Pre-Market Stock News (August 21, 2007)

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(ADLS) Advanced Life Sciences in collaboration with U.S. Government to study cethromycin as treatment for anthrax and other high-priority biodefense agents.
(AEO) American Eagle Outfitters $0.37 EPS vs $0.36 est.
(BJ) BJ’s Wholesale $0.46 EPS vs $0.41 est.
(COF) Capital One closes GreenPoint Mortgage unit and will lay off 1,900 workers.
(DKS) Dicks Sporting $0.83 EPS vs $0.76 est.
(FO) Fortune Brands CEO Norm Wesley is retiring on January 1, but will remain Chairman.
(LEND) Accredited Home Lenders up 2% after trading $1 Billion of loans with right to pruchase.
(LOCM) private placement holder registered 3.393+ millin shares from private placement just 3 weeks ago.
(MYGN) Myriad Genetics -$0.18 EPS vs -$0.18 est.
(PRLS) Peerless Systems extends pact with Adobe Systems to June 30, 2008.
(RIMM) Research in Motion trades ex-split to reflect its 3 for 1 stock split today.
(RTLX) Retalix $0.03 EPS vs $0.14 est.; names new COO.
(SPLS) Staples $0.25 EPS vs $0.25 est.
(TGT) Target $0.80 EPS vs. $0.80 est.
(TRB) Tribune shareholders vote on the merger today, although concerns are prevalent that the deal may not close under the $34 terms or in any set time since Zell had so much leverage.

Jon C. Ogg
August 21, 2007

Jon Ogg can be reached at; he does not own securities in the companies he covers.