Tuesday Pre-market Notes By Ticker

by: Jon Ogg

Via News Contrast:

(NYSE:AA) Alcoa $0.69 vs $0.52e; R$7.24B vs $7.21B(e); positive broker comments from Bear Stearns, Lehman, Prudential, and others.
(NASDAQ:AAPL) Apple is reportedly offering iTunes credit now on Coinstar change machines.
(NYSE:ABT) Abbott Lab enters into broad discovery collaboration with Myriad.
(NYSE:AU) AngloGold priced a 27.9M share sale at $51.25.
(NYSE:BBY) Best Buy is reportedly removing 65% of mail-in rebates for in-store rebates.
(NYSE:BCF) Burlington Coat Factory merger is closer to finalized in vote.
(BOL) Bausch & Lomb halted US shipments of its controversial contact lens solution; stock appears down $7 pre-market.
(NYSE:BYI) Bally Tech signs deal with Boyd Gaming-BYD for casino management.
(CSTR) Coinstar added no-fee iTunes option.
(NASDAQ:CTSH) Cognizant gets pact from Dow Corning.
(NYSE:DHI) DRHorton said Q2 sales rose 10% to $4.4B.
(NYSE:ECR) ECC Capital cuts 17% of workers (117 layoffs).
(NASDAQ:ENMD) Entremed filed to sell 9.96M shares for holders.
(ESPD) eSpeed CFO will leave in May.
(NYSE:ETP) Energy Transfer Partners registered $1B mixed securities shelf.
(GIVN) Given Imaging lowered guidance by 5%.
(NYSE:GME) Gamestop was selling 6.5M shares.
(NASDAQ:GOOG) Google won rights to new search technology according to Financial Times.
(NYSE:LEA) Lear guides 2006 revenue $17.7B vs. $17.85B(e); guides 2006 EBITDA $400M-$440M ahead of presentation today.
(NASDAQ:MU) Micron $0.27 EPS AFTER $230M gain vs $0.06e; Revenues fell short at $1.23B vs $1.34B(e).
(NASDAQ:MYGN) Myriad gets pact from Abbott Labs.
(NFLD) Northfield Labs -$0.24 EPS vs -$0.25e; non-revenue company.
(NYSE:PJC) Piper Jaffray is selling private client branch network for $500 million in cash to Swiss bank UBS.
(NASDAQ:PLUG) Plug Power is reporting a $217M investment from a Russian investment group.
(NASDAQ:PRSC) Providence Service 1.8M share secondary prices at $32.00.
(SCUR) Secure Computing sees Q1 EPS $0.12-0.13 vs $0.12e, but Revenues will be $42-42.5M vs $43.75(e).
(SLNK) Spectralink CFO will leave the company in September.
(NASDAQ:SLXP) Salix was issued an “approvable