SAN FRANCISCO – Among the companies whose shares are expected to see active trade in Wednesday's session are Cisco Systems Inc., JDS Uniphase Corp., Interpublic Group, and Pixar Animation Studios.
Cisco Systems Inc. (CSCO) is expected to report first-quarter earnings of 24 cents a share, according to analysts polled by Thomson First Call.
Hansen Natural Corp.'s (HANS) third quarter is expected to show a per-share profit of 60 cents.
Interpublic Group of Cos. (IPG) is seen posting a third-quarter loss 8 cents a share.
JDS Uniphase Corp. (JDSU) is expected to post a first-quarter loss of a penny a share.
King Pharmaceuticals Inc.'s (KG) third quarter is seen showing a per-share profit of 32 cents.
Lazard Ltd. (LAZ) is expected to show a profit of 37 cents a share in its third quarter.
Marvel Enterprises Inc. (MVL) is seen posting earnings of 30 cents a share in its third quarter.
Nvidia Corp.'s (NVDA) third quarter is expected to show a per-share profit of 36 cents.
US Airways Group Inc. (LCC) is expected to post a per-share loss of $1.85 in its third quarter.
Whole Foods Market Inc. (WFMI) is seen reporting fourth-quarter earnings of 53 cents a share.
After Tuesday's closing bell, Pixar Animation Studios (PIXR) said its third-quarter profit rose on the strength of higher proceeds from its film library.
Alliance Gaming Corp. (AGI) said it recorded a loss of $924 million, or 2 cents a share, in its fiscal fourth quarter vs. a profit of $42.3 million, or 81 cents a share, in the year-ago period. The maker of slot machines and other gambling equipment said revenue dropped to $120.7 million vs. $151.9 million a year ago.
Brightpoint Inc. (CELL) reported a third-quarter net loss of $6.18 million, or 22 cents a share. During the same period a year ago, Brightpoint reported net earnings of $4.55 million, or 16 cents a share. The Plainfield, Ind.-based provider of wireless mobile products and services posted revenue of $545 million vs. $432.1 million.
Fisher Scientific International Inc. (FSH) reported third-quarter net earnings of $93.5 million, or 73 cents a share, up from $36.1 million, or 34 cents a share, in the year-ago period. Pro forma earnings were 92 cents a share compared with 75 cents a share last year, and revenue rose to $1.41 billion from $1.25 billion. Analysts polled by Thomson First Call had estimated earnings of 88 cents a share.
Integrated Device Technology Inc. (IDTI) reported a fiscal second-quarter net loss of $19.5 million, or 16 cents a share. During the same period a year ago, IDT reported net earnings of $8.85 million, or 8 cents a share. Pro forma earnings were 9 cents a share for the quarter. The San Jose, Calif.-based semiconductor company posted revenue of $105.7 million vs. $96.7 million. Analysts surveyed by Thomson First Call had forecast second-quarter earnings of 6 cents a share on revenue of $105 million.
InPhonic Inc. (INPC) reported a third-quarter net loss of $5 million, or 14 cents a share, vs. a net loss of $11 million, or 94 cents a share, in the year-ago period. Revenue at the Washington-based wireless services seller rose 79%, to $96.7 million from $54.1 million last year. Analysts polled by Thomson First Call had estimated revenue at $91 million.
Jamdat Mobile Inc. (JMDT) said its third quarter revenue more than doubled behind successful European launches of "Tetris" and "Downtown Texas Hold 'Em."
McDermott International Inc. (MDR) said its third-quarter profit tripled from a year ago as demand picked up from both the U.S. government as well as its offshore energy customers.
McKesson Corp. (MCK) said its quarterly earnings nearly doubled, and the company announced that its net for the fiscal year will be subjected to a higher-than-expected tax rate.
Prudential Financial Inc. (PRU) said its board has authorized the buyback of up to $2.5 billion of the company's shares in 2006. Additionally, Prudential raised its annual dividend 24.8% to 78 cents from 62.5 cents a share.
Transmeta Corp. (TMTA) reported third-quarter net earnings of $10.1 million, or 5 cents a share. During the same period a year ago, Transmeta reported a net loss of $28.6 million, or 16 cents a share. The Santa Clara, Calif.-based developer of computing, microprocessor and semiconductor technologies posted revenue of $27.9 million vs. $7 million a year ago.
Sohu.com Inc. (SOHU) said its third-quarter profit slipped despite higher revenue at the China-based wireless and online media company.
Sonic Solutions (SNIC) reported second-quarter net earnings of $3.1 million, or 11 cents a share, down 13% from $3.58 million, or 14 cents a share, in the year-ago period. Revenue at the Novato, Calif.-based digital media software company jumped 83%, to $31.9 million from $17.4 million last year. Analysts polled by Thomson First Call had estimated earnings of 10 cents a share on revenue of $31 million.
Sonus Networks Inc. (SONS) said it swung to a loss in the third quarter.
Technical Olympic USA Inc. (TOA) reported third-quarter net earnings of $70.3 million, or $1.18 a share, up from $28.1 million, or 49 cents a share, in the year-ago period. Revenue at the Hollywood, Fla.-based homebuilder rose to $662.6 million from $507.2 million. Analysts polled by Thomson First Call had estimated revenue at $721 million.