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Pre-Market Stock News (JAN 4, 2006)

by Jon C. Ogg

(AAI) Airtran lowered guidance on EPS to  modest loss, but traffic was up 20%.
(ACAS) American Capital Strategies filed to sell 6 million shares.
(AEOS) American Eagle Outfitters s-s-s beat expectations with 13%gains and raised EPS guidance $0.01 to $0.64-0.65 EPS.
(ASGN) ON Assignment pays $200M to acquire Oxford Global Resources.
(BEBE) Bebe Stores s-s-s +4%.
(BLUD) Immucor $0.20 EPS vs $0.18e.
(CACH) Cache lowered guidance.
(CACS) Carrier Access lowered guidance.
(CENT) Central Garden & Pet announced 2-1 split in form of dividend.
(CNW) ConWay lowered guidance.
(COST) Costco beat s-s-s with +9%.
(CYCL) Centinneal Communications reported loss instead of gain.
(ESPD) eSpeed launches new equity trading platform called Aqua.
(GES) Guess s-s-s +9.6%.
(GIII) G-III Apparel filed to sell 4.5M shares of stock.
(GOOG) Google buys part of Chinese file sharing firm and will start mobile search in China via some China Mobile customers.
(GPS) Gap s-s-s down at -4%; lowered guidance.
(GS) Goldman Sachs was Cramer’s #2 Value pick for 2007.
(HAL) Halliburton was Cramer’s #3 Value pick for 2007.
(HOTT) Hott Topic traded down 12% on lowered guidance.
(INHX) Inhibitex signed diagnostic license pact with 3M.
(INTV) Intervoice $0.07 EPS vs $0.05e.
(JCP) JCPenney s-s-s +2.6% vs +2.4%e; sees January gains in low single-digits.
(JOSB) Jos. A. Banks s-s-s +1.4%.
(LTD) Limited s-s-s +4%.
(MO) Altria was Cramer’s #1 Value pick for 2007.
(MTRX) Matric Svc $0.32 EPS vs $0.19e.
(NAPS) Napster added 48K subscribers and said revenues slightly topped estimated at $28M vs $27.6M(e).
(NWY) New York & Co s-s-s +3.2%.
(PFCB) PFCHangs Revenues were $252M vs $250.75M(e).
(PIR) Pier 1 s-s-s -10%.
(PLCE) Childrens Place s-s-s +5%.
(PNRA) Panera posted Q4 revenues $233M vs $231M(e), butthat was a lowered number.
(PSUN) Pacific Sunwear s-s-s -3.2%; Barron’s notes that SAC sees value as it took 5.6% stake..
(RPM) RPM Corp $0.34 EPS vs $0.33e.
(SANM) Sanmina filed its 10-K.
(SHRP) Sharper Image s-s-s down again at -20%.
(SIAL) Sigma Aldrich signed non-exclusive research pact on RNAI with Pfizer.
(STZ) Constellation $0.58 EPS vs $0.60e.
(TRB) TRibune bidding deadline is nearing according to FT article.
(TWX) Time Warner new disc will be unveiled at CES next week.
(URBN) Urban Outfitters s-s-s were down at -5%.
(WMT) Wal-Mart confirmed s-s-s +1.6%.
(ZLC) Zales Q2 sales are under plan.
(ZUMZ) Zumiez s-s-s +11.5%, above 8%e.