MarketWatch.com - Pre-Market Indications

Friday, April 4, 2008

Excellent video exposing the fed grabbing to much power

Grand Supercenter, Inc. Recalls Frozen Salted Croaker Because of Possible Health Risk

April 1, 2008 -- Grand Supercenter, Inc. of Lyndhurst, NJ is recalling the following product because they have the potential to be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum, a bacterium, which can cause life-threatening illness or death.

HC Fresh, Frozen Salted Croaker,
Net. Wt.: 16.9 oz (480 gram),
Item # HC 0500402,
Expiration Date: Aug 02. 2009

Consumers are warned not to use these products even if they do not look or smell spoiled.

Botulism, a potentially fatal form of food poisoning, can cause the following symptoms: general weakness, dizziness, double-vision, and trouble with speaking or swallowing. Difficulty in breathing, weakness of other muscles, abdominal distension and constipation may also be common symptoms. People experiencing these problems should seek immediate medical attention.

HC Fresh Frozen Salted Croaker was distributed through H Mart stores including H Mart and Super H Mart in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Illinois and Texas area.

The potential for contamination was noted after routine inspection. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem.

Consumers who have purchased these HC Fresh Frozen Salted Croaker products are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund.
Grand Supercenter, Inc. Recalls Frozen Salted Croaker Because of Possible Health Risk

Pre Market - Trader Talk with Bob Pisani - CNBC.com

The March jobs report (and the downward revisions in February) was a bit worse than expected, which is a disappointment for stock traders.

Let's be clear: stock traders want signs of stability and bottoming in economic statistics. They DO NOT want weak numbers on the theory that the Fed will continue to cut rates. They will gladly trade less rate cuts for an improving economy.

The dollar was down on the jobs report, dashing hopes for a dollar rally this week.

The real disappointment today is among those looking for a bottom in financials. This week is the best opportunity we have had to break long-term downtrends in stocks like Goldman Sachs

Goldman Sachs Group Inc
GS

176.53 UNCH 0%
NYSE




[GS 176.53 --- UNCH (0%) ], Lehman [LEH 43.32 --- UNCH (0%) ], Citigroup [C 24.36 --- UNCH (0%) ], Wachovia [WB 28.37 --- UNCH (0%) ], and many others. Traders have been itching to buy them recently; if they close on the upside despite this news it will be a significant victory for bulls.

Elsewhere:

1) British Air

British Airways PLC
BAB

47.5 UNCH 0%
OTC




[BAB 47.5 --- UNCH (0%) ] said there has been a 5 percent fall in business class passengers in March, acknowledging that slower economic conditions is beginning to affect their core business passenger business (first and business class passengers are about 60 percent of their profits).

2) Fertilizer company Mosaic

Mosaic Co
MOS

104.52 UNCH 0%
NYSE




[MOS 104.52 --- UNCH (0%) ] reported earnings well above expectations. Strong demand for food and ethanol have driven prices for Mosaic's phosphate business up dramatically; despite the price increases, net sales in the phosphate business were up 82 percent on big increases in selling prices. They're also expanding their potash business. Raw material costs (sulfur and ammonia) were up significantly. Most important of all: two-thirds of their business is outside the U.S. (Note: Cargill owns the majority of the company).


Trader Talk with Bob Pisani - CNBC.com

Pre Market Gap Trading Indications

Gapping up in reaction to strong earnings/guidance: REST +23.1%, BTH +14.0%, MOS +7.2%, WSCI +5.6%, SABA +1.9%...

Select fertilizer/agriculture stocks showing strength following MOS earnings
: SEED +5.9%, AGU +4.9%, TRA +3.8%, CF +3.2%, MON +2.6%, POT +2.3%...

Other news
: COCO +6.7% (still checking), DNDN +6.1% (still checking), LDK +5.3% (signs two additional wafer supply agreements and one polysilicon sourcing agreement), OMEX +5.0% (Spain's claim to one of Odyssey's shipwreck cases dismissed), USU +4.6% (showing continued upward momentum following yesterday's 30% surge), SHPGY +3.6% (still checking), AZN +3.5% (up in sympathy with GSK), UBS +3.4% (former president pushes for a breakup - WSJ), ZOLL +3.1% (will replace TGIC in the S&P SmallCap 600 after the close on 4/7), CPL +2.6% (Cramer makes positive comments on MadMoney), ING +2.5% (still checking), GSK +2.0% (announces FDA has approved ROTARIX), FSLR +1.4% (Cramer makes positive comments on MadMoney), IDEV +1.3% (licenses European rights for VANTAS to Orion Corp)...

