) shares moved sharply higher Monday after Piper Jaffray reportedly raised its price target on the iPod maker to $100.
Krispy Kreme Doughnuts (KKD
) posted a 5-cent third-quarter loss per share, vs. 23 cents earnings per share on a 6.4% systemwide same-store sales drop. The company incurred professional fees, net of anticipated insurance recoveries, of about $3 million, and expects ongoing professional fees will be material.
) board reaffirmed that Oracle's (ORCL
) unsolicited $24 per share tender offer is inadequate.
) executives and venture firm Kleiner Perkins are cashing in Google shares, which have almost doubled since its August IPO, according to The Wall Street Journal.
Newspaper publisher Pulitzer (PTZ
) confirms it is exploring a range of alternatives to enhance shareholder value, including the possible sale of the company.
) takes high ground and market share, as Oracle and PeopleSoft duke it out in takeover brawl, according to Barron's
Lions Gate Entertainment (LGF
) is looking to sell itself in a deal that could be worth about $1.8 billion, according to The New York Post.
Rigel Pharmaceuticals (RIGL
) reported poor bioavailability results in insignificant clinical effects from its Phase I/II Hepatitis C Virus study of its R803, a novel oral hepatitis C drug.
Forest Labs (FRX
) slipped after Banc of America downgrades the stock to sell from neutral.
) sees 90 cents to $1.00 2005 earnings per share on 3% revenue growth. For 2006, it sees 15% to 20% earnings per share growth, and 5% revenue growth.
Campbell Soup (CPB
) Posted 56 cents, vs. 51 cents first-quarter earnings per share on a 10% sales rise.
Boston Scientific (BSX
) announced the French government has added new categories of "high-risk" patients to their reimbursement approval criteria for TAXUS Express2 paclitaxel-eluting coronary stent system.
) announces that the company's TGT Pipeline unit is to purchase Gulf South Pipeline from Entergy-Koch for $1.136 billion.
Vail Resorts (MTN
) gained after JMP Securities upgrades the stock to strong buy from outperform.