(ABT) Abbott Labs $0.69 EPS vs $0.68 estimate; guidance looks soft.
(ASD) American Standard $0.84 EPS net, but $1.05 before items; estimates were $1.08. Spin-off/sale remains on track.
(BLK) Blackrock $1.80 EPS vs $1.67 estimate.
(BSC) Bear Stearns said two of its funds are virtually worthless.
(CLDA) Clinical Data priced a 3 million share secondary at $22.00 per share.
(DAL) Delta Air $0.70 EPS; generated $1.1 Billion in free cash flow.
(DJ) Dow Jones board has approved a deal with Rupert Murdoch and will meet with Bancroft family.
(INTC) Intel trading down 5% after earnings last night.
(ISPH) Inspire Pharma announced a $75 million convertible preferred financing pact with Warburg Pincus.
(ITWO) i2 Technologies lowered guidance.
(JCI) Johnson Controls $1.98 EPS vs $1.98 estimate.
(JPM) JP Morgan Chase & Co $1.20 EPS vs $1.09 estimate.
(JUPM) JupiterMedia announced a $20 million acquisition of MediaBistro.com.
(LUV) Southwest Airlines $0.25 EPS vs $0.23 estimate; revenue performance looks better than expected so far for Q3.
(MO) Altria $1.05 EPS vs $1.13 estimate.
(NITE) Knight Trading $0.24 EPS vs $0.26 estimate; announced a $500 million share buyback plan..
(ORB) Orbital $0.23 EPS vs $0.21 estimate.
(PFE) Pfizer $0.42 EPS before items vs $0.50 estimates; reaffirmed 2007-2008 targets.
(STJ) St. Jude Medical$0.45 EPS vs $0.43 estimate.
(UTX) United Technologies $1.16 EPS vs. $1.15 estimates; reaffirmed targets.
(WFMI) Whole Foods’ board of directors started an investigation into CEO John Mackey Yahoo Message Boards postings.
(YHOO) Yahoo! trading down over 5% after earnings last night. YHOO target lowered at many firms: Goldman Sachs, Piper Jaffray, Credit Suisse, Bernstein, ThinkEquity and probably more.
Jon C. Ogg
July 18, 2007
Jon Ogg can be reached at email@example.com; he does not own securities in the companies he covers.