Thursday Pre-market Notes by Ticker

by: Jon Ogg

Via News Contrast:

(NASDAQ:AAPL) Apple's decision to run Windows was noted as a positive change in Investors Business Daily.
(ACV) Alberto Culver terminated its Sally Beauty unit sale to Regis-RGS after problems arose at Regis.
(NYSE:AM) American Greetings $0.58 EPS vs $0.47e; although guidance was lowered for 2007 if there weren’t charges in the projections.
(NYSE:ARP) American Reprographics 6.1M share secondary priced at $34.50.
(NYSE:BA) Boeing won an Air Europa order for 16 737’s for delivery in 2010 and beyond.
(NASDAQ:BBBY) Bed Bath & Beyond $0.67/R$1.685B vs $0.65/R$1.64B(e); stock up 5%.
(NASDAQ:BLUD) Immucor $0.25/R$47.1M vs $0.23/$46.9M(e); sees 2006 R$180-183M vs $182M(e).
(NYSE:BSX) Boston Scientific said it has resolved its FTC claims; stock up 2.5%.
(CHIR) Chiron said the 3 main independent proxy advisory firms have recommended to accept the $48 buyout from Novartis.
(CHTT) Chattem $0.59 EPS vs $0.58e.
(NASDAQ:DXCM) Dexcom filed to sell 4.2M shares of common stock.
(NASDAQ:EBAY) eBay set to release mobile payment solutions according to WSJ, although this news has already been released previously.
(ENTU) Entrust lowered earnings guidance.
(NASDAQ:FLWS) 1-800-Flowers.com is acquiring Fannie Mae (chocolate shops) for some $85M.
(GGL) Goodman Global priced its 23.5M share IPO at $18.00.
(GOOG/ELNK) Google and Earthlink won the San Francisco wireless Wi-Fi pact from the city.
(GYI) Getty Images is acquiring Pixel Image Holdings for $135M.
(HBG) Hub International filed a $225M mixed securities shelf registration.
(NYSE:HCN) Health Care REIT filed to sell 3M shares of stock.
(OTCPK:ICTG) ICT Group 3.15M share secondary priced at $24.00.
(INTV) Intervoice earnings looked ahead but it included a tax gain; R$40.5 vs $44.75M(e).
(IOMI) Iomai says study shows dry vaccine patch is effective.
(NASDAQ:ISCA) International Speedway $0.83 EPS vs $0.81e.
(NYSE:MMM) 3M sees earnings $1.15-1.16 vs $1.12e.
(NYSE:MOV) Movado -$0.38 EPS vs $0.36e.
(NYSE:MRK) Merck was found liable for $4.5M in compensatory damages in 1 of 2 Vioxx cases after the jury ruled they concealed the dangers.
(ONNN) On-Semiconductor filed to sell 10.5M shares of common stock.
(NAPS) Napster placed Revenue guidance at over $26M vs $25.1M est.
(NASDAQ:PAAS) Pan American Silver filed to sell 5.75M shares of common stock.
(NYSE:PNR) Pentair CFO is retiring by year-end.
(NYSE:PPP) Pogo in oil exploration pact in Vietnam.
(NASDAQ:RELV) Reliv 2M share secondary priced at $11.25.
(NYSE:RIV) Riviera Hldgs goes into $17 merger agreement from private investment group.
(NYSEMKT:ROX) Castle Brands 3.5M share IPO priced at $9.00.
(NYSE:RPM) RPM Inc -$0.02 vs $0.05e.
(SPC) Spectrum brands issued an earnings warning over its consumer battery business.
(NYSEARCA:TWTI) Third Wave Tech announced a joint venture in Japan with Mitsubishi for diagnostic products and pharmacogenetics; terms undisclosed; stock +5%.
(NASDAQ:WBSN) Websense guided $0.23-0.24 & R$42.3-42.5M vs $0.23/R$43M(e); stock -12%.
(WFDC) WD-40 $0.43 EPS vs $0.32e; although 2006 guidance looks light.
(NYSE:WM) Washington Mutual noted as takeover target of Citigroup soon by CNBC’s Charlie Gasparino.

MARCH RETAIL S-S-S NUMBERS (first numbers in %) (estimates may be from multiple sources and may not be exact):
AEOS +3.0% vs +2.6e
ANF 0.0 vs +4.8e
ANN +0.8 vs +2.5e
ARO -9.3 vs -3.0e
BEBE +4.1 vs +1.5e
BJ +3.1%
BONT -4.6
Cach +5.4; sees EPS $0.12-0.14 vs $0.14e.
CHS +8.4
CLE -3.0
CTRN +12.8%
DBRN +2.0
FD 0.0 vs +0.7e
FDO +1.4
FRED +1.0
GES +8.1
GOT -3.6
GYMB +5.0 vs +1.5e
HOTT -12.7 vs -8.0e; sees loss instead of gain.
JAS -3.1
JCP +0.7
JWN +4.3
LTD +2.0 vs +3.2e
MW -0.9 vs -2.9%e
NWY -15.7
PLCE +6.0
PSUN -10.9 vs -2.5e
SHRP -29 vs -21
SMRT -7.3 vs -0.5e
SSI -3.9
TGT +2.2
TLB -3.4 vs -0.5e
TLF +6%
TUES -4.5
TWTR +6.0
WEN -3.2
WLSN -14.0
WMAR +4.8
WMT +1.4
WTSLA +16.2 vs +17.4
ZUMZ +14.3

ANALYST CALLS:
AHM started as Buy at AGEdwards.
AINV started as Outperform at RBC.
AMD maintained sell at ThinkEquity.
AMGN reitr Buy at Citigroup.
APOL maintained overweight at MSDW.
ATVI started as Buy at Lazard.
CDWC positive at Thomas Weisel.
CECO cut to Equal Weight at MSDW.
CHKP started as Buy at UBS.
CSTR raised to Buy at B of A.
DOVP raised to Buy at Merrill Lynch.
DXCM started as Buy at ThinkEquity.
ERTS started as Buy at Lazard.
FDRY reitr Outperform at RBC.
GLYT raised tgt to $75 at RWBaird.
GM reinitiated as In-Line at Goldman Sachs.
INTC tgt cut from $25 to $23 at Jefferies.
ISSX/RSAS started as Neutral at UBS.
KYPH started as Outperform at Wachovia; started as Buy at ThinkEquity.
LM raised to Outperform at KBW.
MET reitr Overweight at JPMorgan.
NDAQ reitr Overweight at Lehman.
NITE reitr Overweight at raised estimates by Lehman.
NVAX cut to Underperform at RBC.
PCL started as Equal Weight at Lehman.
RYN started as Equal Weight at Lehman.
SCUR started as Neutral at UBS.
STN cut to Equal Weight at MSDW.
TWGP raised to Outperform at FBR.
UCTT started as Overweight at JPMorgan.
VRNT started as Hold at Deutsche Bank.
WBSN started as Buy at UBS.
WMG cut to Neutral at B of A.
YHOO reitr Outperform at RBC.
YRCW started as Buy at Stiffel Nicklaus.

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