Pre-Market Stock News (August 13, 2007)

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(BEAS) BEA Systems trading up 6% pre-market on 3 upgrades: Raised to Buy at B of A; raised to Buy at UBS; raised to Outperform at Bear Stearns.
(BX) Blackstone earned posted revenues $975M vs $1.06 Billion.
(C) Citigroup disclosed $500+ million in credit losses, yet stock indicated higher.
(EMC) EMC trading up 2% ahead of VMware IPO pricing (as of now VMware IPO should price today and trade Tuesday).
(GS) Goldman Sachs is adding $3 Billion in additional capital into one of its ‘undervalued’ hedge funds.
(HOV) Hovnanian said quarterly net contracts are down 24% and forecast higher cancellations.
(IDEV)  Indevus Pharm announced receipt of a $49.9 Million milestone payment from Esprit Pharmaceuticals.
(LCRY) LeCroy $0.12 EPS vs. $0.06 est.
(MOT) Motorola signed contracts with China Mobile for nearly $400 million.
(NITE) Knight Trading said that Goldman Sachs invested for a minority interest in its Direct Edge ECN.
(PHTN) Photon Dynamics raised mid-point of range.
(Q) Qwest Communications names Edward A. Mueller Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
(SHLD) Sears is lowering KMart and Sears sales.
(SYY) Sysco Foods $0.49 EPS vs $0.46 est.
(USBE) US Bioenergy $0.15 EPS vs $0.12 est.

Jon C. Ogg
August 13, 2007