Friday Pre-market Notes By Stock Ticker

by: Jon Ogg

Via News Contrast:

S&P FAIR VALUE +$0.86.
Reminder that today is options expiration date.

(ACI) Arch Coal $0.84 EPS vs $0.57e; sees full year EPS $3.75-4.25 vs $3.94e; stock up $3.00.
(NYSE:ACO) AMCOL $0.31 EPS vs $0.28e.
(AH) Armor Holdings $0.11 EPS vs $0.09e.
(AXYX) Axonyx up about 18% afcter realeasing some very positive preliminary Alzheimers study data.
(AZR) Aztar gets $45.00 revised offer from Ameristar Casinos.
(BRCM) Broadcom $0.34/R$900.6M vs $0.34/$870.6M(e); stock up 5% after hours.
(NASDAQ:CERN) Cerner $0.28 EPS vs $0.27e.
(NYSE:CP) Canadian Pacific noted positively in Business Week.
(NASDAQ:CPST) Capstone named new COO.
(NYSE:CPX) Complete Production 26M share IPO priced at $24.00.
(NYSE:EW) Edwards Lifescience $0.55 EPS vs $0.54e.
(NYSE:F) Ford $0.24 EPS vs $0.26e.
(NYSE:FDC) First Data $0.48/R$2.7B vs $0.49/$2.69B(e).
(FDRY) Foundry $0.12/R$114M vs $0.13/$113.25M(e).
(NASDAQ:FFIV) F5 $0.49/R$94.1M vs $0.50/$94.5M(e); sees next QEPS $0.50-0.51 vs $0.52e.
(NASDAQ:GOOG) Google trading up $35 pre-market after beating estimates and taking market share, despite some comments about seasonality.
(NYSE:HAL) Halliburton $0.91 EPS vs $0.88e.
(NASDAQ:HBAN) Huntington Bancshares announced a 15M share buyback plan.
(NASDAQ:HTCH) Hutchinson Tech $0.28/R$185.9M vs $0.24/$195.4M(e); lowered next quarter guidance.
(HYSL) Hyperion Solutions $0.37/R$185.6M vs $0.35/$186.8M(e).
(NASDAQ:INFA) Informatica $0.12/R$73.1M vs $0.09/$72.6M(e).
(NYSE:IR) Ingersoll Rand $0.79 EPS vs $0.73e.
(NASDAQ:ISIL) Intersil $0.28/R$178.9M vs $0.27/$175M(e); raised guidance slightly.
(NASDAQ:JAKK) Jakk's Pacific $0.14 EPS vs $0.15e.
(KCS) KCS Energy is being acquired by HAWK for $9.00 per share.
(NYSE:LEG) Leggett & Platt $0.33 EPS vs $0.35e.
(MARSA) Marsh Supermarkets agreed to be acquired for $11.125 per share from Sun Capital Partners.
(NASDAQ:MATR) Matria $0.21 EPS vs $0.16e.
(NYSE:MCD) McDonalds $0.49 EPS vs $0.49e.
(NYSE:MMM) 3M $1.17 EPS vs $1.14e; guides 2006 EPS $4.55-4.65 vs $4.61e.
(MNT) Mentor gets FDA approval for its NovaSilk synthetic mesh product.
(NASDAQ:MOLX) Molex $0.33 EPS vs $0.32e.
(MTLG) Metrologic CEO will resign effective July 1.
(NYSE:MWE) MarkWest registered to sell 3.8M shares.
(NASDAQ:NDAQ) NASDAQ $0.16/R$396.2M vs $0.11/$360M(e).
(NFB) Northfork Bank $0.46 EPS vs $0.45e.
(NYSE:NSR) Neustar noted positively in Business Week.
(NYSE:NX) Quanex raised guidance.
(OMRI) Omrix Biopharma 3.4M share IPO priced at $10.00.
(NASDAQ:OXPS) OptionsExpress $0.29 EPS vs $0.29e.
(PKTR) Packeteer $0.13/R$32.3M vs $0.14/$31.4M(e).
(NASDAQ:PLAY) PortalPlayer noted as potential takeover candidate in Business Week after the huge drop yesterday.
(NASDAQ:PMCS) PMC-Sierra $0.0887.8M vs $0.07/$83.7M(e).
(NYSE:RCL) Royal Caribbean Cruise $0.39 EPS vs $0.37e.
(NYSE:ROG) Rogers $0.74 EPS vs $0.63e.
(NYSE:RSH) Radio Shack $0.06 EPS vs $0.18e; weak cellular sales, but may have charges in number.
(NYSE:S) Sprint noted positively in Business Week.
(NASDAQ:SCLN) SciClone announced positive results in a TB study.
(SCST) SCS Transport $0.28 EPS vs $0.32e.
(SKYE) & ENDP) SkyPharma ends development pact with Endo Pharma.
(SNDK) SanDisk $0.44/R$623M vs $0.44/$624.3M(e); sees moderate revenue boost in Q2; stock Down 3%.
(SOLD) HouseValues raised outlook.
(NYSE:SLB) Schlumberger $0.59 EPS vs $0.55e.
(SUPG) SuperGen -$0.24 EPS vs -$0.14e; essentially non-revenue stage.
(NYSE:SXL) Sunoco Logistics Partners $0.66 EPS vs $0.65e.
(NYSE:SYK) $0.49 EPS vs $0.48e.
(NASDAQ:SONO) SonoSite signed Siemens as distributor in EU/Germany.
(NASDAQ:SYNA) Synaptics $0.15/R$40.4M vs $0.18/$43.9M(e); stock trading down 3%.
(THQI) THQ lowered quarter estimates to a loss but fiscal year looks ok; not seen any trades pre-market.
(NYSE:TCO) Taubman $0.62 FFO vs $0.55e.
(NYSE:TPX) Tempur Pedic $0.30 EPS vs $0.28e.
(UB) UnionBancal $1.18 EPS vs $1.22e.
(NASDAQ:VRSN) VeriSign $0.24/R$373.6M vs $0.18/$373M(e); earnings after items were down to $0.06 and the stock fell 4% after-hours.
(WYE) Wyeth $0.84 EPS vs $0.73e.
(NASDAQ:XXIA) Ixia Communications $0.07/R$38.9M vs $0.08/$38.75M(e).
(NASDAQ:ZION) Zion Bancorp $1.28 vs $1.32e.
(NASDAQ:ZIXI) Zix Corp filed to sell 16.1M shares for selling holders.

