Friday Pre-Market Notes By Stock Ticker

by: Jon Ogg

Via News Contrast:

S&P Fair Value -$2.16.

(AACE) Ace Cash Express $0.68/R$91.2M vs $0.70/$85.7M(e).
(NASDAQ:ABAX) Abaxis $0.11/R$19.8M vs $0.11/$18.2M(e).
(NYSE:ADM) Archer Danield Midland chooses Patricia Woertz from Chevron as new CEO, Mr. Andreas remains Chairman.
(NASDAQ:ALTR) Altera $0.20/R$292.8M vs $0.16/$297.7M(e).
(NASDAQ:AMMD) American Medical Systems $0.16 EPS vs $0.15e.
(NASDAQ:AMR) AMR could face additional pricing pressure according to Barron's notes.
(NYSE:APC) Anadarko Petroleum $2.84 EPS vs $2.96e.
(OTC:APCC) American Power Conversion $0.07/R$478.8M vs $0.12/$470M(e); stock fell 3% after-hours.
(ARM) Arvin Motors $0.40 EPS vs $0.38e.
(NYSE:AVP) Avon $0.12 EPS vs $0.20e, but it included restructuring charges.
(AZR) Aztar gets higher $48 bid from Pinnacle.
(NASDAQ:BEBE) Bebe Stores $0.14/R$132.8M vs $0.14/$134.2M(e); sees next quarter $0.18-0.22 vs $0.23e.
(NYSE:BPO) Brookfield Properties $0.44 FFO vs $0.42e.
(NYSE:CEG) Constellation Energy $0.70 EPS vs $0.65e.
(NYSE:CMI) Cummins Engines $2.70 EPS vs $2.61e.
(NASDAQ:COLM) Columbia Sportswear $0.52 EPS vs $0.44e.
(NYSEARCA:CNXT) Conexant down 3% after reporting small loss.
(CRDC) Cardica -$0.45 vs -$0.28e; non-revenue company.
(CTCI) CT Communications $0.19 EPS vs $0.18e.
(CTV) CommScope $0.19 vs $0.16e.
(NASDAQ:CYTK) Cytokentics -$0.36 EPS vs -$0.48e.
(NASDAQ:DECK) Decker's Outdoor $0.44 EPS vs $0.24e; but lowered Q2 EPS.
(NYSE:DOV) Dover $0.65 EPS vs $0.61e.
(NASDAQ:DRIV) Digital River $0.50/R$78M vs $0.48/$76.25M(e); sees Q2 $0.37 EPS vs $0.38e; sees 2006 $1.70 EPS vs $1.69e.
(NASDAQ:DSCM) -$0.06/R$104.1M vs -$0.08/$103.25M(e); sees Q2R$101-105M vs $104.9M(e).
(DVW) Covad -$0.03/R$117.7M vs -$0.05/$116.8M(e).
(NYSE:ELX) Emulex $0.22 EPS vs $0.20e; sees next $0.20-0.21 vs $0.23e.
(NASDAQ:FLEX) Flextronics fell 3% after-hours after earnings included a big charge.
(NYSE:FMD) First Marblehead $0.93 EPS vs $0.89e.
(GEHL) Gehl $0.51 EPS vs $0.51e; R$122.1M vs $122.5M(e).
(NASDAQ:GERN) Geron -$0.14 vs -$0.16e.
(GTRC) Guitar Center $0.65 EPS vs $0.57e.
(GTW) Gateway reported a small loss instead of a gain.
(NASDAQ:HLIT) Harmonic Lightwatve $0.04/R$56.2M vs $-$0.01/$58.25M(e); guides 2006 within range.
(NASDAQ:HTGC) Hercules Tech $0.25 EPS vs $0.21e.
(NYSE:HUN) Huntsman $0.33 EPS vs $0.37e.
(NASDAQ:IDXX) Idexx Labs $0.55/R$168.2M vs $0.55/$169.5M(e).
(IFOX) Infocrossing positive article in Business Week.
(NASDAQ:ISRG) Intuitive Surgical $0.46 EPS vs $0.20e; R$77.3M vs $62.9M(e); stock rose 13% after-hours.
(NYSE:ITT) ITT $0.63 EPS vs $0.61e.
(IVGN) Invitrogen $0.90/R$309M vs $0.77/$321M(e).
(NYSE:KCP) Kenneth Cole $0.15 EPS vs $0.21e.
(NASDAQ:KLAC) KLA-Tencor $0.63/R$518M vs $0.56/$509.8M(e).
(KYPH) Kyphon $0.28/R$91.4M vs $0.20/R$88.6M(e); sees Q2 EPS of $0.29-31 vs $0.22e & R$97M-$101M vs $96.2M. Sees 2006 EPS of $1.19-1.26 vs. $0.93e; stock up 1%.
