Pre-Market Stock News (June 25, 2007)

(AAPL) Apple’s iTunes passed in music sales to become #3 music seller behind Best Buy and Wal-Mart.
(AFOP) Alliance Fiber Optics raised Q2 sales guidance.
(AGN) Allergan trades ex-split to reflect a 2-1 stock split today.
(BNT) Bentley Pharmaceuticals reported positive results with Nasulin intranasal insulin spray at the American Diabetes Association sessions.
(BX) Blackstone was the cover story for Barron’s, noted somewhat cautiously.
(DCGN) deCODE genetics announces positive clinical results for DG041 lead product candidate.
(EBAY) eBay has reportedly sent back some of the ad business to Google that it recently pulled.
(ESRX) Express Scripts trades ex-split today to reflect a 2-1 stock split.
(FRH) Freedom Acquisition Holdings is becoming a public hedge fund and alternative investment vehicle as GLG Partners a $3.4 Billion total compensation deal.
(GILD) Gilead trades ex-split today to reflect a 2-1 stock split.
(GIVN) Given Imaging could revolutionize colonoscopies according to Cramer.
(GPCB) GPC Biotech announced a partnership for Satraplatin in Japan with Yakult Honsha Co. Ltd. And will receive close to a $10 million payment plus royalties.
(HNSN) Hansen Medical has initiated legal action against Luna Innovations over trade secrets, unfair competition and breach of contract on fiber optic technologies for use in robotic catheter products and related intellectual property.
(KVHI) KVH Industries received a $1.1 million fiber optic gyro order for military simulators.
(LRY) Liberty Property established a $50 million buyback program as part of a total $100 million buyback plan.
(MRK) Merck announced that JANUVIA in combination with metaformin provided significant glycemic improvement and was well tolerated and showed significantly improved blood sugar control in patients with type II diabetes.
(NBL) Noble Energy announced new oil and gas discovery in Equatorial Guinea.
(NGI) NEON Communications being acquired for $5.25 per share by RCN Communications.
(NRGN) Neurogen announces positive results for proprietary insomnia drug in two chronic insomnia clinical trials.
(NTDOY) Nintendo passed up Sony in market value in Japan today.
(OMTR) Omniture could be acquired in online ad measuring according to Cramer; stock up 8%.
(OREX) Orexigen Therapeutics announced positive obesity data this weekend American Diabetes Association 67th Scientific Sessions in Chicago.
(USEY) US Energy is seeking third party financial advisors to assist board in its evaluation of potential refinancing or restructuring transactions
(YHOO) Yahoo!’s head executive of US ad sales left for Martha Stewart Ominimedia; Yahoo! is merging ad departments.

Jon C. Ogg
June 25, 2007

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