SAN FRANCISCO – Among the companies whose shares are expected to see active trade in Monday's session are Merck & Co. Inc., Schering-Plough Corp. and Reebok International Ltd.
Arch Coal Inc. (ACI) is expected to report third-quarter earnings of 28 cents a share, according to analysts polled by Thomson First Call.
Archipelago Holdings Inc.'s (AX) third quarter is expected to show a per-share profit of 22 cents.
Archstone-Smith Trust (ASN) is seen posting third-quarter earnings of 43 cents a share.
American Express Co. (AXP) is expected to show a per-share profit of 70 cents in its third quarter.
Johnson Controls Inc.'s (JCI) fourth quarter is expected to show earnings of $1.49.
Kimberly Clark Corp. (KMB) is seen posting a third-quarter profit of 95 cents a share.
Merck & Co. Inc.'s (MRK) third quarter results are expected to show a profit of 62 cents.
Rayonier Inc. (RYN) is expected to report third-quarter earnings of 45 cents a share.
Reebok International Ltd. (RBK) is seen posting a per-share profit of $1.32 in its third quarter.
Schering-Plough Corp.'s (SGP) third quarter is seen showing a per-share profit of 6 cents.
Texas Instruments Inc. (TXN) is expected to report third-quarter earnings of 40 cents a share.
After Friday's closing bell, Visteon Corp. (VC) said it expects $80 million more in losses relating to certain freight and material surcharges improperly booked in 2005.
Albany International Corp. (AIN) reported third-quarter net earnings of $18.5 million, or 57 cents a share, up 77% from $10.5 million, or 32 cents a share, in the year-ago period. Revenue at the Albany, N.Y.-based company rose to $242.3 million from $222.8 million.
Applica Inc. (APN) said now expects full-year 2006 net earnings of $7.7 million on sales of $580 million. The company also said it sees gross margins of 30.5% for the year.
First BanCorp (FBP) said the Securities and Exchange Commission has issued a formal order of investigation into the company. An informal SEC inquiry into First BanCorp was announced in August. The Santurce, P.R.-based company said the probe appears to relate to, among other things, transactions in which its First Bank unit acquired a substantial number of mortgage loans from other Puerto Rican financial institutions. First BanCorp said it is cooperating with the SEC's investigation.
Iomega Corp. (IOM) said Chief Financial Officer Thomas Liguori has resigned, effective Nov. 11. Iomega named Thomas Kampfer as interim CFO. Kampfer served as the company's general counsel from July 2001 until October 2005.
A U.S. federal appeals court denied a request by Research in Motion Ltd. (RIMM) to stay a previous ruling that could force the maker of BlackBerry wireless devices to suspend U.S. sales of the market-leading product.
Oneok Inc. (OKE) said it has signed an agreement to sell its Spring Creek power plant in Oklahoma to Westar Energy Inc. (WR) for $53 million. As a result of this transaction, Oneok will record a third-quarter loss in discontinued operations of $34 million or 31 cents a share, the company said. The transaction is expected to close in 2006.
Additionally, Oneok said it now expects third-quarter net earnings of $1.67 to $1.71 a share. The company had previously forecast earnings of 51 cents a share for the quarter. Oneok also raised its outlook on full-year 2005 earnings to a range of $4.92 and $4.96 a share. The company had said it expected earnings of $2.56 to $2.62 a share. Looking ahead, Oneok sees 2006 earnings of $1.97 to $2.03 a share.