(NASDAQ:LAUR) Laureate -$0.02/R$235.1M vs -$0.04/$228.75M(e).
(NASDAQ:LAVA) Magma Design $0.10 EPS vs $0.10e; sees $0.00-0.04 vs $0.07e.
(LEXR) Lexar Media -$0.45/R$124.7M vs -$0.23/$177.8M(e).
(NASDAQ:LNCE) Lance $0.01 EPS vs $0.00e.
(NASDAQ:LPNT) Lifepoint $0.60 EPS vs $0.52; R$589.6M vs $578.6M(e).
(NASDAQ:MCRS) Micro Systems $0.44 EPS vs $0.43e.
(MDCC) $0.16/R$40M vs $0.16/R$41.8M(e).
(NYSE:MET) Metlife $1.33 EPS $1.10e.
(MFE) McAfee $0.37 EPS vs $0.30e; sees Q2 0.27-0.32 vs $0.31e; sees FY $1.25-1.40 vs 1.28e.
(NASDAQ:MGLN) Magellan Health $0.59 EPS vs $0.41e; not sure if gain in earnings.
(NASDAQ:MSFT) Microsoft fell 6% after-hours after $0.32 EPS vs $0.33 (was $0.29 after legal); outlook was ok on revenues but well short on earnings for FY2007.
(NASDAQ:MSTR) Microstrategy $1.05/R$69.5M vs $1.06/$68.8M(e);
(NASDAQ:NANX) Nanophase Tech -$0.06/R$2M vs -$0.06/$2.25M(e).
(NWRE) Neoware $0.19/R$27.8M vs $0.17/$28.7M(e).
(NASDAQ:OPLK) Oplink $0.09 EPS vs $0.06e.
(OPWV) Openwave $0.21/R$113M vs $0.19/$112.25M(e).
(NASDAQ:OSTK) re-elected Patrick Byrne and Fisher to the board.
(NASDAQ:PCTI) PC-Tel $0.11/R$18.6M vs $0.05/$19M(e).
(NYSE:PDE) Pride $0.40 EPS vs $0.31e.
(PFWD) Phase Forward $0.08 EPS vs $0.06e.
(NYSE:PGI) Premiere Global Communications $0.12/$121.7M vs $0.16/$117.9M(e).
(NASDAQ:PLNR) Planar $0.19/R$52.9M vs $0.09/$55.5M(e); not sure if comparable.
(NASDAQ:PLXS) Plexus $0.40/R$337.9M vs $0.34/$340.9M(e).
(OTCPK:RACK) Rackable Systems $0.23/R$84.4M vs $0.19/$70.9M(e).
(NASDAQ:RCKY) Rock Shoes & Boots $0.16 EPS vs $0.17e.
(NASDAQ:RNWK) RealNetworks $0.14/R$85M vs $0.13/$85.2M(e); sees next Q $0.19-0.20 vs 0.20e; sees 2006 $0.75-0.80 v s 0.78e.
(NYSE:ROP) Roper Industries $0.42 vs $0.39e.
(NYSE:RSG) Republic Serrvices $0.46 EPS vs $0.45e.
(NASDAQ:RSYS) RadiSys $0.11/R$65.8M vs $0.11/$65.4M(e); raised next quarter estimates.
(NYSE:SFD) Smithfield Foods cut guidance.
(NASDAQ:SCSC) Scansource $0.78 EPS vs $0.75e.
(NASDAQ:SINA) Sina could be a takeover candidate of Google according to Business Week.
(NYSE:SPG) Simon Properties $1.26 FFO vs $1.20e.
(SYGR) Synagro filed to sell 20M shares, 15+M of which are from selling holders.
(NYSE:TDG) Transdigm $0.35 EPS vs $0.30e.
(NASDAQ:TKLC) Tekelec sells unit for $200M to Nice Systems.
(TRB) Tribune could be takeover candidate according to fund manager in Business Week.
(NYSE:UHS) Universal Health Srvcs $0.73 EPS vs $0.71e.
(UVN) Univision has a larger stake now owned by Mexican investor Carlos Slim.
(NASDAQ:VLCM) Volcom $0.18 EPS vs $0.14e.
(OTCPK:VMSI) Ventana Medical $0.14 EPS vs $0.12e.
(NASDAQ:VVUS) Vivus -$0.20 EPS vs -$0.15e.
(NYSE:WDC) Western Digital $0.45 EPS vs $0.38e.
(WEBM) WebMethods $0.15/R$59.4M vs $0.12/R$58.2M(e).
(WEBX) Webex $0.31/R$88.5M vs $0.30/$86.3M(e). sees Q2 $0.32-0.34 vs 0.33e and 2006 $1.30-1.40 vs $1.35e.
(NASDAQ:ZOLL) Zoll Med $0.21 EPS vs $0.17e.

