Pre-Market Stock News (October 10, 2007)

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(AA) ALCOA $0.63 EPS after $0.01 charge vs $0.65 est.
(CML) Compellent Technologies priced 6 million share IPO at$13.50, above the $10 to $12 range.
(COST) Costco Wholesale $0.91 EPS vs $0.83 est. before $0.08 charge for deferred membership; Revenues $20.48B vs. $20.7B est.’ shares up about 4% pre-market.
(CSG) Cadbury Schweppes will spin off its beverage business instead of selling it, including Dr Pepper and 7Up in 2008.
(CVX) Chevron lowered guidance; stock down 2%.
(HELE) Helen of Troy $0.32 EPS vs $0.39 est.
(ICFI) ICF International was granted $4.8 million by U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
(IP) International Paper lowered guidance; stock down 4% pre-market.
(MON) Monsanto -$0.18 EPS vs -$0.17 est.; stock down 2% on $2.20-2.40 EPS vs $2.47 annual est.
(ORCL) Oracle agreed to acquire LogicalApps, a provider of automated governance, risk and compliance controls management software, for undisclosed terms.
(PG) P&G Said it is reviewing its brand portfolio.
(SLM) Sallie Mae’s buyout offer expired and the J.C.Flowers-led group said the suit to seek the $900 million break-up fee is without merit.
(SNTA) Synta Pharma trading up on GlaxoSmithKline pact.
(VLO) Valero lowered guidance on higher feedstocks costs; stock down 3%.