ADSK started as Neutral at UBS.
AFFX cut to Hold at Deutsche Bank.
ALK raised to Outperform at Bear Stearns.
ASBC downgraded at Ryan Beck and at FBR.
ASML raised to Buy at UBS.
AUO raised to In-Line at Goldman Sachs.
AW raised to Buy at Deutsche Bank.
BEAS raised to Outperform at Goldman Sachs.
BSX raised to Overweight at JPMorgan.
CHKP reitr Underweight at Prudential.
CHRT reitr Buy at ThinkEquity.
CSR raised to Buy at Deutsche Bank.
DELL cut to Sell at Citigroup.
EMC cut to Peer Perform at Bear Stearns.
FRC raised to Outperform at KBW.
GOOG reitr Outperform at Cowen.; reitr Hold at Soleil; raised to Buy at Merrill Lynch; reitr Neutral at UBS but raised tgt and est; reitr Overweight at Prudential; reitr Outperform at Piper Jaffray.
IGT raised to Outperform at CIBC.
KYPH raised to Buy at B of A.
NOK raised to Buy at Oppenheimer.
NSIT cut to Neutral at R.W.Baird.
PD cutg to Underweight at Prudential.
SCST cut to Hold at Deutsche Bank.
SCUR started as In-Line at Goldman Sachs.
SJR raised to Hold at Citigroup.
SOLD raised to Buy at ThinkEquity.
SYK raised to Buy at Soleil.
TXU raised to Overweight at MSDW.
UNM raised to Outperform at FBR.

Cramer's Mad Money: Positive on Scientific Games (NASDAQ:SGMS) as a reverse Robin Hood play that takes from the poor and gives to the rich. Also very positive on Emcore (NASDAQ:EMKR) as a Buy. In his Lightning Round and email answering: POSITIVE on NewsCorp (NASDAQ:NWS), Penn National (NASDAQ:PENN), Ciena (NASDAQ:CIEN), BE Aerospace (BEAV), Schering-Plough (SBP), Agilent (NYSE:A), Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS), Advance Micro Devices (NASDAQ:AMD), Canadian National Railway (NYSE:CNI), Cooper Industries (CBE), Coldwater Creek (NASDAQ:CWTR), and Billiton (NYSE:BHP); and NEGATIVE on ST Assembly (STTS), Altera (NASDAQ:ALTR), & Cooper Tire (NYSE:CTB). In an email answer he was sort of negative on Capstone Turbine (CPST) after a big run on few business orders. On Google (GOOG) Cramer put out a new higher price target at $600.00 based on 60 P/E at $10 earnings, but keep in mind he was negative on GOOG up until 4/19 after making negative comments on March 22 at $340+ close and again on March 29 at $383+ close.