AAI cut to Mkt Perform at Raymond James.
ACS cut to Hold at Citigroup.
AET maintained overweight at Lehman.
ANDW cut to Neutral at Baird.
BZH cut to Sell at AGEdwards.
CAKE raised to Outperform at Bear Stearns.
CELG raised to Outperform at Bear Stearns.
CHU raised to Buy at Merrill Lynch.
COLM cut to Underperform at Wachovia.
EEEE raised to Neutral at Merrill Lynch.
FCX raised to Buy at UBS.
GE maintained overweight at Lehman.
GILD reitr Outperform at Lehman.
GLG raised to Buy at UBS.
GSK raised to Overweight at MSDW.
IAG raised to Buy at UBS.
ISRG raised to Outperform at Piper Jaffray.
KGC raised to Buy at UBS.
KYPH reitr Outperform and raised estimates at Thomas Weisel.
LEAP started as Overweight at MSDW.
LPNT raised to Outperform at Bear Stearns.
MLNM cut to Sell at B of A.
MSFT cut to Equal Weight at Lehman, cut to Equal Weight at MSDW, maintained Buy at UBS, maintained Buy at UBS.
NTIQ raised to Neutral at Cowen.
OVRL raised to Overweight at RBC.
PCU raised to Outperform at Bear Stearns.
PHM cut to Hold at AGEdwards.
PLXS raised to Hold at Deutsche Bank.
PRGO cut to Neutral at Oppenheimer.
RNWK cut to Mkt Perform at Piper Jaffray.
ROP cut to Neutral at Prudential.
RRC cut to Buy at First Albany.
SEE cut to Hold at Deutsche Bank.
SMDI started as Buy at Jefferies.
SUNH started as Buy at Jefferies.
WB raised to Outperform at Goldman Sachs.
WDC raised to Outperform at Baird.
ZMH raised to Overweight at MSDW; raised to Mkt Perform at JMP.

Merrill Lynch is saying YHOO & GOOG could face pressure as MSFT increases spending in online, search, and other areas to compete in their spaces; Goldman maintained that same stance on CNBC as MSFT increasing spending this morning.

Jim Cramer's MAD MONEY: opened his show saying investors should buy out of favor healthcare names like Matria Healthcare (NASDAQ:MATR) and Healthways (HWAY) and Nektar Therapeutics (NASDAQ:NKTR). Cramer also welcomed UnitedHealth Group (NYSE:UNH) CEO William McGuire to the show and he still recommends buying UNH. In the "Lightning Round," Cramer was POSITIVE on Weight Watchers (NYSE:WTW), Devon Energy (NYSE:DVN), Caterpillar (NYSE:CAT), Nokia (NYSE:NOK), Sealy (ZZ) Penn National Gaming (NASDAQ:PENN), and was NEGATIVE on Sirius (NASDAQ:SIRI), Nutrisystem (NASDAQ:NTRI), Xerox (NYSE:XRX), Novell (NASDAQ:NOVL), Suntech Power (NYSE:STP), Albany International (NYSE:AIN), Motorola (MOT), Bausch & Lomb (BOL) and Pinnacle Entertainment (NYSE:PNK).

8:30 AM EST Preliminary Q1 GDP.

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