Pre-Market Stock News (October 4, 2007)

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(ABX) Barrick Gold noted positively by Cramer as his new gold stock.
(ANGO) AngioDynamics granted patent entitles “Endovascular Treatment Device Having a Fiber Tip Spacer” in U.S.
(ARM) Arvin Motor lowered guidance; stock down 5%.
(ATHN) athenahealth noted positively by Cramer in recent IPO’s; stock up 6%.
(BCSI) Blue Coat trades ex-split to reflect its 2-1 stock split.
(BEAS) BEA Systems stake of Icahn now at over 13%; shares up 1%.
(BIDU) Baidu.com shares indicated down about 1% on a Reuters report that Google is taking more Chinese search market share from its Sina.com (SINA) partnership.
(BSC) Bear Stearns holds semi-annual half-day investor meeting.
(C) Citigroup in talks with KKR about purchasing some of its leveraged loan portfolio off its books.
(CMP) Compass Minerals’ unit Great Salt Lakes Minerals is raising potash prices immediately.
(CWTR) Coldwater Creek CEO retiring.
(DIS) Disney opening an 800 room hotel and resort facility on western side of oahu in Hawaii.
(EBAY) eBay bought Afterbuy.de in German.
(FCN) FTI Consulting priced 4.2 million shares at $50.00.
(FDO) Family Dollar $0.26 EPS vs $0.25 est.
(HMY) Harmony Gold has recued roughly half of its 3000+ trapped miners in an African mine.
(ISCA) International Speedway missed earnings and guided lower; shares indicated down 2%.
(JCI) Johnson Controls trades ex-split to reflect a 3-1 split.
(MAR) Marriott $0.31 EPS vs $0.32 est.
(NTRI) NutriSystem lowered guidance; stock fell to new 52-week lows after hours.
(QCOM) Qualcomm tried to explain to a court why it did not turn over 300,000 pages of documents that had been requested, according to WSJ.
(S) Sprint Nextel has an activist Ralph Whitworth threatening proxy fight for a board seat.
(SIRI) Sirius said the Justice Department is asking for more information on the XM-Sirius merger.
(TRMS) Trimeris halted its supplemental application on its Biojector product.
(WTSLA) Wet Seal stock down 14% on guidance.

Jon C. Ogg
October 4, 2007