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Pre-Market Stock News (July 10, 2007)

(AA) Alcoa $0.81 EPS vs $0.81e; will likely have to sweeten Alcan bid before getting any approval from Alcan.
(BOT) CBOT holders approve the CME merger offer.
(CACS) Carrier Access lowered guidance.
(CAKE) Cheesecake Factory put revenues at $373.2 million vs $371 million consensus estimate.
(CVTX) CV Therapeutics identified possible anti-diabetic characteristics in Ranexa.
(DELL) Dell has new smaller business initiative being released today.
(ENCY) Encysive announced its CFO is resigning.
(FORM) Form Factor in strategic pact with Elpida for test cost reductions.
(GMST) Gemstar TV-Guide hired UBS to explore strategic alternatives.
(HD) Home Depot issued earnings warning, but stock called flat to marginally higher.
(LXK) Lexmark issued earnings warning.
(SHLD) Sears lowered guidance to %0.98-1.24 EPS (vs. $2.12 est.) because of home appliances and other sales being weaker; increased share buyback plan.
(THRX)  Theravance announced positive results from phase II clinical study that met primary endpoints fot staph and other skin based infections.
(UNCA) Unica lowered guidance.
(WDFC) WD-40 $0.44 EPS vs $0.47e; lowered annual EPS guidance.

Jon C. Ogg
July 10, 2007