Investing

Pre-Market Stock Notes (FEB 12, 2007)

by Jon C. Ogg

(AAPL) Apple shares up 1.5% on Citigroup upgrade to Buy.
(ADL) AMDL Inc announces key anti-cancer drug for China.
(ADZA) Adeza Biomedical is being acquired for $24.00 per share buy Cytyc (CYTC).
(ARIA) Ariad Pharma grants second commercial license to its patent for development of new cancer therapies.
(AXE) Anixter announced $175M convertible note offering and $100M share buyback plan.
(BBGI) Beasley Broadcast $0.13 EPS vs $0.08e.
(BMY) Bristol-Myers talks with Sanofi-Aventis for a merger have broken off over price and over Plavix suit; stock down 1.5%.
(BRCM) Broadcom announced that a ruling by a US District Court clears the way for cellular handset makers Samsung & Panasonic to continue using Broadcom’s chips in WCDMA-based handsets without a threat of patent infringement claims by Qualcomm.
(BW) Brush Engineered Materials $0.55 EPS vs $0.42e; unsure if comparable.
(DEPO) Depomed in AcuForm drug delivery pact with Biovail.
(DMGI) Digital Music Group enters into rev sharing content agreement with YouTube.
(EBHI) Eddie Bauer President/CEO has resigned.
(EBS) Emergent Biosolutions says FDA grants fast track designation to BioThrax for post-exposure prophylaxis against Anthrax infection.
(EQIX) Equinix gets NASDAQ deficiency notice.
(ERIC) Ericsson announces its acquisition of Entrisphere for providing fiber access technology.
(EXTR) Extreme Networks in distribution pact with Avaya.
(FNSR) Finisar positive on Cramer’s MAD MONEY.
(FS) Four Seasons will be taken private for $82.00 by Bill Gates and Prince Alwaleed bin Talal.
(GOOG) Google is being accused of benefiting from Piracy.
(GTN) Gray TV raised guidance.
(HYDL) Hydril acquired for $97.00 by Tenaris (TS).
(ILMN) Illumina announced $325M convertible note offering and a $200M share buyback.
(KVHI) KVH Industries receives $2.6M order for fiber optic gyro-based inertial measurement units.
(LCAV) LCA Vision $0.34 EPS vs $0.26e; unsure if comparable.
(LNDC) Landec positive on Cramer’s MAD MONEY.
(MEND) Micrus Endovascualr -$0.07 EPS vs -$0.05e.
(MXRE) MaxRe CFO is retiring.
(NCTY) The9Ltd obtained exclusive rights to operated Huxley in Mainland China with a unit of Webzen (WZEN).
(NICE) Nice Systems wins airport security pact.
(ONXX) Onyx Pharma announces Nexavar trial with Bayer met its primary endpoint resulting in superior overall survival; stock up 40%.
(OPTM) Optium positive on Cramer’s MAD MONEY.
(QGLY) Quigley Corp granted patent for prophylactic and transmission uses of an anti-microbial composition.
(RIMM) R-I-M unveils new version of Blackberry phone.
(TGEN) Targeted Genetics says data continue to suggest that treatment may lead to improvements in signs and symptoms of arthritis.
(TEAM) TechTeam is acquiring SQM in Sweden.
(ULBI) Ultralife Batteries awarded $1.4 million contract for tactical repeater systems.
(VIAC) Viacell in ViaCyte manufacturing pact with Invitrogen.
(VRNT) Verint gets $293 million investment from Comverse Tech to supports its purchase of WITS.
(WITS) Witness Systems will be acquired by Verint for $27.50 per share.