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Pre-Market Stock News (MAR 15, 2007)

(AEG) AEGON NV is paying 100 million Euro to acquire OPTAS NV, a Dutch life insurer.
(AGII) Argonaut is acquiring PXRE Group (PXT) and will be the 73% owner of the combined company.
(BOT) CBOT trading up 16% pre-market on a rival bid coming in from ICE as a challenge to the CME merger.
(CMOS) ChipMOS posted a 8.8% drop after posting a loss.
(CRZO) Carrizo said it increased gas reserves by 39% over 2005.
(CSC) Computer Sciences signed an IT pact for $300 Million with TDC (Danish Telekom).
(DASTY) Dassault Systemes announces it has secured a major order from Larsen & Toubro Limited
(HEES) H&E Equipment $0.54 EPS vs $0.52e.
(HIBB) Hibbett traded down 2% after seeing a s-s-s decrease.
(ICE) Intercontinental Exchange makes a rival bid for CBOT (BOT) over the CME deal; stay tuned.
(JOBS) 51Job guides EPS to $0.15-0.17 vs $0.13 estimates.
(NDE) Indymac Mortgage says its thrift and mortgage hybrid business is strong; Sub-Prime is 3% of its $90 Billion mortgage portfolio in 2006.
(NMX) NYMEX trading up 3% because of perceived higher valuations now that ICE made rival CBOT bid offer.
(NUAN) Nuance Communications to acquire Focus Infomatics.
(PDII) PDI Inc. rose 16% after posting a profit for the quarter.
(PXT) PXRE rose 12% after merger announcement with Argonaut (AGII).
(RVSN) Radvision effort with Samsung has turned into Samsung’s video for desktop.
(SPNC) Spectranetics rose 6% on strong preliminary results of its Turbo-Booster device to treat leg artery blockage.
(TSEM) Tower Semiconductor announced a $29M private placement.
(ULBI) Ultralife Batteries received an $800K order from Cubic Corp.
(VDM) Van der Moolen announced 44.1 million Euro loss, wider than previous quarter.
(ZUMZ) Zumiez traded up 3% after guiding 2007 EPS higher.

Jon C. Ogg
March 15, 2007

Jon Ogg can be reached at jonogg@247wallst.com; he does not own securities in the companies he covers.