TradingMarkets’ 9 Stocks You Need To Know For Today

Accenture
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beat by 0.02 and beat
on revenues. Quarterly profits rose 25%.

Blockbuster
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said that its goal
of reaching 2 million subscribers would be reached later in 2006 than it had
originally anticipated.

Meritage
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reiterated last week’s
guidance of $8.25 -$8.50 for 2005 and said new home orders rose 33%. The company
also said its backlog jumped 85% from last year to $2.5 billion. Watch the
entire homebuilder group as UBS said it represents a buying opportunity.
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UT Starcom
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lowered Q3 revenue
guidance and said it was the subject of a formal SEC inquiry.

Wyeth
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Q3 boosted its Q3
guidance.

Lehman Brothers reiterated its ‘overweight’
rating on Halliburton
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Oxford Industries
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beat by 0.18
but issued mixed guidance for the second quarter and for 2006.

A unit of Perini Corp.
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was
awarded a large contract to build Trump International Hotel & Tower Las Vegas.
Value: $370 million.

Odyssey Re Holdings
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said it
expects a much larger Q3 loss dur to Katrina. Originally the company expected
$80-$100 million in pre-tax losses; now it believes that figure is closer to
$225 million.

Also watch security stocks today: 
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