Pre-Market Stock News (July 30, 2007)

July 30, 2007 by Douglas A. McIntyre

(AHM) American Home delayed dividends after margin calls; shares down over 20% pre-market.
(ARLP) Alliance Resource $1.03 EPS vs $0.92 est.
(ASYS) Amtech announced a $4.9 million follow-on order for solar diffusion processing systems.
(BMC) BMC Software announced a $1 Billion share repurchase program.
(CADX) Cadence Pharma announced FDA agreement to increase Phase III enrollment on Omigard.
(CBMX) CombiMatrix won a $2.2 million Dept. of Defense contract for anti-terrorism and infectuous disease program.
(CEDC) Central European Distribution is raising guidance after making an acquisition in Poland for $8.4 million in cash and stock.
(CROX) Crocs is paying $1.75 million to acquire private Bite Footwear.
(CVTX) CV Therapeutics hired an investment banker to provide advisory services to counsel on several strategic opportunities.
(DCP) Dyncorp $0.22 EPS vs $0.21 est.
(FPL) FPL Group $0.86 EPS vs. $0.80 est.
(GGBM) Gigabean announced hiring of CFO.
(GOLD) Rangold Resources in JV with IamGold in Senegal.
(HUM) Humana $1.28 EPS vs. $1.17 est., but had already lifted targets.
(IR) Ingersoll-Rand is selling Bobcat, Utility Equipment & Attachments units to Doosan Infracor for roughly $4.9 Billion in cash.
(JAH) Jarden $0.70 EPS vs $0.58 estimate.
(KVHI) KVH Industries announced 1 million share buyback.
(LNY) Landry’s found no evidence of misconduct in options review.
(MSFT) Microsoft noted as a stealth growth stock in Barron’s.
(NSTC) Ness Technologies $0.13 EPS vs. $0.11 est.
(OIS) Oil States is acquiring private Schooner Petroleum Services for roughly $67 million if all adjustments amnd targets are met.
(POR) Portland General Electric $0.73 EPS vs. $0.58 est; unsure if comparable.
(RCCC) Rural Cellular gets $45.00 per share off in cash from Verizon (VZ).
(RSH) Radio Shack $0.27 EPS vs $0.25 est.
(VCLK) ValueClick is reporting earnings earlier than expected; setto reportthis morning.
(VVUS) Vivus trading up 10% pre-market over FDA approval of Evamist, which makes it elligible for milestone payment.
(VZ) Verizon $0.58 EPS vs. $0.58 est.; added 158,000 FiOS customers.

Jon C. Ogg
July 30, 2007