgt cut to $56 at MSDW.
KLAC cut to Hold at AGEdwards.
LIOX started as Hold at Jefferies.
MNST positive comments at Goldman Sachs.
OCR raised to Peer Perform at Bear Stearns.
OPWV maintained Buy at Oppenheimer.
PALM cut to Underperform at Bear Stearns.
PTV reitr Buy at Citigroup.
RACK started as Outperform at Piper Jaffray.
TSO raised to Buy at Citigroup.
TX started as Buy at UBS.
UTSI maintained Sell at Oppenheimer.
VNDA started as Outperform at Thomas Weisel; started as Buy at B of A.
Lehman positive on AAI, LCC, & UAUA in the airline sector.