Analyst upgrades
: RTP +2.4% (upgraded to Outperform at Bernstein), BHP +1.9% (upgraded to Outperform at Bernstein), AUY +1.2% (upgraded to Buy at UBS).


Gapping up:
MOS +6.2%, OMEX +5.0%, SHPGY +3.6%, AZN +3.3%, ZOLL +3.1%, CPL +2.5%, LMC +2.4%, ING +2.3%, FSLR +1.7%, POT +1.7%, BHP +1.5%, MON +1.5%, IDEV +1.3%, TRA +1.1%...

Gapping down:
DMAN -8.4%, RVBD -6.1%, GOLD -3.2%, AU -2.9%, HMY -2.5%, DELL -2.1%, LWSN -1.4%, DIOD -1.3%.


NYSE Arca Morning Update

NYSE Arca Morning Update for Friday, Apr 4, 2008 :

10 Most Active stocks on NYSE Arca as of 08:30:00 ET

Based on Dollar Volume: Based on Share Volume:
Stock
Dollar Volume
SPY
$417,225,097
QQQQ
$36,046,923
IWM
$17,447,518
MOS
$14,012,103
POT
$7,736,151
AAPL
$5,899,750
DIA
$4,484,598
BP
$4,470,205
RTP
$2,921,172
AZN
$2,803,675
Stock
Share Volume
SPY
3,030,990
QQQQ
784,542
IWM
243,425
MOS
126,059
RVBD
99,177
DNDN
72,000
BP
70,850
AZN
66,300
ALU
50,238
ASML
46,100

no stocks gapping over 15 percent

NYSE Arca Morning Update

Pre Market Gaps

Gapping up: MOS +6.2%, OMEX +5.0%, SHPGY +3.6%, AZN +3.3%, ZOLL +3.1%, CPL +2.5%, LMC +2.4%, ING +2.3%, FSLR +1.7%, POT +1.7%, BHP +1.5%, MON +1.5%, IDEV +1.3%, TRA +1.1%...

Gapping down:
DMAN -8.4%, RVBD -6.1%, GOLD -3.2%, AU -2.9%, HMY -2.5%, DELL -2.1%, LWSN -1.4%, DIOD -1.3%.

Pre-Market NASDAQ Premarket Trading

NASDAQ - Pre-Market Ten Most Advanced

Active Share Volume Declined

Symbol

Company Name

Market
Close
Last Sale (Pre-Market) % Change
(Pre-Market)
Share
Volume

(Pre-Market)

Origin Agritech Limited
$5.76 $6.18 7.29% 20,900

Dendreon Corporation
$5.28 $5.66 7.20% 41,035

Shire plc
$59.35 $61.18 3.08% 53,500

First Solar, Inc.
$251.60 $255.50 1.55% 6,316

Solarfun Power Holdings Co., Ltd.
$14.93 $15.15 1.47% 20,605

E*TRADE Financial Corporation
$4.29 $4.35 1.40% 10,100

PowerShares QQQ Trust, Series 1
$45.59 $45.97 0.83% 2,612,754

Apple Inc.
$151.61 $152.73 0.74% 40,055

Baidu.com, Inc.
$286.64 $288.65 0.70% 8,395

Microsoft Corporation
$29 $29.17 0.59% 9,271

As of 4/4/2008 8:14:25 AM

NASDAQ - Pre-Market Ten Most Declined

Active Share Volume Advanced

Symbol

Company Name

Market
Close
Last Sale (Pre-Market) % Change
(Pre-Market)
Share
Volume

(Pre-Market)

Riverbed Technology, Inc.
$14.63 $13.40 8.41% 91,806

Lawson Software, Inc.
$8 $7.50 6.25% 44,700

Randgold Resources Limited
$51.37 $50.37 1.95% 5,050

Dell Inc.
$20.12 $20.05 0.35% 21,073

Yahoo! Inc.
$28.13 $28.05 0.28% 7,400

Netflix, Inc.
$37.33 $37.30 0.08% 50,503

As of 4/4/2008 8:14:53 AM



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