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Monday, May 19, 2008

Pre MArket Trading Inidications

Gapping down in reaction to disappointing earnings/guidance: NEXC -40.7% (very light volume following resumption of trading), LOW -3.6%, CPB -1.0%...


Other news
: MPG -8.6% (confirms it has replaced President and CEO with Nelson Rising), BCE -7.9% (NY Times reports BCE buyout is in trouble), RBS -7.6% (following weakness in overseas trading after target cut at tier 1 firm), FEED -4.8% (Barron's comments on AgFeed consultant), ETFC -3.7% (sells stake in India-based financial services firm - NY Post), MTW -3.7% (revises its offer to acquire Enodis plc for $2.4 bln), GNK -3.3% (commences public offering of primary and secondary shares of its common stock), UN -3.0% (still checking), HD -2.1% (down in sympathy with LOW), RTP -1.6% and BHP -1.5% (still checking for anything specific)...

Analyst downgrades: TRA -4.1% (initiated with Sell at tier 1 firm), HOLX -3.4% (downgraded to Hold at Soleil), AKAM -2.6% (downgraded to Hold at Citigroup), GRMN -2.0% (downgraded to Hold from Buy at Needham), AEO -1.9% (downgraded to Underperform at FBR), CAL -1.6% (downgraded to Underweight at JPMorgan), BUCY -1.3% (downgraded to Hold at Keybanc), JOYG -1.2% (downgraded to Hold at Keybanc), DIS -0.7% (downgraded to Neutral at Pali Research).

Gapping up in reaction to strong earnings/guidance
: PWRD +2.2%...

Select solar stocks showing continued strength
: SOLF +10.0%, CSUN +8.5%, ASTI +6.0%, JASO +3.7%, ESLR +2.5%, YGE +2.3%, SPWR +2.1% (announces third Solar-Cell Fab), FSLR +1.2%...

Select stocks showing strength with slightly higher spot prices
: GOLD +2.7%, AUY +2.1%, AEM +2.0%, ABX +1.5%...

Other news
: MTZ +11.7% (Cramer makes positive comments on MadMoney), BTRX +8.9% (SAC Capital discloses 6.3% stake in 13G filing), CPST +6.0% (still checking), SCMP +4.6% (New AMITIZA phase III studies demonstrated overall symptom improvement in adult women with irritable bowel syndrome with constipation), BIDZ +2.1% (acquires $23.9 million lot of finished jewelry from bankruptcy auction), AZN +1.9% (still checking), PKG +1.6% (Cramer makes positive comments on MadMoney), NOK +1.6% (wins contract from TIM in Brazil to supply wireless network - Bloomberg), EMC +1.6% and INTC +1.2% (still checking)...

Analyst upgrades
: NCC +4.8% (upgraded to Buy at Citigroup), AMZN +3.1% (hearing coverage assumed with Buy at tier 1 firm), TXN +2.2% (upgraded to Buy at Citigroup), CPWR +2.1% (upgraded to Buy at BofA), AAUK +1.2% (upgraded to Buy at Citigroup).

Gapping up
: MTZ +11.7%, BTRX +8.9%, PWRD +3.8%, AMZN +3.1%, PKG +1.6%, EMC +1.6%, ABX +1.5%, YHOO +0.8%...

Gapping down: RBS -5.7%, TRA -3.2%, LOW -3.2%.



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