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January 9, 2013  Wed 7:29 AM CT


Sprint's Price Being Challenged

Clearwire had accepted a $2.97-per-share takeover price by Sprint Nextel, but now Dish Network is jumping in with a $3.30 bid. That has CLWR up more than 7 percent in before the bell on my tradeMONSTER platform.

Apollo Group Lowers Revenue Guidance

Apollo Group's first-quarter results beat expectations, but the outlook remained weak. It now sees 2013 revenue of $3.65 billion to $3.75 billion, down from an earlier range of $3.65 billion to $3.80 billion. APOL is down 9 percent in early trading.

Global Payments Earnings, Revenue Beat

Global Payments earned $0.93 a share, beating the $0.87 average analyst forecast. Revenue of $588.5 million also exceeded the $574.82 million consensus number, and management raised its full-year profit outlook. GPN rose 4 percent after the bell yesterday but hasn't traded yet this morning.

AZZ Continues to Make New Highs

AZZ earned $0.60 a share in its third quarter, while analysts had only expected $0.57. Revenue missed, but investors are focusing on that sold profit number, bidding AZZ up 3 percent in the premarket today.

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