Pre-Market Stock News (August 23, 2007)

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(AHR) Anthracite Capital announced a $100 million Convertible Note offering.
(ANF) Abercrombie & Fitch $0.88 EPS vs $0.87 est.; shares up 1%.
(BKE) Buckle Corp $0.38 EPS vs $0.32 est.
(BKS) Barnes & Noble expected to report earnings; estimate is $0.12/R$1.22B.
(CFC) Countrywide is getting a $2 Billion strategic investment from Bank of America.
(DEBS) Deb Shops $0.43 EPS vs $0.42 est.
(GME) Gamestop trading up 7% $0.13 EPS & R$1.3382B vs $0.09/R$1.2B est.; sees comparable sales up 30 to 32% and $0.19-0.21 EPS vs 0.18 est.; raised annual guidance.
(HRL) Hormel expected to report earnings; estimate is $0.41/R$1.5B est.; buying Burke Corp. for $110 million.
(INTU) Intuit shares indicated up marginally after narrower loss than expected.
(JRC) Journal Register’s seventh period showed a 7.7% decrease in revenues.
(LYTS) LSI Industries $0.32 EPS vs $0.28 est.
(NMX) NYMEX confirmed it is in takeover talks.
(NWY) New York & Co. $0.06 EPS vs $0.05 est; Sees Q3 $0.01-0.06 EPS vs $0.13 est.
(PDCO) Patterson Co’s. $0.35 EPS vs $0.35 est.
(PLCE) Children’s Place $424.3M revenues vs. $422.3M est; puts annual EPS $2.25-2.40 vs. $2.83 est.; shares trading down 15%.
(SAI) SAIC started work on $6+ billion DOD pact.
(SCVL) Shoe Carnival $0.01 EPS vs $0.03 est.; sees Q3 $0.44-0.48 EPS vs $0.65 est.
(WTSLA) Wet Seal $0.07 EPS vs $0.06 est; Sees Q3 $0.07-0.10 EPS vs $0.11 est.
(ZUMZ) Zumiez raised guidance after earnings to $0.97-0.99 EPS from prior $0.94 guidance, but estimates already $0.98; shares down 3% pre-market.

Jon C. Ogg
August 23, 2007

Jon Ogg can be reached at jonogg@247wallst.com; he does not own securities in the companies he covers.