Pre-Market Stock News (August 2, 2007)

August 2, 2007 by Douglas A. McIntyre

(AIV) Apartment Investment & Management $0.88 EPS vs $0.80 est.
(AIZ) Assurant $1.36 EPS vs $1.26 est,
(ANSS) ANSYS $0.30 EPS vs $0.27 esy.
(ATK) Alliant Techsystems $1.50 EPS vs $1.35 est.
(CBB) Cincinnati Bell $0.08 EPS vs $0.08 est.
(CHINA) CDC Corp. sells its interactive agency operations to Aegis Group.
(CKP) Checkpoint Systems $0.36 EPS vs $0.27 est.
(DELL) Dell plans to acquire private ASAP Software for some $340 milllion; Dell trading up almost 1% pre-market.
(DIS) Disney trading down almost 1% after earnings yesterday.
(DJO) DJ Orthopedics $0.35 EPS vs $0.28 est.
(EK) Eastman Kodak indicated up 2% after posting a gain before charges.
(ERTS) Electronic Arts traded down 2% after missing estimates and giving soft guidance.
(GYI) Getty Images trading down 15% after missing earnings and guiding lower.
(HOT) Starwood Hotels $0.82 EPS vs $0.62 est.
(IBAS) iBasis $0.00 EPS vs $0.12 est.
(IP) International Paper $0.52 EPS vs $0.54 est.
(ISYS) Integral Systems awarded Air Force contract for $5.8 million.
(KB) KBR Inc. $0.30 EPS vs $0.28 est.
(LOCM) Local.com announced traffic is building at its UK site.
(NITE) Knight Trading names new CFO.
(NSR) Neustar $0.30 EPS vs $0.27 est.
(NUS) Nu Skin $0.24 EPS vs $0.23 est.
(NYX) NYSE $0.65 EPS vs $0.63 est.
(PDC) Pioneer Drilling $0.26 EPS vs $0.31 est; unsure if comparable.
(PPL) PPL $0.63 EPS vs $0.52 est.
(PTEN) Patterson-UTI $0.64 EPS vs $0.54 est.; announced $250 million share buyback.
(SBUX) Starbucks trading up almost 3% after meeting earnings and in-line guidance.
(TBL) Timberland $0.30 EPS vs $0.30 est.
(TK) Teekay Shipping $0.90 EPS vs $0.85 est.
(USPH) US Physical Therapy $0.20 EPS vs $0.20 est.
(VIA) Viacom $0.54 EPS vs $0.50 est.
(WCG) Wellcare $1.30 EPS vs $1.23 est.
(WPI) Watson Pharma $0.34 EPS vs $0.26 est.; named a CEO succession plan.