The Stocks Wall Street Is Watching

The following stocks may be
impacted due to significant news as noted:

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that drug maker
Johnson& Johnson
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is in talks to buy  biopharmaceutical
company Scios
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for $2 billion , or $45 per share.

Digital animation company Pixar
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is down in the pre-market after announcing uncertainty in its deal with Walt
Disney

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and that first-quarter earnings are likely to be
$0.07-$0.10 per share vs. a consensus of $0.18.

Computer services company Overture Services
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posted fourth-quarter earnings $0.01 ahead of estimates with profits of $0.24
per share, though has guided down for the first-quarter.

Computer services company Electronic Data Systems
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has lowered its 2003 earnings guidance to $1.80-$2.00 per share vs.
previous expectations of $2.03 per share. CSFB has also reduced its estimates on
the company.

Biotech firm Applied Biosystems
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has
been upgraded by UBS Warburg to "buy" from "neutral".

Pre-market movers:


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+25%,
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+7.5%,
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+7%,
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+6%,
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+3.2%,
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+2.7%,
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+2%,
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+2%,
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+2%,
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+2%.


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-22.5%,
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-13.5%,
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-12%,
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-6.5%,
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-5.5%,
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-2%.